December 14, 2006

More on the Neturei Karta

I had written yesterday about the Iranian Holocaust denial conference being held in Tehran and how there is a contingent of "Jewish Rabbis" there. Those Rabbis belong to a fringe sect (Neturei Karta - about 1,000 to 5,000 members worldwide) and are essentially self-loathing -- they seek to destroy Zionism and the state of Israel. It seems that politics makes for some very strange bedfellows as these seriously misguided idiots are not strangers to the enemy. From Intelegence.Org:
Arafat uses Rabbi Moshe Hirsch as a tool for propaganda
Among the hundreds of documents (captured from the Muqata during Operation Defensive Shield) dealing with money allotted by Arafat, two were found which related to large sums paid to Rabbi Hirsch for “expenses for activities.” The payments in question, one after an other, were unusually large ($25,000 on January 13, 2002, and $30,000 on February 14, 2002) and may indicate that Arafat paid him monthly. It should be noted that the amounts are significantly larger than those given to other cronies, which varied between a few hundred and a few thousand dollars.

For several years Arafat has had regular meetings with Rabbi Hirsch, who is known as Neturei Karta’s “foreign minister.” For Arafat Hirsch serves as an indoctrination and propaganda tool which he uses to demonstrate the cooperation between Palestinians and ultra-Orthodox Jews who hold the same anti-Zionist world view. Thus his readiness to “invest” unusually large sums of money in him.

In 1988, when the establishment of a Palestinian state was declared in Algeria, Palestinian sources stated that Moshe Hirsch would become a minister in the government in the future state. In a Palestinian Authority document dated 1995, Rabbi Hirsch was described as “the Minister of Jewish Affairs.” In a speech given by Arafat in the Ramallah-Al Bireh district on January 28, 2002, he noted the depth of the historical ties between all the Semitic religions and gave as an example the fact that Rabbi Moshe Hirsch was a member of the PLO’s National Palestinian Council.
What a lovely people... Also, the Intellegence.Org provides scans of the documents that were captured that show the financial tranfers. The logo for the Palestinian group reminded me of something I had seen somewhere else. See if you can spot the similarity:

Look familiar? Posted by DaveH at December 14, 2006 9:47 AM

those two have nothing to do with each other

Posted by: amer at April 3, 2008 4:42 PM

The Phoenix Pin--look familiar?

Posted by: CJ at May 25, 2007 9:47 AM
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