The tragic day of Al-Nakba

A Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinians for Al-Nakba Commemorations By: Neturei Karta International, Jews United Against Zionism

May the Creator’s blessings be upon you, our dear brethren, the long-suffering Palestinian people.

We, of Neturei Karta International, salute you from Jerusalem, New York, London, Montreal, and around the world. As many of you already know, the Zionist movement has been opposed by observant Orthodox Jews from its inception. Zionism’s first advocates were atheists, people who rejected and betrayed their own Jewish faith. Orthodox Jews have always believed that it is a Divine decree that the Jewish people are to remain in exile as loyal citizens to their host nations and be peaceful with their neighbors, until the Almighty will choose to redeem all of mankind.

Further, we see for decades the ongoing oppression and murder of the Palestinian people, especially the recent genocide in Gaza and most recently the murderous attacks in Rafah. These horrific acts are in total violation of Judaism. The Torah forbids killing, stealing, oppression, or expulsion of people. The Jewish religion calls upon Jews to deal justly and exhibit kindness and loyalty to all humanity, especially with the people of the lands in which we reside throughout our exile. Thus, it is inevitably the true Jewish position to sympathize with the plight of the persecuted and the downtrodden.

Thus, it matters naught to us if the Israeli state be religious or secular, whether it be of the right or of the left. Whatever form it should adopt, Torah True Jewry throughout the world including in the Holy Land itself, will never recognize its existence. Masses of religious Jews who live in the Holy Land refuse to accept any government monies, do not participate in the electoral process, and of course reject to serve in the occupying military forces.

It is unthinkable to us that the Jewish people should ever appear as the bully, the persecutor, or the dispossessor. And, in fact, it is only those Zionist Jews estranged from their own true faith and confused by the incessant propaganda of the past decades, who are responsible for the current suffering.

Throughout the world, there are untold numbers of believing Jews who are horrified by the Zionist’s criminal and racist treatment of the Palestinians. These Jews regard Israeli Independence Day as one of the greatest tragedies in Jewish history. Many fast and recite special prayers on that day.

Even though the Zionist propaganda machine portrays to the world that they are representing the Jewish people as a whole, thank G-D true believing Jews succeeded on numerous occasions to remove the mask, the cover-up of this unthinkable falsification.

We seek the return of all the land, of course including Al-Aqsa, to Palestinian rule. We seek the return of all Palestinian refugees to their rightful land. We seek the immediate cessation of Zionist Genocide in Gaza. We seek the immediate end of the Zionist occupation of Palestine. And finally, we seek the immediate speedy and peaceful dismantlement of the entire State of Israel.

May the Creator grant that this memorial day of Nakba should be the last one, the current occupying State should end speedily and peacefully in our days, and again the Jew and Muslim may yet live joyfully in harmony and peace under Palestinian sovereignty throughout the Holy Land. Just as our ancestors lived in Palestine for centuries before the usurpations of this tragic century.

May we merit in the near future, to the day when all humankind will recognize and serve the One G-D together in harmony, AMAN.