Monday, May 30, 2016

Talmud inspires Israeli war crimes

How the Talmud inspires Israeli war crimes

By Michael Hoffman

Here’s a Talmudic lesson from the New York Times, May 30, 2016, p. A4:

Politicians in the Israeli state say the Talmud justifies gunning down a thirteen-year-old Palestinian girl holding a pair of scissors:

"Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, the chief of staff of the Israeli military, recently caused a stir when he told an audience of high school students that he would not want a soldier to empty a magazine on a Palestinian girl of 13 holding a pair of scissors. He was attacked by rightist politicians who advocate a policy based on the Talmudic lesson 'Whoever comes to slay you, slay him first.”

"Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, the deputy chief of the military, caused an uproar in a speech for Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day this month, when he said he discerned disturbing trends in Israeli society that reminded him of processes that led to the rise of Nazi Germany. New York Times, May 30, 2016, p. A4.

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