“That day, Joshua made the Gibeonites woodcutters and water carriers for the community and for the alter of the Lord at the Place Lord would choose. And that is what they are today,” Bible, Joshua 9:27.
The former Chief Rabbi of Israel and the spiritual leader of Israel’s religious party Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, in his Sabbath sermon last week called non-Jews as donkeys and beasts of burden.
Yosef also reportedly said that the lives of non-Jews in Israel are preserved by God in order to prevent losses to Jews.
In April 2001 – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef called for the annihilation of Arabs.
“It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable,” he was quoted as saying in a sermon delivered during the Jewish festival of Passover.
On February 27, 1994, Rabbi Yaccov, told his followers during Purim celeberation: “One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail”.
According to Jewish scriptures, only Jews are considered ‘human’ and the rest of humanity (Gentile) and animals are created to serve Jews. However, Gentiles are considered better than animals.
Late Israeli historian, professor Israel Shahak, wrote that insulting Christian symbols is customary among the practicing Jews. In May 2008, Orthodox Jews set fire to hundreds of copies of the New Testament in the latest act of violence against Christian missionaries in the Holy Land. Or Yehuda Deputy Mayor Uzi Aharon said missionaries recently entered a neighborhood in the predominantly religious town of 34,000 in central Israel, distributing hundreds of New Testaments and missionary materials.” Aharon said he “got into a loudspeaker car last Thursday and drove through the neighborhood, urging people to turn over the material to Jewish religious students the books were dumped into a pile and set fire in a lot near a synagogue.” Aharon claimed it is “a commandment [in Talmudic Judaism] to burn materials that urge Jews to convert.’” (Haaretz, “Orthodox Jewish youths burn New Testaments in Or Yehuda).