July 5, 2010 – Washington DC
A large demonstration of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 6 at 1 PM in front of the White House in Washington DC. The demonstrators will protest the ongoing construction, encouraged by the Israeli government, over two ancient Jewish cemeteries, one in Ashkelon and the other in Jaffa.
The demonstration will take place during the visit to Washington of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is directly involved in the decision to desecrate the cemeteries.
The demonstration will also protest against the brutal methods employed by the Zionist authorities against the peaceful religious protestors who come to the construction sites to express their deep pain at the government’s shameful acts.
“The Israeli government has made the decision to proceed with desecrating these cemeteries, although many alternative suggestions for the construction have been offered,” said Rabbi David Niederman, one of the organizers of the demonstration. “Their complete insensitivity to Judaism and to the feelings of observant Jews stands in stark contrast to the behavior of other countries, whose governments often cancel construction plans when they run into old Jewish cemeteries. In fact, these ancient graves lay undisturbed for 2000 years under non-Jewish empires. It is only now, under Israeli rule, that they are being desecrated.
“We see the Israeli government’s behavior as only symptomatic of a larger problem. According to the Torah and the Talmudic Sages, ever since the destruction of the Temple 2000 years ago, Jews have been in exile by Divine decree and were forbidden from re-establishing themselves as a nation until the coming of the messiah. The Zionist ideology is thus fundamentally anti-Torah. Not only has Zionism denied the fundamental Jewish belief in Heavenly Redemption; it has created a pseudo-Judaism which replaces the Torah with nationalism.
“It should therefore come as no surprise that such a so-called Jewish state digs up ancient Jewish graves. In fact, the graves they desecrate are those of the very same Talmudic Sages whose guidelines the Zionists reject,” Rabbi Niederman concluded.