IDF OPERATION A PILLAR OF CLOUD

By ISRAEL TODAY

JERUSALEM – Israel’s military spokespeople have labeled the current military operation in Gaza as “Operation Pillar of Defense” in English and other foreign languages. But in Hebrew, the operation is actually code named “Pillar of Cloud.”

The reason for the discrepancy may be that the IDF doesn’t think most foreigners will catch the biblical reference. But, of course, that is not true of Israel Today readers.

As nearly all are aware, Pillar of Cloud is a reference to the divine pillar of cloud that guided the Children of Israel during their exodus from Egypt, as described in the Book of Exodus.

It is the hope and prayer of many Israelis, and many of those supporting Israel from abroad, that our government and army will have similar guidance in waging an effective war against the enemy in Gaza, while avoiding as much as possible the inflicting of pain and suffering on the civilians of Gaza.

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Posted by on Nov 15 2012. Filed under Breaking News, Israel, Religion, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “IDF OPERATION A PILLAR OF CLOUD”

  1. […] end later today (technically these aren’t mutually exclusive claims). Either way, the recent Operation Pillar of Cloud has already seen the deaths of 110 Palestinians and 3 Israeli’s, following IDF incursions […]

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