Urgent: Temple Mount
July 18, 2001
I am forwarding this message on behalf of Professor Murray Kahl.
- Rabbi Chaim Richman
The Temple Institute, Jerusalem
I am writing to friends of the Temple Mount to alert you to a major effort by
Congress to assist in halting the desecration of the Temple Mount and send a
clear message to Yasir Arafat that it will no longer be tolerated. A bill will
introduced at a press conference tomorrow morning at 10:30 AM asking that all
assistance [US dollars] provided to the Palestinian Authority, or its
instrumentalities be halted unless the President certifies that no excavation
of the Temple mount in Jerusalem is under way. The bill's official title and
number will be assigned tomorrow when introduced. The bill refers clearly to
the desecration and the importance to Jew and Christian alike of both
historical and religious importance the Temple has in our respective
I NEED YOUR SUPPORT
I will be sending out a petition for one million signatures that will be
turned over to the appropriate people. I am asking all to assist in
publicizing this so we can have everyone who holds American citizenship
contact their Congressmen and ask them to support this bill. In Israel, I ask
everyone to contact all, individuals and groups, on their mailing lists and
ask them to support the bill, particulary if they hold American citizenship.
I am coordinating this effort out of ideological conviction only, and I will
be involved in personal efforts to assist in this effort.
The bill as of today is embargoed until tomorrow, but there is nothing to
prevent us from alerting all our supporters and organizing these groups. As
soon as the embargo is lifted, I will send out a copy of the bill to all that
request it and plan on placing it on an autoresponder [A web based robot that
will mail the bill to anyone requesting it.]
Please notify everyone ASAP and ask them to contact me for additional
information (contact information at bottom of letter). I have volunteers
assisting in this effort, and they will distribute the petition and turn the
names over to me for presentation.
There is much work that went into this bill and it is a major step in
notifying Arafat that he can no longer depend on US support. Since the bill
did not give out the amount of total U.S. given to the P.A., I checked and
found that it's approximately 500 million dollars.
Professor M. Kahl