Yisroel Dovid Weiss (Yiddish: ישראל דוד ווייס; born 1956) is an American Haredi Jew, activist, and spokesman for a minority branch of small fringe group Neturei Karta, a Haredi anti-Zionist group. Residing in Monsey, New York, he believes that Jews should peacefully oppose the existence of the Israeli state: “It would be forbidden for us to have a State, even if it would be in a land that is desolate and uninhabited.” Neturei Karta’s views are rejected by the majority of Orthodox Jews worldwide.
Weiss was criticized in 2006 for his participation in the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust, widely considered to be an event promoting Holocaust denial internationally. His fellow speakers included David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and numerous convicted Holocaust deniers and antisemites from Europe. He was placed under cherem (censure) by Yonah Metzger, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. In addition, the anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidic dynasty also urged its members to shun him and others who participated in the conference. Weiss claimed to be speaking as “the voice of the people who died in the Holocaust”.