Archive for the ‘Brutality’ Category

The Rise of "Israel’s" Military Rabbis

September 12, 2009

The rise of Israel’s military rabbis

September 7, 2009

Katya Adler – BBC

Military rabbis are becoming more powerful. Trained in warfare as well as religion, new army regulations mean they are now part of a military elite.

They graduate from officer’s school and operate closely with military commanders. One of their main duties is to boost soldiers’ morale and drive, even on the front line …

The military rabbis rose to prominence during Israel’s invasion of Gaza earlier this year …

Gal Einav, a non-religious soldier, said there was wall-to-wall religious rhetoric in the base, the barracks and on the battlefield.

As soon as soldiers signed for their rifles, he said, they were given a book of psalms.

And, as his company headed into Gaza, he told me, they were flanked by a civilian rabbi on one side and a military rabbi on the other.

“It felt like a religious war, like a crusade. It disturbed me. Religion and the army should be completely separate,” he said.

‘Sons of light’

But military rabbis, like Lieutenant Shmuel Kaufman, welcome the changes.

In previous wars rabbis had to stay far from the front, he says. In Gaza, they were ordered to accompany the fighters.

“Our job was to boost the fighting spirit of the soldiers. The eternal Jewish spirit from Bible times to the coming of the Messiah.”

Before his unit went into Gaza, Rabbi Kaufman said their commander told him to blow the ram’s horn: “Like (biblical) Joshua when he conquered the land of Israel. It makes the war holier.”

Rabbis handed out hundreds of religious pamphlets during the Gaza war.

When this came to light, it caused huge controversy in Israel. Some leaflets called Israeli soldiers the “sons of light” and Palestinians the “sons of darkness”.

Others compared the Palestinians to the Philistines, the bitter biblical enemy of the Jewish people.

Israel’s military has distanced itself from the publications, but they carried the army’s official stamp.

Still, army leaders insist their rabbis respect military ethics and put their private convictions aside. They say the same about the new wave of nationalist religious solders joining Israel’s fighting forces …

full article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8232340.stm

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Witness Zionist Puppet-Regime In Georgia’s Brutality Against the Georgian People

August 23, 2008

The Zionist media in the U.S. is running cover for this brutal Zionist puppet-regime and its crimes.

Witness Zionist Puppet-Regime In Georgia’s Brutality Against the Georgian People

August 23, 2008

The Zionist media in the U.S. is running cover for this brutal Zionist puppet-regime and its crimes.

Witness Zionist Puppet-Regime In Georgia’s Brutality Against the Georgian People

August 23, 2008

The Zionist media in the U.S. is running cover for this brutal Zionist puppet-regime and its crimes.

The Israeli "Defense" Force’s Hasidic Snipers

January 24, 2008

The media for goys disassociates the Israeli military with Judaism making it appear to be a modern, secular organization as a means of disassociating IDF racism and brutality from the rabbinic tradition which it is rooted in. Not so in the Judaic media.

Talmud studies credited for sniper excellence

Jerusalem Post

Jan 21, 2008

While members of the Nahal Haredi Battalion have decided to abandon the yeshiva benches in exchange for an M-16 rifle in the IDF, their past study of intricate Talmudic passages is assisting them today in turning into top-of-the-line combat soldiers.

Last week, soldiers from the battalion – also known as Netzah Yehuda – came in first place in a sharp-shooting course at the Adam Training Facility near Modi’in.

Representatives of the Golani and Givati Brigades also participated in the course, during which soldiers are trained to become sharpshooters and are taught to use mathematical equations to calculate the affect wind and distance will have on their shot.

Nahal Haredi, which belongs to the Kfir Brigade and is based in the Jordan Valley, was established eight years ago as a single company. Today it is a full battalion with three companies and an elite counterterror squad.

Most of the battalion’s 700 soldiers are recruited in Israel and come from a haredi or national religious background.

A Haredi source involved with the battalion said Monday that the soldiers’ impressive results were due to their past Talmud studies, which helped them develop analytical skills.

The source said the battalion’s scores were the best obtained this past year at the facility.

“Since the soldiers are haredi, they never really studied advanced math,” the source said. “The course trainers broke their heads trying to figure out how the soldiers caught on so quickly until they realized that due to their experience studying Talmud it was a piece of cake for them to understand how to solve the complicated equations.”

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1200572510223&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

The Israeli "Defense" Force’s Hasidic Snipers

January 24, 2008

The media for goys disassociates the Israeli military with Judaism making it appear to be a modern, secular organization as a means of disassociating IDF racism and brutality from the rabbinic tradition which it is rooted in. Not so in the Judaic media.

Talmud studies credited for sniper excellence

Jerusalem Post

Jan 21, 2008

While members of the Nahal Haredi Battalion have decided to abandon the yeshiva benches in exchange for an M-16 rifle in the IDF, their past study of intricate Talmudic passages is assisting them today in turning into top-of-the-line combat soldiers.

Last week, soldiers from the battalion – also known as Netzah Yehuda – came in first place in a sharp-shooting course at the Adam Training Facility near Modi’in.

Representatives of the Golani and Givati Brigades also participated in the course, during which soldiers are trained to become sharpshooters and are taught to use mathematical equations to calculate the affect wind and distance will have on their shot.

Nahal Haredi, which belongs to the Kfir Brigade and is based in the Jordan Valley, was established eight years ago as a single company. Today it is a full battalion with three companies and an elite counterterror squad.

Most of the battalion’s 700 soldiers are recruited in Israel and come from a haredi or national religious background.

A Haredi source involved with the battalion said Monday that the soldiers’ impressive results were due to their past Talmud studies, which helped them develop analytical skills.

The source said the battalion’s scores were the best obtained this past year at the facility.

“Since the soldiers are haredi, they never really studied advanced math,” the source said. “The course trainers broke their heads trying to figure out how the soldiers caught on so quickly until they realized that due to their experience studying Talmud it was a piece of cake for them to understand how to solve the complicated equations.”

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1200572510223&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Haaretz Admits 2006 Brutality Against Lebanon Was Initiated by "Israel"

August 17, 2007

“… a war initiated by Israel against a relatively small guerrilla group several kilometers away from home …” (Brave and forsaken, Haaretz, August 11, 2007)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/891930.html

Also see:

In 2006 Lebanon War, Most Crimes Were Israeli

Haaretz Admits 2006 Brutality Against Lebanon Was Initiated by "Israel"

August 17, 2007

“… a war initiated by Israel against a relatively small guerrilla group several kilometers away from home …” (Brave and forsaken, Haaretz, August 11, 2007)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/891930.html

Also see:

In 2006 Lebanon War, Most Crimes Were Israeli

Olmert Admits 2006 Israeli Destruction of Lebanon Infrastructure was Decided Upon Long in Advance

March 10, 2007

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Winograd Commission that his decision to respond to the abduction of soldiers with a broad military operation was made as early as March 2006, four months before last summer’s Lebanon war broke out …

… as early as the first day of the war, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with Olmert and asked that Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora not be undermined. Israel understood this to mean that Lebanese infrastructure should not be destroyed, even though the IDF had originally planned otherwise.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/834549.html

Olmert Admits 2006 Israeli Destruction of Lebanon Infrastructure was Decided Upon Long in Advance

March 10, 2007

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Winograd Commission that his decision to respond to the abduction of soldiers with a broad military operation was made as early as March 2006, four months before last summer’s Lebanon war broke out …

… as early as the first day of the war, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with Olmert and asked that Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora not be undermined. Israel understood this to mean that Lebanese infrastructure should not be destroyed, even though the IDF had originally planned otherwise.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/834549.html