Petition: Jewish Rights on the Temple Mount

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    To: Yitzchak Aharonovitch
    Minister of Internal Security
    Government of Israel

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    Jewish Rights on the Temple Mount:

    The Temple Mount is the holiest place in the world to the Jewish people; yet Jews are denied the right to pray in groups, and even as individuals; this refusal is accompanied by their constant degradation, and they are granted no opportunity for any religious expression whatsoever on the Temple Mount.

    It is our position that if the stature of the Jews on the Temple Mount were to change positively, in a manner that would reflect their status as law-abiding citizens, sons of the nation that is sovereign on the Mountain and as people who have basic human rights in the Jewish state, then the standing of the State of Israel would immediately improve. This would effect a positive change for the benefit and security of all its citizens.

    We demand that the Government of Israel grant the Jewish people freedom of religious expression on the Temple Mount. Additionally, the government must establish special fixed days for Jewish communal prayer in fixed locations on the Temple Mount. This move will serve as evidence of Jewish sovereignty on the Mount and the protection of freedom of religion for all.

    *The Three Pilgrimage Festivals of Israel which are Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot.

    * The 14th of Nisan, the eve of Passover, is the day on which our holy Torah obligates each Jew to bring the Passover offering (it should be noted that this right has already been recognized by Israel's High Court of Justice, #2955/07 ).

    * Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur

    * The eight days of Chanukah

    * The Three Fast Days of the 10th of Tevet, the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av

    * Israel Independence Day and Jerusalem Day

    * The Hakhel Ceremony at the conclusion of the Sabbatical Year

    This will serve as a preliminary step in confirming the Jewish people's inexorable connection with the Temple Mount, location of the Holy Temple, under the sovereignty of the people of Israel. However, let it be known that the Jewish people will never accept the total refusal of Jewish communal prayer on the Mountain.

    Sincerely,
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_mv1sbvmIU]Killings on the Temple Mount #1 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pxxx9SKURc&NR=1]Killings on the temple Mount #2 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    According to some Rabbinic opinions, ordinary Jews today are not allowed on the Temple Mount because of its sanctity, and because we might trespass on the Holy of Holies Chamber, where only the High Priest (Kohen Gadol) can enter.
     
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    The big issue is they don't exactly know where the Holy of Holies is, which is the uber-restricted area. Jews can be in the temple, but they must be ritually purified first, and can only enter certain areas even then.
     

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