MembersPalestinian Flag Flies in Israel’s Capital

In the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim a Palestinian flag has been raised, much to the chagrin of most of the neighborhood’s Jewish residents.

By Aviel Schneider |
Photo: Noam Revkin/Flash90

The flag is believed to have been placed by members of the anti-Zionist movement Neturei Karta, who do not accept Israel’s existence as a modern state. Israel was born in sin, they believe, because the Jewish state was not established as a result of the coming of the Messiah, and is thus illegitimate. The movement counts only several thousand followers, who regard the Palestinian and Jordanian governments as the legitimate rulers...

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