Neturei Karta invited to 'Palestine Day' in Ottawa

Activists of the radical anti-Zionist group call for Israel's destruction at pro-Palestinian event at the Canadian Parliament.

Dalit Halevi ,

Neturei Karta protest
Neturei Karta protest
Arutz Sheva

The Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians (APAC) on Monday held an event entitled “Palestine Day on the Hill 2018 - Eyes on Jerusalem” at the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa.

The event was attended by members of parliament, senators, city councilors, ambassadors, religious community leaders, political activists and others.

Among those who were invited to the event were prominent members of the radical anti-Zionist Neturei Karta group, who wore traditional Palestinian scarves on which Palestinian flags were printed.

Activists of the Neturei Karta organization in Canada regularly participate in anti-Israel demonstrations alongside extreme leftists and Islamic activists. They bring with them signs calling for the destruction of the State of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state throughout the Land of Israel.

In one of the demonstrations in Toronto, the activists held up signs saying, "Jews are mourning the existence of Israel", "Israel is a defiance of the Lord of the Universe and a disaster for humanity", "Real rabbis have always opposed Zionism and the State of Israel", “Read the Talmud. Jews in exile are not permitted to establish a state" and "The State of Israel does not represent world Jewry." In Montreal, Neturei Karta activists burned an Israeli flag.

In January, members of the group participated in an Islamic convention in Toronto. One of the participants said at the event that Neturei Karta is trying to convince the public that Israel is not a Jewish state and does not represent the entire Jewish people, and that they oppose the propaganda and "atrocities" committed by Israel.