'Operation Screwball' targets Neturei Karta
New York Jews launched a campaign against the Neturei Karta, an anti-Zionist fringe sect of Judaism.
"Operation Screwball" was launched over the weekend, as some 300 Jews demonstrated outside a Neturei Karta building in Monsey, N.Y.
The Chasidic sect which believes Jews should not have their own state until the messiah arrives, and which routinely makes common cause with Israel's enemies provoked anger in the Jewish community when members appeared as guests of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a Holocaust denial conference in Tehran last month.
"Operation Screwball" is run by an unidentified group in conjunction with the Jewish Defense Organization and monseyny.com.
The site, www.e-agle.com/nk
, suggests that the Jewish community enact a number of measures against the "crackpots," including barring them from their businesses and synagogues, boycotting any business owned by or employing Neturei Karta members, and suggesting to business owners that they fire Neturei Karta employees.