Monday, April 30, 2007

Ahmadinejad’s “Islamic Republic News Agency” Applauds UK Anti-Zionist Jews for Supporting Journalists’ Boycott

The anti-Semitic regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has already welcomed a fringe group of ultra-orthodox Jewish nutcases, Neturei Karta, to its Holocaust denial conference in Teheran last December.

Now it is cozying up to their equally disturbed left-wing secular counterparts. A small band of highly vociferous Jewish leftist extremists, who have been gaggling in excitement at the increasing demonization of Israel in Britain and beyond, have come to the attention of the Teheran regime.

The Iranian state news agency reports that: "British Jews welcome journalists joining Israeli boycott".*

The Teheran regime is referring to a letter published in the British newspaper, The Guardian, by a group calling themselves "JBIG" (Jews for boycotting Israeli Goods). All the signatories – Deborah Fink, Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Mike Cushman, Sylvia Finzi, Tony Greenstein, Ruth Tenne, Deborah Maccoby, Prof Moshe Machover, Mike Marqusee – are already well-known for their incessant campaigns against Israel and those who sympathize with her.

Deborah Fink, for example, has described Israel as a "satanic state".

"The same official Iranian state news agency uncritically publishes the words of wisdom of its beloved President on the subject of the Holocaust," points out David Zarnett, of a moderate left-wing British Jewish group called "Engage" who are campaigning against the extremist anti-Zionism of the British left.
This article is from national review

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fox article on Neturei Karta

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) -- The fiercely anti-Zionist group Neturei Karta has always been a source of tension in this heavily Jewish community north of New York City. They routinely burn the Israeli flag. They pray for the end of the Jewish state. A few members even traveled to Iran to participate in a Holocaust-denial conference.

Locals aren't shy about using words like "traitor" and "crackpots" to describe the group.

The tension escalated a few notches on Monday after the group's synagogue burned down on the eve of Passover and a Neturei Karta leader said the fire was deliberately set to target members because of their anti-Israeli views.

"They have threatened us, they have warned us, they have harassed us," said Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, referring to Zionists. "Those who did this will repent. They should turn to the Torah so that we can all have peace."

"This fire is a desecration of God's name."

Authorities were quick to say the fire was suspicious in the hours after the Sunday night blaze, but they backed off Monday afternoon as they got a closer look at the charred house. Peter Brower, chief of the Ramapo Police Department, said that although officials had not ruled anything out, nothing emerged from the initial investigation to indicate that arson was the cause. No sign of accelerants was found, he said.

No one was injured in the fire. A senior Neturei Karta rabbi and his family, who lived on the top floor of the three-story, century-old structure, were not home.

The fire gutted the building, and charred prayer books were strewn across the front lawn Monday afternoon. The writing works of the rabbi who lived there were believed to be destroyed.

"They are crazy, but no one should burn down their synagogue," Holocaust survivor Shei Kormblue said as his family members were busy making matzo for Passover. "God will punish whoever needs punishment. It's not up to us."

The Neturei Karta has been the target of threats in the past because of its involvement in the anti-Zionism movement.

Members oppose Israel because they believe there should not be a Jewish state until the Messiah comes and leads them to the promised land. They don't dispute that the Holocaust took place, but they believe Israelis have used the Holocaust to gain sympathy and advantage.

Neturei Karta members are often seen wearing their black hats, coats and long, unruly beards and heckling marchers in annual Israel Day parades in New York. They have appeared publicly with many critics of Israel, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

It was the trip to Iran late last year by five members of the group that sent the outrage soaring to new levels. Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust a "myth" and said Israel should be "wiped off the face of the map." The visit also came amid fears that Iran may want to attack Israel.

Still, with a membership estimated to be only in the thousands, the Neturei Karta are generally tolerated or ignored, although they were greeted with a large protest at the Monsey synagogue upon their return from Iran.

"Ninety-five percent of us in the community don't agree with them, but we don't shun them," said David Abromevitz. "We know who they are. They send their kids to our schools and shop in our stores."

Monsey is an ultra-Orthodox community about 35 miles north of New York City. The streets are dotted with signs in both Hebrew and English, and businesses with names like "Jerusalem Auto Body" "Kol Tov Pizzeria" are a frequent sight.

Weiss called it a "tragedy" that so many holy books went up in flames. "A part of our heart and soul was taken away," he said.

Neturei Karta members are often confused with the Satmars, who have a huge community in the nearby village of Kiryas Joel. But there is no connection between the two groups.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Newsday article on Neturei Karta

The small, fringe anti-Zionist Jewish group Neturei Karta sparked outrage by meeting in December with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. On Sunday night, a suspicious fire destroyed one of the group's synagogues in Monsey, N.Y.

An explanation of the group's worldview:

WHAT THEY BELIEVE: Followers of Neturei Karta, or "Guardians of the City," believe that only God can redeem Jews from sin, end their exile and create Israel. They base their belief partly on a reading of Psalms 127:1: "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain on it; unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman keeps vigil in vain."


WHERE THEY LIVE: With a membership estimated to be only in the thousands, many followers live in the United States, England _ and even Israel. However, they do not participate in the Israeli government in any way, such as voting or taking government assistance.

WHY THEY PROTEST: The ultra-Orthodox group believes the messianic age will not start until Zionism is eliminated, so they make common cause with some of the most outspoken critics of the Jewish state. They heckle marchers in annual Israel Day parades in New York and regularly burn the Israeli flag. They have appeared publicly with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and in December met with Ahmadinejad in Tehran during a conference debating the Holocaust.

Montreal marks Israeli independence with Neturei Karta there

Montreal marks Israeli independence

About 6,000 people turned out in downtown Montreal to celebrate Israel's Independence Day.

The rally took place at its usual downtown location following last year's unsuccessful relocation to the mainly Jewish suburb of Cote Saint-Luc. A heavy police contingent was on hand following reports that a large anti-Zionist rally was expected nearby.

Ultimately the sole anti-Zionists were some 25 members of the Neturei Karta, a Chasidic sect that opposes the Jewish state. They chanted anti-Israel slogans and waved Palestinian flags and signs condemning Israel from behind protective barricades and a wall of police officers. There was no violence.

Why we are here

We are here to tell people the truth about NK and cover you on the latest news about them they are a group of a few people they make themselves popular by protesting and meeting crazy people and that attracts a-lot of attention from the media because they call themselves Rabbis and say they represent the Jewish people. They are a bunch of lowlifes who are dressed up like frum Jews they are not Rabbis in any way. Just some facts about NK they have talked on television on Shabbos they met with famous Arab leaders including Yasir Arafat who has supported them with money, Iranian President M. Ahmadinejad who they met at a Holocaust denial conference in Iran, Mahamoud Abbas they are not supported by any Rabbi or Jewish organization or Jewish group there only supporters are Arabs. As Jews its are responsibility to stop this chilel Hashem that’s why we are here and they deserve no publicity

Neturei Karta at Gush Katif Protest

A jew fighting on the street with Neturei Kartas Dovid Achbar Weiss

Ahmadinejad Meeting With NK in the city

This is the first meeting with Ahmadinejad before they went to Iran,

Neturei karta 30 min. of fame on fox

This video is Yisroel (Achbar) Weiss of Monsey who is the chief of NK this is his 30 min. on Fox after going to Iran

neturei karta deny the Holocaust on tape

this is Chaim Lefkowitz of NK denying the Holocaust