Canadian Orthodox Jews to Protest on Parliament Hill


<p><span class="xn-location">OTTAWA</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 11</span> /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews will protest tomorrow, <span class="xn-chron">August 12</span>, at <span class="xn-chron">1PM</span>, on parliament hill in <span class="xn-location">Ottawa</span>, Ontario, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. Their goal is to express their opposition to the existence of the state of "<span class="xn-location">Israel</span>" and to protest the ongoing destruction, permitted and encouraged by the Israeli government, of an ancient Jewish cemetery in Jaffa.</p>
<p>"This is a cemetery in which Jewish sages from the Talmudic era lay buried, until last month when a company called RFR Holding LLC decided to build a hotel on the site of the cemetery," said Rabbi Yoel Stern, one of the organizers of tomorrow's demonstration. "On <span class="xn-chron">June 14</span>, Israeli archaeologists, accompanied by bulldozers, began to remove some of the bones. On <span class="xn-chron">July 1</span>, the company began to flatten the area and drill deep holes for the pillars of the building. More bones are being desecrated as we speak."</p>
<p>"Religious protesters at the site have been routinely abused by the police with beatings and tear gas. On <span class="xn-chron">July 7</span>, police burned the hand of protester Rabbi <span class="xn-person">Samuel David Rothschild</span>, and then held him in custody for a day without access to medical care. The goal of the Israeli government is to silence all those who oppose their activities."</p>
<p>"These digs are acts of insensitivity to tradition and history that no government would permit," said Rabbi Yoel Stern. "In fact, these graves were guarded for centuries by the local non-Jews. It is only the Israeli government, which calls itself Jewish, that has the audacity to destroy these historic holy sites. We are certain that our religion would be respected much more under an Arab government than under the current Israeli regime."</p>
<p>"According to the Torah, Jews are in exile and are forbidden to have a state of their own. In addition, Jews are forbidden to rise up and fight against the other nations of the world. They are commanded to live in peace with their gentile neighbors and respect the leaders of their countries. Therefore, Orthodox Jews who believe in the Torah never took part in the Zionist movement. This is the reason for the bitter irony that the state calling itself Jewish is run by people who deny all of Judaism's basic principles."</p>
<p>"Their cruel persecution of the rabbis shows that their state has nothing to do with Judaism, nor was it established for the benefit of Jews. It is not a state for Jews as opposed to Arabs; it is a state for Zionists as opposed to anti-Zionists."</p>

<p>To see more on the latest incident with Rabbi Rothschild, click here <a href=""></a></p>
<p>To learn more about the Israeli oppression against religious Jews in the Holy Land, click here <a href=""></a></p>
<p>For more information on ongoing activities in opposition to the State of <span class="xn-location">Israel</span>, click here</p>

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For further information: For further information: Rabbi Yoel Stern of Neturei Karta International, +1-514-476-3115, Web Site:

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