Rav Avigdor Miller on We Are All Neturei Karta

What should be our opinion of the Neturei Karta in Eretz Yisroel?

You mean in my opinion? Well, my opinion is not important. But anyway, this gentleman asks what should we say about the Neturei Karta in Eretz Yisroel -about the shitah – the derech of the Neturei Karta in Eretz Yisroel? Now that’s a question for which I am not suited. The truth is that the Neturei Karta have choshuveh talmidei chachomim among them. But it’s true that among those who are not Neturei Karta there are also very choshuveh talmidei chachomim. So you really want me to stick my little head between them – between Rav Amram Blau, zul’zein gezunt, and between, let’s say, Rav Chaskel Abramsky, who’s not Neturei Karta?! Or HaRav Shach, the Rosh Yeshiva in Ponovizh. He’s also not Neturei Karta.
In general, though, we must know that there is no question that almost everything that is fundamental is germane to all of them – to all of our Torah leaders. They really have the same ideas. They just differ on minor points. The truth is that these points are very minor. Like someone once said, and he was right, “All yeshiva people, all over the world, are really Neturei Karta.” It means that we all agree with the Neturei Karta – the only question is should we do exactly this or that. For example, when it comes to voting, some Gedolim say that we should vote in the elections in Eretz Yisroel in order to give more power to the Orthodox – to the Agudas Yisroel party. And others say that by voting you are signifying your consent to the atheistic regime. So this – and other minor points – are delicate questions and it is up to greater people than me to decide.

But in general, we have to know, that more or less, everyone is in agreement. Among the good element everybody is in agreement.

TAPE #61