Yeah, two. But, check out the first one.
This one is about that fascist nation in the Middle East. The one that is also a theocracy.
If your thinking of Saudi Arabia, your wrong.
I am talking about the one, that is always portrayed as "the only democracy in the Middle East"
Which is laughable at best and a really bad joke other times.
Nope, the theocratic fascist country I am referring to here and now is Israel.
It is a nation formed purely for followers of a religion. That is a theocratic as it can get.
So, let's read the latest of Theocratic Israel.
We have had some Israeli rabbis issue some religious rulings on not selling or renting homes to non-jews. Yes, you read that right. Promoting discrimination and racism.
Actually not just some rabbis, no less then three dozen rabbis, that is 36 influential rabbis
Three dozen top Israeli rabbis threw their support Tuesday behind a religious ruling barring Jews from selling or renting homes to non-Jews — an indication of growing radicalism within the rabbinical community at a time of mounting friction between Israeli Arabs and Jews.The action by the clerics — who are chief rabbis in some of Israel's largest cities and influential among the devout — quickly fueled charges of racism.
But it wasn't just three dozen of the top Israeli rabbis, if only...
The three dozen (36) latest, added their racist rabbinical rulings to eighteen other racist rabbis.
Tongue twister! : How many racist rabbi rulers are making religious rulings?
The signatories also called on the religious community to voice support (for) Rabbi Eliyahu, who could face trial for incitement against Arabs.
The rabbis' letter, which was first published months ago and reprinted in October, urges Jewish owners of apartments to reconsider renting their properties to Arabs since it would deflate the value of their homes as well as those in the neighborhood.
The rabbis also urge neighbors of anyone renting or selling property to Arabs to caution that person. After delivering the warning, the neighbor is then encouraged to issue notices to the general public and inform the community.
Read: warn them (offending Israelis) , then publicly ostracize them.
"The neighbors and acquaintances [of a Jew who sells or rents to an Arab] must distance themselves from the Jew, refrain from doing business with him, deny him the right to read from the Torah, and similarly [ostracize] him until he goes back on this harmful deed," the letter reads.
“Why is the US spending $3 billion a year to finance anti-Christian bigotry,” referring to Israel's annual U.S. aid allotment.
The Orthodox establishment in Israel “has gone to great lengths to alienate 5 million non-Orthodox American Jews,” and now they're doing the same to tick off “over a billion Christians” he writes.
Me, I am wondering why this type of discrimination is bought and paid for by donations to Israel's cause and tax dollars from countries world-wide?
I am additionally wondering, why it is when some kind of lone edict comes out of a Muslim nation, usually nosensical and barely influential it get's frequent and repeated airplay on the idiot box from the talking heads of the media. But this story? No mention at all.
Additional reading here:
Wave of Edicts Urge: "Hate the Gentile"
Scores more rabbis have put their names to paper to support discrimination! The total is now 300.
Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported that some 300 religious figures had signed the public statement, which warns that "it is forbidden in the Torah to sell a house or a field in the land of Israel to a foreigner."
Historian Ilan Greilsammer agreed, saying the sentiments expressed in the letter were merely a reflection of what people were actually thinking.
"The rabbis are saying above what the people are thinking below. What's new is that they are expressing it publicly."
To be fair there are a few rational persons in Israel
On Wednesday, around 150 demonstrators gathered to condemn the letter in a protest outside Jerusalem's Great SynagogueBut, only 150? That, is a sad indictment of how deep racism & apartheid discrimination is firmly entrenched in Israeli society.