Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Rabbi Yehuda Leib Steinman … have given their blessing to a meeting with Hamas aimed at reaching a hudna (Arabic for cease-fire) that could save Jewish lives.
The proposed hudna would be between Hamas and the Jewish people – not with the state of Israel – to circumvent Hamas’s refusal to recognize the Zionist entity.
The haredi community understands their sensitivities and mentality and feels threatened by the same phenomena.
There’s implicit racism at play here, and it stinks. The Rabbis don’t care if Hamas kills Druze or Christians or even Arabs living in Israel as Israeli citizens. That’s awful. Israelis deserve protection from terror regardless of their religion.
Not to mention that this is a terrible idea. How’s this gonna play out?
Rabbis: Feel free to continue to seek the complete destruction of Israel, just don’t kill Jews while you’re at it, mmm-kay?
Hamas: Uh, ok. So when are you moving out? Do you need help packing? Have you hired movers? I know a guy. Just don’t hire Israeli movers, they’ll rob you blind. And try to leave the place clean. Thanks.
Rabbis: We’re not moving out.
Hamas: Oh. Uh huh. So what is it you want us to do again?
Rabbis: Stop killing us.
Hamas: And, what’s in it for me?
Rabbis: A cease-fire. International acceptance. Peace and love. “We Hate the West” T-Shirts!