Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Neturei Karta Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Q – Is it true that Neturei Karta International supports Palestinian sovereignty over all of the Holy Land?

A – Our answer is, unequivocally, yes…

Q – What do you advocate?

A – We demand, without compromise, the peaceful dismantling of the Israeli state. As to whether or how many Jews may remain there once this process is completed, that decision is totally up to the Palestinian leaders and people.”

“The Palestinian Issue – Questions & Answers,” 2003

Description:

“Neturei-Karta was founded in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1938.

Neturei-Karta is the Aramaic term for ‘Guardians of the City’…The name was given to a group of Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem who refused (and still refuse) to recognize the existence or authority of the so-called ‘State of Israel’…

The name Neturei Karta is a name usually given to those people who regularly pray in the Neturei Karta synagogues (Torah Ve’Yirah Jerusalem, Torah U’Tefillah London, Torah U’Tefillah NY, Beis Yehudi Upstate NY, etc.), study in or send their children to educational institutions run by Neturei Karta, or actively participate in activities, assemblies or demonstrations called by the Neturei Karta…

Over the years, a number of Neturei Karta activists and followers settled outside of Palestine… This dispersion resulted in the emergence of various Neturei Karta establishments on the broader international scene. These establishments include synagogues, educational institutions, publishing houses and organizations. The establishments in New York include three synagogues in Brooklyn (Boro Park and Williamsburg), three upstate, and organizations include the Friends of Jerusalem in NY, NY.”

www.nkusa.org (accessed Sep. 5, 2007)

Mission:

“Neturei Karta International is dedicated to the propagation and clarification of Torah Judaism. Its only loyalty is to G-d and His revelation. One of the basics of Judaism is that we are a people in exile due to Divine decree. Accordingly, we are opposed to the ideology of Zionism, a recent innovation, which seeks to force the end of exile. Our banishment from the Holy Land will end miraculously at a time when all mankind will unite in the brotherly service of the Creator.”

www.nkusa.org (accessed Sep. 5, 2007)

Other:
Religious Organization