Orthodox Jews will join other anti-Zionist
groups to protest the "Salute to Israel Parade".
at: 5th Av. On the corner of 58th St. NYC, on May 23, 2004
On the occasion of a New York City parade marking the 56th
anniversary of the Zionist State of “Israel," we
Torah true Jews, ask you to allow us the opportunity to consider
the following information before you participate in these
Zionism and the State of "Israel" are a tragedy
for the Jewish People, as well as for the Palestinians. Judaism
and Zionism are different and incompatible concepts diametrically
opposed to each other.
The continued existence of the State of "Israel"
is the underlying cause of all the strife in historic Palestine,
and of additional suffering beyond Palestine. In addition,
the Zionist state is universally recognized as the primary
cause and catalyst of anti-Semitism worldwide.
We beseech you to understand that support for Zionists, Zionism
and the State of "Israel" is of no benefit to Jews
or Judaism, but only perpetuates the tragic impasse and constant
bloodshed in the Middle East.
The founding of the State of Israel is in direct contradiction
to the teachings of the Torah (Jewish teaching) which forbid
the establishment of any Jewish sovereignty since the destruction
of the Temple, and commands Jews to peacefully remain among
the nations until G-d Himself redeems the world without any
human intervention, at which time all Nations of the world
will live together in peace.
Two thousand years ago, at the time of the Temple’s
destruction, the Jewish People were put under oath and forbidden
by the Creator
• To go up en masse to the land of Israel
• To rebel against the nations
• To in any way attempt to end the Decree of Exile
In the Talmud it states further that to transgress these oaths
of exile by attempting to end the status of Exile through
human action in any form will bring catastrophic results (See
Talmud Tractate Kesuboth, p. 111a), which have, in fact, been
realized in our own times.
The Torah commands Jews to behave in a peaceful, harmonious,
and cooperative manner towards all people of the world wherever
they reside. The Jewish person is also required by the Torah
to be grateful and loyal to his host nation.
Zionist rebellion against G-d’s will through the establishment
of the “state of Israel” represents an official
rebellion against G-d and his Torah. This rebellion has generated
untold pain and suffering as predicted by the Talmud and many
other Torah sources throughout Jewish history. A litany of
evil events has accompanied the creation of the Zionist State,
including the forced uprooting of Jews from their native lands
in most Muslim countries and the subsequent forced estrangement
of those Jews from their religion, desecration of the Sabbath,
loss of modesty, and an endless list of violations against
many laws of our faith and Jewish teachings.
Another important teaching of Judaism violated by the Zionists,
is the requirement to be compassionate towards fellow human
beings, and of course not to steal etc. These requirements
have been directly relevant to the treatment of the native
Palestinian population in the Holy Land, who have been subjected
to various forms of collective punishment and oppression:
deportation, subjugation, ghettoization, destruction of property,
farms and homes.
The Torah (Jewish teachings) declares that no violation of
G-d’s directives shall succeed or bear fruit in the
long run, as is stated: "why are you violating the words
of G-d, it will not be successful" (Numbers, 14: 41).
Our 20th Century rabbis warned us even at the inception of
Zionism that the creation of a Zionist state would bring endless
rivers of blood and untold suffering.
Therefore, Jews who follow Judaism unadulterated by Zionist
philosophy, who are true to G-d and His Torah, emphatically
state, with full conviction, that true lasting peace and harmony
in the Holy Land will never be attained without the total
dismantlement of the heretical, rebellious State of “Israel.”
This will require that the Palestinian people be able to live
under their self rule, without fear of oppression, ghettos,
expulsion and racism, in freedom, sovereignty and dignity
throughout historic Palestine. Jewish justice demands the
full repatriation of the Palestinian refugees to their original
homes and lands throughout historic Palestine.
We pray constantly to G-d for the speedy dissolution of Zionism
and the peaceful dismantling of the State of "Israel,"
and for sovereignty of the entire Holy Land to be granted
to the indigenous Palestinian People. We anxiously look forward
to the time when Arab and Jew will be able to once again dwell
in peace and harmony throughout the entire Holy Land in
a free State of Palestine entirely according to the wishes
of the Palestinian indigenous population, thereby removing
the pain, suffering and also divine anger. Ultimately this
is the true will of G-d and this will hasten the revelation
of G-ds glory when all mankind will serve Him in peace and