April 30 - 'Handing Over David's Tomb Rewrites History in Israel'
Article: Israel And The Last Days
Deputy Transport Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday, demanding that he prevent the rumored transfer of David's Tomb to Catholic hands.
Hotovely's letter surfaces following reports of an agreement between Israel and the Vatican which would transfer ownership of David's Tomb on Mount Zion in Jerusalem to the Church.
Hotovely noted that the Tomb is a sacred place for the Jewish people - and warned the Prime Minister not to make the same mistakes made regarding the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, which is in the hands of the Jordanian Waqf.
"It is inconceivable that this place will be transferred to foreign hands, such the Torahs and the Star of David will be swallowed in a sea of crosses," the Deputy Minister wrote. ''Transferring the rights to the gravesite of David to Christian hands would be similar to Moshe Dayan's decision to entrust the keys to the Temple Mount to the Jordanian Waqf."