I’ve always been convinced that ethnocentricity of the kind we increasingly and with inevitable logic see appear in the ‘Jewish State’ can only lead to racism: putting ‘Self’ firmly above ‘Other’, as decreed by G-d in an extreme interpretation of ‘Ye Olde Scrolls’. Here’s that principle in action:
Source: Yahoo! News
Fifty Israeli rabbis have signed an open letter warning Jews not to rent or sell property to non-Jews, saying those who do should be "ostracised," a copy of the letter showed on Tuesday.
The advice was condemned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, who said "this kind of speech should be banned in a Jewish and democratic state."
The letter instructs that "it is forbidden in the Torah
to sell a house or a field in the land of Israel to a foreigner," referring to the Pentateuch -- the first five books of the Bible.
Signed mostly by state-employed rabbis, the document warns that "he who sells or rents them a flat in an area where Jews live causes great harm to his neighbours."
"After someone sells or rents just one flat, the value of all the neighbouring flats drops... He who sells or rents (to
non-Jews) causes his neighbours a big loss and his sin is great," the letter said, in what was largely understood to refer to Israel's Arab minority.
"Anyone who sells (property to a non-Jew) must be cut off!!"
According to the Israeli news website Ynet, the letter is to be published in religious newspapers and distributed in synagogues across the country later this week.
Imagine something like this happening in any other ‘democracy’… There would be hell to pay and rightly so...