Therefore, may the Lord have mercy on the soul of the rabbis who came to Tehran for this week’s Tehran festival of Holocaust denial, in order to kiss the cheek and shake the hand of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
May the Lord have mercy on members of the ultra-Orthodox Neturei Karta community in Jerusalem, who wrote in wall posters that appeared in the city’s Mea Shearim neighborhood on Monday:
«It is known to everyone that the hand of the Zionists was in the murder of millions of Jews in the days of holocaust and rage, both by provoking the fury of the despotic Germans, and by interfering with all manner of rescues.»
And may the Lord have mercy on the soul of Yisrael Hirsch of Neturei Karta, who said this week that «This is not a conference for denial of the Holocaust.»
«The Holocaust happened because of the Zionists. They wanted it.»
May the Lord have mercy on all of them.
Jews will not. Jews should not.
Neturei Karta, Aramaic for Guardians of the City, has long been a publicity-chasing fringe, the lunatic uncle in the family tree of Haredi Judaism. Their activities have ranged from cozying up to the late Yasser Arafat to shouting «Whore!» at religious Jewish girls in Bet Shemesh who are not ultra-Orthodox.
In attending the Holocaust conference this week, Neturei Karta went overnight from embarrassment to abomination.