REPRESENTATIVE OF WORLD JEWRY
Orthodox Jews recoiled in disgust at the latest outburst of
hate speech from Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, a former Sephardic so-called
chief rabbi of the illegitimate Zionist State of “Israel,” in
which he called the Palestinians "evil" and cursed them with
Torah commands Jews to live in peace and harmony with their
non-Jewish neighbors in all parts of the world, in accordance
with the Biblical command, "Seek the welfare of the city to
which I have exiled you." This sort of rhetoric is against the
Almighty’s Torah, repugnant to say the least and can only lead
to more hatred and conflict," said Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss
of Neturei Karta International.
rabbi and others like him do not and cannot represent Judaism
or the Torah, just as the Zionist State of “Israel,” which is
a rebellion against the Almighty, cannot represent the Torah
or world Jewry true to the Torah. Their use of the name "Israel"
rabbi is a member of Sephardic Jewry, Jews from Arab countries.
If he would only look back at his own community's history, he
would realize that Jews can, and did, live peacefully with Arabs,
for many centuries. When Jews were persecuted, killed and expelled
in other parts of the world, the Arab countries provided a safe
haven and welcomed Jews with open arms. In Palestine as well,
Jews enjoyed this hospitality when Palestinians and Jews co-existed
in harmony for many generations, as is well-documented in Jewish
books of that era. It was only Zionism, with its theft and oppression
of the Palestinian people, that put an end to this co-existence.
are required by the Almighty, as stated in His Torah, to express
our gratitude and reciprocate for good bestowed upon us. Thus
we must be forever grateful to the Arab world for hosting our
people. How ironic, how tragic and evil this is, that precisely
these Arab countries and these Arab people are accused of being
to the Torah, Jews are in exile and are forbidden to have a
state of their own. Likewise we are forbidden to kill, steal
and oppress etc. another people. Therefore, as long as the Zionist
state continues to exist, we believe that there is no way true
peace can be achieved. The Holy Land must be returned to its
rightful owners, the Palestinians.
pray for the speedy and peaceful dismantlement of the Zionist
State of Israel. At that time we will once again be able to
truly co-exist in peace and harmony, as we did over our long
history. And at that time we will be able to fulfill the Torah’s
commandment (mitzvah) of remembering and repaying the good done
to us. May we merit to see this soon in our days.
may we merit to see the revelation of the glory of the Almighty,
when all humankind will serve the Almighty together in harmony,
as we say in our prayers, "And they will all form one company
to do Your will wholeheartedly. Amen."
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