Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews demonstrated outside the offices of RFR
Holding LLC, 390 Park Avenue, corner 54th St, in New York City.
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: 390 Park Avenue, NYC, outside the offices of RFR Holding LLC
We come to raise our voices in protest against the destruction of
an ancient Jewish historic site. It is a cemetery in which Jewish sages
from the time of the Talmud lie buried. For two thousand years they
lay undisturbed, awaiting the coming of the messiah and the resurrection
of the dead - until just last week.
Then RFR Holding LLC decided to build a 60 million-dollar
hotel, with an underground parking lot on the site of the cemetery.
Thinking only of their profits, they didn't let the cemetery stand
in their way. They turned down alternative building plans in which
the cemetery could have been left in its place and treated respectfully.
They called in archaeologists, who unceremoniously removed some of
the bones with tractors. Today, July 1, they began to flatten the entire
area in preparation for drilling deep holes for the pillars of the
building. More and more bones are being desecrated as we write these
Where is this travesty taking place? Not in our own great country,
the United States of America, which provides freedom and respect for
religion. Not in a European country, and not in a Muslim country. No,
it is taking place in "Israel", the so-called Jewish state. The
cemetery is in the ancient city of Jaffa. Respected and protected for
hundreds of years under Muslim empires, it has now fallen in the hands
of the Zionists, to whom Jewish tradition means nothing. It is they
who permit and even encourage such construction.
The complete insensitivity of the State of "Israel" towards Judaism
and to the feelings of observant Jews stands in stark contrast to the
behavior of other countries, whose governments often cancel construction
plans when they run into old Jewish cemeteries.
Faithful Torah Jews living under the oppressive Zionist regime have
out numerous times to the site to protest against the construction.
The Israeli police have met them with murderous beatings,
tear gas and pepper spray. Dozens of Jews have been wounded and
taken to hospitals for treatment. But they will continue to come, as
long as there is still hope to save the ancient cemetery.
Anti-Zionist Jews around the world have taken up the cause
as well. Over the past two weeks, demonstrations have taken place in
major cities like: New
York City, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Brussels, London and
"We see the Israeli government's behavior as only symptomatic of a larger
problem. According to the Torah and the Talmudic Sages, ever since the destruction
of the Temple 2000 years ago, Jews have been in exile by Divine decree and
were forbidden from re-establishing themselves as a nation by physical means.
Jews are forbidden to rise up and fight against the other nations of the world.
They are commanded to live in peace with their gentile neighbors and respect
the leaders of their countries. The Zionist ideology is thus fundamentally
anti-Torah. Not only has Zionism denied the fundamental Jewish belief in Heavenly
Redemption; it has created a pseudo-Judaism which replaces the Torah with nationalism.
It should therefore come as no surprise that such a so-called Jewish
state digs up ancient Jewish graves. In fact, the graves they desecrate
are those of the very same Talmudic Sages whose guidelines the Zionists
The ongoing Zionist disregard for all of the Torah is just another proof
that they do not represent religious Jews, and certainly not the Jewish religion.
A similar demonstration and protest was held on July