Orthodox Jews Protest Against Company
Building Hotel in 'Israel'
NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Close to 50
anti-Zionist rabbis and laymen demonstrated yesterday in
New York City at 390 Park Avenue, corner 54th St, outside
the offices of RFR Holding LLC, a company now in the process
of building a 60-million dollar hotel in the city of Jaffa
in the Holy Land.
The demonstration took place several days after archaeologists
from the Israeli Antiquities Authority unearthed ancient
graves of holy Jewish sages at the site, estimated to be
approximately 2000 years old, to clear the area for constructing
the hotel. This desecration, which was only one more link
in the decades-long chain of rebellion against G-d and religious
persecution perpetrated by the Zionists, once again aroused
feelings of outrage among religious Jews around the world.
Major demonstrations were held in New York, London, Montreal,
Ottawa and other locations.
Especially intense were the protests held at the historic
cemetery itself. As religious Jews cried out in pain over
this wanton disrespect for the dead, the Israeli police attempted
to silence and disperse the demonstrators with murderous
cruelty, wounding more than 40 of them. The wounded were
taken to hospitals for treatment.
Yesterday's demonstration at RFR Holding LLC in Manhattan
was called after the company issued a statement that despite
all the opposition to their project, they planned to continue
excavation and construction this coming Sunday. This construction
will involve additional desecration of the graves, such as
drilling deep poles in parts of the cemetery not cleared
by the archaeologists.
Â The demonstration took place at 5:00 PM, at the end of
the workday when the employees were leaving. The demonstrators,
standing along the length of the block, gave out leaflets
explaining the situation. Â Signs were displayed saying:
"Israeli = Thuggery Against the living and the dead", "RFR
Holding LLC, Aby Rosen & Michael Fuchs, Shame on You!,
For desecrating our holy ancestors, by bulldozing ancient
graves In the Holy Land", "Judaism condemns the
State of Israel and its atrocities", "State of
Israel: the Land is not yours and the bones are not yours", "SOS:
Jews Oppressed in Israel Spiritually & Physically", "State
of Israel: Heresy, Murder and Theft"
Demonstrators were attacked by certain Israelis, who began
ripping up the signs, but the police quickly restored order.
Rabbi Yoel Loeb, a spokesman for Neturei Karta International,
Jews United Against Zionism, said: "Recently, a Swiss
construction company in the middle of a project ran into
an old Jewish cemetery. They immediately contacted the local
Jewish community and asked them how to deal with it. Also
recently, in the Zionist state in the Arab neighborhood of
Gabel El Mokbar, after the Zionist army demolished the home
of an Arab suicide bomber and a cemetery was discovered underneath,
the Arab residents agreed to treat the area in accordance
with Jewish religious law. But the Zionists and their companies
do not even have the bit of human dignity to respect their
"The world must know that the Zionist regime commits
crimes not only against the Palestinian Arabs, but also against
religious Jews who do not agree with its goals. Not only
do we condemn their cruel acts against the Arabs and the
Jews, and the other crimes that they commit against the Jewish
religion; we are strongly opposed to the entire existence
of their state, which is completely against the Torah. According
to Jewish belief, Jews were placed in exile by G-d, and are
forbidden to found their own country by physical means.
"The ongoing Zionist desecration of all parts of the
Torah is just another proof that they do not represent religious
Jews, and certainly not the Jewish religion."
For photos of the protest, visit: http://www.nkusa.org/activities/Demonstrations/20100624.cfm
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