Sunday, August 13, 2006

What I didn't expect to see at a Muslim demonstration castigating Israel was a bunch of Jews joining in. They were orthodox Jews in big ass furry hats from the Neturei Karta International who oppose Zionism and the state of Israel. They believe that Jews should remain in a state of exile and that Israel should be dismantled.

They may be contrarians by nature because wearing fur hats on a 90+ degree summer day flies in the face of nature.


Blogger Tom said...

Here's the deal with these guys: Originally, "Zionism" was a strictly religious concept. Israel would only be reestablished after the Messiah came back.

Then, in the last century, a guy named Theodor Herzl started a "political Zionism". Basically, he said "hey, we can just go to Palestine and just establish a country, Messiah or no.

Some orthadox Jews to this day reject this concept. That's the deal here, I think.

Sat Sep 02, 04:38:00 PM 2006  

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