Rav Zalman Leib of Satmar and Hisachdus Call On Chassidim to Protest “Infidel” Netanyahu Meeting with Trump

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Satmar’s Hisachdus Harabbonim of the US and Canada has called on its followers and the public at large to participate in a protest today in Washington during the highly anticipated meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, called the “head of the Zionist infidels” by Satmar-distributed leaflets, and President Donald Trump “to protest against the uprooting of religion in the Holy Land.”

On leaflets distributed yesterday, the rabbonim of the Hisachdus wrote that “the evil Zionist regime began a campaign of extermination…seeking to uproot thousands of yeshiva students from their faith and religion and recruit them for the impure army…”

The declaration references a certain incident on a recent Friday night when “police attacked…people at a peaceful rally at the Russian Compound and beat innocent boys and old men mercilessly.”

The announcement further states that “by order of the Satmar Rebbe (Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum) and members of the [Satmar] bais din, in light of the situation and the persecution of religion in the Holy Land during these difficult days…. to take pity and attend a protest rally against the head of the infidel regime.”

Ads provided information for Chassidim for transportation to Washington from Boro Park, Williamsburg and Kiryat Yoel.

The Hisachdus put out the following statement:

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community, organized by the Central Rabbinical Congress of the USA and Canada, plan to protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The demonstration will be held on Pennsylvania Ave, in front of The White House, Washington, D.C. Wednesday February 15 at 2:00 PM.

Under a 2014 law, the Israeli government has been forcing Orthodox Jewish young men to serve in its army. Those who refuse, due to their religious convictions, as well as those who protest against the law, are incarcerated for weeks and sometimes months Currently Rabbi Binumin Friedman, a father of seven, is held in prison for protesting against the draft. Authorities say they will hold him until his trial ends. No one can tell how long that will be – possibly more than a year.

“Netanyahu and his state don’t represent Jews or Judaism,” said Rabbi Shaye Weiss “This draft issue once again proves that their intention is to uproot religious Judaism.”

Very few countries in the world draft their citizens even in peacetime. Even those that do, grant exemptions in reasonable circumstances – certainly for religious convictions.

Furthermore, the current Israeli policy of oppressing peaceful protestors against conscription violates the most fundamental right accorded to each human being on the earth: the freedom of expression, the freedom of assembly and the freedom of religion

“Only the Israeli government breaks into people’s homes in the middle of the night, drags them out and throws them in jail for a year and a half, just because they don’t want to be influenced by the irreligious and immoral environment of the Israeli army. Furthermore, the very act of serving in the Israeli army is forbidden by Torah. According to Jewish law, Jews are not allowed to wage wars against other nations or to create a Jewish sovereign state of any kind before the messiah comes”.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. They live in a 1930 mindset.
    Time to grow up.
    All these energies can be channeled to grow in Torah & Yir’as Shomayim.
    They are all wasted in pali-like incitement & numbing of the mind.

  2. hisachdus
    should stick to what they know best
    giving a hashgacha on mayim chaim seltzer(as it says on the label that the hashgach is from the beginning to the end of the process) think the label got mixed yp with shmura matazh

    the last time the head of the hisachdus spoke at such a demonstration he was mevazeh brabim
    rav shteinman shlita
    and all the people on the dais didnt say a word!!!!

  3. Great!

    Thanks for making sure even more people know where they can go to protest so that the chillul hashem will be even bigger then it already is !

    great work , Matzzav !

  4. I don’t get it! There is so much hatred toeard us yidin in the world, how could he exacerbate it by calling for this demonstration!
    Why not call THAT whole oilam to sheel to say Tehillim instead!
    And “”infidel””????
    That’s the word that the arab killers use against all yidin! Oy Riboino Shel Oilam!
    הללו והללו

  5. They support the Neturei Carter, both ideologically and financially, as well the people in Israel that sit in the middle of the street, and attack soldiers.

  6. Acting al pi Torah is not a chillul HaShem, even when it is unpopular or misunderstood. They are following the psak of R’ Yoel of Satmar that the current configuration of the state of Israel is assur al pi Torah. The state of Israel claims to represent world Jewry, and it is important for people to realize that it is a false claim, as if they truly represented all Jews, they wouldn’t act as they do towards the chareidim! All other countries make allowances for conscientious objectors (and the IDF does as well, for chilonim!), but the IDF insists on drafting every chareidi bachur they can get their hands on, despite the fact that they are trying in other ways to reduce the size of the army. The army doesn’t want the chareidim, but are under political pressure to draft them. The whole purpose is to force the chareidim to “integrate” into the general Israeli population, which would undoubtedly destroy the chareidi world as it exists today. Whether one agrees with their system or not, they have every right to protest attempts to destroy it.

    • Go jump in the lake!
      Rav Henkin
      “I was shocked to read in Chomoteinu of Cheshvan 5719 the slanderous notion that we are required to give our lives (limsor nefesh) to frustrate and resist the efforts of the State of Israel in its struggle against those who would rise up against them. This was stated as a p’sak din based on what we learn that Israel is restricted from rebelling against the nations (Ketubot 111a)…
      Now all the rabbis who were opposed to Zionism and the establishment of a state took up that position until the time that it was officially founded. Once the state was declared, anyone who plays into the hands of the nations of the world even where there is no imminent danger, is clearly a moseir and rodeif. All the more when there is danger to destruction of life in so doing… Surely, those who recently emigrated must be very weary of the state’s efforts to strip them of their Torah way of life, but to proclaim that anyone who aids the state is a rodeif, well such talk is the severest form of redifa.”

    • Go jump in the lake!
      Rav Henkin
      “I was shocked to read in Chomoteinu of Cheshvan 5719 the slanderous notion that we are required to give our lives (limsor nefesh) to frustrate and resist the efforts of the State of Israel in its struggle against those who would rise up against them. This was stated as a p’sak din based on what we learn that Israel is restricted from rebelling against the nations (Ketubot 111a)…
      Now all the rabbis who were opposed to Zionism and the establishment of a state took up that position until the time that it was officially founded. Once the state was declared, anyone who plays into the hands of the nations of the world even where there is no imminent danger, is clearly a moseir and rodeif. All the more when there is danger to destruction of life in so doing… Surely, those who recently emigrated must be very weary of the state’s efforts to strip them of their Torah way of life, but to proclaim that anyone who aids the state is a rodeif, well such talk is the severest form of redifa.”

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