Friday, September 26, 2003

Temple Mount Revisited

Here is a more in-depth article on the recent collapse near the Islamic Museum. Of course the Arabs are blaming Israel.

"It looks terrible," said Eliat Mazar, an Israeli archaeologist and Temple Mount expert and a leader of the committee for preventing the destruction of antiquities at the site. "This collapse might cause a terrific series of collapses."

"Israeli archeologists believe the bulge and the new wall collapse are due to unauthorized Waqf construction at an underground area known as Solomon's Stables, located on the other side of the wall. Reports say Muslim authorities are constructing yet another mosque at the Jewish holy site."

"Newsweek has called the southern wall "The Armageddon wall," because the old rocks help support an enormous stone platform that holds the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, among Islam's most sacred shrines.

Should it collapse, some archeologists fear a doomsday effect – dead worshippers, perhaps in the thousands, riots throughout the Middle East and charges that Israel is responsible."

Here's a commentary on the collapse by Mark Armstrong.

My eBay

I've been doing pretty good selling on eBay. I like it. I'm getting a better handle on shipping costs too. I should have done this a long time ago. I've got alot of CD's to sell and the Elvis CD's sell really well.

James always goes to the post office with me and everyone there knows him now. He talks to everyone in line and asks them all kinds of questions but most people seem to enjoy it. He's not shy, that's for sure.

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