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Bus ad for Third Temple yanked

JTA

Posted on Apr. 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

A bus advertisement campaign by an extreme right-wing group calling for the building of the Third Temple has been removed.

The Our Land of Israel party had put posters on 200 Jerusalem city buses shortly before Passover showing an artist’s rendition of the Third Temple on the site now occupied by the Al Aksa Mosque and the slogan “May the Temple be built in our lifetime.”

The signs were removed by the advertising franchiser this week, several days before the campaign was set to end, following many threats received in the last week, according to Ynet.

Activist Baruch Marzel and Rabbi Shalom Wolpe formed the Our Land of Israel movement in 2008. The group told Ynet that it is considering suing the advertising franchiser and the Egged bus company.

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