There are two major reasons
for the media’s silence.
First, we are Orthodox Jews and we all know how little respect
those who dominate Western media and entertainment have for traditional
faith and morality.
Second, we are Jews who, due our ancestral faith, have always stood
in passionate opposition to the Zionist movement.
Our commitment was once nearly universal among believing Jews.
Today, due to a host of factors, which cannot be adequately discussed
in the current format, this is no longer the case. The Zionist position,
with its rejection of
G-d and His revealed Torah, has long rode roughshod over much of
the Western press.
Today, however, this situation is rapidly changing and the reason
is fairly obvious. The cat is out of the bag. The true amoral and
immoral core of Zionism stands revealed. Its current actions are
yet another revelation of its evil essence. The media is forced
to tell a bit of the real story.
We believe that the Israeli state was doomed from its inception.
Jews are not destined for any pre Messianic claims to the Holy land.
When G-d chooses, in His mercy, to end history and bring about the
Messianic utopia of universal brotherhood and Divine service, Jews
and all peoples will worship Him, with the Holy Land as their mutual
In the meantime, the assertion by force of arms, of so called Jewish
“rights” to Palestine, is totally immoral.
The need to enforce Zionist claims by force of arms, the need to
dispossess a people from their towns and homes, the need to wage
incessant war, to brutalize a people, including their women and
children is an inevitable result of this, hopefully, short lived
rebellion against G-d and elementary morality.
In the interim, as long as the state exists, we are called upon
to testify before the world that the horrors of the past few days,
indeed, the horrors of the past fifty years are being perpetrated
by Jews far removed from Torah. Torah Jewry world wide condemns
in no uncertain terms the recent brutal actions of the Israeli state.
As Jews we are called upon to function as, in the words of the
Book of Exodus, a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”
There is nothing holy about shooting and brutalizing women and
children! There is nothing holy about stripping millions of people
of their basic political rights! There is nothing holy about casting
an innocent nation into a 52 year exile!
There is something very holy about every Jew who steps beyond amoral,
misplaced tribal loyalties and speaks out in sympathy with Palestinian
suffering. There is something very holy about every Jew who asserts
that it is the Divine Torah itself which calls upon us to show solidarity
with Palestinian suffering and work to alleviate it as best we can,
according to Torah norms.
However, on the most basic level, we believe that, although we
must do what we can today for the Palestinians, in the long run
real peace and respect will return to the Middle East only when
the Israeli state itself will, with G-d’s help, be peacefully
We Jews are not comfortable in the role of oppressors. It is an
ill fit. The evils of Zionism and its exhaustion are readily apparent.
The media are beginning to escape from its clutches. Its crimes
are too obvious.
The whole sorry enterprise is bankrupt, spiritually, morally and
With G-d’s help it will soon be a nightmare of the past and
Jews together with their Islamic brethren can get down to the task
of all men, the service of the Creator and dedication to universal