posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 01:38 PM
Yes, there are such groups. They represent several (two, i think) rabbinic "houses". One is called Naturei Karta, the other/s - i do not know. To
understand this contradiction it should be known that in beginning of 20th century most of religious groups of Judaism did not agree with Zionism and
its leaders. Zionism was secular social movement, close to Communists - but certainly different since it was a national movement. And both sides
fought for support among Jewish community ,and the rest of the world. Several religious movements united and tried to push an idea for one country for
two nations - not devision. Their were represented by Dutch Jewish writer De Haan - probably too well since he was killed, and it is almost certainly
act of Zionist-supporting agents. Both sides went further apart but WW2 that virtually wiped out all religious Jewish European centers, weakening that
side , and establishment of state of Israel resulted in certain equilibrium between both sides. But few religious leaders refused to agree with
Zionists and these rabbis in the picture are from house of such a leader.
Sorry if it was too long.
Also there are Jews in Iran, they live ordinary life - sometimes there are certain problems but in general community is fine. Those people can come to
Israel but only few choose to do so, so i do not think that Iranian are treating Jews in their country very bad.
But the attitude to state of Israel - totally different. And lately things are heating up between the two countries. One of them allegedly has nukes,
other is allegedly trying to get those nukes and threats are being thrown and military toys are being shown. I hope it will end non-violently, but
frankly i have a bad filling about the issue.