Israel’s war against Palestinian people VIOLATES and SERIOUSLY HURTS the Jewish faith!

One of the many reasons why I oppose the Israeli government’s war against Palestinian people is that Israel’s government is actually HURTING the Jewish faith by VIOLATING some of its core ethical values:

  • The First Commandment says we must have no other gods besides the one true God.   But Israel’s government violates that commandment by worshiping the false idol of nationalism and the false idol of military violence.  I wish they would put their faith in God instead of military weapons.
  • Other commandments prohibit coveting anything that belongs to our neighbors. But Israel’s government is breaking that commandment by coveting their neighbors’ lands.
  • Then – in order to take those lands for itself, Israel’s government breaks two other commandments: “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not kill.” 

I am concerned that Israel’s government is violating its core ethical principles so horribly that it is perverting the faith of many Jewish people there and elsewhere in the world.

Indeed, some of the strongest criticism of Israel’s government have come from Jews there and elsewhere who want that government to stop abusing Palestinians.  A great many Jewish organizations – including Jewish Voice for Peace (https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/) and the Jewish Peace Fellowship (http://www.jewishpeacefellowship.org) – strongly oppose the cruelty of Israel’s government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org