Rabbis Reject Zionism
Jul 30, 2006
A group of Jewish rabbis recently held a conference, in which they stated:
"A decision was made in Europe 100 years ago to establish a Jewish country and this decision led into an invasion of the Palestinians' lands and massacre of the indigenous people living there," he added.
Pointing to the religious teachings and principles of Judaism, Cohen reiterated that according to religious rules, "we believe that we are in exile on God's decree and that we must live in different lands all throughout the world, of course, peacefully and under the sovereignty of the other nations."
He continued, "when the Zionists attacked Palestine, they trespassed the rights of the native people as they were not entitled by either the religious rules or the human rights values to establish a country on that land. Therefore, the Zionists have both violated the laws of religion and Judaism and trespassed the human rights values and the rights of the Palestinian people."
The anti-Zionist Rabbi further described Zionism as an anti-religious, secular and illegitimate movement which has started since 100 years ago and underlined, "ever since its establishment all the religious leaders announced that they do not accept the idea and the movement of Zionism and they stated their opposition to the movement."
Rabbi Cohen went on to say, "since the very start of the movement and specially since the second world war, Zionists have constantly endeavored to forge the false idea that Zionism is Judaism and vice versa and they have succeeded in this regard to some extent in such a way that some of the world people believe that what has happened in Palestine so far has been done by the Jewish community and they consider these malicious acts of barbarism as mere Judaism, But this picture and conception is totally wrong."
He stressed, "one of the goals pursued by our visit to the different parts of the world and specially to the Islamic Republic of Iran is exactly the same point, that is, showing that Zionism is completely different from Judaism."
He continued, "the second goal of our trip to Iran is proving that the false picture of an anti-Semitic Iran drawn by the Zionist-dominated Western medias is totally wrong. On the contrary, Islamic Republic of Iran feels sympathetic towards the Jews and has always defended them."
The spokesman underscored, "from our view point, the Israeli regime must be dismantled peacefully and the Palestinians must return home and they must be compensated for all the pains, losses and damages they have sustained due to the heretic idea and movement of Zionism during the last 100 years."