NETUREI KARTA – Jews United Against Zionism. Zionism is contrary to orthodox Judaism

The Neturei Karta (Aramaic for "Guardians of the City” ) opposed the establishment of and retain all opposition to the existence of the so-called "State of Israel".The group was founded in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1938, splitting off from Agudas Yisroel (which was established in 1912 for the purpose of fighting Zionism but eventually surrendered to Zionism) (see:  ).

Neturei Karta on the blasphemy of the Zionist State: "The founding of the Zionist State is in direct contradiction to the teachings of the Torah, which forbids the establishment of a Jewish State and commands Jews to remain in exile until released from that exile by G-d Himself without any human intervention. At which time all Nations of the world will live together in peace. Two thousand years ago, at the time of the destruction of the holy Temple, the Jewish people were commanded by the Creator (kesubos 111a) not to go up en masse to the land of Israel; not to rebel against the nations; and not to in any way attempt to end the exile. Torah faithful Jews are to behave in a civil, honest and grateful manner towards their host nations throughout the world. The Zionist intervention against G-d’s will by establishing the ‘State of Israel’, represents a direct rebellion against G-d and the Torah, a rebellion which has generated untold pain and suffering, to Jew and non-Jew alike.” [1].

[1]. Neturei Karta, “Israeli Independence Day”: .