One would think that a sad, sorry history of ones own people would create some sensitivity towards other people. But it does not. At least some people rather seem to take the horrors their ancestors had to endure as behavioral guidance for their own attitude towards other people in similar sorry circumstances.
The Times of Israel now removed the piece (image of full text, full text on pastebin) from its website but it is still up at the U.S. paper 5 Towns Jewish Times and the writer is defending it on Twitter (screenshot):
5 Ceasefires all breached through missiles and kidnappings. There is only one way to neutralize the threat. Wake-up!
Some core sentences of the screed:
What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than obliterate them completely?
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?
In the 1930s/40s Reinhard Heidrich and some other mass murderers agreed with the author of the piece and answered those questions in the affirmative.
Judging from online comments by Israel supporters many of them would support at least the thrust of the piece. There is also another piece calling for genocide at the Times of Israel site:
Just as the Amalekites were the victims of their own king, whom Saul left alive and why today, we fight the modern day Amalekites in every generation.It’s time to take heed of the words of the L-rd, it is time to do what the people of Israel demand, it is time to kill Agag.
Calling to genocide Palestinians is seemingly not just a singular opinion. Why then was one genocidal piece removed by the Times of Israel while others are still up?