Lying About “‘When Genocide Is Permissible”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


1. Multiple posts on various sites, including at Vice and the Daily Beast, falsely describe “When Genocide Is Permissible” as an article or an Op-Ed.

In fact, “‘When Genocide Is Permissible” was a post. Times of Israel enables a whole lot of people to post blog posts. These blog posts are not approved beforehand.

I know that, because I was able to do it. There seem to be about as many bloggers at Times of Israel as there are at the Huffington Post.

The repeated use of “article” or “op-ed” to describe the post is false and dishonest. It implies that it is something that it’s not.

2. The Times of Israel is an online website. Calling it an Israeli newspaper is a stretch. It’s in English which tells you that it’s not oriented toward Israelis.

3. The Times of Israel is not right-wing. Its editor David Horovitz came out of the Jerusalem Report. The Jerusalem Report was very much left of center and was accused of being anti-Israel.

4. There’s a consensus that Gordon’s post was unacceptable, yet support for Hamas, which actually has a charter calling for Jewish genocide, is considered acceptable by groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine.

The hypocrisy is truly stunning.

  • Randall5

    Too. Fucking. Late. Mate.

  • Gee

    Genocide is an international war crime period. It can never be permissible.

    • Nathan Pilson

      GENOCIDE IS AN INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIME. ANY JEW SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT GENOCIDE IS PERMISSIBLE AFTER ALL THE WHINNING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST THE WORLD HAS HAD TO LISTEN TO FOR OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, IS THE EXACT REASON WHAT ISRAEL IS GLOBALLY HATED TODAY.YOU ARE ALL NON JEWISH AND WILL NEVER BE JEWISH. BECAUSE YOU HARBOR HATE. AND AVARICE., AND ALL THE THINGS GOD TOLD YOU NOT TO BE AS HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE. YOU TOOK UP THE TALMUD, WHICH WAS A TRICK., WHICH TOLD YOU LIKE THE DEVIL TOLD ADAM AND EVE.,YOU SHALL NOT SURELY DIE.IF YOU DO THE WILL OF THIS BOOK.BUT NOW LISTENING TO A BOOK CONTRARY TO TORAH LAW., ISRAEL AND THE JEWS ARE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOU HISTORY, HATED. THIS IS BIBLICAL PROPHESY [DEUTERONOMY CH.28 .VER. 68]AND YOU TALK ABOUT GENOCIDE IS PERMISSIBLE. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. THE WORLD IS SUPER MAD ABOUT GAZA. IF CNN CBS ABS FOX NBC , ,CAN`T CHANGE THEIR MINDS. THEN YOU HAVE A DIRE SITUATION JEWS.WHAT IT IS , IS WHAT IT IS.

  • John Pallyswine

    David Horovitz is from Britain, UK, England or whaever these freaks call themselves. Every day another British MP or British Lord or British Jounralist or British blogger or UNRWA Lord Christopher Gunness is is crying for Gaza while never a word is said of Syria or the 11,000 children killed therein. That is all you need to know about Times of Israel for the most part.

    The best thing for Israel is that Gaza is devoid of Arab Muslims. Israel`s coast line is extended, great for tourism, more beach, a new site for hotels, great for the fishing industry and there is the oil that exists there.

    I could not say it two weeks ago, but given all that the Arab Muslims have tried to do re: penetrations into Israel to kill or kidnap Israeli soldiers, the 5,000 tunnels that could exist with their killing accesories, the vile ” Hitler was right”, ” Return to Auschwitz” posts on RT or in Arab Muslim demonstrations with children present, I say GO FOR IT, IDF.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Israel is a shining example of how to fight Islamofascism.

      The rest of the world would rather submit than fight – but appeasement does not work in the long run. See the lead up to WW2.

      A particular bright spot is the explosion of Arab/Muslim arrogance and open expressions of hate and sharia in Eurabia.

      Arab/Muslim arrogance will be their downfall.

      • Nathan Pilson

        JEWS SAY GENOCIDE IS PERMISSABLE WHEN IT COMES TO LAND GRABS., BUT IS IT PERMISSIBLE WHEN IT IS THE ENTIRE GLOBAL COMMUNITY AS AYING OUST THE LEADERS AND ANNIHILATE ISRAEL., OR GAS THE JEWS. THEY ARE SAYING THIS IN NON ISLAMIC EUROPEAN NATIONS , WHO HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU.SO IS GENOCIDE WHEN IT IS NOT JUST NAZIS. BUT THE ENTIRE GLOBAL CALLING FOR YOU DISMISSAL FROM HUMAN LIFE. DO YOU PEOPLE LISTEN TO ANY THING OTHER THAN PROPAGANDA? THE WORLD COMMUNITY WANTS ISRAEL ANNIHILATE FROM WHAT THEY DID IN GAZA. SO THE CROOKS AND THEIR COLLABORATORS TODAY, STAND ALONE.ARE YOU SURE YOU THINK , IN A WORLD OF GROWING HATE AGAINST THE JEW, THAT GENOCIDE IS PERMISABLE? DO YOU REALLY NOW. WOW., HOW QUICK YOU JEWS FORGET.

    • Nathan Pilson

      soory John The world say.` WE ARE GAZA. not anything about Israel except annihilate it. this isn`t this nation or that nation this is a global voice. of reason.

  • Phillipe Stirzel

    Heard he meant to say “alternate side” not “genocide” …if alternate side of the street parking was permissible it would calm things down…in any case and with apologies to Rupert Murdoch this is one more reason sons should not automatically be allowed to go into their fathers business

    • Dave

      say what you mean mean what you say

    • robertannable

      I guess genocide was permissible back in the 1940′s for Jews if it is permissible now for Gazans. The Times of Israel is government run and is a government propaganda outlet.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        You are dealing with human predators called the palastinians/Hamas. So kindly tell us how you would deal with predators who are savaging you, you beg and plead and cajole and promise them your wife, children, your neighbors and their children if they don’t kill you. How much is a predator’s promise worth?
        I say, Israel beat the living daylights out of the predators.

        • Nathan Pilson

          THE ONLY PREDATOR IS THE ONE THE WORLD WANTS ANNIHILATED., ZIONISM. THE WORLD HATES ISRAEL THE WORLD SCREAMS .WE ARE GAZA. THE WORLD IS BIGGER THAN AN ARROGANT SPOILED JEW, WHO BRINGS DETRIMENT ALL JEWISH PEOPLE..YOU`LL GET YOU CHANCE AT REDEMPTION JEWS. PATIENCE.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        “The Times of Israel is government run and is a government propaganda outlet.

        No it isn’t. Stop lying.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Your “genocide” of Gaza is as real as the “genocide” of your Turd Reich in 1945.

        Go to Syria to see real genocide.

  • RonPaulKicksAss

    The US created and funds Al Qaeda.
    Israel created and funds Hamas.
    They are colonizing the Middle East.

    http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=16447

    • Nathan Pilson

      Sharon created Hamas.., and he regretted it. because they weren`t patsy`s like Obama administration dwebs. they wanted freedom like The white militias who are now calling for a war against zionism globally.Isn`t it amazing that THE ONLY GROUP WHICH CAN TOTALLY DESTROY MOSSAD , IS IN AMERICA., AND SIDING WITH PALESTINE.THE UNITED STATES MILITIA OVER 10 MILLION STRONG. it won`t be long Jews. you had God`s law, and you trashed it for the talmud. which if you had read the book like it was suppose to be read , it was things that Jews do to Destroy their nations., Remeber jews zionism is an atheistic regime ., it only used your religion for their own conquest., and at the expense ., of all you were., look at you Jews.,in France hated. In America hated. Palestine hated. Syria hated china hated. South america hated. Germany hated.all over the world today. because what you let Obama and Netanyahu do to Gaza. gaza might be destroyed. but it`s destruction brought on yours

  • Lucas

    Oh OK. Genocide is not approved beforehand

  • cris levin

    wait, are you suggesting its hamas’ fault that an israeli guy, who has access to its largest newspaper, wrote an article supporting genocide? Aren’t you ashamed of yourself, for just one sec?