Thousands of Orthodox Jews coming from different countries of Europe protested ‘Zionist Israel’ in front of EU institutions in Brussels.
Devout Jews accused Israel of oppressing Orthodox minority and converting them into secular Zionists.
In a press statement, protesters said, Israeli leaders saw the army as an active means to convert Orthodox society as a whole and that’s why, they compelled the youngsters to do military service despite army’s inefficient capacity, adding army worked as a melting pot in which were devout Jews were converted into secular Zionists.
Orthodox Jews appealed to EU to compel Israel to give up taking devout youngsters into military service and to accept those who escaped from Israel as political refugees.
An Orthodox Rabbi talked to press and stated Israeli army did not consist of a military structure and acted as an ideological school which aimed to infuse Zionism doctrine into everyone.
“Real Jewishness is Zionism according to Israel and it tries to teach that in the army. They announce our heroes as bad and our bad men as Jewish. We are not soldiers, but pacifist people. They believe we need an army, but we have never had an army for 2,000 years and we live so. However, in last 60 years, many Jewish people were killed,” said the protester Rabbi.
Stating Israel did not represent Jews as it claimed, he also commented, “Israel doesn’t represent Jews and Jews should not be charged as responsible due to actions of Zionist Israeli government. If you manage to keep Jews separate from Israel, you will solve a key portion of anti-Semitism. Because, a key portion of feelings against Israel are reflected back to Jews. We are not responsible for what Israel does.”
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2013, 11:36