The Land of Israel sat barren for over 2,000 years and since the State of Israel was declared, the land is blossoming like never before. Even the desolate dessert Negev is budding flowers and trees. Israel is the only country in the world that has more trees now than it did 100 years ago. You could call it a coincidence, but what kind of religious person would do such a thing?
If one wants to know what really is keeping Mashiach away, the Talmud in Sanhedrin teaches that when people walk around disguising themselves as holy while their behavior gives witness to the opposite, they are the reason why Kind David has not yet returned.
When one makes a mistake, it is understandable, but when one continues to make the same mistake and then claims they are right, that is the definition of evil.
During WW2 several Zionist movements were working to get Jews out of Europe. The Satmar community led by the Rebbe of Satmar not only refused to work with the Zionists but actually forbade any community members to speak with the Zionists in order to escape the nightmares of the Holocaust.
The result was a tragic one for most of Satmar’s community, except for the Rebbe. The Satmar Rebbe escaped on the infamous Kastner (a Zionist) train and ended up in…ISRAEL(!!) while his community was burned gassed and killed.
I have no complaints about the fact that the Rebbe escaped with a well known Zionist, my issue is that neither him nor his community have the integrity to say THANK YOU!
Kastner was no saint but he did set up escape routes for Jews to get out of Europe and the Satmar Rebbe was one of those Jews.
The Satmar ideology has absolutely nothing to do with Judaism and everything to do with politics. There is not a single Halachic source that brings down the Talmud in the tractate of Ketubot as a halachic ruling. There is only one source that speaks of the 3 oaths and that is the Eitz Hayim who clearly writes that these oaths are void after 1,000 years (which is up)
Since the birth of the State of Israel there is not a single Gadol (great rabbi) who agrees with the fringe sects of Satmar, Neturei karta or Toldos Aharon. Here are just several examples of rabbis who have disagreed with the Satmar ideology.
The Lebavatcher Rebbe was a great supporter of the State of Israel and even wrote a newspaper for the Moledet party in the Israeli Knesset.
The Chazon Ish instructed his followers to be involved in the State of Israel and gave a clear decree to vote in Israeli elections.
Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach told his students of they want to go visit the grave sites of righteous Jews he should go to Mount Hertz where IDF soldiers are buried. He also voted in Israeli elections!
Rav Shach who was the leading Tora Authority according to all religious Jews (except Satmar and the likes of them) was an Israeli citizen and voted in the Israeli elections.
Rav Rav Yosef Dov Soloveichik put in his candidacy to become the chief rabbi of Tel Aviv in 1935. One can read in his memoirs just how close he became with the religious Zionist movement.
Rav Moshe Feinstein clearly stated it is appropriate to pray for the well being of the State of Israel.