... except it isn't the Temple Mount. It is a Roman fortress built by Herod called Antonia. Israelis fail at basic history and geography. If you didn't know better you'd think it is their first time in this region.
On three separate occasions Roman tablets have been excavated at the site and been promptly "disappeared" by Israel State Security. The "Temple Mount" serves an important purpose - it provides a pretext for conflict.
If Israelis really cared about the Temple Mount they'd simply move to the real one and erect a temple for Jerusalem there. It would be too easy. That stiff-necked pride that cannot concede it might be in error. Not a trait to be expected of the children of Abraham but rather the men who killed all the prophets. They'd rather mock the Torah and build on top of one of the pagan Herod's extravagant orgy palaces. You'd think they do not really consider it to be their book at all.
It makes sense in a way since a few blocks away there is a solid mile of white slave whorehouses. For a people without guilt, can anything ever really be "wrong?" Yet Adam in Hebrew was the man "who shows red in the face." The children of God blush with shame when they have done something wrong. It is built into their hardware.