Rabbi Antebi is “Jewish Enough” For Hitler Et Al

[UPDATE and apology by Brian: I tipped this story to Varda without noticing it was from June of 2013. We wrote about it then. This post stays up, all the points are valid, but it’s not a new story.]

I don’t like to talk about the Neturei Karta. They are what Jews like to call, “A shonda for de goyim,” an embarrassing spectacle for non-Jews.

But what happened here is instructive, more for Jews than for non-Jews. The head of the Neturei Karta in Holland, Rabbi Joseph Antebi, was beaten by a group of Muslims. The beating was so severe that Antebi was hospitalized with internal bleeding.

The Neturei Karta is a fringe Jewish anti-Zionist group that wears the trappings of the ultra-orthodox while embracing such figures as Ahmadinejad and Yasser Arafat.

Rabbi Antebi was attacked by a gang of Muslims. He required hospitalization for internal bleeding.

The embrace by these people of such arch villains, those who call for the annihilation of their own people, fails to protect them on even the most minimal level, as they themselves are “Jewish enough” for the Jew-haters, just as assimilated German Jews, even those who converted, were Jewish enough for Hitler, may his name and memory be erased.

The Jew-haters don’t care if your politics are to the left or right of the spectrum. They don’t care if you are willing to give away the Jordan Valley or the settlements. They don’t care if you prefer Zahav Gal-On to Bibi.

Posing for a photo opp with Ismail Haniyeh, senior political leader of Hamas and the elected PM of the PA.

Posing for a photo opp while presenting a map of an obliterated State of Israel to Ismail Haniyeh, senior political leader of Hamas and the elected PM of the PA.

The context will never matter except that it gives the Jew-haters their pretext—their excuse— for hunting down the Jews.

All of them. Anywhere, at any time.

Forever.

About Varda Epstein

A third-generation-born Pittsburgher on her mother’s mother’s side, Varda moved to Israel 34 years ago and is a crazy political animal who spams people with right wing political articles on Facebook in between writing about education as the communications writer at Kars for Kids, raising her 12 children, and noshing constantly on fried food

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  • walt kovacs

    maybe he got beat up again?

    • Varda Epstein

      A bit of wishful thinking, Walt?

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  • Aaron

    The NK remind me of an old joke I use iny classes when discussing religion. Here is one version:

    It was flooding in California. As the flood waters were rising, a man was on the stoop of his house and another man in a row boat came by. The man in the row boat told the man on the stoop to get in and he’d save him. The man on the stoop said, no, he had faith in God and would wait for God to save him. The flood waters kept rising and the man had to go to the second floor of his house. A man in a motor boat came by and told the man in the house to get in because he had come to rescue him. The man in the house said no thank you. He had perfect faith in God and would wait for God to save him. The flood waters kept rising. Pretty soon they were up to the man’s roof and he got out on the roof. A helicopter then came by, lowered a rope and the pilot shouted down in the man in the house to climb up the rope because the helicopeter had come to rescue him. The man in the house wouldn’t get in. He told the pilot that he had faith in God and would wait for God to rescue him. The flood waters kept rising and the man in the house drowned. When he got to heaven, he asked God where he went wrong. He told God that he had perfect faith in God, but God had let him drown.
    “What more do you want from me?” asked God. “I sent you two boats and a helicopter.”
    —————

    So who are any of us to dictate to G-D what He has or has not done. The NK assume Israel was created by man against G-d’s wishes. I guess they must have one of those red bat phones straight to heaven because they seem to know G-d’s mind on this matter so very well. It seems to me, purely from a religious standpoint, that they are guilty of one of the greatest possible sins. For a community that considers itself the epitome of religious observance this is sad. That’s my $.02.

    • Varda Epstein

      I like your idea of a red bat phone! Wish I had one.

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