Dov Lior, ein Rabbiner von der zionistischen Rechten rechtfertigt die Zerstörung Gazas

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser,

anbei ein Beispiel eines rechts-radikalen Rabbiners aus Israel, der am 24.07 ein religiöses Edikt erließ, nach dem die Palästinenser, falls notwendig, vollständig ausgerottet werden sollen. Er widerspricht vollkommen der Haltung der anderen zahlreichen Rabbiner, die ProMosaik e.V. in den letzten Beiträgen vorgestellt hat. Dies zeigt wiederum, wie vielfältig die Haltungen der Israelis bzw. der Menschen jüdischen Glaubens zum Thema Gaza sind.

Viele wollen den Frieden im Namen der Menschenrechte.
Andere wollen eine Zweistaatenlösung im Namen der Gerechtigkeit.
Andere wollen die Auflösung Israels im Namen des jüdischen Glaubens.

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Dr. phil. Milena Rampoldi

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Right-wing rabbi’s ruling: Israel may totally destroy Gaza if necessary


Right-wing rabbi’s ruling: Israel may totally destroy Gaza if necessary


Dov Lior,
the rabbi of the settlement of Kiryat Arba, has issued a religious
ruling permitting the total destruction of Gaza if Israel’s military
leaders deem it necessary.

Lior is considered one of the more extreme rabbis on the religious
right. In his ruling, he wrote that the Torah also teaches Jews how to
act during wartime. In any war in which the people are under attack they
are permitted to fight back against the nation from which the attackers
come, he wrote.

“Therefore, in a time of war, the attacked nation is permitted to
punish the enemy population with whatever measures it deems proper, like
blocking supplies or electricity. It may bomb the entire area based on
the judgment of the war minister and not wantonly put soldiers at risk,”
Lior wrote, adding that “deterrent measures to exterminate the enemy”
were allowed.

“The defense minister may even order the destruction of Gaza so that
the south should no longer suffer, and to prevent harm to members of our
people who have long been suffering from the enemies surrounding us,”
he wrote.

After the ruling was published, the head of a left-wing party,
Meretz’s Zahava Gal-On, asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to
launch an investigation.

“Rabbi Dov Lior’s racist comments long ago lost the protection of the
right to free expression,” Gal-On wrote to Weinstein. “These remarks
follow his racist comments through the years, among them his many
comments before the murder of [Yitzhak] Rabin and support for Baruch
Goldstein,” the man who gunned down 29 Muslim worshippers in Hebron in