|True Torah Jews demonstrate against Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the U. S.|
The Jewish Orthodoxy's rejection of Zionism is the only principled and ethical opposition against the evil that the Israeli state has been committing against the Palestinian people for the last 120 years. The Zionist movement has "hijacked" Judaism and commits crimes in its name, which falls back on Jews around the world. True Torah Jews resist Zionism to this day. Yakov M. Rabkin has documented this history in his excellent book "Jewish Opposition to Zionism".
During his last trip to Washington, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that he speaks in the name of the Jewish people. Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro called his claim "absurd", and he rejects categorically Netanyahu's preposterous assertion of being the leader of world Jewry. Shapiro considered Netanyahu's statements "defamatory and dangerous to the Jewish people". "The claim that the Jewish people are loyal to a foreign power is a terrible defamatory thing (...) He is feeding fuel into the flames of anti-Semitism." Does Zionism needs anti-Semitism in order to survive? Theodor Herzl wrote in his diary: "The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, and the anti-Semitic countries our allies." Rabbi Shapiro said that God who protected the Jewish people for the last 2000 year "will protect us from the Zionists as well". The Jews around the world are not represented by Israel. "It's a false representation. It's an identity theft. It's a false claim." Judaism is a God-oriented affair and has nothing to do with Zionism. The Zionists and their Sayanims should listen carefully what Rabbi Shapiro says.