The Times of Israel has deleted an article from their website titled “When Genocide is Permissible.”
The article contends that the nature of war has changed and that “nothing, then, can be considered disproportionate when we are fighting for our very right to live.” It continues with a variety of outrageous claims about “the enemy,” none of which are backed up with sources or links. The writer probably got his information from the highly-accurate social media.
The article concludes: “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?”
Update from Salon.com: The Times of Israel has released a formal statement about the article, calling it “damnable and ignorant” and stating that the newspaper has discontinued Gordon’s blog. “We will not countenance blog posts that incite to violence or criminal acts,” the statement reads.
Gordon, meanwhile, has issued an apology of his own, stating that “I never intended to call to harm any people although my words may have conveyed that message.”
“I pray and hope for a quick peaceful end to the hostilities and that all people learn to coexist with each other in creating a better world for us all,” the note ends.