day of Al-Nakba
A Statement of Solidarity with
the Palestinian people for Al-Nakba Commemorations
By: Neturei Karta International, Jews United Against
May 15, 2004 – London
May the Creator’s blessings be upon you,
our dear brethren, the long suffering Palestinian
We, of Neturei Karta International, salute you
from Jerusalem, New York, London and around the
world. As many of you already know the Zionist
movement has been opposed by observant Orthodox
Jews from its inception. Zionism’s first
advocates were atheists, men who rejected and
betrayed their own Jewish faith. Orthodox Jews
have always believed that it is a Divine decree
that the Jewish people are to remain in exile
as loyal citizens to their host nations until
the Almighty will choose to redeem all of mankind.
Thus, it matters naught to us if the Zionist state
be religious or secular, whether it be of the
right or of the left. Whatever form it should
adopt, Torah True Jewry throughout the world including
in the Holy Land itself, will never recognize
its existence. A large number of Jews who live
in the Holy Land refuse to accept any government
monies and do not participate in the electoral
process, and of course reject to serve in the
occupying military forces.
Further we see the ongoing oppression and humiliation
for decades of the Palestinian people, especially
what is happening currently through the criminal
policies of Sharon as a monstrous evil. The Torah
calls upon us to deal justly with all men. The
Torah calls upon us to exhibit kindness and loyalty
to all men, especially with the people of the
lands in which we reside throughout our exile.
Thus, it is inevitably the true Jewish position
to sympathize with the plight of the persecuted
and the downtrodden.
It is unthinkable to us that the Jewish people
should ever appear as the bully, the persecutor
or the dispossessor. And, in fact, it is only
those Zionist Jews estranged from their own true
faith and confused by the incessant propaganda
of the last fifty-five years who are responsible
for the current suffering.
Throughout the world there are untold numbers
of believing Jews who are horrified by the Zionists
criminal and racist treatment of the Palestinians.
These Jews regard Israeli Independence Day as
one of the greatest tragedies in Jewish history.
Many fast and recite special prayers on that day.
Even though the Zionist propaganda machine portrays
to the world that they are representing the Jewish
people as a whole, thank G-D true believing Jews
succeeded on numerous occasions to remove the
mask, the cover-up of this unthinkable falsification.
Not to long ago a large delegation of Neturei
Karta in Jerusalem delivered a declaration of
peace and loyalty in the name of Orthodox Jewry
to the Palestinian representatives in the Orient
House, East Jerusalem. Their desire and our desire
is one and the same, to witness the peaceful dismantling
of the illegitimate Zionist state.
We seek the return of all the land, of course
including Al-Aqsa, to Palestinian rule.
We seek the return of all Palestinian refugees
to their rightful land.
We seek the immediate cessation of Israeli assassinations.
We seek the immediate dismantling of the apartheid
And finally we seek the immediate speedy and peaceful
dismantlement of the Zionist State.
We seek to live in the land of Palestine as anti
Zionist Jews. To reside as loyal and peaceful
Palestinian citizens, in peace and harmony with
our Muslim Brethren. Just as our ancestors lived
in Palestine for centuries before the usurpations
of this tragic century.
May the Creator grant that this memorial day of
Nakba should be the last one, the current occupying
State should end speedily and peacefully in our
days, and again the Jew and Muslim may yet live
joyfully in harmony and peace under Palestinian
sovereignty throughout the Holy Land.
May we merit in the near future, to the day when
all humankind will recognize and serve the One
G-D together in harmony, AMAN.
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