"Genocide Is Permissible" Muses Times Of Israel, Promptly Retracts

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The Times Of Israel has removed a provocatively-titled blog post after huge blowback, denunciations, and ridicule across social media. The post - "When Genocide Is Permissible" (in full below) - concludes, "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?" Removal or not, we are sure this will do nothing to endear Israel to the world.


The Times Of Israel site Before and After...

h/t @PrisonPlanet


And thanks to The Way-Back Machine, here is the full article...

When Genocide Is Permissible (authored by Yochanan Gordon)

Judging by the numbers of casualties on both sides in this almost one-month old war one would be led to the conclusion that Israel has resorted to disproportionate means in fighting a far less- capable enemy. That is as far as what meets the eye. But, it’s now obvious that the US and the UN are completely out of touch with the nature of this foe and are therefore not qualified to dictate or enforce the rules of this war – because when it comes to terror there is much more than meets the eye.


I wasn’t aware of this, but it seems that the nature of warfare has undergone a major shift over the years. Where wars were usually waged to defeat the opposing side, today it seems – and judging by the number of foul calls it would indicate – that today’s wars are fought to a draw. I mean, whoever heard of a timeout in war? An NBA Basketball game allows six timeouts for each team during the course of a game, but last I checked this is a war! 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.


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. Our sage Gedalia the son of Achikam was given intelligence that Yishmael Ben Nesanyah was plotting to kill him. However, in his piety or rather naiveté Gedalia dismissed the report as a random act of gossip and paid no attention to it. To this day, the day following Rosh Hashana is commemorated as a fast day in the memory of Gedalia who was killed in cold blood on the second day of Rosh Hashana during the meal. They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over. History is there to teach us lessons and the lesson here is that when your enemy swears to destroy you – you take him seriously.


Hamas has stated forthrightly that it idealizes death as much as Israel celebrates life. What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than obliterate them completely?


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.


Everyone agrees that Israel has the right to defend itself as well as the right to exercise that right. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has declared it, Obama and Kerry have clearly stated that no one could be expected to sit idle as thousands of rockets rain down on the heads of its citizens, placing them in clear and present danger. It seems then that the only point of contention is regarding the measure of punishment meted out in this situation.


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?

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The author just apologized...

I wish to express deep regret and beg forgiveness for an article I authored which was posted on 5TJT.com, Times of Israel and was tweeted and shared the world over.


I never intended to call to harm any people although my words may have conveyed that message.


With that said I pray and hope for a quick peaceful end to the hostilities and that all people learn to coexist with each other in creating a better world for us all.


Yochanan Gordon

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Well that's ok then...

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Slave's picture

I wonder if he considers that to be a good picture of himself?

luckystars's picture

I guess you in denial what a small population you Jews are.

You promote yourselves and want to kill others.

People know about your secret "talmud" and what you plan for us.

You are doom and dread and Gaza is proving it.

Its over, now you have no place to go.

Canucklehead's picture

How do you know the zionists consistently lose? There is something to be said about having your foil declare victory and show the readership what an idiot they are.

I believe many readers are glad they don't have neighbours like the those who have moved into this site with the express intent to shout down anyone supporting Israel. There is no common sense... only entitlement.

That being said, other than feeling like you have accomplished something (heaven knows...) have you learned anything here that would make your life better?

Duffy's picture

Are you translating your dispatches into Hebrew then back into English, or are you just grappling with both a learning disability and Alzheimers?


Hey - your glasses are right on top of your head, man.



BigJim's picture

 Member for
6 days 19 hours
Get lost troll.

I'll bet if he was agreeing with you, you'd be less concerned with how long he's been here.

As it happens, he makes decent contributions to this debate, so, by that score, he might be considered a bit less of a troll than... you.

trulz4lulz's picture

@JLee Eat Ebola sprinkled shit and fucking die you scum of the earth fuck twit. If not now, Satan surely will have a full on buffet waiting for you in your special hell. I hope you choke on the blood you spill as you wash down the shit thats in your fucking mouth.

Avid reader for 4 years 6 days and some hours.

JLee2027's picture

Can dish it out, but can't take it I see.

Quus Ant's picture

alright- I get it.  JLee, you're Tyler, right?  Having a lark?  Spicing up the conversation and racking up page views?  Brilliant.

WillyGroper's picture

No it wasn't.

He's one of the moron's that validated & justified the "Priestly Piece" being more destructive to little boys than little girls because of the ratio of victims. 

Don't waste your breath. 

alien-IQ's picture

It must be free crack night at the synagogue again....and you went for seconds...

Stoploss's picture

These people are too stupid to tell propaganda from facts. This is our education system at work that's all. They don't know the historic details so they cannot understand, because they do not wish to find the facts, it doesn't fit into their 30 second time schedule anyway. Whatever, what happens, happens, no amount of sniveling will stop it.

firstdivision's picture

Yer a funny guy.  Interesting that you're taking one book as contract law.  Pretty sure the Koran says Palestine belongs to the Palestinians.  Until you show me a land contract signed by God, then now they don't own the land as they never paid for it.  Perhaps you should volunteer to catch a Hamas rocket as part of the Iron Dome project. FYI, unless you're Jewish, Israel doesn't give two fucks about you.

alien-IQ's picture

How does one even begin to try to have a conversation with a person who believes he is getting his marching orders from an invisible man in the sky who has declared that his race and only his race is "chosen" to rule over all others.

In any rational society, he would be lobotomized and locked up in a rubber room for the rest of his life and subjected to electro shock therapy twice a day.

There's no talking to these insane murderers.

logicalman's picture

Israel didn't exist before 1948, it was just a myth in a really old scary book.

They absolutely did steal the land.

“If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?”

David Ben Gurion

sandhillexit's picture

And the IDF know where the tunnels are because *they built them*.  Between 1967 and 2005 when the IDF tried to run Gaza from inside, their command and control was all underground, air-conditioned.  The tunnels into Israel proper were likely escape routes in case things got out of control on the streets.  The command center is under *Shifa Hospital.*  I just wish they had enough respect for the American public to tell the truth.  It's all the insults to our intelligence that piss me off.  

Xandrino's picture

founded in 1948...haha they OWN the land? BULLSHIT.


Your bible fairytale doesn't hold up here. 

williambanzai7's picture

Questions usally get asked by people who don't know the answer, unless used rhetorically, which then implies an opinion.

whatsinaname's picture

Wow !! Did they just condone what some other powers have done in the past and even maybe what Hitler did to them ?

McMolotov's picture

There's definitely an Alanis Morissette joke in here somewhere.

RafterManFMJ's picture


Was just burning one with my main homie Runs Like a Girly Bear and we started discussing genocide.

Passed the hookah in the TP - cloudy and dreamy as Hell - so we're feeling it and he's smoked on smoke and PBR and be says, and this is something I'll never forget, staring, my bleary eyes on his rheumy, intense eyes - like chips of obsidian they bored into me, and he spoke what turned out to be his final mortal words "I gotta shit..."

Last of his people, an honor based culture without debt based money - really a bunch of savages in need of saving.

Seer's picture

Great s...s...stuff there!

I wonder where AmericanSpirit is.

Quus Ant's picture

I readthis a coupletimes.  Thanks  RafterMan.

alien-IQ's picture

If only it had occurred to Hitler to incorporate the term "anti-Aryan" to all who criticized what he did, he could still be going at it today.

RafterManFMJ's picture

It isn't widely reported but as many as 6 million Ayrans died in Death and Labor camps around 1904.

True story.

So they deserve someone else's land, because reasons.

BigJim's picture

1904? What was going on then?

Slave's picture

I believe that question was anti-Aryan.

gpanek's picture

Yup.. the abused becomes the abuser.


power steering's picture

Sounds like the policies of Curtis Lemay and the USAF/RAF during WW2

darteaus's picture

Note to Jew haters:

Dahiya doctrine: "... the army deliberately targets civilian infrastructure"

Genocide: The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

Infrastructure IS NOT EQUAL TO people, therefore the Dahiya doctrine IS NOT genocide.

Keep trying Jew haters!

john39's picture

you forgot the /s tag...  or, you are a raging psychopath...

alien-IQ's picture

I'll go with "Raging Psychopath" for 400.

McMolotov's picture

This post is guaranteed to bring out the anti-semantics...

darteaus's picture

The Jew haters are out in force!

Coletrane's picture

you say that like it's a bad thing.

JLee2027's picture
Member for
4 weeks 4 days
alien-IQ's picture

You say that as if it were meaningful. It's not. Everybody arrives at their own time.

JLee2027's picture

Too much of a coincidence to see an anti_Israeli shift and lots of new members, all saying the same thing.

BaghdadBob's picture

Maybe, just maybe, it's that people can finally see through the Israeli and Jewish hatred for their fellow man, their greed, control of media, destruction of Palestine, destabling of foreign sovereign states, actions of Mossad, etc... and that with this latest bloody massacre of innocent children, they've finally found a voice and they're no longer afraid to be labelled anti-Semite?

trulz4lulz's picture


Its called an intellectual revolution and I believe we are witnessing the beginnings of it. Too little, too late Im afraid. It takes a man of principle to defy an unjust law or situation. Principled men are in short supply these days.

JLee2027's picture

So you and Baghdad there need to jump on a boat and go expel the Joos. What are you waiting for?

conscious being's picture

We're too busy giving you psycopaths a necessary smack down, setting some portion of enslaved minds free in the process.

Monty Burns's picture

I can get over all of those charachteristics Bob but what I find unforgivable is the systematic destruction of our institutions and ethnicity via, respectively, Cultural Marxism and mass Third World immigration.

oudinot's picture

They say the same things because it is the truth.

alien-IQ's picture

Thanks to people like you and Bibi, our numbers are growing at a breakneck pace. Watch out, you never know... ;-)

Toolshed's picture

And may the force be with you!

alien-IQ's picture

"anti-semantics" ? is that people who oppose meaning?

WillyGroper's picture

WOW McMolotov, prophecy in real time!


BigJim's picture

 Keep trying Jew haters!

Yes, yes, anyone criticising Israel does it because they hate Jews... rather than what one particular bunch of Jews is doing.

Dahiya doctrine: "... the army deliberately targets civilian infrastructure"

Genocide: The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

Infrastructure IS NOT EQUAL TO people, therefore the Dahiya doctrine IS NOT genocide.

I think you'll find that people corralled into one of the most densely populated areas on earth will die in large numbers without their infrastructure.... not to mention get killed when the means of destroying it 'accidentally' flattens their neighbourhood at the same time.