Anti-Zionist Jews protest outside AIPAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some anti-Zionist Jews have attracted attention outside the pro-Israeli convention in Washington where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke.

The handful of protesters from the group Neturei (neh-TOO’-ray) Karta carried signs denouncing the Israeli leader’s U.S. visit. They also chanted slogans denying the Jewish state’s right to exist.

Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss (yees-ROH’-el DOH’-vid WYS) said the Torah offers no support for the existence of modern Israel. His group maintains that the Jewish state occupies Palestinian land, fueling anti-Semitism.

Attendees entering the convention of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, engaged in spirited arguments with the anti-Zionist Jews.

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