What if some senseless prat said that? Can you imagine the outcry? And a justifiable outcry it would be- because it would be nothing but rank racism.
So why hasn’t there been an outcry in the aftermath of Israel’s chief rabbis telling Jews not to sell land to non-Jews? Their attitude is racist. So where’s the rage?
Three dozen top Israeli rabbis threw their support Tuesday behind a religious ruling barring Jews from selling or renting homes to non-Jews — an indication of growing radicalism within the rabbinical community at a time of mounting friction between Israeli Arabs and Jews. The action by the clerics — chief rabbis in some of Israel’s largest cities and influential among the devout — fueled charges of racism. The religious opinion first became a focus of controversy last year when the chief rabbi of Safed — a town in northern Israel that has a large concentration of devout Jews — urged that it be applied specifically to Arabs.
These rabbis are racists pure and simple and they deserve the scorn that every other racist deserves. They are no better than the KKK or the Nazis or the Christian Fundamentalist hatemongers. And no different than any of them either. Racist rabbis. What a shame. Shame on them. They’re the male version of Helen Thomas and not one splinter of difference exists between them and her.