Neturei Karta is always committed to voice
the traditional Religious Jewish opposition to the philosophy
of Zionism and the existence of the state of "Israel".
According to the Torah teachings, Jews are in exile by divine
decree. They are forbidden to leave exile and create their
own state by physical means. Secondly, Jewish law forbids Jews
to rebel against any other nations. Jews are required to be
loyal citizens in the countries in which they reside. Hence,
the state of "Israel" is forbidden.
The creation of the state of "Israel" transgresses these
and other basic principles of Torah law. It was established
on the land of others, totally against the will of its indigenous
population, the Palestinian people, with endless and continuous
oppression of its people, including murder, brutal beating,
confiscation of their properties and baseless imprisonment
Therefore religious Jewish leaders have always and continually
oppose Zionism and the state of Israel. They predicted that
only tragedy and bloodshed will be its result, G-d should protect
The state of "Israel" has no right to rule over any part
of the Holy Land. The entire land should be restored to the
indigenous Palestinian people, with the Almighty's help, peacefully.
In reference to the current tragic situation in Gaza, Neturei
Karta in Jerusalem issued several documents to clarify the
religious Torah position against the crimes committed by the
state of "Israel" and to express that the state of "Israel" should
not exist and does not represent the traditional Jewish community.
Following is a letter that was sent to the Secretary General
of the United Nations.
Neturei Karta of the Orthodox Jewry
Jan 21, 08
URGENT LETTER TO THE ESTEEMED SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, THE HONORABLE BAN-KI MOON
FROM ORTHODOX JEWS IN JERUSALEM AND WORLDWIDE ABOUT THE CURRENT ZIONIST ONSLAUGHT AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS IN GAZA
Dear Hon. Secretary-General:
It is with a heavy heart that we write you from the city of Jerusalem. For sixty years the authorities of what is mischaracterized as the "Jewish State" have been undertaking a vicious campaign of oppression and ethnic cleansing against millions of Palestinians who currently still live in historic Palestine and who are refugees from Palestine in other countires. And they have been committing all these crimes in the name of the ancient and holy Jewish religion!
For sixty years the State of Israel been desecrating and violating our sacred religion! For sixty years the State of Israel has been flaunting international law and United Nation General Assembly and Security Council resolutions! For sixty years they have been bringing Mankind to the edge of world war, claiming to do so in the name of Judaism!
Even today, as we write this letter, the Zionist regime is waging an unrelenting war of starvation and suffering against the people of Gaza. In the name of the sacred values of the Jewish religion we cry out to the international community and especially the great powers and the United Nations: Please use your skills to finally stop the vicious and insane campaigns of the State of Israel against the Palestinians whose suffering worsens from one day to the next under the heavy hand of occupation and oppression, ethnic cleansing and discrimination!
Mr. Secretary-General, we beseech you to use your offices to work with world leaders to stop this mad campaign of collective punishment and oppression! Our holy religion teaches us values that are the utter opposite of those of the State of Israel: we are taught by our Torah to live in harmony and brotherhood, friendship and neighborliness.
The State of Israel is trying to use its military power to preserve its ethnocracy and is demanding that the world community watch silently as they continue to hammer the Palestinian People year after year with the most sophisticated weapons of war. This cannot go on any longer! The state-sponsored terrorism and collective punishment practiced by the State of Israel must be condemned and stopped!
We fervently pray that G-d guide world leaders to tke the necessary action to stop the suffering of the Palestinian People, rein in the State of Israel, restore the full rights of the Palestinians throughout their homeland in historic Palestine, and thereby create peace not only in the Holy Land, but also throughout the world. The world cannot stand by and watch the State of Israel commit these terrible crimes!
Thank you kindly for your attention to this urgent matter,
Rabbi Meir Hirsch
Neturei Karta Palestine
Following is a statement released to the press
by Neturei Karta Palestine.
NETUREI KARTA of THE ORTHODOX
P.O.Box 5053 Jerusalem
STATEMENT BY anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews including Neturei
Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews react with horror at the most
recent Zionist terrorist massacre that has occurred in Gaza.
This vicious and beastly act is only one in a long chain of
massacres, terror, ethnic cleansing and oppression committed
against the Palestinian People by the wicked Zionist movement
stretching back all the way to 1948, Anti-Zionist Jews condemn
the Zionists in no uncertain terms for their violent and bloodthirsty
behavior carried out in the name of the Jewish People and the
We cannot understand why great world powers seem to give
the Zionists a free hand to commit such crimes against the
indigenous Palestinian People from the comfort of their F16
fighter jets, helicopter gun ships and Merkava tanks.
When will the world bring the Zionists under control and
restore the rights of the Palestinians throughout historic
When will the major world powers stop the Zionists from
committing crimes that will lead to World War III?!
Zionism is doomed! The Zionist Regime is doomed! The Holy
Land will be restored to the Palestinians! It is not a matter
of "if" but only "when"!
Suffering and bloodshed can only end with the dismantling
of the Zionist State, plain and simple. It can only end when
the full rights of the Palestinians are restored throughout
Palestine, including the rights of the Palestinian refugees
to return to their homeland. This is the only solution that
will benefit Jews and Arabs.
WE CALL ON THE WORLD'S NATIONS TO STOP ZIONIST BRUTALITY
RABBI MEIR HIRSH
Following is a letter that was sent by Neturei
Karta Palestine to Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar
NETUREI KARTA of THE ORTHODOX JEWRY
P.O.Box 5053 Jerusalem
Honorable Doctor Mahmud Al-Zahar
As Orthodox Anti-Zionist Jews we harshly condemned the brutal
acts of terrorism committed by the Zionist thug regime against
the Palestinian People.
We wish to express our most sincere sympathies to all suffering
Palestinians, especially following the latest vicious attack
of the Zionists in Gaza.
We also wish to express our most sincere sympathies to you
personally, Dr. Al-Zahar, for the death of your son, Hussam,
at the hands of the Zionists following on the tragic murder
of your other son, Khalid, several years ago at the hands of
We pray fervently to God to stop the vicious crimes of the
Zionist regime and to dismantle that absurd Zionist state and
restore all the rights to the Palestinian People, both those
living inside Zionist-occupied Palestine and in other countries