Turkey only country standing up to Israel, says Rabbi Weiss
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Turkey only country standing up to Israel, says Rabbi Weiss

In an exclusive interview with Yeni Şafak daily in Istanbul, Neturei Karta spokesman Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss pointed out that the state of Israel goes against Jewish beliefs

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Turkey is the only country standing up to Israel and President Erdoğan is protecting Palestinian territories despite Israeli threats, says U.S. rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss.

In an exclusive interview with Yeni Şafak daily in Istanbul, Neturei Karta spokesman Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss pointed out that the state of Israel goes against Jewish beliefs.

Neturei Karta was founded in the U.S. by orthodox Jews who oppose Zionism and refuse to recognize the state of Israel.

“The Torah teaches us not to kill, to be honest and work for God wherever we live. However, Israel does the exact opposite. We cannot accept such a state,” Rabbi Weiss said.

Zionism is an occupation project

The rabbi reaffirmed that his beliefs clearly oppose occupying any land or inflicting harm on people.

“Zionism, which is a concept derived from fascism, does not represent Judaism. It’s an ideological occupation project. Turkey is the only country standing up against this entity. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is protecting Palestinian territories without paying any mind to Israel’s threats.”

‘We shamed ourselves in front of Muslims’

Rabbi Weiss described Zionists’ occupation of Palestine as a religious war, stressing that it’s a persecution of Muslims.

“We coexisted with Muslims for centuries. There was no problem. It’s not a religious issue, it’s a political one. Real Jews feel the pain of the Palestinians. We shamed ourselves in front of Muslims.”

Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

Rabbi Weiss, who does not recognize the state of Israel, concluded his interview by slamming the U.S.’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

“How can the U.S. open an embassy in Jerusalem? Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine! How can it be Israel’s? We said they should refrain from doing this. It is just rubbing salt in the wound. The Zionist state not only oppresses Arabs and Muslims, it tyrannizes the whole world.”

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