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Israel's Ethical Defense

In the heat of battle, how would you respond?

Published: April 24, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 22

(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.

(18) , April 27, 2010 10:06 PM

Hashem Yismor! Hashem should give you wisdom to know what is right.

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