Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem (d. 1953)

We have already spoken about these nationalists. They are a recently-founded group with the purpose of fooling the people and leading the masses astray, thinking that they can settle the Holy Land by natural means and attain sovereignty over it. They are mistaken and they are swindlers, and their plan will not succeed. (Liflagos Reuven, Drashos, Chanukah 5672, p. 331)

Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis spat on Zionist currency. (Gilyon Ho’emunah, Bamidbar, Sivan 5742, issue 6)