Salomon said that this year, Tisha B'Av would be marked not only by mourning over the destruction of the temples but also by mourning over a Jewish government that allowed Palestinians to take control of the mount.
Religious nationalists like these would like to evict Muslims from the Temple Mount, destroy Islam's third-holiest shrine, and rebuild the Jewish Temple. This would likely cause a religious war that spans the entire Middle East, if not the world - but they aren't worried. They figure that this will be a sign that brings the Messiah to Israel, and that makes everything OK.
- The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount , by Gershom Gorenberg