A Government of Israel Devoid of Jewish Moral Ethics is Devoid of Credibility As Well…

Squandering the Country’s Credibility By Evelyn Gordon (Jerusalem Post)

“The bottom line: Construction on permanent housing has yet to begin in even one of the 18 locations earmarked for resettling evacuees.”

“Having evicted these families from their homes to serve its own policies, the government has an ethical obligation to at least keep its promises on resettlement.”

“The government has virtually guaranteed that any future evacuation will meet with far fiercer resistance than the Gaza pullout did. Because if you are going to be a homeless refugee regardless of whether you cooperate or resist, why would anyone choose to cooperate?”  [...]  Click here to read more.

Peretz, Halutz: Evading Responsibility, Passing the Buck Downstairs??

Division Commanders are Taking the Heat, by Anshel Pfeffer (Jerusalem Post)

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IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. Dan Halutz and Defense Minister Amir Peretz will eventually agree on a candidate for the IDF Northern Command and Maj.-Gen. Udi Adam will be allowed to go home, thereby avoiding the summary judgment of the Winograd Committee and other sundry investigating bodies. With the field clear of the main figure who personified, perhaps unjustly, the IDF’s failure in Lebanon this summer, another round of recriminations and account settling will begin. In the firing line this time: the four division commanders who actually managed the fighting on the ground.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Food for Commission Investigation: Why Nasrallah Wasn’t Tracked from 2000…

Nasrallah File Was Not Important Enough for Military Intelligence

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A request to begin amassing a file on Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah following the IDF withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000 was turned down.

At the time, a colonel in military intelligence requested to begin building a file on the Hizbullah leader but he was turned down, told that the objective was too insignificant to justify the resources involved in monitoring Nasrallah’s activities.

Such a file would have permitted a strike against Nasrallah at a later date, providing the intelligence community with data regarding his habits and movements, as well as his closest confidants.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert on “The Jewish Character of the State of Israel…”

PM Olmert Attends Israel Democracy Institute Seminar on “The Jewish
Character of the State of Israel – Religious Zionism as a Motivating Factor for National Dialogue”
(IMRA)

Excerpts;

Prime Minister Olmert made the following remarks:

“The religious Zionist public is in severe distress in the wake of the harsh public debate that is giving rise to fundamental questions regarding the character of the state according to its worldview. This public has had to cope with the difficult experience of having to accept the concession over territory and settlements. Its distress must be understood and a track for deep and sincere dialogue with it must be found.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert, Peretz, Halutz, Peres Thru Yishai, Litzman, Ravitz, Etc.: Take Heed…

From Corruption to Cleanliness, by Meir Tamari (Jerusalem Post)

Commentary;

The first sentence speaks tons not only regarding individuals, but regarding the entire Nation and the Israeli government whose moral, fiscal, diplomatic, and institutional corruption endangers us all! MB

Full Text;

On Rosh Hashana individuals and nations are judged, and on Yom Kippur their futures are determined – whether they are deserving of life or death, peace or strife, prosperity or poverty, war or peace, exile or tranquility.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday War News…

Report: IDF Performs Security Checks in South Lebanon

Excerpt;
“IDF soldiers arrived in three jeeps and a tank, stationing themselves on a main road where they stopped cars and checked the drivers…. and had performed a similar operation on Tuesday.”

Palestinians Throw Stones at Bus in Hebron

IDF Arrests Al-Aksa Fugitive Near Ramallah

Troops Allowed to Shoot Hizbullah Stone-Throwers

Excerpts;
“The chief of staff told cabinet ministers that according to the IDF directive, troops were permitted to fire in the air and then at the legs of those hurling stones in their direction.”
 [...]  Click here to read more.

The Dangerous Delusions Israel’s Leaders: Why the IDF Was Unprepared…

The Real Reason that the IDF was Unprepared By Shmuel Katz (Jerusalem Post)

“But perhaps the worst blow to Israel’s security was the notion that giving the Arabs chunks of territory – and that unilaterally – would be a large step forward on the way to peace. That notion was exemplified by the abandonment of the Gaza Strip. This prospect was at once embraced by our media, which preached the defeatists’ slogan of ‘Land for Peace.’

As if to prove the provenance of peace, Ariel Sharon invited Egypt – in a careless breach of its peace treaty with Israel – to send troops into Sinai and thence to the border with Gaza, the so-called Philadelphi corridor.”  [...]  Click here to read more.

What an Incompetent, Illiterate Defense Minster Wrought…

DM Peretz: PA Continues Attacks, Hizbullah Continues Arming, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (Israel National News)

Commentary;

Amir Peretz, easily THE most incompetent minister of defense in Israel’s modern history. If his handling of the war left any doubt of this fact, the excerpts below should more than squelch any doubts.
Read what
Barak of IRIS has to say about our OJT defense minister and what his illiteracy has wrought. MB

“MK Esterina Tratman suggested that Israel destroy PA infrastructure and ‘cut off all oxygen so that they cry ‘Mercy.’ Why should they have electricity if Shalit has not been returned? Where is our strength? Where is our logic?’ she asked.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Tuesday Night War News…

Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Israeli Car by Ramallah [Near Kfar Hizma, South of Ramallah]

Excerpt;
“No one was hurt, and the car was undamaged. IDF forces were sweeping the area.”

Israeli Lightly Wounded by Rocks in Hebron

Tunnels Uncovered Along Gaza’s Border with Egypt

Excerpts;

“Two underground tunnels along the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt were dug to smuggle weapons and other contraband. The tunnels was dug 25 meters underground and reached Egypt.

Since Israel pulled out of Gaza last summer, turning over control of the border to Egypt and the Palestinians, cross-border smuggling of weapons and explosives has increased considerably, the IDF says.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Yom Kippur 5767: Unity, Brachot and the Jews; Kohanim to Mankind — Revisited…

Yom Kippur 5767: Unity, Brachot and the Jews; Kohanim to Mankind — Revisited

By Moshe Burt

The Mussaf portion of any prayers; Yom Tov, Rosh Chodesh, Shabbos represent the essence, the main point of that day.

On Yom Kippur, the essence of the service, the ikar is the avodah of the Kohen Godol. So much so is this the case that the Mussaf service centers around the order of the Kohen Godol’s service in the Kodosh Kodoshim (the Holy of Holies in the Beit HaMikdash). The service includes all of the preparations which the Kohen Godol makes prior to the service, the clothing he must wear at each step of the avodah, the number of times that the Kohen must bathe himself prior to each change of clothing and before each step of his service, the drawing of lots determining which goat is for Hashem and which for The Mountain of Azazel (the goat designated by lot to bear the burden of death to rectify B’nai Yisrael’s sins) and more. And by virtue of our being Hashem’s “most favored nation”, The Kohen Godol is to the Jews a paradigm of Hashem’s blueprint of what the Jews are to represent to the other nations of Mankind. [...]  Click here to read more.