The other day I wrote a short post about Yona Metzger’s utterly arrogant comments regarding the Palestinians.
Well, today Neturei Karta of the Orthodox Jewry put out a press release (pdf) responding to Metzger’s comments, and this document does not mince words. (Emphasis in original.) This is just an excerpt:
The State of â€œIsraelâ€ is an illegitimate rogue regime whose very existence is leading the world to World War III. Palestinians have an inherent right, guaranteed under international and moral law, to return to their land in historic Palestine and to establish their independent state in the entire Holy Land, which was forcefully taken from them by the Zionists. Indeed, many Gazans are refugees who were expelled from other areas of Palestine by the Zionists ever since 1948.
Chief rabbis of the Zionist state, whether Metzger or anyone else, are merely very well-paid stooges of the Zionists and serve their Zionist masters without regard for the welfare of the Jewish People, the Palestinians, or any other nation in the world.
The Chief Rabbinate of the Zionist State, just as all Zionist institutions, has importance only because of its coercive power over the religious, economic and everyday life of the Jewish residents of Zionist occupied Palestine. Whoever recognizes and supports the Zionist State, even innocently, has been taken over by the heretical Zionist movement, no matter how large the halo that it is granted by Orthodox rabbis.
…We urgently appeal to the leaders of the world nations, especially the great powers, to stop supporting the Zionist regime. Many nations believe that supporting Zionism shows friendship to the Jewish People. This is incorrect! True friendship to the Jewish People can be demonstrated by saving all the peoples of the Middle East, including Jews, from the bloodthirsty machinations of the dangerous State of â€œIsraelâ€ and by dismantling the Zionist regime entirely.
May Almighty G-d protect us from the influence of Zionism in general, their evil warmongering bloodthirsty leaders, and from their wicked servants who call themselves â€œrabbis.â€
This is what it’s going to take to snap people out of their stupor, this kind of blunt, raw truth. Anything short of this will not work. And it’s completely appropriate and necessary that this message be delivered from within the Jewish community and, in particular, from respected Jewish religious leaders, as I explained here.
This response exceeded all my expectations. Totally. Amen.