Peres responds to call banning circumcision

October 7, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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Following a call by the Council of Europe recommending the banning of circumcision, Israel’s President Shimon Peres has sent a  letter to the Council’s president seeking his personal intervention.

 

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5 Responses to “Peres responds to call banning circumcision”
  1. John says:

    There are religious rights, and rights to autonomy. The parents’ or community’s religious rights cannot justify depriving a child of his right to auutonomy and therefore must be limited, as provided for in ECHR to protect the rights of the child.

  2. Hugh Young says:

    The rights of people – children of all sexes and the adults they become – to the ownership of their own bodies, take precedence over any right of adults to practise the adults’ religion upon them by reductive surgery.

  3. Gil Solomon says:

    Sorry Liat,

    The President of Israel won’t get anywhere writing a pathetic letter like this to Thorbjorn and trying in the process to enlist Muslims in this issue.

    Muslims are perfectly capable of speaking for themselves.

    On behalf of the Jewish world, Peres should have gone on the offensive in regard to this issue. Instead he writes this mealy mouthed claptrap. I could have dictated a better response half asleep.

  4. Liat Nagar says:

    Gil, Adding Muslims to the argument adds great weight in numbers insofar as those who would be affected by such a resolution if it became active. Our Torah obligations are not important to others. The sheer numbers of those affected by such a resolution could well be.

  5. Gil Solomon says:

    A typical Peres statement, grovelling and pathetic.

    This secular Jew even feels compelled to mention Muslims in his argument, as if that in any way explains our Torah obligations.

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