One thing that’s not really being reported on during this weekend’s coverage of the escalating Israeli/Palestinian conflict is that Israel has occupied the Temple Mount. Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount (revered by Muslims because it is where Muhammad ascended to heaven and by Israelis because it is the location of the ruins of King Solomon’s Temple) was one of the causes of the current Intifada. Some believe that when Temple of Solomon is rebuilt (and the Al-Aqsa mosque currently there is destroyed) the apocalypse will be triggered climaxing with the return of the messiah. According to Adam Parfrey’s Extreme Islam Freemason’s had tried to buy the mosque for 100 million in 1968 for this purpose. And that the red heifer (as prophesied by the Torah: “The Lord hath commanded saying: Speak unto the children of Israel that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.”) which is needed to purify the rebuilt Temple has already been born.