Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Well that's Ironic

The notorious screwball Haredi sect Neturei Karta has accused Chief Askenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger of being a "well-paid Zionist stooge."

The strongly anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews has attacked Ashkennazi [sic] Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger as a "very well paid Zionist stooge" and a "a wicked emissary of evil" who should be expelled from Israel, following Metzger's reported comments proposing that poor Gazans be moved to a Palestinian state established in the Sinai.

Referring to Zionism as an "idolatrous cult," Neturei Karta called for Metzger to "removed from the Holy Land," describing him as "a wicked emissary of evil".

This, of course, is hilarious, because anyone who has done any research into Metzger knows he is actually a well-paid HAREDI stooge, a vassal of Lithuanian king-maker Rabbi Yosef Elyashiv. Not unlike Shas' Rabbi Yosef, Elyashiv is not a Zionist, just an opportunist interested in milking the government (and government ministries) for all they're worth, be that money, benefits, or power. Most of Elyashiv's people don't even believe the institution of Chief Rabbi of Israel has any authority, but he still placed Metzger (who comes from a National Religious background) into the post ahead of the Modern Orthodox camp's own candidates, not just for a power grab, but also to be a petty jackass.

So yeah. Way to be accidentally entertaining, Neturei Karta. Again.

Also kudos to Haaretz for misspelling Ashkenazi. Doing a great job, guys.

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