OTTAWA, Canada, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A
group of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews will protest tomorrow,
August 12, at 1PM, on parliament hill in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada. 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."
"These digs are acts of insensitivity to tradition and
history that no government would permit," said Rabbi Yoel
Stern. "In fact, these graves were guarded for centuries
by the local non-Jews. It is only the Israeli government,
which calls itself Jewish, that has the audacity to destroy
these historic holy sites. We are certain that our religion
would be respected much more under an Arab government than
under the current Israeli regime."
"According to the Torah, Jews are in exile and are forbidden
to have a state of their own. In addition, Jews are forbidden
to rise up and fight against the other nations of the world.
They are commanded to live in peace with their gentile neighbors
and respect the leaders of their countries. Therefore, Orthodox
Jews who believe in the Torah never took part in the Zionist
movement. This is the reason for the bitter irony that the
state calling itself Jewish is run by people who deny all
of Judaism's basic principles."
"Their cruel persecution of the rabbis shows that their
state has nothing to do with Judaism, nor was it established
for the benefit of Jews. It is not a state for Jews as opposed
to Arabs; it is a state for Zionists as opposed to anti-Zionists."
To see more on the latest incident with Rabbi Rothschild,
click here http://www.israelversusjudaism.org/oppression/20100707/index.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 in opposition
to the State of Israel, click here
For more info visit: www.nkCanada.ca or www.IsraelVersusJudaism.org