What some rabbis said about Zionism
"It is not because they are Zionists that they are evildoers. It is because they are evildoers that they are Zionists."
-- Rabbi Avraham Yoshe Freund of Mansod
"It is certain as the sun shines that the Land will vomit the Zionists out, because the Land is the Palace of the King . . . . I don't say this either to curse or to bless, but because these are things which are written in the Torah and which will take place."
-- Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman
"The Zionists aren't taking Jews away from Judaism in order to have a State, THEY NEED A STATE IN ORDER TO TAKE JEWS AWAY FROM JUDAISM."
-- Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik
"When a Jew recites 'Hear O Israel, the Lord your G-d, the Lord is One' he should have in mind rejecting all idolatry in the world, including Zionism, which is also idolatry." -- Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam
"There could be, before the arrival of Mashiach, that the Satan should succeed, and the evildoers should get a State in the Land of Israel. Their state would be a big danger for every Jew in material and spiritual matters."
-- Rabbi Yissachar Dov of Belz
"In my opinion it is clear that the Zionists are from the offspring of AMALEK."
-- The Chafetz Chaim, Rabbi Israel Meir Hakohen
"How can the little rabbis and heads of yeshivas take upon themselves the determination of things dealing with life and death? It is obvious that the partition will bring with it the anger and hostility of the Arabs and other nations of the world. This whole thing touches on the shedding of blood. HOW DO THEY HAVE THE ARROGANCE TO MAKE JUDGEMENTS DEALING WITH LIFE AND DEATH?
-- Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik (Reb Velvel)
"The rabbis of the generation should gather together and issue a writ of excommunication against the Zionists and eject them from the Jewish People, and make decrees against their bread and wine, and to forbid marrying with them, JUST LIKE OUR SAGES DID WITH THE SAMARITANS."
-- Rabbi Moshe Leib Diskin
"The Zionists brought us to the Holocaust. It is well known that it was possible to redeem Jews from the Nazis with money, and save many hundreds of thousands of Jews in Hungary from the fire. THE ZIONIST LEADERS WHO NOW SIT IN GOVERNMENT PREVENTED IT!"
"Before thinking up the idea of Zionism, Herzl wanted all Jews to convert to Christianity. When he was laughed at, he developed the second idea which was able to have more effect, since thousands of Jews began to believe they could be Jews without the Torah of Judaism."
"I am also surprised at the leaders of the Agudah who want thousands of Jews to move to Eretz Israel. How can they ignore the welfare of their children, since there is no other place on earth where there is so much heresy and sectarianism as in the Holy Land in our day."