CNN: G-d’s Warriors
Posted by lchaimlover on August 22, 2007
For the next few nights, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour is presenting a special presentation called “G-d’s Warriors”. Each night’s documentary focuses on one of the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. The series over all is receiving a great deal of media attention from Larry King to Joe Scarsborough for various reasons. The Chicago Tribune called it flawed.
This evening was the first presentation of “G-d’s Jewish Warriors.” The show is a critical look at the extremist settlers who have settled in Hebron and the West Bank. A good deal of the episode dealt with right wing (settlers and Jewish terrorists) and left wing (Jimmy Carter and John Mearsheimer) extremists, with very little moderate opinion (but then again the show does deal with extremists). It reviews terrorist acts after the Six Day War to assassination of Yitzak Rabin to the attempt to blow up the Dome of the Rock.
Personally, I found the show very interesting, with a good deal of history, and amazing footage of the disengagement. I recommend watching it, if only because you need something new to argue about. There is a particularly juicy bit that makes AIPAC look a bit like a Jewish conspiracy agency.
The episodes on Islam and Christianity will be airing Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Check local listings.