Rabbi Yossi Elitzur, (below) Shapira's fellow Od Yosef Hai Rabbi, also contributed largely to the work.
As Ma'ariv has no online presence, the quotations below may also be found in the newspaper, Ha'aretz, which featured the story on the same day.
"It is permissable to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation… If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments, because we care about the commandments, there is nothing wrong with the murder...The Israeli journalist, Roi Sharon, who wrote the Ma'ariv article from which the aforementioned quotations were taken, informed us thus:
In any situation in which a non-Jew’s presence endangers Jewish lives, the non-Jew may be killed even if he is a righteous Gentile and not at all guilty for the situation that has been created…
In any case where a non-Jew’s presence causes danger to Jews, the non-Jew may be killed… even when the pursuer is not threatening to kill directly, but only indirectly…
Even a civilian who assists combat fighters is considered a pursuer and may be killed. Anyone who assists the army of the wicked in any way is strengthening murderers and is considered a pursuer.
A civilian who encourages the war gives the king and his soldiers the strength to continue. Therefore, any citizen of the state that opposes us who encourages the combat soldiers or expresses satisfaction over their actions is considered a pursuer and may be killed.
Also, anyone who weakens our own state by word or similar action is considered a pursuer…
A decision by the nation is not necessary to permit shedding the blood of the evil kingdom. Even individuals from the nation being attacked may harm them…
Hindrances, babies are found many times in this situation. They block the way to rescue by their presence…. They may be killed because their presence aids murder.
There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults...
If attacking the children of a wicked ruler will influence him not to behave wickedly, they may be harmed…
Sometimes we do cruel deeds in order to create the proper balance of terror.”
“Although the book is not being distributed by the leading book companies, it has already received warm recommendations from right-wing elements, including recommendations from important rabbis such as Yitzhak Ginsburg, Dov Lior and Yaakov Yosef.”This is the mentality that rules our lives, ladies and gentlemen. This is how many Zionists, particularly those brought up in the Orthodox Jewish faith, think. This is how a good few non-Zionists outside of it think.
You don’t think they are in charge? Tony Blair, New Labour and all but sixteen Tories, including David Cameron and William Hague, went a-slaughtering Iraqis, many of whom will have been ‘hindrances, babies,’ in March 2003, didn’t they? Don’t Cameron and Hague want the process repeated in Syria? Weren’t they at least party responsible for the overthrow of Gaddafi?
Here are some of the things Cameron has said about Israel:
What? Even when Israel’s Rabbis are telling their congregations that ‘it is permissable to kill the righteous among Nations?’ We’re a nation, Dave. Most of us would be comparitively ‘righteous,; I reckon. How about ‘turning your back on such sentimensts?’
No? Never mind.
“As a friend of Israel, there is nothing I want more than that country to live in peace, in security, and in harmony with her neighbours.”Bit difficult when they think killing your kids is perfectly acceptable, Dave.
“We promised to stand up for Israel and in Government that’s exactly what we’ve done.”Yep. You’ve done its dirty work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and, if a false flag opportunity presents itself, I’m sure you’ll be one of the first to stand up for your best pals in Iran.
“I will stand firm against anti-Semitism in all forms and wherever it occurs.”What about anti-Gentilism, Dave? Would you stand firm against that old, unheard-of thing for us poor, long-suffering Gentiles?
No? Never mind.
"It is good to be among friends... Your community is a beacon on so many core issues, standing for compassion and human rights and freedom."Could you explain where the ‘compassion and human rights’ bit applies to the following sentiment, Anthony? ‘There is justification for killing babies.’
No? Never mind.
“I feel strongly about Israel and admire its many achievements... Britain will remain a friend to Israel in tough times and good. Both countries believe in liberty, democracy and the rule of law.”The Rabbis are the guardians of Jewish law. Some interpret the law in a way that most British folk wouldn’t be too impressed by. For that matter, you, a lawyer, have your own peculiar views as to what constitutes legality, don’t you?
“It is all too easy to blame Israel and disagree with its policies.”True enough.
“A stable Iraq will be good news for Israel.”You said this back in 2004, Tony. In 2013, a great many people were still being killed.
Stable it is not.
“For the sake of middle east stability Israel cannot remain the region's only democracy."Ah, is that why so many have been done away with in Iraq, Libya and Syria? To bring democracy to the region? You will understand, I think, why the version of democracy you and your US/Israeli pals seem keen on, doesn’t go down so well out there.
On 18 February 2005, Tony Blair said this:
"I've been a very, very strong supporter of the Jewish community and of Israel, and will always be so... We have been staunch supporters of Israel, staunch defenders of the Jewish community and aggressively against any form of racism".Except that which the Rabbis preach and Israel enacts, eh, Tony?
On 23 February 2005, Tony B said this:
"There has not been a bigger supporter of the state of Israel than this Government and this Prime Minister."Which is probably the most truthful thing an inveterate liar has ever said.
There are some who try to warn us of the things that the most powerful are doing and saying behind the scenes. Max Blumenthal is one of these.
Check out the video:
Ask yourselves this: whose opinions and wishes are the Blairs, the Camerons and Hagues most likely to be moved by?
The Blumenthals or those of the od Yosef hai Rabbis?