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Nearly Half of Israelis Want Temple Rebuilt

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By George Whitten, Worthy News Jerusalem Bureau Chief

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News) -- Nearly half of Israelis want the Biblical Temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem according to a major opinion poll, commissioned by Israel's Knesset Television Channel and monitored by Worthy News Monday, July 19.

Of those questioned, 49 percent said they want the rebuilding of the destroyed Temple to take place, while only 23 percent opposed it.  The remaining 28 percent of those polled were unsure.

The public is nearly split on whether the third Temple will become a reality, with 42 percent saying it will happen and 39 percent claiming it won't.

On the final poll question, "Should the State of Israel take active steps towards the reconstruction?" nearly half of the participants (48 percent) answered "no", while only 27 percent said "yes", researchers added.

The poll was released just prior to a national day of mourning, also known as Tisha B’Av, an annual fast day in Judaism to commemorate the destruction of both the First and the Second Temple in Jerusalem.


Along with the destructions of the Temples, other infamous events have been associated with Tisha B’Av. In 1290, Jews were expelled from England on this day, according to historic records. The Alhambra Decree of 1492, deporting  Jews from Spain occurred two days prior to Tisha B’Av.

Centuries later, World War One started on Tisha B’Av. And, on the eve of Tisha B’Av in 1942, the mass deportation of Jews began from the Warsaw Ghetto, en route to Treblinka concentration camp.

Traditionally, the book of Lamentations, along with the book of Job is read throughout synagogues on Tisha B’Av.

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2 thoughts on “Nearly Half of Israelis Want Temple Rebuilt

  1. Praying!

    "But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:" Luke 13:14

    Save Israel LORD

    "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call. Joel 2:32

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    "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts." Jeremiah 15:16

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  2. Could you refer me to the chapter in Daniel, where that desolations are told. according to Luke13:14. Thank You, and God bless your ministries. Amen

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