- A Jew is one who remains faithful to the laws of the
Jewish religion, that is, the Holy Torah and its commandments.
- The Jewish people became a people before they had their
own land, and continued to exist as a people also after they went Into
exile, because our very peoplehood is based exclusively on the Torah.
- The Holy Land was given to the Jewish people on the condition
that they observe the Torah and its commandments. When they failed to do
this, their sovereignty over the land was taken from them, and they went
into exile. From that time, <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/articles/3strongoats.htm>we
are prohibited by the Torah with a very grave prohibition to establish
a Jewish independent sovereignty in the Holy Land or anywhere throughout
the world. Rather, we are obligated to be loyal to the nations under whose
protection we dwell.
- This situation has existed for close to 2000 years when
the Jewish people were dispersed throughout all corners of the world. During
this time, the Jews always remained faithful to the country in which they
- The Jewish people are grateful to all those merciful
nations which have allowed them to observe Torah and the commandments undisturbed.
- From ancient times, the relations between the Jewish
and Islamic peoples have always been those of peace and brotherhood, and
friendship always reigned between them. The proof of this is the fact that
for centuries, in all the Arab lands, hundreds of thousands of Jews lived
in honor and amidst mutual esteem.
- Jews throughout all generations yearned to grace the
sacred soil of the Holy Land and to live there. However, their sole purpose
was to fulfill the commandments dependent upon the land and to absorb Its
holiness. Never, G-d forbid, did they have any nationalist or sovereign
intent whatsoever which, as mentioned above, is forbidden to us. Indeed,
also here in the Holy Land, our fathers lived in neighborly harmony with
the Palestinian residents of the land, helping one another, to mutual benefit.
- Until about two hundred years ago, the vast majority
of Jews observed the Torah and the commandments in entirety. Jewry's leaders
were Torah scholars, who directed the people according to the Torah. They
were loyal citizens in the host nations where they dwelled and to the local
laws. They prayed for the welfare of their respective governments. To our
sorrow, at that time a small number of Jews slowly left their observance
of Torah and commandments. Together with this, they began to deride the
spiritual leadership of their people. This assimilation was the basis upon
which, one hundred years ago, the ideology of Zionism was born. Its founders
were assimilated Jews who had abandoned the Torah.
- Immediately at the founding of the Zionist movement,
masses of Jews under the <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/rabbis.htm>leadership
of their Rabbis, launched a heavy battle against Zionism. Their attack
was directed not only at the non-religious Zionist idea, but rather, primarily
at its opposition to the Torah-ordained path that Jewry must follow while
in exile. As such, the Zionists incited the nations of the world, demanding
political sovereignty over the Holy Land while remaining oblivious to the
resentment this would arouse In the Palestinian Arabs, the land's veteran
inhabitants. As stated, the leaders of Orthodox Jewry vehemently opposed
the movement with all force.
- The Zionists refused to heed the voice of the Rabbis
and Torah authority. They persisted in their ways until they succeeded
in influencing the British government to issue the Balfour Declaration
concerning the "establishment of a national home for the Jews in the
land of Israel." To our great sorrow, <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/quotes/baruchkaplan.htm>from
that point on began the deterioration of the good relations between the
Jews and the Arab inhabitants of the land. This occurred because the Arab
people understood that the Zionists wished to seize rulership from them.
In addition, the Arab people had suspicions as if the Jewish people wished
to seize control of the Temple Mount and other similar sites. Matters worsened
as a result.
- The Jewish leadership of that time saw it as proper to
clarify before the Arab leaders that the <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/quotes/truthandpeace-zonnenfeld.htm>Torah-true
Jews had no desire whatsoever for sovereignty, and that our desire was
to continue to live in peace with the Arabs, as we had always done. The
leader of the G-d-fearing Jewish community at that time, <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/quotes/sonnenfeld.htm>Rabbi
Yoseph Chaim Zonnenfeld. of blessed memory, organized a delegation in July
of 24' which <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/quotes/sonenfeld_to_hussein.htm>visited
King Hussein and his sons Faisal the King of Iraq and the Amir Abdullah
In order to lucidly present to them the position of the G-d-fearing Jewish
community. The Jewish delegation clarified unequivocally that Torah Jewry
is totally opposed to the Zionist sovereignty over the Holy Land. It Is
worth noting that the delegation was received with great honor. They were
even assured that all Arab lands were <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/rabbiquotes/abramblau.htm>completely
open to Jews, however, on the condition that the Jews do not demand political
rights. This condition also applied to the Holy Land. One of the members
of the Jewish delegation, <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/onlinebooks/martyrsmessage.htm>Professor
Yisroel Yaakov De Haan, paid with his life for his participation.
- Torah Jewry protests at every opportunity against the
Zionist rule over the Holy Land, and the Zionist rebellion against the
neighboring nations. Torah Jewry has condemned the Zionist oppression of
the Palestinians, the land's veteran inhabitants who have been driven from
their homes and properties. The Zionists' barbaric and violent deeds are
absolutely antithetical to the essence of the Jewish people.
- Torah Jewry has never ever recognized the Zionist state.
Since the Zionists succeeding in establishing their state, Torah Jewry
has continuously announced to the world that the Zionists do not represent
the Jewish people, and that the name "Israel" that they use is
a forgery. For as has been stated above, it is forbidden to us from the
Torah to rebel against the nations, and all sovereignty by us is prohibited.
Rather, we await the days when all the world will recognize the sovereignty
of the Creator, and the words of the prophet Isaiah will yet be fulfilled:
"And they will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears
into pruning hooks. No nation will lift its sword against any other, nor
will they learn warfare anymore."
- Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews have refrained to this day
from taking any funds from the Zionist regime, whether for their educational
institutions, synagogues or other benefits. Obviously, <http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/elections.htm>they
do not participate in the Zionist elections, whether for the "Knesset"
or for the municipality. We do not serve in their army, and we even avoid
speaking in the Hebrew language that the Zionists Invented. (incidentally,
this is not the holy and true Hebrew language in which the Bible is written.)
All this is done because Torah Jewry does not recognize the Zionist regime,
which Is against the Torah and against humanity.
- Lately, the question has once again arisen concerning
the Temple Mount and sovereignty over it. Thus, we wish to state unequivocally:
a) In our time, it is a severe Torah prohibition for any Jew to set foot
on any part of the Temple Mount area. b) The Jewish people have no claim
whatsoever to sovereignty over this holy site, which is under Islamic authority,
nor over any other holy site. Rabbi Zonenfeld was once asked, "is
it true, that the Rabbi prefers an non-Jewish government over all of the
Holy Land"? Rabbi Zonenfeld replied, "if King Hussein would rule
over Palestine, the holiness of the Holy Land would not be diminished to
even to an Iota degree". We yearningly await G-d's great day, when
He will return His Divine Presence to Zion, restoring the holy city to
its former holiness and glory as in days of old, to be a light to the peoples
and the nations.
- The Zionists have no right of any sovereignty over even
one inch of the Holy Land. They do not represent the Jewish people in any
way whatsoever. They have no right to speak in the name of the Jewish people.
Therefore, their words, declarations and actions are not in any way representative
of the Jewish people. This is because the Zionists' seizing of power over
the Holy Land is antithetical to Jewish law, and also because the Zionists
do not behave like Jews at all rather, they desecrate the sanctity of the
- We once again clarify that it is our desire to live in
peace with our Arab and Palestinian neighbors, as we did before the Zionist
revolution, and as Jews all over the world till today live, accepting the
yoke of rulership of their host nation, with complete loyalty. Our sole
desire is to serve our G-d and to fulfill His commandments with a perfect
heart and to delight in the radiance of the sanctity of the Land.