The modern blood libel “Al-Aksa is in danger,” referring to the Al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, originated in the days of Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, ally of Hitler, and is propagated today by Sheikh Raed Salah, Hamas, Hizbullah, Iran, and many others in the Muslim world. Now that it has come to be regarded as unalloyed truth by millions in the Muslim world, it is urgent to address this lie.
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About the Author
Nadav Shragai is a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as a journalist and commentator at Ha’aretz between 1983 and 2009, is currently a journalist and commentator at Israel Hayom, and has documented the dispute over Jerusalem for thirty years.
His books include: The “Al-Aksa Is in Danger Libel: The History of a Lie (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2012); At the Crossroads: The Story of Rachel’s Tomb (Gates for Jerusalem Studies, 2005); The Temple Mount Conflict (Keter, 1995); and the essay: “Jerusalem Is Not the Problem, It Is the Solution,“ in Mr. Prime Minister: Jerusalem, Moshe Amirav, ed. (Carmel and Floersheimer Institute, 2005).
Aerial Photograph: The Site of Ancient Jerusalem
2. The Israeli Relinquishment of the Temple Mount
3. Advocate of the “Al-Aksa Is in Danger” Libel: Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini
4. The Muslims Rewrite the History of Jerusalem
5. Forms of the Libel: Identifying a Country with the Extremism It Fights Against
6. Sheikh Raed Salah as Successor of the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini
7. Raed Salah and the Vision of a Global Islamic Caliphate: A Danger to Peace
8. Terror from the Temple Mount Mosques
9. The Archeological Digs: Near the Temple Mount and Not Under It
9.1 The Excavations at the Foot of the Southern Wall (1968-1978)
10. The Danger to Al-Aksa from Muslim Building Activity in Solomon’s Stables