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Sunday, January 11, 2009

This is a message to all leaders of the......people not to be compassionate with those who shoot at civilians in their houses.

I thought this statement from former Sephardi Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu was interesting. (Hat tip: Angry Arab.)

The question is, if "Jewish war ethics" (not a combination of words one often encounters, and I begin to see why) legitimises the indiscriminate killing of civilians in revenge for evil perpetrated by a few among them, when will Ron Prosor, Alan Dershowitz and all the other apologists for Israeli terror shut the **** up about Hamas's targeting of civilians? Personally I think it's abhorrent whichever side is doing it, but hey, I'm not Jewish, and if the general principle is OK with a former chief Jew then who am I to argue?

Oh no, sorry, I forgot that "Jewish war ethics" are for Jews only, and not for Untermenschen and lesser animals who have to abide by the Geneva conventions and such.

When any outrageous incitement to "destroy Israel" is made by some irrelevant Muslim cleric or other, it makes front page news throughout our supposedly anti-semitic media (who indeed are perfectly happy to invent similar remarks and put them into the mouths of Muslim politicians)? Yet a call for the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians in the name of Judaism from a senior rabbinical authority goes unreported outside Israel. How strange.

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