Friday, 1 August 2014

When genocide is permissible

On 1 August 2014, the Vox web site published the full text of a Times of Israel essay by Yochanan Gordon.

'When Genocide is Permissible' was quickly deleted by the Times' editors. Nevertheless, here's how some Jews see their relationship with the Palestinians:
"We are at war with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people. Nothing, then, can be considered disproportionate when we are fighting for our very right to live...
Israel gets it, but its hands are being tied by world leaders who over the past six years have insisted they are such good friends with the Jewish state, that they know more regarding its interests than even they do. But there's going to have to come a time where Israel feels threatened enough where it has no other choice but to defy international warnings because this is life or death...

They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over. History is there to teach us lessons and the lesson here is that when your enemy swears to destroy you, you take him seriously. Hamas has stated forthrightly that it idealizes death as much as Israel celebrates life. What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than OBLITERATE THEM COMPLETELY?... 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel... If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?"
Nice guy, huh? Anyone out there still think Jews are poor, cringing, eternally picked-on innocents who never did, or meant, anyone any harm?

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