23rd November ‘03
Untainted Orthodox Judaism is incompatible with and totally
opposes the philosophy known as Zionism. It condemns Zionism
both on the grounds of religious belief and on the grounds
of the religious requirement to be compassionate and humanitarian
to all mankind. Neturei Karta is the group name of those Orthodox
Jews who are prepared to express openly their opposition to
Zionism and their sympathy and solidarity with the Palestinian
cause in their struggle against the Zionist oppression.
As part of their expression of support for the Palestinian
cause, representatives of Neturei Karta take part in protests,
which draw attention to the Palestinian struggle, whenever
THEREFORE on this Al-Quds Day March Neturei Karta would like
to express its solidarity with the Palestinian People and
explain the following points:
The ideology of Zionism is completely opposed to Judaism.
Zionists have usurped the name “Israel” and have
made themselves illegitimately to appear as the representatives
and spokespeople of all Jews.
Zionism in general and its conduct against the Palestinian
People in particular is against the Torah, beliefs and the
hopes of the Jewish people. Zionism has turned many Jewish
believers into atheists and warmongers.
The Jewish Religious teaching is that the Jewish People have
no right to rule in Palestine today. The land does not belong
to them. The Jews were exiled from the land by Divine decree
because they did not maintain the standards expected of them.
Exile means that Jews must be loyal subjects of the government
of the countries in which they live and not attempt to attain
political power over other peoples. This stringent religious
requirement applies equally both in any country in the world
and in Palestine. It is the Palestinians, the indigenous population
of Palestine, who have the right to rule in Palestine today.
According to the Torah and Jewish faith, the present Palestinian
Arab claim to rule in Palestine is right and just. The Zionist
illegitimate claim is illegal and must inevitably be based
on loss of life and deprivation of property.
We want to tell the world, especially our Palestinian neighbours,
that there is no hatred or animosity between Jew and Arab.
We wish to live together as friends and neighbours. As has
been the case for centuries up until the advent of Zionism.
Together we must work so as not to allow the Zionists to
fuel the fires of hatred between us. That is what they want
and we must not let them succeed.
The Zionist oppression of Arabs in Palestine is a tragedy
for both the Palestinian and the Jewish peoples.
Opposition to Zionism and its crimes does not mean a hatred
for Jews. On the contrary Zionism and its deeds are the biggest
threat to Judaism. Zionism and Judaism are diametrically opposed.
We pray for an end to bloodshed, an end to the suffering
of our Palestinian brethren and all innocent people worldwide.
We are waiting for the annulment of Zionism and the peaceful
dismantling of the Zionist regime, and would welcome the opportunity
to dwell in peace in the holy land under a rule entirely in
accordance with Palestinian aspirations.
Zionism is not Judaism - Zionists do not represent the Jews
NETUREI KARTA - LONDON U.K.
Orthodox Jews to Join Al-Quds Day March, 23 November 2003
The annual Al-Quds Day March against Israeli aggression and
occupation of the Holy Land in London, U.K. will begin: At
12 noon, Hyde Park (nearest tube station Marble Arch) to march
at 1 p.m. to Trafalgar Square for rally at 2.30 pm. (approximately).