The Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Defence Forces, no less, a moral army as we have been assured time and time again, damns mercy. From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: 'The term ?morality? can be used either descriptively to refer to a code of conduct put forward by a society or, some other group, such as a religion, or accepted by an individual for her own behavior or normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.' Read on: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/morality-definition/ He's defined how a moral army should comport itself in war. Maybe we should ask him to define a moral peace for us.
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Israel's Security Cabinet to meet in Tel Aviv to discuss Gaza escalation (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF Chief Rabbi: Troops who show mercy to enemy will be 'damned'