Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cook a Kook

Gawker's John Cook writes:

So that's what a Pillar of Cloud is: A worldly instantiation of an all-powerful, vengeful God seeking to demonstrate the primacy of his chosen people, to guide them in their affairs, and to confound their enemies. And that's what the people who conceived and executed this wave of strikes against Hamas officials and Gazan civilians chose to call them. If anyone was worried about the increasing religious and ethnic fanaticism of the Israeli leadership, they should still be worried. Did Israel launch this attack because there was no other rational route to maintain its security? Or was it pursuing a broader agenda rooted in ancient mysticism?


I commented:

the cloud defended the Israelites and the Midrashic commentary describes the cloud as absorbing the Egyptian arrows. either Cook is ignorant, or spiteful or anti-Semitic. or just all three: pro-"Pal"

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UPDATE

Eytan Buchman 7 hours ago
My name is Eytan Buchman and I am the Head of the North American Media Desk at the IDF spokesperson's unit. I just wanted to thank [Yair Rosenberg] for the great counter-explanation to Cook's article. I corrected him but he chose to only publish a small segment of the correction. Either way, you nailed the reasoning behind the translation.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Palestine will win.

Anonymous said...

I support Gaza 100%! Down with Zionism!! Viva Palestine!

Dick Stanley said...

Cook's stuff runs in the family. His wife also writes anti-Israel twaddle:

http://www.theawl.com/2011/06/life-after-zionist-summer-camp