Ramallah, The West Bank, November 14, 2004
Rabbi Moshe Hirsh the Minister for Jewish affairs
in the Palestinian National Authority and an impressive
contingent of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis, attended
a graveside memorial service for President Yasser
Arafat, in his compound in the West Bank city
of Ramallah Sunday Nov. 14, 2004, a few days after
his passing to show their respect and loyalty
to the leader of the Palestinian people.
Their intention was to simultaneously show their
acceptance of Palestinian rule over the entire
Holy Land, which is the acceptance of the G-dly
decreed exile of the Jewish people.
A “friend” or a “fiend”
The Lament of Torah True Jews November 11, 2004
We of Neturei Karta, Jews United Against Zionism,
would like to express the feelings and condolences
of the Jewish people who are true to their
Torah, in regard to the sad event that
has occurred yesterday, the passing of
the President Abu Ammar, President Yassir
Arafat. We feel compassion for the loss
of the Palestinian people.
Ammar was a person who lived his
life in suffering and put his life on the line
and actually gave his entire life
for the Palestinian people. He had a clear vision
and knowledge to differentiate
between Jews, Judaism, and its nemesis, Zionism and the State
He understood that Jews who are true to their
religion, are not enemies of the Palestinian
nation. The proof to this is that he appointed
Rabbi Moshe Hirsh to be the Jewish representative
in the Palestinian authority. Rabbi Hirsh
is a G-d fearing Orthodox Jew.
know that the Torah forbids
a Jewish State, and that we must be loyal to the people
amongst whom we reside,
and that we are forbidden to oppress a people, to steal
their land etc. know to
hold in high esteem a Palestinian leader. G-d should help that
the successor to President
Arafat should have great success, to do righteousness
and goodness and may he
constantly be aware of the clear difference between Judaism,
the Jewish nation and its
diametric opposite, Zionism and the State of “Israel”.
the Creator grant
that the current occupying State should end speedily and peacefully
in our days, and
again the Jew and Muslim may yet live joyfully in harmony and peace
sovereignty throughout the Holy Land. May we merit in the near
future, to the
day when all humankind will recognize and serve the One G-D, together,
in harmony, AMEN.
statement prepared by Neturei Karta International
for the International anti-Apartheid Wall demonstration,
on November 13, 2004, in Paris France.
- Anti-Zionist Jews
flew to Paris prior to the President's death
to demonstrate their concern and solidarity.