this is a case in point. this rabbi goldstein is one of the leading lights of neturei karta ( Neturei Karta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) a fanatical fringe group of ultra-orthodox anti-zionists who are widely reviled and condemned by the rest of the jewish world, given their unpleasant habits of cosying up with the likes of mahmoud ahmedinejad, abu hamza and others. there are a couple of thousand of them but their tactic is to talk about "religious judaism" and "judaism" as if they were its sole representatives, which, from their PoV, they are. but nobody else agrees. i would ignore anything this bigot has to say. he is no respecter of history and thinks, among other things, that the holocaust happened as a punishment for people not being religious (by which he means not wearing black hats and having big beards and so on, just like him) - i detest him and his underhand, lying methods. they are very popular with islamic fundamentalists because they can point at them and say "look, you see, these are the real jews and they hate israel." it disgusts me and everyone i know.
They claim to fullfil this prophecy, interesting.
In one town they asked to see the "guardians of the city" and the city guard was paraded before them. They said that these were not the guardians of the city but its destroyers, which prompted the citizens to ask who, then, could be considered the guardians. The rabbis answered, "The scribes and the scholars," referring them to Tehillim (Psalms) Chapter 127
I must admit, there version of history might not be totally accurate, but who the hecks is? They are quite universally socially aware and seek the best for the Jewish people out a 100% passive approach, from this praise they could take it alittle too far I must admit. But I think they reflect certain truths.