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Jews Join Palestinians in Protest: Call Issued to Show Solidarity with Victims of Zionism

New York, (Jan 25, 2001)

Neturei Karta International, a world wide organization of anti – Zionist Orthodox Jews, has called upon New York area Jewry to join them in a demonstration led by the Metropolitan Muslim Federation on Friday, January 26th at 11:00 AM. The protest will begin with a march from 800 2nd Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Street and will proceed to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza located at 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Rabbi Dovid Weiss, spokesman for the group, will speak shortly after 1:00 PM.

Rabbi Dovid Weiss, “At a time when, tragically, so many attempt to stir up enmity between Jews and Muslims, between Jews and Palestinians, it behooves all fair minded Jews to proclaim their sympathy for the plight of the Palestinian people. It is over a century since the Zionist movement began its invasion of the Holy Land. In essence, the dispossession of the Palestinian people, which began then, has continued with ever increasing violence till this day.”

“As Torah Jews we must be always aware of the norms of basic fairness and compassion. Fear of the ‘Powers That Be” must never deter us from speaking the truth.”

“Unfortunately many Jews have been brainwashed by the hate filled propaganda of Zionism. It has caused them to either advocate or acquiesce in repeated violence against the Palestinians.”

“The root of the current conflict is Zionism, a vile creed always rejected by Orthodox leaders. The establishment of a pre – Messianic Jewish state is forbidden to the Jewish people. True peace will never come to the region until the mad and immoral enterprise of Zionism is abandoned.”

It behooves to show the world the true moral grandeur of the Torah by showing our sympathy for all those who suffer needlessly and, particularly if their suffering is caused by our misguided brethren.