True Torah Jews' branch in Melbourne, Australia held a car picketing on Tuesday, July 20, to protest the Zionist state and the recent digging in Jaffa.
In the Jewish calendar, Tuesday is the day of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem 2000 years ago, known as Tisha B'av. According to Jewish belief, the destruction was a Divine decree and brought on the current era of exile. This is why our exile can only be ended by Divine decree, not by our own initiative and efforts. It is therefore a fitting day to express our protest against the Zionists, who violate the decree of exile.
After several gedolim of Eretz Yisroel called upon the Australian community to organize this protest (including Rabbi Soloveitchik, the Beis Din of the Eidah Chareidis, Rabbi Moshe Sterrnbuch and Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach), signs were hung on cars and the cars were driven throughout the main streets of Melbourne. At every corner, the cars stopped and literature was distributed.
The protest was a success, and it provoked an outcry from the Zionist community in Australia. The True Torah Jews activists will continue to do whatever the gedolei hador request of them in order to spread the true Jewish belief around the world.
According to recent reports, the digging in Jaffa has stopped.