Chief Rabbi of Neturei Karta: ‘If you want to help the Jewish people … withdraw your ambassador’ Published: Thu, 17-May-2018

The anti-Zionist Neturei Karta organization has delivered a message of support and solidarity to Palestine as well as one of criticism and condemnation to Israel over its treatment of Palestinian civilians.

In a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday evening, Elahanan Beck, the chief rabbi of Neturei Karta, said “we have to realize and understand – helping the state of Israel is not in the favor of Jewish people”.

“The Zionists say they want to make a safe haven for Jewish people, they want to help Jews… but this is untrue. The most dangerous place today for Jewish people – not to speak for Palestinians, but even for Jews – is in the state of Israel,” Beck said.

Praising Erdogan for withdrawing Turkey’s ambassador to Israel after the opening of the new US embassy in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Beck said: “If you want to help the Jewish people, follow the example of what the Turkish president did: withdraw your ambassador from there and come out in the clear”.

Tensions have risen in the region after President Donald Trump recognized Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel in December and ordered the opening of a new US embassy in the disputed and occupied city, a decision that has earned him global criticism and has broken many agreements regarding Al-Quds's (Jerusalem’s) status.

At least 62 Palestinian demonstrators on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel who were protesting the embassy’s inauguration were killed Monday by the Israeli Military.

Source: Middle East Monitor