Rabbi Yeshayahu Hollander's speech at the joint press conference with Mr. Adnan Oktar (May 12nd, 2011, Istanbul)
RABBI YESHAYAHU HOLLANDER: I would like to add a few words of my own. We are here at a very interesting junction of history. We have worked with Mr. Oktar, now it is the fourth year and things developed much faster than we thought. We all know of the new developments in the Arab world in Tunisia, in Egypt, in other places where people are getting freedom which they have not had yet. In the Talmud, Samuel said, one of the sages said that in the time of Messiah, there will be no more subjugation of the nations. This is also brought by Maimonides word for word that there will not be subjugation of the nations. As a child, I understood this to mean that the Jews will not be subjugated by the nations in which the Jews lived. There was no state of Israel and Jews were in a diaspora. And in many places they were suffering, and I understood this to refer to the Jews [only]. But it is quite clear now that it is not referred to the Jews alone. It refers to all of humanity. In the time of Messiah, people will not be subjugated not by only by other nations but not even by their own governors. Now we see before us that this is exactly what is happening.
And when Mr. Oktar told some years ago that I will see Messiah and I will serve in the Temple, in Solomon's Temple when it is rebuild. I in my heart said I don't really believe him but it would be very nice if it would happen. Well, it seems now that things are moving a lot faster than I have thought. And Messiah is nigh, is close to us, and freedom will reign from shore to shore in one end of the world to the other. And all people in total freedom will worship the Almighty insha'Allah. Thank you very much.