Recent events in the Holy Land have plunged Jewry worldwide
into unprecedented soul searching. The conflicts to which
the creation of the State of Israel gave birth continue
to plague Jew and Gentile. Tragically, no end appears
to be in sight. Various and contradictory solutions have
been offered for the current travails.
However, all the solutions offered in so-called mainstream
sources have failed. It is our belief that they are
inherently doomed to fail. All of them make one fatal
assumption. They find it axiomatic that the State of
Israel must exist. And, in contrast to the plain evidence
of history, they see its existence as a positive development
for the Jewish people.
We offer a real alternative to this herd like mentality
that has produced fifty years of war and suffering for
both Jew and Arab.
We, affirm the simple belief, once universally held
amongst Torah Jews, that Jewish sovereignty over the
Holy Land before mankind's final redemption is wrong.
It is wrong spiritually because it denies that the
Jewish exile is a metaphysical state that can be altered
only via the practice of our ancestral faith.
It is wrong materially because it has consistently
led to war, oppression of other peoples and the general
exacerbation of anti-Semitism throughout the world.
History is written by its victors. Zionism -- by which
we mean not the love of Zion shared by all believing
Jews but political and military machinations to grab
the Holy Land before G-d chooses to redeem mankind --
wields tremendous power over world opinion. All who
question its dogmas are subjected to severe blacklisting
and, at times, life threatening terror.
This near total historical censorship has blinded both
Jew and non-Jew in our era to the universal Torah opposition
to Zionism up to 1948.
In all schools of European Jewry -- ranging from the
writings of German Orthodox leader Rabbi Samson Raphael
Hirsch to the Lithuanian perspective found in the works
of Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman to the Hasidic views of
the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Reb Sholem Dov Ber Schneerson
-- we find scathing critiques of Zionism.
It is this long-standing tradition of our people that
we represent here today.
We present the millennia old perspective of the Torah.
Its message has been distorted and ignored by Zionism.
However, intimidation cannot forever suppress truth.
Zionism is bankrupt. Its leaders war with each other
as well as with the Arab world. With a near hysterical
obstinacy they demand that America finance and support
their failed enterprise.
The hour of Zionism is passed. Its victims wander about
searching in its darkness for solutions. They will not
be found there.
Arms and politics cannot solve the Jewish "problem"
which Herzl set about "solving" a century
ago. Our exile and the sufferings of all humanity are
contingent upon repentance and good deeds. That is the
only Jewish agenda worthy of the name.