Tzachi Hanegbi Testifies that Ascending the Temple Mount Strengthens Our Control
Letters to The Rabbi of the Old City [Jerusalem], Rabbi Avigdor Neventzal,
[May He be Granted Many Good and Additional Years] on the Matter of The Temple
Mount And His Reaction
With the Assistance of Heaven
To the Honorable Rabbi,
I apologize about possibly bothering the honorable Rabbi
with letters; however, a new proof reached me a few days after I sent my
I have now obtained the position of the expert for security
matters on the Temple Mount, the Former Minister of Police, Tzachi Hanegbi.
Attached is a copy of his words.
In addition there are groups that are involved with the
topic of the Temple Mount that are interested in discussing the opinion of
the honorable Rabbi, in particular, ascending the Temple Mount at a time
when there is a risk to Jewish lives. Does the honorable, Rabbi permit me
to publicize this?with blessing
Shlomo ScheinmanThe Translated Text of the Letter of Former Minister of Police, Tzachi Hanegbi:
The Office of the Prime Minister
9th of Cheshvan, 5765
October 24, 2004
To the Hon.
Mr. Shlomo Scheinman
….[ My Address ]…..
Shalom Rav [much peace be to you],
I thank you for your letter on October of this year.
Certainly it is so, that the presence of the Jews on the
Temple Mount strengthens in an essential way the Jewish hold on this holy
site. From the time of the opening of the gates of the Mount on 20.8.03 more
than 70,000 Jews have visited the site.
These visits require a permanent police presence on the
Mount and accustom the Palestinians to come to accept the deep link of the
Jewish nation to the place where the Beit Hamikdash [Temple] was located.
This thing it is understood strengthens the intensity of our claim for sovereignty
on the Mount, if in the future there will be practical negotiations to establish
a political arrangement.
Rabbi Neventzal’s Response
With the assistance of Heaven
Shalom and blessing to the honorable R. Shlomo Scheinman,
At the end of the year, may it be good,
Thank you on behalf of the letter. What I have written
you are permitted to publicize.
With the honor of the Torah
The youth among the sons of Levi
Issues Involving The Ascent To The Temple Mount – An Exchange Of Letters Between S. Scheinman and Rabbi Avigdor Neventzal