Archive for April, 2006

Thursday Night, Friday War News …

April 28th, 2006

Weekly Commentary: No Jordan Option, Aaron Lerner, IMRA Excerpts; Before the retreat from the Gaza Strip Ehud Olmert was proudly clueless as to who or what would fill the void. But today, in the aftermath of the rise of Hamas to power, the simplistic “RFTH” (run for the hills) approach is wearing thin. In fact, […]

Parshiyot Tazria/Metzora: The Kohen’s Diagnosis …

April 28th, 2006

Parshiyot Tazria/Metzora: The Kohen’s Diagnosis By Moshe Burt In learning about the laws of tzara’as, we find posukim which are a pelah, a wonderment. Torah relates in our Parsha; “If the tzara’as will erupt on the skin, and … will cover the entire skin of the afflicted from his head to his feet, wherever the […]

State Controller Lindenstrauss Hands AG Mazuz Evidence Alleging Peres Illegal Campaign Contributions …

April 27th, 2006

State Comptroller: Peres Suspected of Taking Illegal Gifts Excerpts; The State Comptroller’s Office acknowledges that over the past several months, it has been investigating the contributions received from abroad by MK Shimon Peres for his recent primaries bid for Labor Party leadership against Amir Peretz. The contributions in question total $320,000, reportedly from the billionaires […]

The Coalition Horse-Trading: The Embarrassment of Israel Before the World …

April 27th, 2006

Labor and Kadima Set to Sign Coalition Agreement But, stop the music, Hold the phone; Update: Labor-Kadima Signing Postponed [Over an issue With the Text of the Agreement] Excerpts; Kadima’s spokesman announced on Thursday that Labor and Kadima’s negotiating teams would meet at 3:30 p.m. in Kfar Hamaccabia in order to sign the coalition agreement […]

For Peretz: The Glory, For Sneh: ALL of the “Grunt” Work as the World Laughs at Incompetence …

April 27th, 2006

Sneh: Peretz to Tackle Settler Violence Excerpts; Under Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz’s leadership, the Defense Ministry will wield a strong hand against settlers who violently resist government policy, Labor MK Ephraim Sneh told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday. Peretz would also cease to turn a blind eye to illegal building in the West Bank, Sneh […]

Wednesday Night, Thursday War News …

April 27th, 2006

IAF Missile Strike Kills Senior Islamic Jihad Militant in Gaza Strip Excerpts; Israel Air Force aircraft fired three missiles at targets in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, critically wounding two Palestinian militants, Palestinian health officials said. One of the militants later died in hospital. The Israel Defense Forces said the airstrikes were aimed at […]

What Would Mazuz Say if Eitan Were Charged With Withholding Evidence Which Would Free Jonathan Pollard?

April 26th, 2006

Rafi Eitan Can Serve as a Minister Despite Charges Full Text: Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said today that he does not intend to prevent newly sworn-in Knesset Member Rafi Eitan, chairman of the Pensioners Party, from taking a ministerial post despite criminal charges filed against him. Channel 10 television news reported that Eitan, an international […]

Components of “Convergence” Being Exposed as Fraud for All With Eyes to See and Ears to Hear …

April 26th, 2006

Sources: U.S. Won’t View Pullout Line as Final Border Duh! Excerpts; The United States will not recognize a border created after a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank as Israel’s permanent frontier, senior U.S. administration members said in unofficial conversations. Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is due to arrive in the U.S. capital during […]

More on Holocaust Remembrance; Modern-day Israel in Context of Jewish History …

April 26th, 2006

For Context, refer to this post from Tuesday. Lessons Not Learned Excerpts; As happened at the end of World War II, when wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill was replaced by Labor’s Clement Atlee with his mostly domestic agenda, so it has been in Israel. For the moment, socio-economic and domestic issues have trumped security issues, […]

Tuesday Night, Wednesday War News …

April 26th, 2006

Another Firebomb Attack on Israeli Motorists PA Forces Foil Attack; Sinai Rocked Again by Bombings Terror Incidents at Rafiah, Karni IDF Forces Apprehend Two Palestinians Near Ramallah Police Uncover Large Cache of Weapons Near Hebron Nablus: 24-year-Old Wounded in Clash with IDF Officials: ‘Global Jihad is Closing In’ Six Arabs Attempt to Infiltrate From Gaza […]