"VICE" visits with the London branch of the Neturei Karta, a group of controversial Ultra Orthodox Jews who campaign against Zionism and for the immediate dismantling of the state of Israel. Because of their unusual views, and support of people like ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad and groups like the Hungarian far right Jobbik party, other Jewish people often label them as extremists. Reporter Milène Larsson goes behind the closed doors of this secretive community to understand why this Jewish group's anti-Israel sentiment has led them to join Palestinians protesting Israeli occupation and burn Israeli flags.
One thing I noticed in this video is, the Neturei Karta Jews claim the Jews dwelling in Israel are not the real Jews, even though they are genetically the same people as the Jews who occupy Israel today. The reason the Karta Jews proclaim the Askenazi and Sephardic Jews who are occupying Israel are not the real Jews, is because they find themselves in a bit of a conundrum You see, according to scripture, Israel is not supposed to be in the land of Israel until G-d purges out the rebels from among them. So the people dwelling there now are in direct violation to what the word of G-d says, but not only a direct violation, but an impossibility. God has foretold he would purge out the rebels from among Israel and Israel would not enter the land of Israel until the rebels had been purged. God also stated in
33As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: 34And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. 35And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 36Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. 37And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 38And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
In order to try reconciling this conundrum to scripture, The Karta Jews say the Jews dwelling in Israel are not the real Jews. This is ironic to me because if those dwelling in Israel are not the real Jews, well then neither are the Karta Jews real Jews.