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‘Jews Against Israel’ Visit Iran

Posted by shadmia on December 16, 2006

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There are some Jews that don’t believe that the state of Israel should exist. This was made clear when an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect called Neturei Karta attended a conference in Iran to discuss the Holocaust. The conference was hosted by the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for the destruction of the state of Israel.

Neturei Karta’s Hasidic Jews oppose the Jewish state on religious grounds and believe Jews should live under Arab Muslim rule until the Messiah comes. They sent a delegation of six representatives to the conference. One of them, Rabbi Yisroel D. Weiss, gave a speech defending their position. Another representative, UK-based Rabbi Aharon Cohen prayed that:

“The underlying cause of strife and bloodshed in the Middle East, namely the state known as Israel, be totally and peacefully dissolved”.In its place, Rabbi Cohen said, should be “a regime fully in accordance with the aspirations of the Palestinians when Arab and Jew will be able to live peacefully together as they did for centuries”.

Neturei Karta believes the very idea of an Israeli state goes against the Jewish religion.

However Neturei Karta’s views are regarded with abhorrence by most other Orthodox Jews, according to Rabbi Jeremy Rosen of the Yakar centre in London.

“And I think, frankly, even among the Hasidic world, by and large Neturei Karta are regarded as freaks,” the Orthodox rabbi told the BBC News website.

Conference speakers included David Duke, a white supremacist and former Louisiana state representative who contends that Israel organized the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and Holocaust deniers such as French writer Georges Thiel, who has called the extermination of Jews an enormous lie and denies the gas chambers existed.

John Lang, a West Nyack resident who escaped the Nazis in 1938, called the conference an abomination intended to further denigrate Israel and the Jewish religion.”

Lang called Neturei Karta members an embarrassment to the Jewish people just as much as David Duke is an embarrassment to Americans.”

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One Response to “‘Jews Against Israel’ Visit Iran”

  1. DeWayne said

    Interesting, the Zionist movement that has unsettled the lives of Jews who settled peacefully in Palestine well before the secularist Zionist movement even started, are now calling these orginal (and peacefull) Judiac settlers as radical.
    Look into the signs (and) times within Israel today, what you find will shock you. At least in this article I did not see the vindictiveness of some, saying that Cohen believes those who died in the holocaust deserved it, or had denied that the holocaust even happened.
    Truth is the first victim in war, even the war of words.

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