Recent events in the Holy Land have plunged Jewry world
wide into unprecedented soul searching. The conflicts
to which the creation of the State of Israel gave birth
continue to plague Jew and Gentile. Tragically, no end
appears to be in sight. Various and contradictory solutions
have been offered for the current travails.
However, all the solutions offered in so-called mainstream
sources have failed. It is our belief that they are
inherently doomed to fail. All of them make one fatal
assumption. They find it axiomatic that the State of
Israel must exist. And, in contrast to the plain evidence
of history, they see its existence as a positive development
for the Jewish people.
We offer a real alternative to this herd like mentality
which has produced fifty years of war and suffering
for both Jew and Arab.
We affirm the simple belief, once universally held
amongst Torah Jews, that Jewish sovereignty over the
Holy Land before mankind’s final redemption is
It is wrong spiritually because it denies that the
Jewish exile is a metaphysical state which can be altered
only via the practice of our ancestral faith.
It is wrong materially because it has consistently
led to war, oppression of other peoples and the general
exacerbation of anti-Semitism and anti-Gentilism throughout
History is written by its victors. Zionism -- by which
we mean not the love of Zion shared by all believing
Jews (indeed, by all mankind) but political and military
machinations to grab the Holy Land before G-d chooses
to redeem mankind -- wields tremendous power over world
opinion. All who question its dogmas are subjected to
severe blacklisting and, at times, life threatening
This near total historical censorship has blinded both
Jew and non-Jew in our era to the universal Torah opposition
to Zionism up to 1948.
In all schools of European Jewry -- ranging from the
writings of German Orthodox leader Rabbi Samson Raphael
Hirsch to the Lithuanian perspective found in the works
of Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman to the Hasidic views of
the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Reb Shalom DovBer Schneerson
-- we find scathing critiques of Zionism.
It is this long standing tradition of our people that
we of Neturei Karta represent to this day.
We offer the millennia old perspective of the Torah.
Its message has been distorted and ignored by Zionism.
Masses of Jews are unwitting victims of this distortion.
However, intimidation cannot forever suppress truth.
Zionism is bankrupt. Its leaders war with each other
as well as with the Arab world. With a near hysterical
obstinacy they demand that America finance and support
their failed enterprise.
The hour of Zionism is passed. Its victims wander about
searching in its darkness for solutions. They will not
be found there.
The Jewish “problem” which Herzl set about
“solving” a century ago cannot be solved
by arms and politics. The end of our exile and the sufferings
of all humanity are contingent upon repentance and good
deeds. That is the only Jewish “agenda”
worthy of the name.
Please join us in our efforts in order that the Jewish
people and all men may be worthy of true, Divine salvation.