WHAT IS ZIONISM?
JUDAISM VERSUS ZIONISM
believes in One G-d who revealed the Torah. It affirms Divine
Providence and, accordingly, views Jewish exile as a punishment
for sin. Redemption may be achieved solely through prayer
and penance. Judaism calls upon all Jews to obey the Torah
in its entirety including the commandment to be patriotic
rejects the Creator, His Revelation and reward and punishment.
Among its fruits are the persecution of the Palestinian people
and the spiritual and physical endangering of the Jewish people.
It encourages treasonous, dual loyalty among unsuspecting
Jews throughout the world. At its root Zionism sees reality
as barren and desacralized. It is the antithesis of Torah
There is a vile lie, which stalks the Jewish people across
the globe. It is a lie so heinous, so far from the truth,
that it can only gain popularity due to the complicity of
powerful forces in the "mainstream" media and educational
It is a lie which has brought many innocent people untold
suffering and if unchecked has the potential to create extraordinary
tragedy in the future.
It is the lie that declares that Judaism and Zionism are identical.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Judaism is the belief in revelation at Sinai. It is the belief
that exile is a punishment for Jewish sins.
Zionism has for over a century denied Sinaitic revelation.
It believes that Jewish exile can be ended by military aggression.
Zionism has spent the past century strategically dispossessing
the Palestinian people. It has ignored their just claims and
subjected them to persecution, torture and death.
Torah Jews the world over are shocked and pained at this short-lived
dogma of irreligiosity and cruelty. Thousands of Torah scholars
and saints have condemned this movement from its inception.
They knew that the pre-existing good relationship between
Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land was bound to suffer as Zionism
The so-called "State of Israel" stands rejected
on religious grounds by the Torah. Its monstrous insensitivity
to the laws of basic decency and fairness appall all men be
they Jewish or not.
We of Neturei Karta have been in the forefront of the battle
against Zionism for over a century.
Our presence here is to refute the base lie that the evil,
which is Zionism, in some way represents the Jewish people.
The reverse is true.
We are saddened day in and day out at the terrible toll of death
emanating from the Holy Land. Not one of them would have occurred
if Zionism had not unleashed its evil energies upon the world.
As Jews we are called upon to live in peace and harmony with
all men. We are exhorted to be law abiding and patriotic citizens
in all lands.
We condemn the current Zionist atrocities in the Holy Land.
We yearn for peace based upon mutual respect. We are convinced
that this proposed mutual respect is doomed to fail as long
as the Israeli state exists. We welcome its abolition in a
May we be worthy of true redemption when all men will join
in brotherhood in His worship.