Letter to President Barack Obama

To His Excellency
Barack H. Obama,
President of the United States of America
January 3, 2017

On behalf of anti-Zionist Jews throughout the United States of America, we wish to thank Your Excellency for your many years of loyal service to the citizens of the United States. May the Almighty reward you and your family with His abundance. May Your Excellency, with the help of the Almighty, achieve great accomplishments for many years in the future.

In particular, on behalf of anti-Zionist Jews worldwide, we congratulate Your Excellency for your courageous stance regarding the recent Security Council Resolution 2334, which declares the Israeli settlements to be illegal.

For decades, the settlements have been a major cause of bloodshed and unrest in the Holy Land. Hundreds of innocent lives have been sacrificed on the altar of nationalism and lust for land. At the same time, we wish to reiterate the Torah position that it is not just the West Bank that is illegally occupied. Jews have been sent into exile by the Almighty, and any kind of Jewish sovereignty over any territory is a violation of that decree. Therefore, the concept of the State of Israel is entirely illegitimate and forbidden. The crime is compounded when the creation of this homeland entails the occupation, oppression, subjugation, and expulsion of another people. Before the era of Zionism, Jews lived in Palestine in peace and security, side by side with the Palestinian Arab population. We fervently hope for the day when Jews return to abiding by the laws of the Torah and living in peace with all peoples.

Netanyahu has vowed to continue building settlements, but we have appealed and continued to appeal to the world to realize that the Jewish people true to the Torah are not behind him. This show of defiance against the world community and the United States for taking up a just cause is completely against the Torah. American Jews true to the Torah in particular, as loyal citizens enjoined by the Torah to respect their president, are embarrassed and completely disgusted by Netanyahu and his supporters’ vicious attacks against Your Excellency.

Attached is a statement that we sent worldwide and presented in a press conference in front of the United Nations on December 26, 2016. Also, on the following day, a delegation of Rabbis stood in front of Your Excellency’s home, the White House, to demonstrate their support and thankfulness for your courageous stance.

Once more, we offer our prayers to the Almighty that Your Excellency and your entire family be blessed with long, healthy, and fruitful years and success in all Your Excellency’s lofty endeavors to accomplish the will of the Almighty, Amen.

Sincerely yours,
Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss

P.S. Our Statement regarding the UN Resolution can be found at the following link:

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