"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.”
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.