This post on behalf of David Stevenson:
Ian,you appear allied to the Israeli position in current affairs.Do Deuteronomy 7;1,2 and Deuteronomy 20;16 bring you to that stance viz. To make room for Israel in the promised land God orders the total destruction of the 7 nations already occupying it. The Genocide was to be absolute encompassing both people and animals "-- "Do not leave alive anything that breathes "!
Once Israel had conquered the promised land - God ordered Israel to initiate numerous wars of aggression - killing all captive men and non virgin women and bringing virgin women into sexual slavery. (Numbers 31;7 17,18.) God even ordered the suckling infants of the enemy to be massacred . (! Samuel 15;3 ) UNQUOTE