Banning the Quakers won’t stop our struggle for justice in Israel-Palestine | +972 Magazine

Illustrative photo of Members of the American Friends Service Committee demonstrating against the Israeli occupation. (AFSC)

The American Friends Service Committee once saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, now we are being banned from entering Israel due to our support for a nonviolent struggle for equality.   Israel is shoving the Quakers off the Wall of the Righteous.

How times have changed and Jewish Rabbis are calling Palestinian children vermin to be exterminated before they reach maturity.

“There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us [the jews], and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults.”  Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira

“If they don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill 1,000,” Eliyahu told the Jerusalem Post in 2007. “And if they do not stop after 1,000, then we must kill 10,000. If they still don’t stop we must kill 100,000, even a million.” Rabbi Eliayahu

“Rabbi Ovadia Yossef said in a sermon during the Jewish Passover that the Arabs should be “annihilated” with missiles because they were “evil and damnable”. He said: “It is forbidden to be merciful to them.”

“Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim’s appointment is being met with backlash — as he is outspoken for allowing soldiers to rape women during wartime.

The list of proclamations by Rabbis goes on and on.

Banning the Quakers won’t stop our struggle for justice in Israel-Palestine | +972 Magazine