Archive for March, 2006

Rav Eliyahu: Forbidden to Join Coalition Promoting Additional Expulsion; Bostoner Rebbe: No Coalition Negotiation Before Torah Council Decides …

March 31st, 2006

Rabbi Eliyahu Releases a Statement of Warning & Instruction Excerpts; Former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu told a conference of rabbis in Jerusalem’s Binyanei HaUma Convention Center that it is forbidden to enter into a coalition government that advocates additional surrender of land to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority (PA). The forum was an urgent meeting of […]

Permit Given for Arab Land Day Demo, Regime Gives Blind Eye to Illegal Arab Construction …

March 31st, 2006

For context, click here and here. Officials Turn a Blind Eye to Ongoing Illegal Arab Construction Excerpts; While police on Thursday took the unprecedented move of granting a Land Day rally permit in Lod, area residents decried what they insist is the double-standard regarding illegal Arab construction.

Kedumim Islamikazi Attack and Other Overnight War News …

March 31st, 2006

Three Israelis killed in West Bank suicide bombing attack 3 Israelis Killed in Terror Attack at Kedumim Gas Station Excerpts; Three Israelis were killed Thursday night after a suicide bomber blew up inside an Israeli car near the gas station at the entrance to the settlement of Kedumim in the northern West Bank. According to […]

Parsha Vayikra: Admission and Atonement For Mistakes And Failed Policies …

March 30th, 2006

Parsha Vayikra: Admission and Atonement For Mistakes And Failed Policies By Moshe Burt The first word of our parsha; Vayikra begs discussion of why the small “aleph” in Vayikra, and what it indicates regarding Moshe Rabbeinu’s level of principle, integrity and standard of leadership of B’nei Yisrael. We are told how Hashem, Kav’yochal, would call […]

Olmert’s “Convergence” = Expulsion2: Too Massive, Too Costly and Olmert — He’s No Sharon …

March 30th, 2006

Unilateralism an Empty Dream Commentary; Perhaps Olmert’s “Convergence” will go the way of Barak’s pre-campaign push to draft Chareidim. It’s two massive in scope and too economically costly. The American aid that Israel banked on with the Gaza expulsion never materialized as the US was stuck with a major refugee problem of it’s own from […]

Coalition Positioning Machinations …

March 30th, 2006

Olmert’s Obligations Excerpts; Humility is not presumptive Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s strong suit; nor is winning an election usually conducive to developing such a trait. The circumstances, however, require humility, and not just because the winner arrives as a stand-in for the comatose Ariel Sharon. The voters have indeed given Olmert a mandate, but there […]

By the Way Rafi, Now That You’re Elected: What About Jonathan Pollard?

March 30th, 2006

US: No Comment on Eitan’s Election Main Points; 1/ Rafi Eitan, leader of the Gil Pensioners’ Party, to the Knesset; “… considered an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Jonathan Pollard spy case and might be taken in for questioning if he enters the US.” 2/ He was “former senior Mossad official, was head of the branch […]

Olmert Regime Projects Jews as Weak, as Cowering Before Arabs …

March 30th, 2006

Temple Mount Remains Closed to Non-Muslims Excerpt; Jerusalem district police announced late Wednesday night that the Temple Mount would remain closed to Jews and other non-Muslims on Thursday.

Overnight War News …

March 30th, 2006

Wednesday: Nahal Hareidi Commander: We Prevented Large Attack in Tel Aviv Other War News; Security Forces on High Alert for Land Day Unarmed Infiltrators Apprehended at Egyptian Border Suicide Bomber Caught, Navy Shells Rocket Launching Sites Soldiers Uninjured in Bomb Attacks Eigth Terror Suspect of the Day Apprehended 7 Arrested in Counter-Terrorism Operations

Try Strength, Not Fatigue …

March 29th, 2006

Try Victory, by Daniel Pipes Excerpts; As Israelis went to the polls, not one of the leading parties offered the option of winning the war against the Palestinians. It’s a striking and dangerous lacuna. Rather than seek victory, Israelis have developed a lengthy menu of approaches to manage the conflict. These include: •Unilateralism (building a […]