Neturei Karta activists visited the U.S. Capital on Wednesday to show their unwavering support for anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar and her “courageous stance” against Israel.
For reasons unknown, Omar refused to meet with the group.
According to Jeremy Slevin, her communications director and strategist, Ilhan “did not and has no plans to” meet with Neturei Karta.
Yisroel Dovid) Achmed Weiss of Neturei Karta told the media “we are here to thank the congresswoman and wish her the best. We are thrilled to see a Muslim member of Congress.”
Weiss showed the media gathered outside Omar’s office photos of Orthodox Jews being “brutally attacked” by the police and army in “Palestine” and “Al Quds”:
The group was also photographed with Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other members of Congress.
They posed with Ariel Gold — an activist with the far-left pro-BDS group “Code Pink” — inside the office of Palestinian Rep. Rashida Tlaib. (Tlaib later said the group entered her office “unannounced”)
They have met with Iran’s Foreign Minister, to thank the world’s largest sponsor of Terror for “friendship” with Jews worldwide.
They met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan just days after he called Israel a “terror and apartheid state”.
Read the full statement by Neturei Karta International in support of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar:
When Congresswoman Ilhan Omar spoke up against the pro-Israel lobby and the tactics it uses to influence politicians to support Israel, she was immediately attacked by her fellow lawmakers, who claimed she was invoking an anti-Semitic stereotype.
However, the truth is that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism, and criticizing the State of Israel or its supporters in America is not anti-Semitic. In fact, Jews worldwide, including masses in the United States, are against Israeli policy, and Orthodox Jews like ourselves are among those who suffer the most under the Israeli regime.
No one should be attacked for criticizing AIPAC, certainly not the esteemed Congresswoman Omar. She should be lauded for differentiating between Jews and Zionists, and between Judaism and Zionism. Judaism is a religion which teaches service of the Almighty, while Zionism attempts to transform Judaism into nationalism.
Therefore, what Congresswoman Omar said is not anti-Semitic in any way. We at Neturei Karta International appreciate her speaking up for justice. Together with many other Americans, we have been waiting a long time for politicians who will not be intimidated by the Zionists.
Zionism, in addition to its conflicts with the Palestinians, is harming the Jews themselves, and is a grave violation of Jewish law in so many ways. Judaism forbids taking another people’s land and, in fact, forbids the existence of any kind of Jewish state. We would love to see our American politicians take a stronger stance against the Israelis, especially at this time when they are persecuting our Orthodox community there. We too, as Jews, condemn the intimidation of politicians by the Zionist lobby and media, forcing them to toe the line of Zionism. Zionism doesn’t represent world Jewry and certainly not the Jewish religion.
We bless Congresswoman Omar that she should be successful in her work for her constituency, for the United States and for humanity. We hope that her service in Congress, together with American Jewish support for her, will help stop the growth of real anti-Semitism, which is generated by acts of the State of Israel and its supporters.
WATCH: Rep. Omar runs away from reporter when asked “are you anti-Semitic?” and if she supports a Congressional resolution condemning anti-Semitism:
Calling Israel a ‘Jewish State’ is Like saying “Halal Pork”, or “Kosher Pork”.
The whole idea of Zionism is against the Jewish faith. (Forget about the fact that Israel is a totally secular state and their laws violate ALL basic commandments of the Torah and the Jewish religion) pic.twitter.com/8clVBSLIRv
— Voice of Our Rabbis (@AuthenticRabbis) February 17, 2019
Wow! It is great to see that our message is finally being heard!
Israel does NOT represent Jews. Israel is NOT our nation-state, Israel is NOT our safe haven.
Now lets repeat… https://t.co/axPd2fKOvQ
— American Jewry (@AmericanJewry) March 4, 2019
So many new voices have spoken out against the terrible misconception of Anti-Zionism being #Antisemitism.
The fact remains.
Israel is a political state that should not be associated with Jews in any way.
We will continue to spread this important message! pic.twitter.com/qPp8iAbmrz
— True Torah Jews (@TorahJews) March 4, 2019
— Miko Peled, (@mikopeled) March 6, 2019
By @IlhanMN office now, “ we are here to thank the congresswoman and wish her the best.” “We are thrilled to see a Muslim member of Congress.” Rabbi Weiss, @NetureiKarta @TorahJews pic.twitter.com/NODZ1T7dKZ
— Miko Peled, (@mikopeled) March 6, 2019
— EHA News (@eha_news) March 6, 2019
Leftist activist to immigrant Trump supporter: “I was born here! Don’t you dare speak for me! You were born in another country!” pic.twitter.com/zEBXTnNdi2
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) March 7, 2019
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