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Israeli Rabbis Yosef, Shapira Say Non-Jews Exist Only to Serve Jews, to Be Used as Human Shields

Jewish Rabbi allows using Palestinians as human shields

 [ 21/10/2010 - 06:18 PM ]


A Jewish rabbi has allowed the use of unarmed Palestinian civilians as human shields even if they were killed in the process.

Yitzhak Shapira, a director of a Jewish school in the occupied West Bank, told Haaretz daily published on Thursday that anything could be used in order to save the lives of Jews according to the Tora teaching.

He said that the life of a Jew is much more precious than that of anyone else whether he is a soldier or not.

No Israeli should endanger his life for the sake of a non-Jew even if he/she was a civilian, Shapira said.

Yosef: Gentiles exist only to serve Jews

By Jonah Mandel

The Jerusalem Post, 10/18/2010 05:13

According to Rabbi, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.
The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews, according to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shas’s Council of Torah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator.

“Goyim (non-Jews, gentiles) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,” he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat.

According to Yosef, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.

“In Israel, death has no dominion over them... With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.

This is his servant... That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,” Yosef said.

“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat.

That is why gentiles were created,” he added.

Yosef’s Saturday night sermons have seen many controversial statements from the 90-year-old rabbi. In August, Yosef caused a diplomatic uproar when he wished a plague upon the Palestinian people and their leaders, a curse he retracted a few weeks later, when he blessed them along with all of Israel’s other peace-seeking neighbors.

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