the last fifty years and especially in the last few weeks
Zionist propaganda has been continuing to spread the LIE
that there exists a war between Jews and Muslims. The truth
however is not so, there exists no war between Jews and
Muslims there exists only a war between Zionists and Muslims
which is an outcome of Zionist occupation of the Holy Land
and their oppression of the Palestinian people, this is
a war in which the true Jewish people (i.e., those true
to the Creator and his Torah) have no part since...
1. ) Orthodox Jews have always vehemently
opposed Zionism, from its inception the Zionist movement
has been opposed by all Judaism's great Sages and Rabbinical
authorities as can be clearly documented, even those living
in the Holy Land continue to oppose the existence of the
Zionist 'state' and many such as Rabbi Moshe Hirsch of
Jerusalem have met with P.L.O leaders expressing the will
of Orthodox Jews to live under Palestinian NOT Zionist
rule (Rabbi Hirsch has even been appointed Minister of
Jewish affairs in a future Palestinian government).
2. ) The true Jewish people desire only to live as
peaceful citizens of the non-Jewish governments under
whose protection we live, in contrast to the Zionists
whose only interest is to sow hatred and what they call
anti-semitism' so as to justify their need for a 'state'
and their occupation of the Holy Land.
3. ) Orthodox Jews are opposed to the existence of
a sovereign 'Jewish' state in the Holy Land, this is because
we were exiled from the Holy Land by Heavenly decree because
of our sins and our Torah tells us that we are forbidden
to act against this Divine decree, and although we are
permitted to live in the Holy Land we must live there
as peaceful, suborddinate citizens of the ruling non-Jewish
4. ) The above would apply EVEN to a state run by
observant, God fearing Jews, all the more so does this
apply to the current 'State of Israel' which is run predominantly
by atheists who because they have cast off belief in the
Creator are (according to the Torah) not even considered
part of the Jewish people.
however the Zionists continue to falsely portray themselves
of the Jewish people they have transformed Judaism into
a dry nationalism and use this as a justification for their
occupation of the Holy Land and injustices committed by
them. This is a profanation of the name of the Creator and
our Holy faith and therefore hurts us greatly, we therefore
see it as it as our duty to inform the world that...
) The Zionist ideology has no connection whatsoever with
Judaism, on the contrary Judaism is totally opposed to Zionism.
b. ) The Zionists and their actions do not in
any way represent the true Jewish people.
c. ) Orthodox Jews share in the grief of all
victims of Zionist oppression and pray for the dismantlement
of the Zionist state and peace to the world.Rabbi E Weissfish,
NETUREI KARTA, Representatives of Orthodox Jewry, US, London,
Palestine and worldwide.
Why Orthodox Jews OPPOSE Zionism and the Zionist state and
our standpoint on the Zionist oppression of the Palestinian
1. ) The terms Jews and Judaism refer respectively
to a religious not racial entity, the ideology known as
Zionism consists of -
an attempt to transform this religious entity known as
the Jewish people into a racial entity of people bound
together only by shared national characteristics such
as language common history etc. regardless of belief in
the Creator and observance of His commandments.
b) Judaism, for all believing Jews denotes the system
of beliefs, laws and teachings, etc. which we believe
were given to our forefathers by the Creator (may His
name be blessed) through Moses our teacher and other Prophets,
this meaning of the term Judaism is tranformed by Zionism
from a Divine revelation to a mere set of common traditions
shared by a specific racial group. The above however,
according to the Torah* could not be further from the
truth, since according to the Torah the value of a person
has no relationship with race rather with actions, example
any Jew who denounces belief in the One Creator or in
divine revelation through the Prophets or any of the other
fundamentals of Judaism is no longer considered part of
the Jewish people and loses his share in the afterlife,
whereas on the contrary a non-Jew who because of belief
in the Creator and his Prophets accepts upon himself to
observe the basic laws which were commanded to all mankind
such as the prohibitions of idol worship, stealing, murder
etc.is considered from the righteous people of the world.
In fact to be a faithful Jew and be faithful to ones country
be it the US, Iran or any other country is no contradiction
2. ) Considering the above and the fact that the
founders of Zionism were self proclaimed atheists the Zionist
ideology considers the hope of the Jewish people in racial
terms i.e, to have a state, army etc. Orthodox Jews, however,
do not believe that we were exiled from our land app 2000
years ago because of military weakness rather as a result
of sins which we committed while dwelling in the land, in
fact we are instructed by the Creator through his Prophets
not to try to remedy this exile ourselves through human
means, rather we must remain loyal citizens to the governments
of the nations wherever in which we dwell.
The hope of Orthodox Jews therefore is not for any such
man-made redemption such as a state or army, rather our
hope is for the spiritual redemption promised to us by the
Creator through our Prophets and Sages which will on the
contrary be a time of peace when all mankind with one heart,
will come together to serve the One Creator, and in that
time we will be able to serve the Creator his Holy Land.
(Although throughout history, even after our exile, there
have always been Jews living in the Holy Land this is no
contradiction to the above since they have always lived
peacefully subordinate to the ruling nation without making
any attempt to create a state or army as the Zionists have
done, in fact even now there are many thousands of Jews
living in the Holy Land who oppose the Zionist state and
even refuse to accept monetary aid from the government or
participate in their elections, Rabbi Moshe Hirsch of Jerusalem
regularly meets with PLO leaders to publicize that it is
the will of Orthodox Jews in the Holy Land to live under
Palestinian not Zionist rule).
3. ) Unfortunately however, through money, propaganda
and therefore media control theZionists
continue to portray themselves to the world as representatives
of the Jewish people. In their propaganda they also continue
to use the various groups of so-called 'religious' Zionists
to fool the world into believing that their occupation of
the Holy Land and their injustices against the Palestinian
people have a foundation in Judaism. The murders and injustices
which they commit and have committed against the Palestinians
therefore hurt us doubly since by carrying such things out
in the name of the Jewish people through misuse of Judaism
they are profaning the name of the Creator and dirtying
It is for these reasons that we see it as our duty to proclaim
to the world that the true Jewish people, i.e., those true
to the Creator and his Torah, the world over, oppose the
Zionists and the injustices they commit falsely in the name
of our people. On the contrary we oppose the Zionists and
their 'state' vigorously and we are deeply disturbed by
these injustices and share in the grief of those stricken,
and we continue our prayers for the dismantlement of the
Zionist 'state' and peace to the world.
N.B It should also be noted that the above points have been
expressed by us on many occasions in the past through protests
(many times together with Palestinians) and advertisments
in major newspapers etc. We also ask anyone who can to please
pass on the above message so that the mistaken notion that
Judaism and Zionism are related will not spread.
* The word Torah in hebrew refers to the laws and teachings
given to the Jewish people by the Creator through Moses
our teacher at Mount Sinai.
Representatives of Orthodox Jewry,
US, London, Palestine and worldwide.