At News From Babylon, author William Hughes speaks with Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta outside the White House where a coalition calling itself “Jews United Against Zionism” protested Ariel Sharon’s visit. Rabbi Weiss — who wore a sign which read “Authentic Rabbis Always Opposed Zionism and the State of Israel” — is quoted as saying:

“Sharon, who came today to speak with President Bush, is not the representative of Judaism or the Jewish people. In fact, he is the antitheses of what a representative of the Jews should be.”

Weiss continued:

“[Zionism] creates anti-Semitism. And we know that for close to 100 years already, Zionism is the root cause for the pain, suffering and bloodshed of the Jewish people, let alone who is talking about the Palestinian people and what has been going on in Palestine. And they, (the Zionists), are the greatest factory of anti-Semitism worldwide. So, that is what we are here for, to let the world know that Judaism and Zionism is not one and the same. They are diametrically opposite. And, we should not be mistaking one for the other. And, we shouldn’t be responsible for the actions of what the Zionists do.”

Neturei Karta has put out a press release regarding the protest action. Additionally, Hughes also includes a video containing interviews with other protesters.