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May 15, 2006
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An anti-Zionist rabbi met with a Hamas minister and announced a “joint coalition” between their groups. Rabbi Moishe Arye Friedman, a leading rabbi among hundreds of ani-Zionist Orthodox Jews in Vienna, met in Stockholm on Thursday with Atef Adwan, a member of the Palestinian Authority government from the terrorist group Hamas, The Associated Press reported. Friedman pledged to “do everything in practical terms to help the Palestinian people.” “We will support them in ways that others have failed to do,” he said. According to the A.P., Friedman rejects Israel’s right to exist and has described the Holocaust as punishment for Zionist Jews who strayed from God’s path. A relatively small number of fervently religious Jews have made common cause with Israel’s enemies because they believe that Jews should not have political sovereignty until the Messiah comes.

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