Yet, despite all the efforts
of hawks and of doves, a true and lasting peace seems to be further
and further away.
Why after a century of struggles, of half a century
of wars is there no peace in the Middle East ?
We, Orthodox Jews, believe that the Torah supplies us with the
We believe that the Creator has told us that Zionism is wrong.
We believe that He has told us that until the Zionist agenda is
ended there can be no peace in the Holy Land .
Why is Zionism wrong?
In simple terms it is wrong because it is a movement that demands
of the Jewish people that they should replace the Holy Torah with
a secular nationalism.
It further demands that we should violate the terms of our exile
by conquering the Holy Land .
And, last, its cruel treatment of the Palestinian people is against
the Creator’s imperative that we should deal justly and kindly
with all men.
The solution to the seemingly never ending war in the Middle East
is simply stated. It is the placing of the entire land, including
Jerusalem and al-Aksa under Palestinian rule.
Too many innocents have died already for this urgent agenda to
be delayed any longer.
There are many Jews in Jerusalem , throughout the Holy Land and
the entire world who sympathize with Palestinian suffering. There
are many Jews who desire that the Palestinian people secure their
just rights. There are many Jews who work and pray daily that this
To all our Arabic and Islamic brethren around the world, let the
message go forth today, that your quarrel is not with the Jewish
people, the people of the Torah. We stand with you in your suffering.
We feel your pain. We are with you.
Let there be no more innocent victims, neither Palestinian nor
Let us pray that the Zionist state will, with God’s help,
soon become a distant and dismal memory.
Let the Jewish people around the world devote themselves to their
only proper task, God’s service and the sanctification of
His name by acts of kindness towards all men.
May the Palestinian people know no more agony and may we all be
worthy of the day when we will all worship the Creator in joy and
peace and the world shall no more experience suffering. Amen.