Jews United Against Zionism

From Gene Edinger

I don't know whether you're familar with this site. But if not, you may wish to look it over...
During a routine search of the Web I came across this site which among other things explains why 20,000 Jewish protestors voiced dissent outside the Israeli consulate and why Palestine should claim sovereignty over the Holy Land:
On The Question of Palestine -
"Perhaps, the most controversial stance taken by NKI is its absolute support of Palestinian claims to sovereignty over the Holy Land. This position is often misunderstood by some, who see it as an endorsement of bloodshed. Nothing could be further from the truth. NKI's belief is that accepting Palestinian claims is the only Torah true path to peace. It alone can end the spiral of war and death that has plagued the Middle East for the last century.
"Neturei Karta believes in the basic Torah tenet that we are a people in exile. We have no claim to political power anywhere in the world and least of all in Palestine, from which we were exiled by Divine decree.
"Thus, the land belongs to those who have dwelt there for centuries, the Palestinians. If they choose to allow a few or many Jews to maintain citizenship in their state is entirely up to them.
"Of course, NK sympathizes with the terrible plight of the Palestinian people and seeks to alleviate their suffering at the hands of the Zionists."
Orthodox Jews To Burn Israeli Flag In International Ceremony
"The rejection of Zionism is the only path to peace."
February 23, 2002
MONSEY, NY -- Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, spokesman for Neturei Karta International, announced this evening that the organization of anti - Zionist Jews will publicly burn the Israeli flag in a series of ceremonies around the world on "Purim" Tuesday, February 26.
"The Zionist experiment has reached its inevitable conclusion. Death tolls mount and no viable solution is in sight. Slowly the Jewish people are awakening to the reality of Zionism, its rejection of Torah views of exile and redemption, combined with its aggressive stance towards Gentiles in general and Palestinians in particular."
The Rabbi explained, "By burning the Israeli flag we are symbolically declaring that the Israeli state, contrary to its absurd claims, is not representative of the Jewish people. In fact, its denial of our faith and its brutalization of the Palestinian people, renders it antithetical to Judaism." The timing of the flag burning is seen as particularly significant. "Tuesday is Purim, a holiday remembering the victory of faith over barbarism and good over evil, in ancient times. It is appropriate that we repudiate the contemporary heresy and violence of Zionism on this day," Rabbi Weiss added.
"Zionism refuses to accept our status as people in exile. This is metaphysical impudence. It is the task of world Jewry to remain patriotic citizens of the lands of their dispersion and pursue peace with all men. In the Holy Land, this means welcoming Palestinian sovereignty over the land. Accordingly, we will carry the Palestinian flag at the flag burnings."
"The rejection of Zionism is the only path to peace. We hope that many Jews will participate in this international event."
Neturei Karta International 845-371-0490



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