bionic wrote:I like yah..and much of your stuff..but you are obviously..an anti Semite..and that kinda makes me sad..because you have MUCH potential
Some of my best friends are Jews and they are not Zionist and some are very orthodox Jews and are very anti Zionist
This is their statement of purpose below.
Also you will find the statement of true torah Jews who absolutely deny the state of Israel.
You are really ignorant on the subject.
You should read this to enlighten yourself and see real Jews who are anti Zionist
International Jewish anti Zionist Networkhttp://www.ijsn.net/about_us/purpose/a
Statement of Purpose
IJSN is a growing international network of Jews whose Jewish identities are not based on Zionism but on a plurality of histories and experiences. We share a commitment to participation in the legacy of struggles against colonization and imperialism. As such, we struggle against Zionism and its manifestation in the State of Israel’s historic and ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and the confiscation of their land. This colonial project also dishonors the persecution, displacement and genocide of European Jews by using their memory to justify and perpetuate European authoritarianism and colonialism. It is responsible for the extensive displacement and alienation of Mizrahi Jews (Jews of Sephardi, Asian and African descent) from indigenous identities, languages, histories, cultures and homelands and attempts to reduce all of our diverse cultural, religious, ethnic and racial identities to one of national identity. As such, it implicates us in the oppression of the Palestinian people and in the debasement of our own heritages, struggles for justice and alliances with our fellow human beings.
We understand Israel’s historic and current policies and practices of colonialism, and the Zionist ideology and institutions propelling them, are unjust and unconscionable. These policies and practices:
a) lead to further entrenchment of an apartheid system and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people;
b) expand Israeli military control over the West Bank and East Jerusalem;
c) maintain economic and military control over Gaza, thus destroying economic and political infrastructure and creating lack of access to food, water, sanitation and health care;
d) deny the political, cultural, economic and land rights of the Palestinian people living in Israel;
e) endanger all people and communities of the region;
f) encourage the demonization of Arabs and Muslims everywhere;
g) result in the racist repression, invisibility and economic marginalization of Mizrahi Jews;
h) distort and debase Jewish cultures, whether religious or secular;
i) implicate us in oppression by conflating Judaism and Jewish identities with racist policies and practices; and
j) expand Western capitalist control over and destruction of land, people, and the environment across the region.
Therefore, we are committed to the decolonization of Palestine.
We understand the current political and ideological map of the Middle East as predominantly the product of historic and current colonialist and imperialist domination. We understand that Zionism requires the replacement of expelled Palestinian labor with that of undocumented guest workers. This feeds the capitalist process of economic exploitation while denying Palestinian people access to employment. We understand that Zionism requires the militarization of society with all the implications of the military suppression and oppression of the Palestinian people as well as the creation and perpetuation of gender-based violence and male dominant culture in Israeli society. We understand the current use of Islamophobia as a strategy for defending and justifying an imperialist US-European agenda. Therefore, we hold as central to these global struggles the resistance of the people and communities of Palestine and the region against the forces of apartheid, racism, class oppression, military occupation, imperialism and capitalism.
Some of my acquaintance are True Torah Jews Against Zionism - Our Mission
The relatively new concept of Zionism began only about one hundred years ago and since that time Torah-true Jewry has steadfastly opposed the Zionist ideology. This struggle is rooted in two convictions:
Zionism, by advocating a political and military end to the Jewish exile, denies the very essence of our Diaspora existence. We are in exile by Divine Decree and may emerge from exile solely via Divine Redemption. All human efforts to alter a metaphysical reality are doomed to end in failure and bloodshed. History has clearly borne out this teaching.
Zionism has not only denied our fundamental belief in Heavenly Redemption it has also created a pseudo-Judaism which views the essence of our identity to be a secular nationalism. Accordingly, Zionism and the Israeli state have consistently endeavored, via persuasion and coercion, to replace a Divine and Torah centered understanding of our people hood with an armed materialism.
True Torah Jews is dedicated to informing the world and in particular the American public and politicians that all Jews do not support the ideology of the Zionist state called "Israel" which is diametrically opposite to the teachings of traditional Judaism.
We are concerned that the widespread misconception that all Jews support the zionist state and its actions endangers Jews worldwide.
We are NOT politically motivated. We are motivated by our concern for the peace and safety of all people throughout the world including those living in the Zionist state. We support and pray for peace for the people of the Zionist state but have no interest in and do not support the Zionist government.
We seek to disassociate Jews and traditional Judaism from the Zionist Ideology by:
Providing historical and supporting documentation that Zionism is totally contrary to the teachings of traditional Judaism through the words of our Rabbis, Sages, and Holy Scriptures which oppose the creation of a state called Israel.
Providing historical documentation on the ideaology and creation of Zionism, the supporters of Zionism and the negative impact of their actions on the Jewish people in the past hundred years, including their involvement in the holocaust up to the present day.
Publicizing the efforts of traditional Jews to demonstrate that all Jews do not support Zionism, which is being ignored by the mainstream media.
Convince the news media, politicians and the public to cease referring to the state of Israel as the "Jewish State" but to call it what it is: the "Zionist State".
It is our firm belief that when the state of "Israel" is recognized for what it is, a Zionist state which is not guided by the teachings of the traditional Jewish faith, Jews worldwide will be able to live in peace.http://www.ijsn.net/home/