Temple Mount Preservation Act of 2001 -
July 20, 2001
(NOTE: Your signature to to petition below may be submitted via the Temple
Institute website: www.templeinstitute.org
The bill calls for the cutoff of all funding to the Palestinian Authority
because of their desecration of Temple Mount and sends a clear message to
Yasir Arafat that it will no longer be tolerated. The bill specifically asks
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.
Enclosed within the bill is a detailed description of illegal activities by
the Palestinian Authority after their subversion of the WAQF (Islamic
Religious Trust), the Islamic group responsible for the daily oversight of the
Mount, by pressuring the Jordanian affiliated officials and clergy off Temple
Additionally, the bill details illegal construction and destruction of Temple
Mount and points to areas such as the expansion of the underground Marawani
Mosque, the conversion of an underground structure, dating back to the time of
the Second Temple, into a mosque. Additional excavations proceeded in 1998
that included a dominant underground mosque hall and an emergency hall to a
mosque located on Temple Mount. The exit measures eighteen thousand square
feet and is up to 36 feet in depth. Thousands of pounds of valuable material
from the site was dumped into the Kidron Valley. Much of this dumping
consisted of artifacts from the time of the First Temple (1006 B.C.E. to 586
Furthermore, in February and March of 2001, the Palestinian Authority ordered
the destruction of an ancient arched structure erected against the Eastern
Wall of the Temple Mount so as to enlarge the emergency gate of the new mosque
at the area known as the Stables of Solomon.
The bill explains how Yasir Arafat politicized the illegal construction by
ordering that the underground halls under Temple Mount be unified into a
single fortified space that would be the largest mosque ever built on the
Mount and to be used for the planned combat by the Palestinians for control of
Temple Mount. Experts express much worry that the shoddy workmanship will
undermine existing construction on Temple Mount.
The bill expresses its concern over Yasir Arafatís and the Palestinian
Authorityís actions as an attempt to destroy all historical evidence of
Jewish presence on Temple Mount thereby discrediting Israelís claim to
sovereignty over the Mount. The bill expresses its concern over the religious
intolerance expressed by Yasir Arafat and the Palestinian Authority and its
attempt to not only eradicate valuable archaeological evidence of construction
and events in Christian and Hebrew religious writings and its corollary of
denying Americans the validation of needed information to comprehend and
enhance their Judeo-Christian heritage.
Temple Mount Needs Your Support
There are two facets to this campaign of support: Enclosed is a petition that
seeks one million signatures that will be turned over to the appropriate
people. Use it individually or collectively (by turning over to groups) and
return the signatures to me.
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
In Israel, I ask everyone to contact all, individuals and groups, on their
mailing lists and ask them to support the bill, particularly if they hold
American citizenship, by contacting their Congressman and asking the they
support the bill. I cannot stress this too much as voters count, voters make a
Please notify everyone immediately and ask them to contact me for
additional information if needed. I have volunteers assisting in this effort,
and they will distribute the petition and turn the names over to me for
presentation to Congress.
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 inquired and
found that it's approximately 500 million dollars.
The bill can be downloaded on the internet in a few hours by sending a post to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Nothing else is required on the post.
Professor Murray Kahl email@example.com
TO JOIN THE PETITION (printed below), please submit your name, email address
and city and country of residence, to Murray Kahl <firstname.lastname@example.org or
Shoshanna Walker <email@example.com>
PLEASE CIRCULATE THE PETITION (see the text below).
Furthermore, if you are a US citizen you are being requested to contact your
representatives and urge them to support this bill
(The bill can be downloaded on the internet by sending a post to firstname.lastname@example.org)
FOR US CITIZENS: To find out how to contact your representatives, go to:
Enter the 9 digit zip code of your present or last US voting address
If you only know the first 5 digits of the zip code, enter them, click on GO
and a page will open up for you with a link to the Post Office.
Click on that link and it will give you a page with a form to fill out with
After you have entered your address, click "process", and a page
will open with your complete zip code.
Enter the complete zip code in the place for it on the left, click GO, and you
will get a page with all your representatives, you can click on each one and
get a picture, a bio, and ALL CONTACT ADDRESSES, PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS, and
Petition to Halt all US Assistance to the PA and its Instrumentalities
We support H.R. [Number yet to be assigned but it can be referred to as:
ďThe Temple Mount Preservation Act of 2001"] in the U.S. House of
Representatives and ask that these attempts by the Palestinian Authority to
desecrate Temple Mount in Israel be treated as an affront to the religious and
historical basis of Christianity and Judaism. We applaud Congressman Eric J.
Cantor (R-7th /VA) for initiating this bill, and we respectfully request that
all Congressmen will support the bill and bring it to fruition.
Names and Addresses: