My neighbor Jewish rights activist Yekutiel, recently made the news, having been "banned" from entering the United Kingdom. Some of Yekutiel's responses are interspersed below in blue.*
Jewish Telegraph: Zionist Chief Backs Ban On "Violent" Guzofsky
The leader of Britain's major Zionist organisations has supported the Home Office decision to ban a Jewish activist from entering Britain.
Yekutiel Guzofsky, who lives on Kfar Tapuach on the West Bank, has been placed on a government no-entry list - which also includes a Palestinian child killer, an American neo-Nazi and a former Ku Klux Klan leader.
Zionist Federation co-president Professor Eric Moonman told the Jewish Telegraph: "The man is a villain and a person we don't need in this country. It would be an enormous embarrassment to British Jewry if he was allowed into the country. Even if he now regretted what he said, that is irrelevant. People are judged on their past records."
A Home Office spokesman said Guzovsky was the leader of a violent group and actively involved with military training camps. She added: "He is considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs and to provoke others to terrorist acts. Guzofsky supported the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, of the Israeli prime minister: "One day, with God's help, he and his representatives will be tried for treason."
I support the assassination because I said Rabin should be put on trial??
He also backed Israeli Baruch Goldstein, who murdered 29 Muslims at a mosque in Hebron in 1994.
Gusofsky said: "Baruch Goldstein did what he did out of a love for the Jewish people. We don't condemn anybody who is targeting the enemies of the Jewish people."
I support Dr Goldstein because I would not condemn him, and these views merit equal footing with murderers and Nazis in their eyes...??
...Guzofsky was the leader of Kach in America - a group which is now outlawed in the US and in Israel. A far-right political party, Kach was founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane in the early 1970s and won seats in the Knesset in 1984.
...it is a poor state of affairs when I am labeled as the "number one Jewish terrorist"...G-d help us.
The real news here, though, is the disgusting support for the ban by Prof. Eric Moonman, co-president the "Zionist" Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. Moonman's response is reminiscent of the Judenrat collaborators of World War II. The reward you receive from the goyim, Mr. Moonman, will not be as great as the punishment you receive in HaOlam HaBa for your vile lashon hara against a Jew, who incurs continual hardship and harassment fighting to defend the rights of Jews in YOUR true homeland, Eretz Yisra'el.
Yekutiel puts his life on the line, fighting for freedom of speech, fair treatment within the Israeli Justice system, improved prison conditions, and for the right of the Jewish People to reside peacefully in the Jewish Homeland, free of Arab terrorism, all issues which, unless I am mistaken, you would support as well.
Six days a week, Yekutiel fights for the rights Jews, whether they live in the Shomron or Sderoth or Tel-Aviv. Then, every Shabbath, even though strapped for money, he finds a way to host an average of 20 Jews, religious and secular, Zionist and Hassidish, most all of whom are perfect strangers. He feeds them, gives them a matress, and teaches them about our historical connection to the Land surrounding us.
Save for the "Three Weeks" and "Omer" periods, Yekutiel also hosts a combined Jewish music concert/Melaveh Malkah every Saturday night, a popular meeting place for youth and adults alike, attracting many youth away from the various trappings of downtown Tel-Aviv and the like.
You, on the other hand, still live outside of the Land, you profess to support, yet you clearly have the means to live a comfortable life in Israel, setting the ultimate example for your fellow British Jews. You collaborate with the goyim against one of your own. And you call yourself a Zionist??!!
I am willing to assume that you have done helpful things for your community in the past. Unfortunately, you just managed to erase much of that with your current actions. You certainly no nothing of halachah (Jewish Law). That's for certain.
You are truly lost. May HaShem help you find your way back.
*From the Kahane Forum.
See also "British anti-Semitism alive and well"
Before you posted this did you ask Yekutiel for his permission to use what he said? This might not be an official response.
Thank you for looking out for Yekutiel. Unfortunately, good Jews like him are often targets.
I took the information from a public forum, and linked to the original.
Yekutiel emailed me, and said it was ok. It he said it wasn't, then I would have edited it, or taken it down.
I am waiting on whether I should add a plug for donations to his various projects.
It is too bad that people label peaceful people working toward protecting the Jewish people as a terrorist. He never tried to blow up a bus.
Eric, Thanks for your comment.
Very sad days we live in when good men are labelled and bad men roam around as if they are saints.
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