August 21, 2007
‘God’s Jewish Warriors’
“Whether Muslim, Christian or Jew, millions of people view the world through a religious prism. They want God back in their daily life, back to the seat of power.” That’s how Christiane Amanpour opened the widely promoted CNN special “God’s Warriors.”
The first installment of three was on God’s Jewish warriors, and opened in Hebron, the city of the patriarchs in the West Bank. GetReligion.org has the play-by-play.
I’ve just reached the 30-minute mark and found little to offer color commentary on. So far, the report has been a primer on the meaning of the Six-Day and Yom Kippur wars on religious Jews who believe that the land seized from Arabs in 1967, biblically known as Judea and Samaria, were promised them by God.
This comment, from a Jewish settler and veteran of the ‘67 war, caught my attention: “Those who believe in peace with the Palestinians is pure mysticism.”