Neturei Karta Man Convicted For Attempting To Spy For Iran


netureiA man affiliated with the small, radical Neturei Karta group that has hijacked its name and dresses like religious Jews has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for charges that he was attempting to spy for Iran.

Itzhak Bergel, 47, was convicted Tuesday in a Jerusalem District Court. According to the indictment, Bergel traveled to Germany from Israel in January 2011 and reportedly visited the Iranian Embassy there to offer his services as a spy.

At the meeting, Bergel reportedly said he was in favor of overthrowing the Israeli government and willing to murder Israelis. He was then given a note to contact an Iranian email address.


{ Israel}


  1. I do not believe most of what I read in the news but this one is ridiculous. First…how far can a guy with a beard and payes known by the israelis to be inti-zionist get information from israeli Inteligence? can a Go-d fearing Jew be in support of the Israeli government in the first place? We daven every day that Moshiach comes to rule, does that make me a traitor?
    and the last one..willing to murder Jews? I DO not believe it for a second! But since here people are biased against neturei Karta….plenty people will believe it!

  2. We’re in “The Last Days of the Secular State”

    When Ariel Sharon – the ultimate symbol of the secular state – finally passed from the scene, it was a sign, in my mind, that the state itself would not be far behind.

    This is wonderful news, because the “Medinah” is the unholy side – the Klipos – of the kingdom to come which arises from the side of holiness.

    According to Rav Aryeh Carmell in The Messianic Process:
    ” The ‘Holy kingdom of Israel’ – Maharal’s term for the reign of the Messiah – will emerge from an earlier, non-holy kingdom.”
    The Maharal himself wrote: “…The holy kingdom of Israel… must grow out of the non-holy kingdom that preceded it.”

    Netanyahu’s Ultimatum: Bennett Must ‘Apologize or Quit’
    …sources threatened that “if (Bennett) won’t apologize,” he risks the dissolution of the current coalition government.

    …On Tuesday, Bennett reiterated in a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) that “leaving Jews under foreign leadership is a 180-degree turn for Zionism. What happened to us?

    Min. Ariel Admits ‘Mini-Crisis’ with Netanyahu

    A further sign of the dissolution of the secular Zionist enterprise is the apparent assimilation of the Prime Minister’s son with a gentile woman in the heart of Eretz Yisrael. And what can we say of ongoing physical attacks against Jews in the Land of Israel for simply being Jews?

    All of the reasons the secular Zionists ever gave for being “a free people in our own land” have proven to be empty. Jews are not safe from the attacks of goyim on the streets of our homeland. Our synagogues are not safe from the graffiti of swastikas. Our sons and daughters are not safe from intermarriage.

    Secular Zionism and the state it spawned are done! It only remains for us to recognize the fact.

  3. R’ GOLDSTEIN I believe it and you should take your head of the sand because like Gedadalya not believing can get you killed. Members of the fringe of NK have been to Iran many times even during Holocaust denial conferences, and join Palestinian anti-Semitic and anti-Israel protest. There are hundreds of photos that illustrate this.