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tzion

Member Since: October 05, 2011

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  • January 26, 2015 at 11:17am

    The case you cite was that of the Midianites, where the women were guilty of trying to seduce the Israelites into idolatry, as suggested by the prophet Balaam. Virgins were spared because they clearly played no part in this conspiracy, not because they were to be spoils of war.

  • [1] January 26, 2015 at 11:14am

    Red Sea is a mistranslation. Reed sea would be more accurate. The problem, reeds only grow in lakes, ponds, and other small bodies of water. The red sea, which is a salt water region, cannot support reeds at all.

  • [1] January 26, 2015 at 11:08am

    Firing rockets at Israel is an act of war. Israel has every right to retaliate. If an Iranian military general gets killed because he’s fastening with Israel’s enemy, that’s his fault.

  • [1] January 26, 2015 at 11:05am

    Israel already paid for the liberty. By that logic, Israel should attack Iraq for destroying the temple in Jerusalem.

  • [1] January 26, 2015 at 11:03am

    You’re a confessed socialist rebel. The only way you qualify as a “conservative rebel” is in the sense that you are rebelling against conservatism.

  • [3] January 26, 2015 at 11:01am

    “Most of those rockets are fired by Israelis themselves.”

    Liar. Plain and simple. Those rockets were shipped to Hamas from Iran, thus Israel is at war with Iran in fact, even if there is no official declaration.

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:12am

    @Christos
    I don’t care what the KJV says. It’s not the original version, nor is it in the original language. That version of the ten commandments was translated from Hebrew into Greek, from Greek into Latin, and then finally into English. In fact, there could very well be other stages like German in between.

    Whether you wish to rewrite the bible is irrelevant. This isn’t the only instance of mistranslations showing up. If you want to translate something into another language, you should start with the original, not a translation of a translation.

  • [2] January 25, 2015 at 10:57pm

    Not so much a point. I simply prefer for facts to be completely accurate.

    As your own source indicates, the original Hebrew word is used primarily in cases of murder, and killing during war is always referred to by a different word. Since there are those who might misinterpret the meaning due to a mistranslation, I wish to point it out before that happens.

  • [1] January 25, 2015 at 6:41pm

    So on the one hand you attack Jews for not behaving as you would like and on the other you claim that they have no control over they’re actions? You might as well attack dogs for walking on four legs.

  • [7] January 25, 2015 at 6:37pm

    Why aren’t all English speakers in England? Why aren’t all french speakers in France? Since when is there a law that Jews cannot live outside of Israel if Israel exists?

  • [8] January 25, 2015 at 4:47pm

    Correction, the Ten Commandments forbids murder, not killing. There’s a clear distinction.

  • [5] January 25, 2015 at 3:38pm

    To your first question, the answer is: it depends. Remember, technically there was no Germany from 1945 until the 1980s. Didn’t you learn history? There was West Germany, which was able to rebuild and prosper under a capitalist system, and East Germany, dominated by Communism, unable to prosper (the 1930s were better in terms of not having the KGB to worry about), and conditions were so bad that most people would pay anything to cross into West Germany.

    As for what changed, there were multiple things. No war reparations meant that Germany wasn’t crushed under crippling debt. No worldwide economic depression meant that the economy was better. Not having it’s industrial facilities seized by France or Britain (as happened after WWI with the Rhineland) meant that those facilities contributed to Germany’s prosperity.

    But perhaps all this is too complicated for someone like you to understand. After all, perhaps in your mind only simple explanations like “The Jews did it” are capable of being processed. It’s time to grow and learn that how the world works in reality and not in your head (though I could say the same of Obama, which shows how much of a role model he is).

  • [3] January 24, 2015 at 11:27pm

    “You see, unlike Sephardim like myself, 96% of all Ashkenazis do not have maternal ancestors who are genetically Hebrew. This means 90% of all the people you think of as “Jews” are not actually Jewish, but imposters from Eastern Europe. Just Google: “Ashkenazi dna genetics testing” and start reading. When you are done there read up on the Talmud and what they think of all you Goyim in private “Goyim are subhumans, they are to be used, abused, manipulated and deceived, they are our slaves and have no rights”.”

    This one paragraph is 100% irrefutable proof that you are no Sephardi Jew. Any Sephardi Jew who knows anything about Judaism would KNOW that the Talmud is studied by both Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews equally.

    You are a farce, a liar, and a deceiver. Your true identity is show by this quote:

    “Us real Jews are not God’s chosen people either because when the Temple curtain ripped top to bottom ALL former covenants and agreements were null and void. Judaism died right then and there and henceforth ALL people, (including and especially Jews) must go through Jesus to access God.”

    Only a Christian would claim such a thing. You are no Jew.

  • [1] January 23, 2015 at 12:37pm

    @just
    “Anyone can go to the Israeli government website and check out the immigration policy to determine how Israel determines who can be an Israeli citizen.”

    Every nation has the right to determine conditions under which one may immigrate to that country. One does not have to be Jewish to enter Israel. Besides, I could just as easily point out the conditions for knighthood in Britain.

    “And of course you have that controversial nationalistic law a month or two ago that discredits your pitch.”

    It wasn’t a law. It was proposed legislation on the part of one political party which met with little support. Now you are intentionally distorting facts.

    “Furthermore calling it a Jewish State is a declaration of Jewish nationalism.”

    So is calling France a French State. Israel is Jewish in the sense it is built upon Jewish culture. France is based on French culture in the same way. What’s the difference?

  • [-1] January 23, 2015 at 12:31pm

    @crab
    It gets 90% of those it attempts to bring down, which is less than half.

  • [1] January 23, 2015 at 10:11am

    @just
    “I’m simply saying nationalism based on ethnicity is a rotten collectivist ideology.”

    And I pointed out that Israel doesn’t define Israeli as being an ethnicity, nor does it limit rights of anyone based on ethnicity. How can Israeli nationalism be based on ethnicity if ethnicity plays no role in determining who can be Israeli? True Israel calls itself a Jewish state, but there’s a world of difference between building a society based on Jewish cultural values and building one that’s exclusively for Jews. Again, Israel’s nature as a nation state shares more in common with Britain than anything to do with the Nazis.

  • [4] January 23, 2015 at 9:10am

    @crab
    As I recall, they didn’t bomb the schools and hospitals, they were attacked by Hamas and Islamic Jihad members hiding inside and returned fire with their tanks. And when Hamas stores weapons in schools and uses hospitals as military headquarters, those facilities cease to be civilian in nature.

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  • [6] January 23, 2015 at 9:07am

    @just
    Are you seriously comparing Israel to Nazi Germany again? The Nazis form of “nationalism” as you call it meant that those not fulfilling certain ethnic qualifications were barred from most types of work, had no rights, and were frequently imprisoned without cause, not one of which occurs is Israel. All Israeli citizens, which includes a 20% Muslim population, have fully equal rights under the law.

    People in England take pride in being British. People in France take pride in being French. That doesn’t hurt those citizens whose ancestors came from abroad.

  • [11] January 23, 2015 at 9:02am

    “Do you know how much money we spend every year to support their missile shield? That prevents them from ANY and EVERY missile sent at them.”

    Clearly you are misinformed. Iron Dome does not shoot down every missile. That’s partially by design. Iron Dome is expressly programmed to limit its fire to rockets that would hit populated areas. Moreover, even then it’s not 100%. Israelis still die from rocket fire. Even Iron Dome has its limits.

  • January 22, 2015 at 8:02pm

    @rebel/nil

    Israel a pure parasite living off the US? Not even close.

    Let’s put this in perspective. We give (or at least we used to) a lot of money to Egypt too, though not quite as much as Israel. Despite this, when you compare the money we give them to each country’s GDP, Israel’s aid makes up a significantly smaller percentage.

    In fact, Israel, by the request of its own government, stopped receiving economic aid completely several years ago.

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