The Times of Israel posted what is perhaps one of the most disgusting op-eds this side of Ted Nugent. The article, written by Yochanan Gordon, advocated for genocide of the Palestinian people.
The piece was removed after backlash from people around the world decrying the Israeli paper’s suggestion that genocide can ever be an option.
Gordon lamented that “today’s wars are fought to a draw, and said that there will come a time when Israel must stand up to the world and wipe out Palestinians.
We are at war with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people. Nothing, then, can be considered disproportionate when we are fighting for our very right to live.
The sad reality is that Israel gets it, but its hands are being tied by world leaders who over the past six years have insisted they are such good friends with the Jewish state, that they know more regarding its interests than even they do. But there’s going to have to come a time where Israel feels threatened enough where it has no other choice but to defy international warnings – because this is life or death.
Both sides in this conflict have committed atrocities, but Gordon claims that most reports of horrid actions on the part of Israel are exaggerated because of Gazan officials’ “propensity to lie” but says that it’s important to believe them when they say that they are “bent on your destruction.”
Most of the reports coming from Gazan officials and leaders since the start of this operation have been either largely exaggerated or patently false. The truth is, it’s not their fault, falsehood and deceit is part of the very fabric of who they are and that will never change. Still however, despite their propensity to lie, when your enemy tells you that they are bent on your destruction you believe them. Similarly, when Khaled Meshal declares that no physical damage to Gaza will dampen their morale or weaken their resolve – they have to be believed.
News anchors such as those from CNN, BBC and Al-Jazeera have not missed an opportunity to point out the majority of innocent civilians who have lost their lives as a result of this war. But anyone who lives with rocket launchers installed or terror tunnels burrowed in or around the vicinity of their home cannot be considered an innocent civilian. If you’ll counter, that Hamas has been seen abusing civilians who have attempted to leave their homes in response to Israeli warnings to leave – well then, your beginning to come to terms with the nature of this enemy which should automatically cause the rules of standard warfare to be suspended.
Gordon then said something chilling: To protect Israel, Genocide is the answer. For Gordon, wiping out an entire population, leaving Israel alone standing is the only choice.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?
Eventually, the call for the mass slaughter of the Palestinian people was removed.
When is genocide the answer? Fucking never. Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER!
Are we clear?