The Biblical Roots of the “Lunatic State of Israel”

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The courageous Jew Norm Finkelstein recently described the Jewish state of Israel as a “lunatic state.” He made this statement during an interview regarding the slaughter of nine volunteers who were murdered by the Israeli Occupation Forces while trying to break Israel’s illegal and anti-human blockade of Gaza. The nine people murdered in the blockade massacre (in the Boston massacre, which was influential in starting the American Revolution, almost half as many people, five, were killed by government troops) were part of a flotilla loaded with food and supplies and toys for the imprisoned Palestinian people who are being punished by Israel for voting the wrong way. These people were tired of the established political party, Fatah, with its limitless talk but no progress. Instead of voting for Fatah, they voted in Hamas. Hamas is a more militant group and is considered by the terrorist state of Israel and its lap dog the United States as a terrorist organization. Israel is practicing collective punishment through its blockade for all of the 1.5 million people in Gaza for voting for Hamas.
To many people, Israel’s brutality seems shocking. For example, the American 19 year old who Israeli government forces killed during their deadly act of piracy in international waters, Furkan Dogan, was shot four times in his head and one time in his chest. To most people, that is overkill. But when we consider the Biblical roots of Israel, roots so strong that they greatly diminish Israel’s flaunted stand as the only democracy in the Middle East by stopping this Jewish “democracy” from even having a constitution because of religious objections that will not permit any law to take precedence over Jewish religious law, we are not surprised at all.
First off, in order to exercise such raw audacity and arrogance as to openly commit piracy and to openly massacre civilians of a foreign nation, you probably suffer from a delusion of grandeur/a false sense of superiority. This can be traced for Israel and practicing Jews to Deuteronomy 7:6, which claims that God told the ancient Hebrews/Israelis that they are “above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” Believing nonsense like this can only cause serious problems.
The examples of mass murder and genocide practiced by the ancient Israelites on their neighbors shows that the modern state of Israel has a Biblical template of murder to work from. For example, Numbers 31:15-18 has Moses himself castigating the Israeli army for NOT slaughtering the women and little boys of a vanquished people. Verses 17 and 18 have Moses ordering the troops, “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.” Moses and his army of Hebrew terrorists and rapists kept “the women children” alive for their own purposes and pleasures. A few verses down it is explained how much loot was taken by the Israeli army and how it was divided up among the Hebrew thieves. Verse 31:35 states that the number of virgins, or “women that had not known man by lying with him”, numbered 32,000! Israel’s recent direct war crimes, like their invasion of Gaza and the massacre of the flotilla volunteers, have a way to go before they equal those recorded in the Torah. However, what they got the U.S. politicians to do, such as invading Iraq, is right up there with the Biblical war crimes. And we haven’t even seen yet what they are going to do, or will have done by the U.S., in regards to Iran. That may even top the atrocities found in the Bible.
When we hear that Israeli Occupation Forces kill women and children, we should not be surprised. Again, that is what their “holy scriptures” use as an example of rightful Godly action. For example, Deuteronomy 2:34 says that the ancient Israelis “utterly destroyed the men and the women and the little ones.” A member of the Israeli Occupation Force would believe that killing women and children is Godly because verse 2:36 openly says that the victims of the ancient Israelis were delivered into their hands by God Almighty. So, based on the insanity of the Torah/Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, God wants these violent massacres to happen.
When nuclear Israel butchers people who do not accept their expansion and violence, it is a fulfillment of the Bible verse found at Isaiah 60:12, which clearly states, “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.” With Israel’s nuclear weapons of mass destruction and their delusions of grandeur, it is not farfetched to think they will fire nuclear warheads from one of their armed submarines at any nation or people who “will not serve them.”
The Old Testament is loaded with verses and teachings that promote the Jews and Israel over all. It serves as a good source to figure out what Israel will do next and how it will react to any given situation. We need to learn from history before it repeats itself. 

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Robert Johnson is a paralegal and a freelance writer in Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after reading Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, he became a Deist. In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists and in 1996 he launched the first web site devoted to Deism,  He is listed in Who's Who in Hell and is the author of Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.  He wrote the introduction to The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and also writes for


Suverans2's picture

If anyone is interested, here are Strong's dictionary definitions for the Aramaic words translated “above” in Deuteronomy 7:6. The italicized blue words are what Dr. Strong found, at that time, to be the closest English synonyms.

Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all[H4480][H3605] people that are upon the face of the earth.

min minnıy minney
min, min-nee', min-nay'
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses

kol kol
kole, kole
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense)

From this we can clearly see that “above” is a mistranslation, and that it should have read, simply, “from all” or “out of all people”, clearly a big difference, in my opinion, because even if this were true, it does not place them “above” all people. This is a great example of what happens when the fox is left guarding the hen house.

Those individuals who secede from the governments of men and return to the “laws of nature and nature's God” are not “above all people”, they are merely “separate” from their political corporations, just as we read in another place in that same BIBLE.

2Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

GeoffreyTransom's picture

Taking as read that the self-interested gibberings of a bunch of primitive, superstitious Iron Age tribal cretins is
(a) irrelevant to any rational discourse about history or property rights over the Levant; and
(b) an objectively reprehensible framework for morality or ethics...
let's get to the point.

Strong's definitions do not change the inherent meaning of the excerpt.

Compare the two phrases: the first as usually written -

"7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the Imaginary Sky Fairy: the Imaginary Sky Fairy hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, **above all people that are upon the face of the earth.**"

vs the second, utilising the translations furnished by Strong:

"7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the Imaginary Sky Fairy: the Imaginary Sky Fairy hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, **out of all people that are upon the face of the earth.**"

The point is not the semantics of whether the specific 'above' is correct: it is IMPLIED by the fact that the first phrase specifically makes the 'chosen' a 'special people'.

If I said to The Lovely: "you are my special lady, out of all the women in the world", or "you are my special lady, above all the women in the world", the two phrases would elicit precisely the same response... The Lovely is singled out, from all women in the world, as the one that is most important to me.

From this, she would be perfectly entitled to infer that I considered her 'the best'.

"Of all the people in the world I choose you to be my special people" and "ABOVE all people in the world I choose you to be my special people" imply the exact same thing - that the people 'chosen' were considered superior (specially favoured) by the Imaginary Sky Fairy... especially since he had just finished saying that the wandering pack of illiterate Iron Age penis-slashers was 'an holy people'.

That's why the Imaginary Sky Fairy helped them with their project of genocide, kidnap, rape, theft and destruction... all in exchange for foreskins, blood, and burnt offal.

The Imaginary Sky Fairy is a sick puppy. He drowned the whole world - innocent and guilty alike - because he threw a hissy fit. (And he lied to Adam and Eve too: "If you eat this fruit, you will die". Eve eats it, and doesn't die).

If the Imaginary Sky Fairy existed, the right thing to do would be to try to kill it. Thankfully it doesn't. Phew.

Suverans2's picture

Also, as if the evidence Robert L. Johnson has presented us with here is not bad enough, it gets worse, much worse, in my opinion, the book that Juda, i.e. Judaism considers the highest authority is the Babylonian Talmud, not the BIBLE.