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Dear Mr. Tovi

Reader comment on item: Israel's Arabs, Living a Paradox
in response to reader comment: A Reply for Debanjan Banerjee - A Zionist Israel - A Reality of the Tanach

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Apr 23, 2012 at 02:35

Dear Mr. Tovi,

Thanks and greetings to you since I have been able to have a chance with more correspondence with you after a long time.

You said : "As for the ultra-Orthodox being anti-Zionist, all one need do is read the Tanach independent of any commentaries to understand that being Zionist does NOT violate the Holy Scriptures, but in fact is authenticated by the WORD of the L—D as He prepares Israel for His return"

My answer to your question is that there are many Ultra-Orthodox voices in the Jewish World who not only oppose the view that Israel as a Zionist project but they do justify their views based upon sound Biblical law. Here are some of their arguments.

1. According to many Talmudic law experts , "Homosexuality is not something which is supported by the Almighty." Now it is the very state of Israel which prides itself of being openly favorable to homosxuals. Jerusalem under Israeli control is the only city in the entire Western Asia and North African region to celebrate and publicly show homosexual life in broad daylight. In contrast , the Islamic republic of Iran ; the country which so many of Christian supporters of Israel in the USA like you are all too eager for to disappear , has very strong law and enforcement mechanisms against homosexuality. So according to Mosaic law , Iran is more better follower of G_D's law than Jewish Israel.

2. Another interesting point here is regarding Interest. Now Israel allows interest and florishing of finance capital alongside the West. Iran is opposed to interest as biblically prohibition. Now on this issue Iran again trumps Israel in following the laws of Hebrew Holy Bible more closer and to the point.

3. On the issue of the commandment that "thou shall not kill another" , Iran is also more closer to following this commandment than Israel based upon current history. The Islamic republic of Iran until now has never initiated any war against any neighboring region unlike Israel or for that matter the USA.

--- Based upon the above arguments , I would like to point out that the Islamic republic of Iran is much more closer to following the Biblically mandated laws than Israel. So my question is are you Christian Zionists at all justified in your hatred towards the ISlamic republic ?

If the editors of Daniel Pipes are brave enough to publish my current post please think and answer my questions.

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