it seems to me that the United States and Russia have engaged in brutal occupations, and kill and torture with impunity. There are certainly many other examples as well. However, I believe that what the rabbi observes when he states that "at the heart of the Torah lies personal responsibility" is true, and this is exactly why I am often perplexed and perturbed by Israeli domestic and foreign policy if I am to assume it is guided by a Judaic moral compass rather than callous realpolitik.
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from the article: Judaism’s enemy No. 1: Moral complacency among religious Zionists