Conference of Presidents Leaders Encourage Distancing from Radical Neturei Karta Sect


neturei-karta-small1Richard Stone, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations welcomed a statement by representatives of the Badatz of the Eidah Hachareidis in Yerushalayim distancing itself and denouncing activities of members of the Neturei Karta sect, who recently met with leaders of the terrorist organization Hezbollah in Lebanon and joined participants in Jordan in the anti-Israel “Global March on Jerusalem” last week.

A senior leader of the  Eidah Hachareidis was quoted as saying, “Our problem is that the media identifies them as members of the Eidah Hachareidis . [The Eidah Hachareidis] has come out against them in an official letter, so how can it be said that they are a part of us?”

Stone and Hoenlein said, “We welcome the declaration by representatives of the  Eidah Hachareidis repudiating the outrageous actions of the fringe Neturei Karta group, including their repeated embraces of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other anti-Israel and anti-Jewish elements. It is time for all parts of the Jewish community to denounce and disassociate from those who embrace the enemies of Israel and the Jewish people, and, in particular, those who provide them with funding and support must cease. The Jewish community should act collectively now to cut off the extremist group and end these repeated acts of betrayal that embarrass the community and undermine its vital interests.”

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. The Neturei Karta are entitled to their opinions as to the halachic legality of the State. They are not permitted to conduct actions which could endanger the lives of the Jews who live there.

  2. they have said but what actions have they taken perhaps cutting off the cash flow to these jewish nazi’s refusing to let then into their shuls would be a good start words are cheap and are being used because of back lashes on the products they certify

  3. Why has it taken so long for them to issue this?
    They should also still put NK in cherem & do more to combat these terrorist sympathizers.

  4. #4 – They aren’t Nazi’s. In fact part of the reason that hey have ostracized is because they call the Zionists Nazi’s. You can and should disagree with Neturai Karta, but there is no excuse for holding a double standard.