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    Atrocities in Gaza, Lebanon motivated by Talmudic mentality Khalid Amayreh Palestine Times One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail. (New York
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 4, 2006
      Atrocities in Gaza, Lebanon motivated by Talmudic mentality
      Khalid Amayreh
      Palestine Times

      "One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail." (New York
      Daily News, 28 February 1994, p. 6) When Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
      Olmert suggested on 22 June that Jewish lives were worth more than
      Palestinian lives, he was actually making an ideological statement of
      immense significance and symbolism. The plainly racist remarks—a
      repugnant taboo in any Western country— encapsulate the entire
      Zionist discourse toward non-Jews in general and Palestinians,
      Lebanese and other Arabs and Muslims in particular. The pornographic
      killing by Israel of Lebanese and Palestinian civilians, as well as
      the systematic wanton destruction by the Israeli air force of the
      civilian infrastructure in Gaza and Lebanon can be viewed as an
      honest translation of the Talmudic ideology, which more or less has
      come to dominate Israeli thinking as the Israeli society continues to
      drift menacingly to religious bigotry and chauvinism. In fact, one
      can safely argue that Israel 's brazenly criminal behaviour with
      respect to the Palestinian and Lebanese people have consistently been
      a practical embodiment of the Talmudic perception of non-Jews. This
      perception—racist to the hilt if not outright satanic—considers
      non-Jews as beasts or at best lesser human beings. Talmudic racism
      There is no doubt that a rudimentary survey of Rabbinic commentaries
      on the status of non-Jews according to Halacha (Jewish religious
      law), of both present and past, reveals that a decisive majority of
      Talmudic sages view goyim (the derogatory Hebrew term for non-Jews)
      as either animals or sub-humans. A few months ago, when Israeli troops
      vacated Jewish settlers from a West Bank settler outpost, an Israeli
      Knesset member representing the National Religious Party (NRP)
      lambasted the army for treating "human beings (Jews) the same way they
      were treating Palestinians." The rabbi's remarks were reported by the
      Israeli press and aroused no reactions whatsoever, reflecting rampant
      racism in Israel . In 1994, when an American Jewish immigrant named
      Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Arab worshipers as they were praying at
      the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, m ilitant Gush Emunim (block of the
      faithful) Rabbi Moshe Levenger declared, "I am sorry not only about
      dead Arabs but about dead flies." A few days after the massacre,
      Goldstein was eulogized by the Rabbi of Kiryat Arba'a, Dov Lior, who
      praised him as "full of love for fellow human beings."

      According to Israel Shahak, author of Jewish History, Jewish
      Religion—The Weight of Three Thousand Years, the term "human
      beings" according to Halacha refers solely to Jews. Shahak's view
      is vindicated by numerous Talmudic passages, such as the following:
      "All Gentile children are animals." (Yebamoth, 98a.); The gentiles
      are outside the protection of the Law and God has exposed their money
      to Israel ." (Baba Kamma, 37-b.); "God created them in the form of
      men for the glory of Israel . But Akum (non-Jews) were created for
      the sole end of ministering unto them (the Jews) day and night. Nor
      can they ever be relieved from this service. It is becoming to the
      son of a king (an Israelite) that animals in their natural form, and
      animals in the form of human beings should minister unto him.
      (Midrasch talpioth, fol. 225d; "the sexual intercourse of a Goi is
      like that of a beast." (Sanhedrin, 74-b, Tosephot.) Now, these
      Talmudic injunctions, merely general examples, are not anachronistic
      anomalies that have no relevance to Zionism as many Israeli
      apologists and spokespersons would argue. In fact, they are being
      applied, even in a brazen manner, in the West Bank and Gaza and
      Lebanon . The exoneration of Israeli soldiers convicted of murdering
      Palestinian children (like the soldier who murdered 13-year-old Iman
      al-Hamas near Rafah in 2004 while on her way to school), in many ways
      epitomizes the Israeli-Jewish perceptions of non-Jews. In short,
      non-Jews, according to Talmudic teachings, are not men but beasts;
      even the best of the Goyim should be killed; they are unclean
      idolaters deserving of death; and the Jews are to rule over the
      world served by the Goyim. This is the real explanation of why
      Israeli soldiers and settlers are killing Palestinian and Lebanese
      civilians at will without showing the slightest remorse. This is also
      what made the Israeli Chief of Staff Dan Halutz remark, "I sleep well
      and have a clear conscience," soon after he ordered an F-16 fighter
      to drop a 1-ton bomb on an apartment building in the middle of the
      night in Gaza, killing 16 people, 11 of whom were children. This is
      what drives Israeli pilots to annihilate entire families in Tyre and
      Mirwaheen and then feel good about it.


      The Talmud, upon which Orthodox or Rabbinic Judaism is based, doesn't
      really distinguish between combatants and non-combatants in time of
      war. In fact, rabbinic authorities teach that killing non-combatants,
      including children of the enemy, is a mitzvah (good deed with which
      one endears oneself to God) in war time. A few years ago, a leading
      Israeli Torah sage urged the Israeli army not to refrain from killing
      enemy children in order to save the lives of Israeli occupation
      soldiers in the Gaza Strip. When this writer consulted with a number
      of rabbis and scholars on whether the rabbi was a nutcase, I was told
      that he represented the mainstream within Orthodox Judaism. Many
      Orthodox rabbis consider the international conventions incriminating
      the deliberate killing of civilians and the destruction of civilian
      homes and property, such as the Fourth Geneva Convention, as
      "Christian morals" not binding on Jews. On 12 July, the right-wing
      Israeli newspaper, the Jerusalem Post, had this caption on its
      internet site: "Yesha Rabbis call for extermination of the enemy."
      The report quoted the rabbinic council of Jewish settlements in the
      West Bank as calling on the Israeli army "to ignore Christian morals
      and exterminate the enemy in the north and south." Obviously, the
      term "Christian morals" here refers to laws of war which prohibit the
      killing of innocent civilians. This totally satanic thinking doesn't
      emanate from Zionism's secular traditions, which are no less evil,
      but rather from the Talmud itself. For example, a prominent Talmudic
      figure, Shimon Ben Yohai, openly called for the extermination of
      non-Jews. (His tomb in northern Palestine is a major pilgrimage
      site for many Jews.)

      If a Jewish sect or movement can be described as "Nazi," it is the
      Chabad movement, which openly advocates annihilation of non-Jews in
      Palestine on the model of the Biblical Book of Joshua. Chabad is not
      a marginal movement. In both Israel and the U.S. it has been able to
      amass a lot of wealth and acquire considerable influence. The
      movement, with which thousands of Israeli soldiers and high-ranking
      officers are affiliated, views non-Jews as animals or infra-human
      beings. According to its famous book, Hatanya, as quoted by Israel
      Shahak, all non-Jews are totally satanic creatures in whom there is
      absolutely nothing good. Even a non-Jewish embryo is qualitatively
      different from a Jewish one. Indeed, the very existence of a non-Jew
      is inessential, whereas all creation was made solely for the sake of
      the Jews. In conclusion, there is a broad conformity between Israeli
      behaviour in Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian territories and
      Talmudic teachings with respect to non-Jews. The fact that at least
      50% of high-ranking Israeli army officers are indoctrinated in the
      Talmud does explain, at least in part, Israel' s genocidal onslaughts
      on civilians in both the Gaza Strip and Lebanon . More to the point,
      it is highly likely that this Talmudic trend of thinking and
      behaviour will continue to grow and eventually come to define
      Israel's entire discourse toward the peoples of the Middle East and
      non-Jews in general.


      comment from Israel Adam Shamir:

      Talmud-Shmalmud, indeed! A most modern Israeli Tel Aviv poet,
      outspoken gay liberal, a socialist and socialite, a man of cafes and
      literary attachments (I worked with him in Al Hamishmar newspaper)
      Ilan Sheinfield wrote recently:

      "Demolish not only the roof, but the foundations as well, you have
      come far indeed, your toil has not been in vain / Storm on Lebanon and
      Gaza, and plow it and sow it with salt, raze it down, let no human
      being remain / Turn them into a desert, rubble, a valley of mess,
      unpopulated / As we did want peace, we did yearn for peace, and our
      own houses we had desecrated ... Save your nation and drop bombs / On
      villages and cities, their collapsing houses do shell / Kill them,
      shed their blood, turn their lives into living hell / Till they will
      never try again to destroy us, until we will hear mountains explode /
      Bulldozed by your heels, and their wails and shrieks, and their graves

      You can read about it on
      http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/746268.html by witty Hendelzaltz.
      And yes, it sounds better in Hebrew...

      PS Actually Sheinfield used the classic poem by Byalik all Israeli
      kids learn at school. So Qana massacre is just a fulfilment of their wish.



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