What is your view of the Neturei Karta sect in Israel?
This gentleman asks, what is my view of the Neturei Karta group in Israel that oppose Zionism?
Now, these people called Neturei Karta really are not representing themselves. It’s only when they do certain acts that others would have done in a different way, that where there’s dissension of opinion. But actually, there are a great many people in Israel that are not favorable towards Zionism. And not because they don’t favor the establishment of a big Jewish settlement in the holy land. It’s because they cannot approve of any group that’s governed by atheists. And this is well known, that the leading Zionists are almost all atheists. It’s a fact; we don’t have to have any qualms about stating that because they themselves say it.
Now, not only are they atheists, but the leading Zionists are almost all Marxists. And to them, Karl Marx is more important than the bible. This is not what I say – it’s what they say. The bible to them is outmoded; they’re not interested in the Torah but they are very much interested in advocating the practices of Karl Marx. The fact is that all the colonies or most of the colonies of the new yishuv were founded on these principles. Of course, there are a lot of communists too, but we’re not talking about them. We’re talking about the leftist socialists. And that comprises the most important party, the Mapai party.
And that’s why there are a lot of Jews who are opposed to the Zionists; because they see that they are heading away from godliness and their purpose is to teach the principles of Marxist atheism.
Neturei Karta are only a very small group of activists. Whether the people approve of them or disapprove, that’s a question that’s debatable; but there are very many people who are not friendly to the Zionist leaders.
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