Montreal Orthodox Jews to Protest Outside JNF Offices
July 19, 2010
A group of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews will protest tomorrow,
July 20, at 5PM, outside the offices of the Jewish National
Fund [JNF] of Canada, 5757
Boulevard Cavendish Blvd, Montreal Que. Their goal is
to express their opposition to the existence of the state
of "Israel" and to protest the ongoing destruction,
permitted and encouraged by the Israeli government, of an
ancient Jewish cemetery in Jaffa.
"This is a cemetery in which Jewish sages from the Talmudic era lay buried,
until last month when a company called RFR Holding LLC decided to build a hotel
on the site of the cemetery," said Rabbi Yoel Stern, one of the organizers
of tomorrow's demonstration. "On June 14, Israeli archaeologists, accompanied
by bulldozers, began to remove some of the bones. On July 1, the company began
to flatten the area and drill deep holes for the pillars of the building. More
bones are being desecrated as we speak.
"Religious protesters at the site have been routinely
abused by the police with beatings and tear gas. On July
7, police burned the hand of protester Rabbi Samuel David
Rothschild, and then held him in custody for a day without
access to medical care. The goal of the Israeli government
is to silence all those who oppose their activities."
"According to the Torah, Jews are currently in exile and are not permitted
to have a state of their own. Furthermore, the leaders of the Zionist state
deny all of Judaism's basic principles, one of which is the immortality of
the soul and the eventual resurrection of body and soul together. That is why
we are commanded to treat human remains with the greatest respect. The Zionists
lacks the respect for human dignity that most countries of the world practice.
In fact, this very cemetery was protected for hundreds of years under Muslim
"After all this, they have the nerve to call themselves "Israel" and
base their claims to the land on the Torah! Torah Jewry and
all authentic rabbis of the world have fought against Zionism
since its founding day. Torah Jews will never recognize Zionist
sovereignty over the Holy Land.
"We want the world to know that there is nothing Jewish
about the Jewish National Fund, and those who contribute
to it are aiding the Zionists' war against Judaism."
To see more on the latest incident with Rabbi Rothschild,
click here http://www.nkusa.org/activities/Demonstrations/20100707.cfm#
To learn more about the Israeli oppression against religious
Jews in the Holy Land, click here http://www.israelversusjudaism.org/
For more information on ongoing activities against the State
of Israel, click here