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Israel's Ethical Defense

In the heat of battle, how would you respond?

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Visitor Comments: 24

(23) ralph, August 10, 2014 3:58 AM

misplaced morality

the morally correct approach is to destroy our attackers. if they fiendishly use their own as shields, this blood is on their hands. to let our people die, both soldiers and civilians is wrong.Their blood is being spilled due to warped misguided mercy!

(22) halacha, July 16, 2013 9:28 PM

this is halaclicly incorrect

acc to rav yitzchak zilberstein, a very renowned poseik (and son in law of rav elyashiv) holds you could even kill a human shield if theyre jewish!! all the more so arabs

(21) Anonymous, June 12, 2012 9:54 PM

why is it fair that they can shoot Israel kids but we cant risk hitting there kids

(20) M. Minor, April 29, 2010 4:47 PM

IDF - we are proud of you!

IDF - I am a Gentile. But your integrity and moral judgement is so admired. Those precious young people - what difficult decisions they must make. Our prayers are with you. Even though UN and many countries defy your rights - I, for one and there are many like me love and respect your right to the land that God gave you.

(19) ben karan, April 27, 2010 10:43 PM

confused values

all of israels attempts to save civilians or delay in destroying our enemies, has not impressed the "nations" the opposite is true- we have lost countless lives by waiting instead of preempting, and by not responding immediately with the goal or destruction of our enemies, if germany had been immediately attacked- and hitler destroyed befor he got stronger and organized tens of thousands may have died and tens of millions saved.- the video is touching and is incorrect by logic and halachically- there is no exaggerated mercy once enemy has chosen to fight and has been warned.- this is a shameful attempt at western values instead of making hard jewish choises- when pity is given to the brutal, brutally will be visited upon the innocent.

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