Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 4 years ago

Why does Israel persecute the poor Palestinians and force them to live in an apartheid state?

Israel must be punished for its wickedness against them. No wonder so many Palestinians are terrorists and throw rocks at Israelis and Westerners if that's what Israel and the West does to them by stealing their land and water and basically putting a gun to their heads wherever they go.

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  • 4 years ago
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    The answer is in the Talmud.

    The Talmud instructs Jews how to live their lives including how they should treat others and the way Israelis mistreat Palestinians, attack all their neighbors, start wars, betray the UK the way they did, extort the USA and spy on the USA is exactly by the book. In this case "the book" is the Talmud.

    BBC Report on how popular the Talmud is...

    Linking the Talmud to Israeli military actions.

    Here is a link to a page from The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues:

    Edited by

    J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

    Department of National Security and Strategy


    But collective punishment and indiscriminate war were also commanded or approved in the

    Hebrew Bible, especially in cases of idolatry. The first of the Mosaic commandments prohibited the

    Israelites from worshipping anyone but Yahweh. God demanded purity and strict obedience; idolatry

    and blasphemy were punishable by death (Exodus 20:3, 5). Non-Israelites who lived within the area

    believed by the Hebrews to have been promised to them by God were seen to pose a great temptation

    to them to abandon their faith. This led them to rationalize the slaughter of entire communities, in some

    of the most chilling passages in the Bible. Deuteronomy 20:16-18 says, “[In] the towns of the nations

    whose land the LORD your God is giving you as your holding, you must not leave a soul alive. . . .

    [Y]ou must destroy them . . . so that they may not teach you to imitate the abominable practices they

    have carried on for their gods. . . .” Joshua 6:21 and 10:40 claim that “[Joshua’s army killed everyone

    in Jericho], both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys. . . . Joshua defeated the

    whole land . . . he left no one remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of

    Israel commanded.”15

    Israel’s external enemies were to be treated somewhat more leniently: they were first to be presented

    with peace terms, and, if those were accepted, then the people would be subjugated, not killed. But if they

    rejected the terms, the men would be slaughtered and the women and children enslaved (Deuteronomy

    20:10-15). In those respects, the Hebrews were little different from other ancient cultures.

    The later rabbinic commentators who compiled the Talmud relegated wars of annihilation and other

    indiscriminate killing solely to the specific divine commands connected with the ancient conquest of

    the Promised Land.16 But the Talmud also gave explicit permission for individuals to kill murderous


    pursuers, either in self-defense or in defense of others, based primarily on Genesis 9:6 (though that

    verse seems to apply only to a murder that already has occurred). Maimonides even thought that killing

    could be required, in light of his reading of Leviticus 19:16, “Do not stand idly by the blood of your

    neighbor.” Defensive war was permitted on those grounds as well, and required if the survival of a

    Jewish state were threatened. Pacifism was only recommended as a prudential option, when using force

    against oppression or invasion would likely result in significantly more harm to the community.17

    Even when just cause for war exists, though, Maimonides and most other rabbis urged that

    nonviolent efforts to achieve justice and maintain peace be pursued first. If war begins, destruction

    should not exceed what is minimally necessary to achieve important military objectives. And innocent

    lives should be spared whenever possible.18

    Drawing in part on those elements in the Jewish tradition, the contemporary Code of Ethics of

    the Israeli Defense Forces19 requires soldiers to use minimal force and to spare civilian lives, and also

    affirms the importance of respecting their dignity, property, values, and sacred sites. Clearly a war

    of annihilation like Joshua’s would not be permitted under the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Code. But

    in practice the Code has not always been upheld in Palestinian areas occupied by Israel, nor during

    Israel’s invasion of Lebanon during the 1980s. Israeli military force is not always discriminate or

    proportionate; whole families of individual terrorists often are punished collectively (e.g., their houses

    are bulldozed); and Palestinian civilians are intimidated and humiliated on a daily basis. Of course,

    many Jewish people in Israel and elsewhere have criticized these tactics on moral grounds, drawing

    upon centuries of Talmudic affirmations of compassion and respect for human dignity





    2nd Edition

    Revised and Expanded

    Edited by

    J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

    Department of National Security and Strategy

    June 2006

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    • Skyline
      Lv 6
      4 years agoReport

      By 'truth' do you mean the uneducated opinion of a Muslim convert from Ohio who has never visited Israel, denies the Holocaust and gathers all their information from youtube videos?

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  • 4 years ago

    This is what is known as a 'loaded question'. It means that to answer question as intended the answerer must automatically assume guilt. Answering with a 'because...' to your question automatically affirms all the acccusations you made against Israel.

    On what basis can you slander Israel as an 'apartheid state' or say that they 'persecute the poor Palestinians'?

    It sounds like you get all your political information from biased propaganda videos on youtube. It's clear you know nothing about Israel or the situation in the Middle East. If you want a serious answer then come back with some impartial sources and solid facts.

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  • 4 years ago

    I see no justification for becoming a terrorist. It is just unacceptable.

    Israel does not persecute Palestinians. It protects itself from terrorists.

    About 20% of Israeli citizens are Palestinians, and they have the same rights as any other Israeli citizens. The only difference is that they are not required to serve time in the military. But they can if they choose to, and many do.

    Gaza and West Bank are not part of Israel, so their citizens are not Israeli citizens. They have their own governments, such as they are.

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  • LeKat!
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    Israel does not persecute anyone, the Palestinians had many chances to achieve statehood offered to them by Israel but time after time they refused or started and intafada killing thousands of civillians in order to put an end to the peace talks. The Arabs currently living in the west bank and gazza are not interested with peace with israel but rather would continue fighting and killing as many jews as possible. All polls done in mentioned areas show that the citizens are not willing to accept any Jewish state regardless of borders. One cannot blame Israelis of being forced to protect their civillians just like any other country would and does do. You want to see examples of oppresion in the world? Saudi Arabis does not allow women to drive, leave home without covering themselves head to toe or walk freely without a male guardian. Non Muslims arent allowed to enter the city of Mecca and one cannot openly practice a religion besides Islam. Turkey represses their Kurdish minority and does not allow them statehood on land which is theirs. China is still occuping Tibet and Turkeu Cyprus etc etc etc...

    But hey Israel is mostly Jews so its much more fun to demonize and single them out huh

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  • Kevin7
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Israel does not persecute the Palestinians,most Arab states do by denying them civil rights and citizenship

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  • Jesk
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    Israel has offered them them plenty, but they will only accept overtaking the whole reigon, Israel has a LONG history there, holding at their peak much more territory than they do now, the state of Palestine didn't EVER exist before 1988

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  • 4 years ago

    Seems to me that Israel is the only sensible country in the entire damn region.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    If arabs dont want to die leave the land of isrtael and stop attacking Israel

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  • 4 years ago

    They are free to go anywhere they want, if only anyone was willing to take them.

    They are also free to stop trying to kill Jews for one god da*n second, and then maybe police will stop aiming guns at their heads.

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  • Shay p
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Nothing you wrote is true, that's the short and the long of it ! Or if you rather the long and the short of it

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  • saggi
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    They make their choices and they'll pay for their choices just like every human being whether citizen or not, minority or not

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