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Talmudic Extremism Incites Genocide Against PalestiniansSalem-News.com Foreign Affairs
Citing the Torah, Jewish rabbi calls for Genocide against Palestinians, urging Jews to "show them no mercy".
(SALEM, Ore.) - "All of the Palestinians must be killed; men, women, infants, and even their beastsâ€ť Rabbi Yisrael Rosen, the director of the Tsomet Religious Institute, relentlessly stated - issuing a religious edict permitting the genocide of Palestinians.
â€śAnnihilate the Amalekites from the beginning to the end. Kill them and wrest them from their possessions. Show them no mercy. Kill continuously, one after the other... Leave no child, plant, or tree. Kill their beasts, from camels to donkeys..."
Rosen cited the Torah, claiming that Amalekites are not a specific race. He came to the conclusion that Jewish jurisprudence rules in favor of killing Palestinians in cold blood.
And that's exactly what the Israelis are doing in Gaza, the West Bank, and the occupied city of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Yet Rosen was not a lone wolf. In fact, there is an entire pack.
Haaretz newspaper listed several names of rabbis and Israeli officials who overtly support this ideology of hatred: "At the head of those supporting his opinion is Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, the leading religious authority in Israel's religious national current and former chief Eastern rabbi for Israel.
"Rosen's opinion also has the support of Rabbi Dov Lior, president of the Council of Rabbis of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Safed and a candidate for the post of chief rabbi of Israel.
"A number of political leaders in Israel have also shown enthusiasm for the opinion, including Ori Lubiansky, head of the Jerusalem municipality."
On May 30th, 2007 The Jerusalem Post published an article titled â€śEliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza,â€ť in which it reported that one of the most senior Zionist theocrats â€śruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza.â€ť
It revealed that Mordechai issued this ruling in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert citing biblical authority and was also distributed across synagogues stating that: â€śAccording to Jewish war ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals.
In Gaza, the entire populace is responsible because they do nothing to stop the firing of Kassam rockets.â€ť
This is called collective punishment and under international law this is a war crime.
Like father like son. Eliayahuâ€™s son, Shmuel Eliayhu, chief rabbi of Safad, echoed his father's extremism and stepped it up a notch (or 100,000) by inciting the continued killing of Palestinians.
â€śIf they donâ€™t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand... And if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000. If they still donâ€™t stop we must kill 100,000, even a million. Whatever it takes to make them stop,â€ť he argued.
This kind of blood-spilling loathing toward Palestinians is not only inherited in the Israeli-occupied territories but also contagious.
It is up to rabbis to issue rulings and for the rest of Israelis to follow them. The "ideology of annihilation" is deep-rooted in Israeli society. Scholars, politicians, soldiers, and settlers are staunch believers in the genocidal targeting of Palestinians.
Here are a few examples of Israelis who have openly called for and religiously justified massacring Palestinians.
The â€śextermination of the enemy is sanctioned by the Torah,â€ť said Eli Yeshai, Israeli official in the Orthodox Shas party.
"The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle)," said Chabad rabbi Mani Friedman.
Nachman Abramovic, Israeli spokesman also said, "They may look young to you, but these people are terrorists at heart. Donâ€™t look at their deceptively innocent faces, try to think of the demons inside each of them ...I am absolutely certain these people would grow to be evil terrorists if we allowed them to grow ...We do kill human animals and we do so unapologetically.
"Besides who in the West is in a position to lecture us on killing human animals. After all, whose hands are clean?â€ť
Demographics of extremism
In 2015, a Gallup survey estimated that around 30.5 of Israelis define themselves as religious while the rest were either secular or not very religious.
According to a study conducted by the Social Sciences Department of Bar Elon University, "more than 90 per cent of those who identify as religious believe that if state laws and government orders are incongruous with the content of religious opinions issued by rabbis, they must overlook the former and act in accordance with the latter."
This shows how Israelis regard rabbis' instructions as being above the law.
In 2014, the Israeli regime launched a brutal war against the Gaza Strip.
Gaza is still bearing the wounds of the war that lasted 51 days but the consequences of which will last much longer. More than 2,300 Palestinians have been killed, 100,000 have been left homeless, and much of the strip remained in ruins.
Israeli warplanes had targeted residential areas, hospitals, journalists, and a large number of the victims were Palestinian children.
The massacre in the Shujaeya district is one example of attempted genocide as the UN Protection Cluster confirmed that in 3 days, at least 55 civilians including 19 children and 14 women, were slaughtered by the Israeli regime.
The Israeli regime is built on the teachings of Talmudic extremism. Zionists believe they are God's chosen people. Their ethnocentricity drives them to believe that they are pure-blooded which allows them to spill the blood of other human beings.
This ideology which is taught to Zionists as of early age plants the seeds of hatred and an affinity to commit crimes against humanity, particularly Palestinians, proves that the atrocities committed by the Zionist regime against Palestinians are religiously-motivated.
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