The Neturei Karta: Cornering the market on Jewish guilt and suffering
You’ve heard of self-hating Jews, right? Well here’s a group that takes it to an ugly extreme.
The Neturei Karta is an anti-Zionist sect of Orthodox Judaism that denounces the Israeli government as heretics for its efforts to obtain and secure a sovereign state before the return of the Messiah. In the group’s efforts to block the premature Jewish occupation of Jerusalem, some members have even gone so far as to endorse Yassir Arafat and befriend Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan – two of the most outspoken anti-semites in history.
Even if your enemy’s enemy is your friend, the Neturei Karta would do well to put aside their support of the PLO and its brethren. If the Messiah comes back tomorrow, they’re going to have a lot of explaining to do.
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