I am not of the belief that there can ever be such a thing as a ‘moral army’. I feel nothing but sorrow for the State of Israel – because although the death toll they amass against the Palestinians continues to rise, they’re going to need national therapy to get over the idea that’s pushed by their political and religious perverts: that they are forever victims, threatened by all, only safe in the State of Israel.
Forget that grouping all individuals following the Jewish faith in to one small area of the world is really nothing short of drawing a bull’s-eye on them.
Many of my dearest friends, Jewish, are fighting this on a personal level, refusing to be victims, refusing to inherit this legacy, refusing to make the State of Israel the only place they can feel safe and protected. It is a daily struggle for them, a personal battle against their families and their community and one I watch with only the greatest admiration and respect.
(Yes: I lump fundamentalist Muslims and fundamentalist Christians into the same category. Also any fundamentalist who tries to force the idea of reincarnation on me, anarchy on me, communism on me, confusing the lines of politics and theology, discourse and ideology, fear and power.)
“The soldiers’ testimonies also reportedly told of an unusually high intervention by military and non-military rabbis, who circulated pamphlets describing the war in religious terminology.
“All the articles had one clear message,” one soldier said. “We are the people of Israel, we arrived in the country almost by miracle, now we need to fight to uproot the gentiles who interfere with re-conquering the Holy Land.”
“Many soldiers’ feelings were that this was a war of religion,” he added.”
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