Turkey to inspect Temple Mount constructionPDFPrintE-mail
Written by Chris Perver  
Wednesday, 14 February 2007 17:00
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It has been announced that Turkish engineers are expected to visit the Temple Mount to inspect the work being carried out on the Mugrabi gate. The news came during Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's two day trip to the country. Olmert had brought photographs of the construction work on the mount, but failed to convince Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan that Israel would not harm the foundations of the Al-Aqsa mosque. A number of high profile figures have latched on to the Hamas protests over the Temple Mount, and have criticized Israel for raising the tensions. These include UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Egyptian MPs who suggested the only thing that would stop Israel would be a nuclear bomb, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan yesterday, and King Abdullah of Jordan and President Mubarak of Egypt last week. It seems unbelievable that so many world leaders have taken it upon themselves to get involved in the situation.

Quote: "Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected to press Olmert to ease restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Erdogan also criticized Israel for allowing construction near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem a day before Olmert's arrival...
Turkey will likely press Olmert to work with a new Palestinian government after last week's agreement by Hamas to join a national unity government with the more moderate Fatah movement of President Mahmoud Abbas. Israel and the West have reserved judgment, insisting that any Palestinian government must recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept previous peace deals.

Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin is touring the Middle East in an effort to increase Russian dominance in the region. The President once again stated his intention to hold an international peace conference on the Middle East during his brief stop in Jordan. Israel has up until now rejected the idea of holding such conferences, due to the fact they usually end up becoming Israel-bashing sessions, preferring instead to negotiate directly with the Palestinians.

Quote: "At a joint press conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II after their talks, Putin said, "We confirm our call for a broad international conference in the Middle East and we see the number of supporters of this proposal growing." "But it should be well prepared and the agenda should include the Palestinian and the Lebanese Syrian tracks," said Putin, who arrived in Jordan late on Monday on the final leg of his regional tour.

So it seems Gog and his allies are steadily increasing their involvement in the region. The Bible states in Ezekiel 38-39 that God will bring Gog against the land of Israel at a time of idleness or false peace, and not at a time of war. I have said for a long time that the invasion of Israel will not come until Hamas and Fatah have at least signed some sort of truce with Israel, and the Jewish nation "dwells safely" without "bars or gates", Ezekiel 38:11. Israel will not be prepared for the invasion, and the international community will not intervene in it. 

Source Jerusalem Post, YNet News, People's Daily