According to Ha’aretz, the Israeli paper associated with Israel’s secret police (Shin Bet or Shabak), the secretary-general of World Bnei Akiva, Rabbi Noam Perel, called for revenge of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, the bodies of whom were found Monday. “An entire nation and thousands of years of history demand revenge,” Perel posted on his Facebook page, shortly after the bodies were found.
Israel has been engaged in wide-ranging raids, arrests and re-arrests of Palestinian political prisoners, and anyone that is a member of, affiliated with or has sympathy for Hamas. It has also been revenge-bombing Gaza, targeting civilian infrastructure and civilians. There have been revenge-murders already of innocent Gentile Palestinians<, as well as outright executions by the Jewish military, the IDF, both in Gaza (caught on film) and in Palestine’s ‘West Bank.’
“The government of Israel is gathering for a revenge meeting that isn’t a grief meeting. The landlord has gone mad at the sight of his sons’ bodies. A government that turns the army of searchers to an army of avengers, an army that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins,” wrote Perel, including an allusion to the biblical tale of of the mythical David, who supposedly killed 200 Philistines and gave their foreskins to King Saul as the bride price for his daughter. No Gentile father in the world would let his beloved daughter marry such a violent and repulsive person.
What a barbaric people! It’s not enough to be generally violent and criminal, to engage in a barbaric genital mutilation rituals, to long for the return of animal sacrifices to its minor storm and nature god, Yaweh, no. It also longs for the days of yore when it could genocide another people – the mass rapes, sometimes using their victims’ entrails as belts, other times performing forcible genital mutilations on them (see Notes at bottom) -and have no consequences. And this group has the bloody gall to accuse others of being ‘backwards.’
Now they just torture children, poison farm animals (also here and here), farmlands and wells, set fire to farms and homes wherein families are sleeping (also here and here and here)as well as cars full of people, cut down trees, have pogroms against African refugees and Palestinians.
No amount of so-called ‘innovation’ based on industrial and commercial espionage in “Download Valley” Tel Aviv can wipe out that persistent belief in, love of and fervent wish to return to such barbarism.
“The disgrace will be paid for with the blood of the enemy, not with our tears,” Perel concluded his deranged diatribe. Of course the implacable hatred of all humanity would demand as much.
Rabbi Perel has been the secretary-general of World Bnei Akiva since 2012. A Talmudic Zionist youth movement, World Bnei Akiva has over 150 branches in dozens of countries worldwide. According to the movement’s website, it is dedicated to keeping the Jewish race pure and fighting intermarriage and social assimilation (which is fine for Jews, but wrong for any other race or group) by encouraging aliyah (‘ascending’ Hebrew idiom meaning immigration to Israel), by deepening Jewish racial and tribal identity and by strengthening and connecting the Jewish racial-tribal nation abroad to the values of Talmudic Zionism and the state of Israel.
Steven Weitzman, “Forced Circumcision and the Shifting Role of Gentiles in Hasmonean Ideology,” HTR 92 (1999), 37.
In both the second and first centuries BCE the Hasmonean rulers “forcibly circumcised Gentile peoples after subduing them in battle.”
Weitzman, “Forced Circumcision,” 43 and n 25.
Weitzman suggests the possibility that Roman laws against circumcision might be a sequela of forced circumcisions by Bar Kochba.
Steven Weitzman, “Forced Circumcision,” 43-44 and n 24.
Both Genesis 34 and 2 Sam 18.25-7 are examples of anti-Gentile violence the Maccabees, and later, the Hasmoneans, may have hearkened back to, and 2 Bar 66.5 celebrates Josiah as a king who “left no one uncircumcised.”