But in truth, the question
should be totally different. The question should be, how is it that
the Jewish people, which have been known as a compassionate, God
fearing, peaceful peope and have lived side by side for over a thousand
years, in peace and brotherhood with their Arab and Muslim cousins,
how is it possible that this Jewish nation, can be one and the same
as this Zionist state, this Israeli state and its arrogant militia,
with their flag unfurled with a Star of David at its center?
This question, thank God, I am humbly able to answer.
The answer is, my friends, that your question is really the answer.
What you are seeing today, as representative of Judaism is truly
the antithesis of Judaism.
Not only is Zionism not one and the same with Judaism, but on the
contrary, Zionism is the true nemesis of Judaism. The transformation
of Godliness into a work of Satan.
Tragically some people in the Holy Land and elsewhere, as part
of a mistaken reaction to the Holocaust, have seen the Zionist entity
as their savior and somehow representative of world Jewry.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Judaism, true Judaism, totally rejects, in fact, it abhors the
philosophy of Zionism.
Zionism is a philosophy originated by non believers, by Jews long
since estranged from their faith.
It is a philosophy that denies God and His constant supervision
and does not accept His Torah as their law.
It is a philosophy based upon the systematic dispossession and
oppression of the Palestinian people.
As such it is the antithesis of Judaism.
My brothers, pay careful note, around the world from Durban, South
Africa to London, from New York to Jerusalem, Orthodox Jews have
demonstrated in the streets against the Israeli state and the horrors
of Zionist actions.
In New York City, in Manhattan, a few weeks back, over twenty thousand
anti Zionist Jews marched against – not simply the occupation
of Gaza and the West bank – rather against the very notion
of the Israeli state itself.
This march was completely ignored by the mainstream media.
Do you know that just this week at a religious anti-Zionist march
in Jerusalem, God fearing orthodox Jews were beaten mercilessly
and some were thrown into prisons, where they are still today. Have
you seen one word of this in any of the media outlets?
Members of the press here today – please, do not be intimidated.
Tell the world the truth. Tell them that Zionism was opposed by
almost all believing Jews from its inception. And till today the
opposition stands strong.
We posit that metaphysically there can never be real peace in the
Middle East as long as the state of Israel exists, because its very
existence and all its consequential actions is a rebellion against
We proclaim that the tremendous upsurge of anti-Semitism throughout
the world is a direct result of Zionism, and that is exactly what
the Zionists want, so that the Jewish people will feel forced to
run to them for their supposed protection. We point a finger at
Zionism and its state as the core reason for the colossal tragedy
that has been perpetrated in the holy land, against Arab and Jew
alike, from the inception of Zionism until today.
We want to stress our paid and embarrassment in regard to the last
tragedies and deaths which have accured in Jenin, Nablus , Bais
Lechem, the list goes on and on.
But you should know that Zionism is a greater tragedy for Jews
than for the Palestinians.
From the Palestinians, Zionism and its state, took their land and
their bodies, but from the Jews the Zionists and its state took
their souls, their belief in God and in fact they have transformed
the hole concept of Judaism.
Our task as Jews in the world is a very basic one. It is to serve
the Creator as we have been commanded and to seek peace and promote
respect towards all men.
We yearn for the day when world Jewry having abandoned Zionism
will live in peace and harmony with their Arab and Muslim cousins
throughout the world.
As we all know everybody would want that the rights and freedom
of the Palestinians, be achieved without any loss of life, as this
is the normal human beings wish. And so we pray that this objective
should be achieved speedily and immediately without any more pain
and suffering, be it Palestinian or be it Jewish. This is the prayer
of all decent man.
May we live to see the day, speedily in the very near future, when
the One God will be recognized through out His universe and all
will serve Him together in peace and joy. AMAN
A – salaam aleikum