Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Neturei Karta

CounterPunch's Edwin Krales' 1987 interview with "the 'foreign minister' of Neturei Karta, a group of anti-Zionist orthodox Jews living in Jerusalem, which is associated with the two hundred and fifty thousand worldwide adherents of the Satmar Hasidim" — Why Orthodox Jews Oppose Israel. I found the "How Neturei Karta Functions in Israel" section most interesting:
    We’ve reached a point where the Zionist government recognizes us—but we do not recognize them. We have a sort of autonomous principality in which we have no ties. Our institutions do not receive any monies from the government; the families do not receive any national insurance. We do not pay taxes. We certainly won’t serve in the army. If we would serve in the army, we would fight against the Zionists.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Years ago I saw these guys up front and in person when they were marching with Muslims during a local Nabka Day procession in Brooklyn (I was coming out of a bakery, they were all parading by at the same time). Blew my mind. Then I googled their signs and put 2 and 2 together. All kinds out there; all kinds.

But I must ask: why are these guys in Israel at all, all things considered?

May 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

All kinds indeed.

May 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM  

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