Upon the occasion of the dedication of a
square in the memory of Theodor Herzl Orthodox Jews will be
demonstrating Saturday June 26, 2004 in the city of Vienna,
Austria to proclaim and clearly state that: Theodor Herzl
is not a Jewish icon to be honored and that Zionism and the
State of "Israel" are illegitimate and they do not
represent the Jewish people.
- Date: Saturday, June 26, 2004
- Place: in front of Hotel Marriott, Park Ring 12, 1010
- Time: 17:00 (5pm)
Let it be known that:
The State of "Israel" does not represent the voice
of Judaism and/or the Jewish people. The Torah clearly forbids
the formation of a State, for the Jewish people, in their
time of exile.
The Torah forbids stealing land, subjugating and oppressing
a people etc.
The root cause of the endless bloodshed and suffering in the
Holy Land is Zionism and the State of "Israel".
The root cause for the continual rise of worldwide anti-Semitism
is Zionism and the State of "Israel".
(The demand of holocaust reparations from Austria, Switzerland,
and Germany etc. is only one more misdeed emanating from this
The Jewish people have been living in Muslim countries, including
Palestine, in peace and harmony with their Arab neighbors,
until the advent of Zionism.
True to the above and for many other reasons, the rabbinic
authorities universally, have vehemently opposed the State
of "Israel" since the time of its inception.
Consequently, Herzl is obviously not to be honored and his
ideology called Zionism not to be celebrated. On the contrary,
a day of mourning commemorating the birth of Zionism and the
State of Israel should be declared. A naming of a square in
remembrance of the Palestine of yore should be declared.
The only working solution to a true and lasting peace is the
total dismantling of this illegitimate State of "Israel"
- a transformation to a Palestinian rule. Any other of the
countless proposals for peace, whereby the State of "Israel"
would continue to exist, is futile. As the Torah states "why
are you violating the words of G-d, it will not be successful"
(Numbers, 14: 41).
Our fervent prayer to G-d is, for this transition from the
State of "Israel" to a Palestinian State, to transpire,
speedily and peacefully, without any further suffering and
bloodshed. Under this new Palestinian rule, we will once again,
G-d willing, be able live side by side, Jew and Arab, in brotherhood.
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