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