Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta Leader Moshe Beck Dies in Monsey at 87

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(TJVNEWS.COM)On Thursday night, the leader of the notoriously anti-Zionist Neturei Karta movement in Monsey, New York. Moshe Dov Ber Beck, 87, was a fixture at every anti-Israel event in the Tri-State area for years, easily recognizable as he wore a Yerushalmi bekesha every day.

 

Neturei Karta is a religious group of Haredi Jews, formally created in Jerusalem,  in 1938, splitting off from Agudas Yisrael. Neturei Karta opposes Zionism and calls for a dismantling of the State of Israel, in the belief that Jews are forbidden to have their own state until the coming of the Jewish Messiah and that the state of Israel is a rebellion against God.While the Neturei Karta describe themselves as true traditional Jews, the Anti-Defamation League has described them as “the farthest fringes of Judaism”.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, members of Neturei Karta have a long history of “extremist statements” and support for notable anti-Zionists and Islamists.

YWN reported that there was no statement released by the terrorist regime in Iran where Beck was a welcomed figure among the highest levels of government.

 

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Beck’s early childhood was spent hiding with his brother from Nazi persecution until 1945, when Soviet troops took Budapest. In 1948, he migrated to Bnei Brak, Israel, where he began yeshiva studies. In 1959, he married, and at that time joined Neturei Karta, leaving Vizhnitz of which he had formerly been a part. He left Israel in 1970 because, he said, of his strong opposition to Zionism, and has since lived in Monsey, New York, where he spent his time as a vehement anti-Zionist activist, as was reported by YWN.

Beck, along with other terrorist-supporting Jews such as Yisroel Dovid Weiss, disguise themselves as Orthodox Jews and have literally kissed and hugged the most notorious anti-Semites of the globe, as was reported by YWN.  Beck travelled to Iran in 2006 with a group of his supporters to attend the Holocaust Denial conference, which was held by then Iranian-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who frequently called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

In fact Mr Weiss told Ahmadinejad that he was “a light to the nations”, and that he was “exemplary” in his recognition of what Zionism really is and his warmth for Judaism.