This story comes from the troubled land of Israel, the Israelis have gone through many wars to keep Arab armies from invading and (in their own words) massacring the entire Jewish community of this country. So far this country has been successful at beating the outside forces every single time, however this comes at a dear cost, and there are many families that have no father, brother, uncle, sister and mother as a result of these wars and acts of terrorism.
As it turns out there are not so many Orthodox Jews in Israel, they make up less than 10% of the total population, most of the country is made of secular Jews who define themselves as non-religious or traditional (they will keep the holidays but not the Saturday for example). The Orthodox Jews have some political power as they are the balance of power between the right and left sides of the political map, and they try and get away with as much as possible with that small advantage.
So they got this uniform wording for remembrance ceremonies for the fallen soldiers that mentions god in the opening statement, instead of what was before just “The people of Israel” has now moved on to god. Naturally many people, especially ones who have lost one dear to them, are upset over this. Add to this the fact that many of the Orthodox Jews do not join the army (and are free to do so) because they need to pray for the country (or so they say, who knows what they pray for) and you got an explosive mix, the non soldiers force the families of dead soldiers to pray to their god.
So far 50,000 Israelis signed a partition to have the original text restored and get god out of this deal, if he placed the Jews in a see of hostile Arab nations that want nothing but to kill Jews (for the sake of God of course) and if he made all these wars for his believers to cut away at each other, there is probably no way he would not remember that – he does not need humans reminding him.
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