‘Don’t Sell Property to Jews…’

Racists come in every religious form

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.

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4 thoughts on “‘Don’t Sell Property to Jews…’

  1. arenmaeir 7 Dec 2010 at 4:59 pm

    You are right – it is disgusting. Note though that this is not supported by any Israelis I know. And in fact, the chief rabbi of Israel came out against this today (as did Netanyahu, members of parliament, etc., etc.).
    This is not the “official face” of Judaism (if there is at all such a thing), but only an aberrated version. Next thing these idiots will say that we have to follow in Joshua’s footsteps and kill all non-Jews in the land…


    • Jim 7 Dec 2010 at 5:01 pm

      i cant imagine any of the israelis i know thinking it a good idea. i think most israelis must feel about this the way that most christians feel about westboro baptist church.


  2. Eric Chamblee 7 Dec 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Well, it seems everyones money isn’t the same color after all.


  3. AaronM 10 Dec 2010 at 12:01 pm

    It isn’t just inappropriate, it may be illegal


    despite being home to more that its fair share of crazies, the Israeli justice system is rather reasonable


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