It’s inevitable that those with strong in-group identities will tend to view out-groups as only existing for them.
So I have no problem with R. Ovadiah Yosef’s statements or the equivalent if said by goyim, just so long as these statements don’t lead to violent crime.
If the world learns from Zionism the importance of developing a strong in-group identity, then Jews will truly be a light unto the nations.
Down deep, we all have a part of ourselves who views those who are different from us as sub-human.
One wonders if such comments are the sort of thing that causes antisemitism. And that the rabbis know it, and count on antisemitism to keep the Jews under their control inside the Torah Corral. So perhaps these sorts of comments are meant to be heard by the goyim to get them to hate Jews so that they will cling to the hem of the rebbe’s caftan?”
And speaking of in-groups and out-groups, seventy three years ago to the hour, another ethnic group with a very strong sense of itself attached Pearl Harbor.
“What does it matter to yidden what Orientals do to each other?” An excellent question. My Rav says we have to keep track of such things so that we might know where to invest our money.
“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,” he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat.
According to Yosef, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.
“In Israel, death has no dominion over them… With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.
This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,” Yosef said.
Of course, there is a difference between these extremist Jews and jihadist fanatics. One doesn’t kill: the other does.