The Council winner this week was the new guy on the block, Abbagav, for his post on the IDF: “They’re not what you’ve been told, they’re our neighbors’ kids.” An Israeli citizen himself, he puts it this way:
I know these soldiers. We know these soldiers. They’re our neighbors’ kids. They’re all of our kids — for some of us literally so. We’ve known them since they were little. They’ve grown up in front of us, we’ve watched how they’re raised. We’ve watched them shoot hoops, and play games in the street. We’ve bought cotton candy from their neighborhood stand. We’ve followed their musical ambitions, saw them play in the band.
We know who they are, and who they are not. They’re not killers but defenders, the best that we’ve got.
Second place was a three way tie:
The non Council winner was a gripping story by Treppenwitz: A difficult lesson. Highly recommended guy-reading.
Second place went to Patterico’s Pontifications for a clever send-up on the left coast version of the old grey doxy: L.A. Times Editors: “We Just Can’t Solve the Mystery of Why that Muslim Guy Shot All Those Jews”
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