Why is the Israeli government allowing the destruction of artifacts from the Temple Mount, and ordering the destruction of synagogues? I discovered that the one in Hebron in the news today (Broken link, active August 8, 2007) isn’t the first synagogue that has been destroyed on the orders of the Israeli government; they also destroyed a synagogue and yeshiva near Joseph’s tomb. Aaron Klein has a theory: that the secular left in Israel is anti-Semitic (read: anti- Judaism, anti- God). Surprising, but it makes much that is in the headlines lately make sense.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, incidentally the official who ordered the Hebron evacuation and destruction, today found himself embroiled in an investigation (Broken link, active August 8, 2007) of illegal government intervention in a recent bank scandal.