The recent protests in Israel against the marriage of a Jewess to an Arab have highlighted this obsession with maintaining their genetic purity. Note that the Jewish woman has apparently converted to Islam. So, if Judaism is simply a religious faith, then she is no longer Jewish. But see the comment in this video.
Even though she converted, she's still Jewish and so are her children.This is because, in Judaic ideology, Jewishness is considered to be passed on through the female line.
Clearly these people have a genetic conception of Jewishness. Nor is this marginal within Israel, or confined to a concern about Arabs or Muslims.
Minister of Finance Yair Lapid said on Monday that he would be very upset if his son married a non-Jew against the background of a mixed Jewish-Arab wedding that has ignited debate on the issue.
He was speaking on Radio Galei Yisrael about the storm surrounding the wedding of an Arab man, Mahmoud Mansour, to a woman, Morel Malka, who converted from Judaism to Islam and the protest that was staged outside the hall where the wedding reception was held Sunday night.
Asked on the radio show whether or not the conversion of a Jewish woman in order to marry bothered him; he replied in the affirmative. “If my son would come to me tomorrow and say ‘Dad, I want you to meet not Rina but Rona and she’s [Christian] Orthodox, or Catholic and I’m marrying her and the children won’t be Jewish,’ would this bother me? It would really bother me,” Lapid said. “I think the Jewish people is small, I think we have a heritage, I think we need to preserve it, and this bothers me.”Source
It is interesting to compare remarks this same Yair Lapid made to the Hungarian parliament last year.
World must battle racism every day, Yair Lapid tells Hungarian MPs during anti-Semitism summit
By LAHAV HARKOV, REUTERS 10/01/2013 16:53
The world can never cease its fight for justice and against racism, Finance Minister Yair Lapid told the Hungarian Parliament on Tuesday, during a visit to participate in a conference called "Jewish Life and anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe".
... The finance minister warned that, "anti-Semitism raised its ugly head in Hungary again, and we know today that we cannot disregard racism, we cannot let it grow. Hatred does not disappear. It is an awful fact of life that we must battle every hour of every day." "We can never, never stop fighting against racism and hatred and for justice," he added.Source
This visit led the Hungarian government to announce new laws criminalising free expression, so that Europeans will be less able to defend themselves against the threat of immvasion and islamisation. Again we see the liberticidal effect of the Jewish presence in European societies.
Returning to the issue of the recent marriage in Israel, even the Israelis who don't agree with the nature of the protest outside the wedding ceremony nonetheless do agree on the need to "fight assimilation" or, in other words, prevent or discourage Jews from marrying non-Jews.
Chairman of the Tzohar national religious association of rabbis Rabbi David Stav emphasized the importance of fighting inter-marriage while at the same time conducting the task in an appropriate manner, and strongly criticized Lehava. “We must not fight assimilation by besmirching people or hostility towards someone who isn’t Jewish because it’s not just and it won’t work,” Stav said.
“To create a people which does not assimilate we need to educate towards values that will enhance the importance us as a nation, the meaning of our existence as a people and the essence of the relationship between personal happiness and our obligations to the people. Only through positive action will we succeed in reducing the rate of assimilation.”Source
Lehava spokesman and former lawmaker Michael Ben-Ari denounced Jews intermarrying with non-Jews of any denomination as 'worse than what Hitler did,' alluding to the murder of 6 million Jews across Europe in World War Two.Source: Daily Mail
Again, let me point out that I have no real objection to a people trying to maintain their genetic purity. My objection is to Jewish hypocrisy in preaching diversity for the goyim while carefully safeguarding the purity of their own blood lines.