The authentic torah view on Israel and Jerusalem as its Capital

the authentic torah view of the State of Israel in General and of Jerusalem as its Capital

Authentic Jewry never recognized the existence of the State of Israel, let alone Jerusalem as its capital.

Zionism, the movement that created the State of Israel, is the complete opposite of traditional Jewish belief. Judaism is subservience to the Almighty, while Zionism is a total transformation into nationalism. Ever since the destruction of the Jewish Temple, 2000 years ago, Jews have been in exile by Divine decree and are forbidden to establish a sovereign state of their own, or to wage war against any nation; they are certainly forbidden to kill others or take the land of another people. The occupation of Palestine, the murder and expulsion of its people, and the oppression of those remaining, is in total violation of the Jewish religion and traditional Jewish values.

Rabbis worldwide spoke out unanimously against the Zionist movement from its very inception. The leading rabbis of Palestine stood in the forefront of this Jewish religious battle against Zionism.

In July 1947, when the United Nations was considering the Partition Plan, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky, testified before the UN’s committee: “We wish to express our definite opposition to a Jewish state in any part of Palestine.” Several months later, on November 18, 1947 when he realized that the UN was proceeding with a recommendation for a Jewish state, he sent a telegram: “Our community demands that Jerusalem be an international zone, under your protection, with full autonomy, and its residents be free citizens of the international zone of Jerusalem.” The UN honored this request.

The Zionists, however, ignored the United Nations on this point and proceeded to conquer and occupy Jerusalem. For the past 70 years, however, the Zionist occupation and “annexation” of Jerusalem has not been recognized by the world-community. We, as believers in the Torah, do not recognize the legality of the entire State of Israel, and we certainly don’t recognize its sovereignty over the Holy City.

The Zionist occupation of Palestine in 1948 brought devastation and suffering to both Arabs and Jews, who had until then lived together in peace and harmony. The expansion of this occupation in 1967, and the establishment of the settlements, is an increased rebellion against God’s Torah, and has escalated the hatred and bloodshed in the region.
In addition, the anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews for decades have been trebly oppressed, beaten and arrested by the Zionist regime. The most recent of which is their campaign to forcibly draft all of our community into their army and brutally suppress all voices of opposition.

In addition to our sorrow at President Trump’s recognition of the Holy City of Jerusalem as capital of an illegitimate state, we tremble at the thought of the possible consequences of such recognition.

Therefore, we declare: The State of Israel is not a Jewish State, it does not represent world Jewry; masses of Jews worldwide are in total opposition to the existence of this State, all that it stands for, and all actions emanating from it. Authentic Jews, following the traditional Jewish religion, do not have any demand for sovereignty over any part of the Holy Land – including Jerusalem.

We understand that President Trump meant well, and his intent was to show his support for Jews. But helping the State of Israel is not helping Jews; on the contrary, the State of Israel is a violation of the Jewish religion and creates danger to Jews everywhere.

We plead with the President of the United States to please rethink and rescind his declaration, for the benefit of all involved. We plead with the member states of the United Nations to help end the occupation of Palestine in its entirety, and until that day comes to pass, to leave Jerusalem free from association with the Israeli occupation.

We ask those countries who wish to help Jews, to open their doors for the oppressed Jews languishing under the Zionist regime. Grant them refugee status and a chance to build their lives anew.

We pray for the speedy and total dismantlement of the Zionist State of Israel with all rights returned to the native inhabitants of Palestine. We pray that this change take place peacefully, without any more suffering or bloodshed on either side.
May we merit to experience once again the beautiful peace between Arabs and Jews that once existed in the Holy Land and in the Holy City.

Ultimately, we pray to the Almighty for the day when all of mankind joins together to serve Him with one heart. Amen.

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