Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Role of Religious Leaders in IDF Gaza Invasion

March 21, 2009: Ethan Bronner from the New York Times highlights the role of religion in the Gaza conflict, and also examines the clash between secular liberals and religious nationalists in Israel.

"A soldier, identified by the pseudonym Ram, is quoted as saying that in Gaza, “the rabbinate brought in a lot of booklets and articles and their message was very clear: We are the Jewish people, we came to this land by a miracle, God brought us back to this land and now we need to fight to expel the non-Jews who are interfering with our conquest of this holy land. This was the main message, and the whole sense many soldiers had in this operation was of a religious war.”

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