On April 1, the eve of Passover, the synagogue of the Neturei Karta congregation in Monsey, NY, was nearly burned to the ground. Threats had been mounting against the anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish sect since congregation members, led by Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, traveled to Tehran and shook hands with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Holocaust-denial conference in December. The New York Times reported that the local Ramapo Police Department has ruled out arson. Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) called the fire “the latest attack on the group by pro-Israeli gangs in the US.”
See our last post on the Neturei Karta.