Did you know that God, the guy from the Old Testament, doesn’t like Zionists? In fact, it turns out he doesn’t like anybody who forcibly evicts people from their homes, butchers their children, and then dances on their corpses!
“…if you read Genesis Exodus and Deuteronomy in Hebrew — as I do — you see that God did not ‘give’ Israel to the Jews/Israelites. We as Jews are raised with the creed that ‘God gave us the land of Israel’ in Genesis — and that ethnically ‘we are the chosen people.’ But actually — and I could not believe my eyes when I saw this, I checked my reading with major scholars and they confirmed it — actually God’s “covenant” in Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy with the Jewish people is NOT ABOUT AN ETHNICITY AND NOT ABOUT A CONTRACT. IT IS ABOUT A WAY OF BEHAVING…
[God] never says: ‘I will give you, ethnic Israelites, the land of Israel.’ Rather He says…IF you visit those imprisoned…act mercifully to the widow and the orphan…welcome the stranger in your midst…tend the sick…do justice and love mercy…THEN YOU WILL BE MY PEOPLE AND THIS LAND WILL BE YOUR LAND. So ‘my people’ is not ethnic — it is transactional. We are God’s people not by birth but by a way of behaving, that is ethical, kind and just. And we STOP being “God’s people” when we are not ethical, kind and just. And ANYONE who is ethical, kind and just is, according to God in Genesis, ‘God’s people.’ And the ‘contract’ to ‘give’ us Israel is conditional — we can live in God’s land IF we are ‘God’s people’ in this way — just, merciful, compassionate. AND…It never says I will give this land JUST to you. Remember these were homeless nomads who had left slavery in Egypt and were wandering around in the desert; at most these passages say, settle here, but they do not say, settle here exclusively. Indeed again and again it talks about welcoming ‘zarim’ — translated as ‘strangers’ but can also be translated as ‘people/tribes who are not you’ — in your midst.”
Holy moly! That’s the opposite of what I learned in Hebrew school, where Mr. Weinstein taught us that Israel’s military had the right to kill as many Arabs as they wanted if those Arabs were interfering with the Jews’ enjoyment of the land God granted us.
It turns out that God would boot the Zionists right out of his holy land, since their political movement has carried out the merciless, unethical, violent persecution of the Palestinian people. God hates that kind of stuff!