Temple Mount Standoff Threatens to Ignite West Bank and Gaza

 

JERUSALEM - While most of Israel’s media is busy debating how last week’s announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges could influence the April 9 election, there is a bevy of immediate security threats converging on the state that would otherwise be headline news.

These threats to Israel inside the West Bank and on the Gaza border could seriously affect the outcome of Israel’s vote and events beyond, especially if supercharged by the mass protests that are ready to erupt on the Temple Mount.