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Demonstration against NYC Company
Constructing a hotel over Jewish Graves
in the Holy Land
August 10, 2010 - New York, NY

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Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews demonstrated outside the offices of RFR Holding LLC, 390 Park Avenue, corner 54th St, in New York City.
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: 390 Park Avenue, NYC, outside the offices of RFR Holding LLC

We come to raise our voices in protest against the destruction of an ancient Jewish historic site. It is a cemetery in which Jewish sages from the time of the Talmud lie buried. For two thousand years they lay undisturbed, awaiting the coming of the messiah and the resurrection of the dead - until just last week.

Then RFR Holding LLC decided to build a 60 million-dollar hotel, with an underground parking lot on the site of the cemetery. Thinking only of their profits, they didn't let the cemetery stand in their way. They turned down alternative building plans in which the cemetery could have been left in its place and treated respectfully. They called in archaeologists, who unceremoniously removed some of the bones with tractors. Today, July 1, they began to flatten the entire area in preparation for drilling deep holes for the pillars of the building. More and more bones are being desecrated as we write these words.

Where is this travesty taking place? Not in our own great country, the United States of America, which provides freedom and respect for religion. Not in a European country, and not in a Muslim country. No, it is taking place in "Israel", the so-called Jewish state.  The cemetery is in the ancient city of Jaffa. Respected and protected for hundreds of years under Muslim empires, it has now fallen in the hands of the Zionists, to whom Jewish tradition means nothing. It is they who permit and even encourage such construction.

The complete insensitivity of the State of "Israel" towards Judaism and to the feelings of observant Jews stands in stark contrast to the behavior of other countries, whose governments often cancel construction plans when they run into old Jewish cemeteries.
Faithful Torah Jews living under the oppressive Zionist regime have courageously come out numerous times to the site to protest against the construction. The Israeli police have met them with murderous beatings, tear gas and pepper spray.  Dozens of Jews have been wounded and taken to hospitals for treatment. But they will continue to come, as long as there is still hope to save the ancient cemetery.

Anti-Zionist Jews around the world have taken up the cause as well. Over the past two weeks, demonstrations have taken place in major cities like: New York City, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Brussels, London and Melbourne.

"We see the Israeli government's behavior as only symptomatic of a larger problem. According to the Torah and the Talmudic Sages, ever since the destruction of the Temple 2000 years ago, Jews have been in exile by Divine decree and were forbidden from re-establishing themselves as a nation by physical means. Jews are forbidden to rise up and fight against the other nations of the world. They are commanded to live in peace with their gentile neighbors and respect the leaders of their countries. The Zionist ideology is thus fundamentally anti-Torah. Not only has Zionism denied the fundamental Jewish belief in Heavenly Redemption; it has created a pseudo-Judaism which replaces the Torah with nationalism.

It should therefore come as no surprise that such a so-called Jewish state digs up ancient Jewish graves. In fact, the graves they desecrate are those of the very same Talmudic Sages whose guidelines the Zionists reject.

The ongoing Zionist disregard for all of the Torah is just another proof that they do not represent religious Jews, and certainly not the Jewish religion.

A similar demonstration and protest was held on July 22, 2010.

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