A government minister from a nationalist religious party called Thursday for the Jewish Temple to be rebuilt on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The statement from Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) breaks a long-standing taboo on high-ranking government officials speaking about changing the fragile status quo on the holy and contested esplanade, and will likely draw ire from official Israeli circles and anger the Arab and Muslim world.

ntrcsr7 note – This story will demonstrate how close we are to the rapture of the church and the 7 year tribulation. The temple will NOT be rebuilt until the opening of the first seal judgment which is antichrist being revealed. The rebuilding of the Jewish temple will be one of the trump cards antichrist uses to fool Jewish,muslim,and Christian people left behind into accepting a false 7 year peace plan, which he breaks 3 1/2 years later. All the temple vessels,the priests clothing, all things are ready, now, the Jews await their false Messiah, whom they will accept with open arms, at least for the first 3 1/2 years.