While I can't claim to have read the Talmud (due to the fact that I am prevented from so doing ), can you deny that there has been a terrifying loss of life in the Holy Land (on both sides) due to the occupation by the Zionist state and the return of Jews, en masse?
Who the h*ll is "preventing" you? Some big bad hook-nosed boogyman with a stick? If you want to read it, you can buy the whole thing in English (expensive, to be sure) or selections on Amazon.com. Or go to a university or Christian seminary library. Most of them have it. It's basic research material.
"While I can't claim to have read the Talmud (due to the fact that I am prevented from so doing) "
Someone ranted this inanity. The Talmud is available in 3 English translations. It is available in public libraries and some universities. Is this statement some kind of proclamation from the Spotlight? I have read the same rant dozens of times here on FR and on many other sites over the years. Is there an official talking points page? Usually they make claims from non-existent tractates or from page numbers in a tractate that are beyond the actual number of pages.
What do they think the Talmud is; the secret plans of the Jews to take over the world? The Talmud contains for the most part legal discussions and debates of Jewish law and some explanation of verses in the Bible to instruct proper conduct and the Torah outlook of the world. No secret decoder rings needed; no tin-foil inserts. Nothing hidden; no mysteries.
By the way, for a point of interest. The Introduction to the Medrash on Lamentations says that the Neturei Karta are the elementary and secondary school teachers. The Medrash says that without them being properly supported the city does not deserve to exist. Neturei Karta means Guardians of the City. Those who teach the children are the true guardians; not the police and not the army.