Ahmadinejad: Bog Off, Neturei Karta

Neturei Karta are a strange group of religiously extreme Jews, who believe that in order to persuade the Messiah to replace the Al Aqsa Mosque with the Third Temple, Israel must be destroyed. To that end, they have spent the last few years chumming up to the chap they think is most likely to assist them in their dreams: the similarly messianic nut, Ahmadinejad.

Neturei Karta have had a good run with Ahmadinejad, who has cultivated the tiny group in order to provide him with cover, when people suggest that he might just have a little problem with Jews. They were invited to his Holocaust Denial conference, and enjoyed frequent meetings – including public hugs and kisses – with the puppet premier of Iran.

Now, according to the Hassidic news site Vos Is Neias, the honeymoon is over:

New York – VIN News has learned from high-ranking Iranian officials that a New York meeting between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and members of the radical anti-Zionist Neturei Karta group was canceled at-the behest of Ahmadinejad himself.
Neturei Karta members reportedly were scrambling to secure a meeting with Ahmadinejad himself during his recent visit to New York for the U.N. meeting. Hope seemed “lost” until the group actually succeeded in arranging for a face-to-face with the firebrand head of state-only to have that meeting suddenly canceled, by no less than Ahmadinejad himself.

According to VIN’s sources, it is said that the Iranian president has lost total interest in the Neturai Karta, and views them as zealots with no serious following within the Jewish community.
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta confirmed to VIN News that their group did not meet last week with Ahmadinejad, but declined to provide a reason.

I have to say, I’m not surprised. Ahmadinejad used the Neturei Karta. Neturei Karta used Ahmadinejad. Frankly, relationships based on that sort of exploitative dynamic rarely succeed.