Israeli “public intellectual” Yuval Harrir had the audacity to say to young students on NHK-World Japan that one of the greatest fictions, if not the greatest, is religion. How does that go over with his fellow country men in Israel, I wonder? Religion should not be labeled “fiction”, like this, nor should one group of people consider themselves more important than another so that things like genocide happen; this goes for Jews as well. But Israelis are killing Palestinians in the West Bank because of their extremist belief that these people do not exist (“Palestinians do not exist”) and that Jews hold a biblical lease over the land that justifies the genocide of Palestinians to make way for illegal Jewish settlements. Do the students even know this?? Are they even aware?
Jewish exceptionalism does not hold up (especially in the context of their outright hypocrisy) no matter what they quote (bible) or what they say; none of it gives them the right to carry out genocide.
In fact, because of the Israeli genocide of Palestinians, an Israeli should be the last person lecturing young Japanese minds about how humanity should conduct itself. Booking this professor for this purpose is positively controversial, but things like this go under the radar in America because this presentation was done on a Japanese channel: NHK World Japan.
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9drNVSuyp0w