Rabbis to Protest Israeli Prime Minister’s Visit to the White House

Press Release on the upcoming Protest Against Netanyahu’s Visit to the White House

TODAY, Monday, March 3, 2014, at 12 noon, a group of Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews, organized by Rabbis of Neturei Karta International, will protest in front of the White House during Israeli PM Netanyahu’s meeting with H. E. President Obama. Despite the harsh weather conditions, the demonstrators will stand vigil due to the critical nature of this issue. They aim to proclaim that Netanyahu does not represent Judaism or Jews true to the Jewish religion from around the world.

The demonstrators will be protesting the existence of the illegitimate State of Israel, the occupation of the Holy Land, and all criminal actions it commits against the Palestinian people. Furthermore, they will protest the oppression of the Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews under the Zionist occupation, the recent attempts to forcibly draft them into the Israeli army, and the ongoing desecration of ancient Jewish burial graves in the Holy Land.

In response to the recent Israeli demand that the Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish State, the message of today’s protest will be that “the world must recognize that Israel is NOT a Jewish State; it is totally rejected by Judaism and that their use of the name ‘Israel’ is illegitimate.” As Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky OB’M, Chief Rabbi of Palestine, stated in a declaration to the United Nations in 1947: “We furthermore wish to express our definite opposition to a Jewish state in any part of Palestine” (The Rabbis Speak Out, The 130-year Record of Religious Jewish Opposition to Zionism, p. 81).

Regarding the current controversy over the Temple Mount, the demonstrators will present the edict of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Zonenfeld OB’M, Chief Rabbi of Palestine, in his letter to the Muslim Congress of Jerusalem, dated December 6, 1931, in which he stated: “We completely deny any suspicion that we want to demand rights to your holy site that is called the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the other holy sites located on the Temple Mount compound.”

A spokesman for the group will be speaking at the demonstration and be available for interviews. For more info, please visit www.nkusa.org or email info@nkusa.org.