Times Of Israel Removes ‘When Genocide Is Permissible’ Post

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The Times of Israel scrubbed an inflammatory blog post on Friday after the writer was widely ridiculed and condemned for making a case for genocide.

In the post titled “When Genocide is Permissible,” Yochanan Gordon framed his premise as “a question for all the humanitarians out there.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?

The post drew a torrent denunciations before it was ultimately removed from the publication’s website mere hours after it was published.

The original link now leads to a page with a note indicating that Gordon’s post has “been removed for editorial reasons.”

Here is a screenshot of the before:

And the after:

An archived version of the original post can be read here.

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