An Army of Extremists: How some military rabbis are trying to radicalize Israeli soldiers.

Christopher Hitchens, Slate.com:  http://www.slate.com/id/2214440/

Recent reports of atrocities committed by Israeli soldiers in the course of the intervention in Gaza have described the incitement of conscripts and reservists by military rabbis who characterized the battle as a holy war for the expulsion of non-Jews from Jewish land. The secular Israeli academic Dany Zamir, who first brought the testimony of shocked Israeli soldiers to light, has been quoted as if the influence of such extremist clerical teachings was something new. This is not the case. Continue reading