"Smoke billows from a spot targeted by the Israeli military inside the Gaza Strip . . . ." Photo courtesy of CNN and Getty Images.

“Smoke billows from a spot targeted by the Israeli military inside the Gaza Strip . . . .” Photo courtesy of CNN and Getty Images.

TODAY I WAS QUOTED in a CNN article about the name of Israel’s ongoing military campaign in Gaza, “Name of Israel’s Anti-Hamas Operation Has Biblical Meaning.” Here’s the relavant paragraph:

Israel’s choice of Hebrew words has provoked some criticism online.

“By calling this operation ‘Pillar of Cloud,’ the IDF are, in a sense, calling themselves God,” tweeted @joshua_eaton, whose Twitter bio describes him as a journalist covering religion and politics. “And they act like they believe that, too.”

Of course they could have looked through my online publications list to confirm I really am a “journalist covering religion and politics.” But that’s nitpicking on my part.

Still, I’m excited to have contributed to the conversation! Read the full article here; it’s very well-written and informative