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Israeli newspaper removes post on Gaza titled, 'When Genocide is Permissible'

The Times of Israel on Friday briefly carried a post on the current Israel-Gaza conflict entitled, "When Genocide is Permissible," which was subsequently taken down from the site's opinion section.

The author, Yochanan Gordon, wrote:

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. [The Times of Israel]

After writing that Hamas is bent on Israel's destruction, Gordon concluded:

I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there. 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? [The Times of Israel]

As of now, the original web address for the post goes to a page that says, "The contents of this post have been removed for breaching The Times of Israel's editorial guidelines." However, an archived copy of the original post can be read at this link.

- - Eric Kleefeld
 
 
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