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World Premiere: "Neturei Karta: Jews Against Zionism"

You won't see this on your Zionist-dominated TV.

New documentary by local film-maker Wendy W. Campbell: “Neturei Karta: Jews Against Zionism�

An interview with the engaging Rabbi Weiss of the Ultra Orthodox Jewish group called Neturei Karta (which means “Guardians of the City� in the ancient Aramaic language), which was formed in the 1930’s before Israel was created in 1948, to protest the new movement called Zionism. Rabbi Weiss, who is based just north of New York City, explains why his worldwide organization believes that Zionism is the exact opposite of Judaism and why they pray for the peaceful dismantling of the Zionist state of Israel.

Mainstream media has always ignored the activism of the Neturei Karta and other anti-Zionism groups, so this film may be somewhat shocking, but very enlightening, for many people who have always thought that all Jews are pro-Israel and Zionists. Rabbi Weiss provides a fascinating and concise history of Judaism and how Zionism has been aggressively seeking to transform it, revealing their intimidation tactics and falsehoods. He explains how the only way that true peace can be achieved is through achieving justice for the Palestinian people, by apologizing for having oppressed them and for stealing their land. He advocates making amends with them by providing reparations and allowing them equal rights. According to Rabbi Weiss, Zionism is blatant racism and against true Jewish values. He asserts that Judaism is a religion, but Zionism has attempted to replace religion with nationalism.

For more information about Neturei Karta, please visit For more information on film-maker Wendy Campbell’s previous documentary,
“Truth: Exposing Israeli Apartheid�, please visit

Wendy Campbell will attend the screening and be available for Q & A. VHS tapes of the documentary will be available for purchase, as well as other tapes on related topics, and free literature.
(57 mins)

For more information on the documentary, please visit

April 14 at 7:30 pm
at La Pena Cultural Center at 1305 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Door: $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Which fringe element of Wendy's are you going to support?

Dear Reader: I did a little google search on Neturei Karta and the fourth entry brought up contained the following:

Neturei Karta is an offshoot of ultra-Orthodox Judaism with about 5000 followers. Out of a worldwide population of 14 million Jews this represents 0.04% of worldwide Jewry. Oh, and they are in favor of dismantling the Jewish State of Israel. PEACEFULLY!!! of course. I also found this interesting.

"...under the leadership of Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, formerly of Hungary and later of New York City, as well as other hassidic groups, some in Israel and others in the Diaspora. With their help, Neturei Karta was able to withstand paying taxes to the state that they did not recognize and conversely, to avoid obtaining any benefits from that state by revitalizing the halukah distribution of funds that characterized earlier generations. As such they became a self-contained community within Israel with few formal ties to the surrounding political infrastructure.

While many in Neturei Karta chose to simply ignore the State of Israel, a fringe element took proactive steps to condemn it and bring about its eventual dismantling until the coming of the Messiah. Chief among these is Rabbi Moshe Hirsch, Neturei Karta's self-proclaimed "Foreign Minister," who serves in Yasser Arafat's cabinet as Minister for Jewish Affairs.

Hirsch and his followers oppose Israel on religious grounds. Devoutly committed to their faith, they reject Jews who do not share their level of observance as heretics. Nevertheless, they also maintain that an Orthodox community of Jews can and should be a viable minority in an Arab-dominated Palestinian state. According to their ideology, the Jews were first sent into exile for their sins, so that a secular Jewish presence in Israel could be grounds for further expulsions and exile. At their most extreme, they claim that the Holocaust was divine punishment for the sins of secular Jews, but at the same time they also believe that the time will come when all Jews will repent or be lost and the Messiah will come to redeem them."

Isn't the internet wonderful? I found this in about five minutes. -- Becky Johnson

Re: World Premiere: "Neturei Karta: Jews Against Zionism"

Better yet, check out the website of the Neturei Karta themselves at
Becky seems intent on discrediting and belittling the Neturei Karta, Jews who actually believe in and follow the Ten Commandments, which the Zionists completely ignore. You know, like Thou Shalt Not Kill, Thou Shalt Not Steal, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors' assets, and Thou shalt not bear false witness-- these are sins the Israeli government commits every day with our Zionist-dominated government's blessing and using OUR tax dollars, millions every single day, billions every year. So that makes our government also guilty of these sins, which is why we are experiencing war at this time and a rise in anti-American sentiment around the world. It's all thanks to the Zionists and other pro-Israel sympathizers.
Israel along with Britain and the UN committed the Original Sin against the Arabs in Palestine and surrounding areas in the Middle East. For more information, check out "Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict" which by the Jews for Justice in the Middle East. Jews, NOT Zionists, wrote the piece and it is a real eye-opener.

Re: World Premiere: "Neturei Karta: Jews Against Zionism"

Oops! Forgot to tell you the website for reading "Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict" written by Jews for Justice in the Middle East... it's It is a MUST READ for all those interested in the truth about Israel and Zionism.

Jewish State of Israel is legitimate

Response to WC: I visited the website you recommended. It claimed as its opening salvo that Israel was an illegitimate state because it displaced Palestinians in its creation. I beg to differ.

Israel was created by a UN resolution in Nov. 1947 as part of a partition of the British mandate Palestine. Palestine had previously been partitioned into an Arab state and a Jewish state. The Arab state created was Jordan. Then in '47 they decided to partition Palestine again giving Israel the low-lying marshlands ridden with malaria while an independent Arab homeland was to be right next to Israel on the high ground---Palestine---and Jerusalem was to be an international city. Israel accepted the deal and all the Arab countries rejected it and waged war on the infant country. Despite this animosity to a Jewish homeland anywhere in the mideast, the Israelis begged the Arabs to stay and build the new nation of Israel with them. About 10% of the Arabs did stay and now Israel is nearly 20% Arab within the green line. These Arabs are not Jewish and have full citizenship rights. So no Palestinian needed to have been displaced by the new Israeli govt. In truth, about 650,000 fled in fear of the coming war and on the advise of their Arab leaders. None of them were Palestinians in those days either. They were Arabs--united in their effort to drive the Jews into the sea.

The second premise is that Israel will have peace when it "returns Palestinian lands" and "ends the occupation". Except there was no occupation in 1948. There was no occupation in 1956. There was no occupation in 1967. Yet the Arabs attacked Israel each time in a war of attempted annihilation. Jordan and Egypt "occupied" the West Bank and Gaza respectively until 1967. There was no cry for an independent state of Palestine until after Israel conquered vast land areas in 1967 in a war the UN ruled as a defensive war.

Suddenly, the Arabs in Israel overnight became "Palestinians" "stuggling for their independence".

Its all still the same game. the Arabs hate the Jews and want to crush the tiny state of Israel (on .01% of the land in the mideast)and use dupes on the left to be their mouthpieces. Look how well they have got you! You are actually creating rationalizations for teenagers committing suicide while becoming mass murderers of civilians!

And you blame the building of Jewish settlements on 1.7% of the land of the West Bank as a justified cause?

The conflict in the Israeli/Palestinian war is about whether Israel has a right to exist as Jewish state. It will only end when the Palestinians recognize the sovereignty of Israel.

Re: World Premiere: "Neturei Karta: Jews Against Zionism"

Sad to say, the Neturei Karta are NOT typical of Jewish people; the grasping, power-hungry greedy elements are very much in control. If this were not the case, I would not feel such hatred for the race as a whole.

Re: World Premiere: "Neturei Karta: Jews Against Zionism"

"I would not feel such hatred for the race as a whole."
I'm a PROUD Racist anti-semitic peace activist!!!!


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