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Christianity Thomas on 08 Sep 2009 12:42 am

Religion growing in Israeli Military

The rise of Israel’s military rabbis

Israel’s army is changing. Once proudly secular, its combat units are now filling with those who believe Israel’s wars are “God’s wars”.

Military rabbis are becoming more powerful. Trained in warfare as well as religion, new army regulations mean they are now part of a military elite.

Perhaps it explains this:

Israel has officially approved the construction of more than 450 new homes in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli defence ministry has announced

This is the first new government-approved construction project in the West Bank since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to power in March.

It comes despite US pressure to halt settlement building.

A senior Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said the move “nullified” the effect of any future building freeze.

One Response to “Religion growing in Israeli Military”

  1. on 08 Sep 2009 at 6:23 pm 1.Horatio said …

    Leave it to our new arrogant administration to tell the Israelis what they can and cannot do in their own country. Maybe our new regime should sit under the red glare of Hamas rockets for a few days then reevaluate.
    I wonder how Obama would feel if Israel attempted to tell him how to provide healthcare?

    Israel had better recognize this as God’s war. Their enemies all around them sure do!

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