Monsey, NY -- March 17, 2003
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, spokesman for Neturei Karta International,
announced today that the organization of anti - Zionist Jews will
publicly burn the Israeli flag in a series of ceremonies around
the world on “Purim” Tuesday, March 18.
"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 heresy 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 people. In the Holy Land, this means welcoming Palestinian
sovereignty over the land. Accordingly."
"The rejection of Zionism is the only path to peace. We hope
that many Jews will participate in this international event."
Locations of March 18th Flag Burnings
Monsey, New York (Adar Ct. cor. Park La.) 3:00 PM.
Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, New York (Corner of Lee Ave. and Hewes
Street) 3:00 PM.
Boro Park, Brooklyn, New York (Corner of 13th Avenue and 53rd Street)
Monroe, New York (Van Buren cor. Forest Road) 2:00 PM [Note this
event will be on the 19th].
London, England (Corner of Dunsmure Road and West
Bank, London N.16) 3:30 PM
For more information contact:
Neturei Karta International
www.nkusa.org - [email protected] - 845-371-0490