Archive for October, 2006

Would What the US Does or Doesn’t Do Be Critical to a Faith-Based Israel?

October 29th, 2006

Column One: Postcards from Saigon, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post) Excerpts; Today, the public debate in the US revolves around one question: When are we leaving Iraq? The conventional wisdom has become that US operations in Iraq are futile. Due in large part to politically driven press coverage, Americans have received the impression that the […]

HCJ Asks AG Why “Pens” Case Was Closed: Trade Ministry’s Legal Counsel…

October 29th, 2006

More Developments in the Olmert Corruption Cases, Hillel Fendel (Israel national News) Excerpts; Rapid developments in the various investigations of corruption against PM Olmert: The Supreme Court asks Atty.-Gen. why the “pens” case was closed, the Comptroller implies wrongdoing, and more. NFC.co.il investigative reporter Yoav Yitzchak, who first reported on the story, also wrote that […]

Shabbos War News…

October 29th, 2006

Kassam Lands in West Negev; No Injuries or Damage Two Kassam Rockets strike Open Areas in Sderot Robber Demands NIS 50,000 Ransom for General’s Car Commentary; The story states that “men stole the car at gunpoint Friday night in Hod Hasharon.” Who, which men? Were they Israeli Arabs? P.A. Arabs? Who else would want a […]

This is the IDF of Olmert, Peretz, Halutz: Soldiers Stood By Not Wanting to Complicate Their Lives…

October 27th, 2006

For context, click here, here and here. Jewish Couple Nearly Lynched While Soldiers Stood By, by Ezra HaLevi (Israel National News) “The men in the lookout simply did not want to complicate their lives with the investigations and legal problems that result from making a tough decision to intervene in such a crisis. ‘They saw […]

Is Gov’t Serious? Why Were Soldiers Withdrawn From Philadelphi After Huge Number of Smuggling Tunnels in 10% of Area?

October 27th, 2006

Is the Olmert Administration Taking the Situation in Gaza Seriously? by Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 26 October, 2006 (IMRA) Full Text; This week the IDF pulled out from the Philadelphi Corridor after only searching some 10% of the 15 kilometer long band that separates between Egyptian Sinai and the Gaza Strip. No. The soldiers weren’t […]

With Friends like These…

October 27th, 2006

Friends and Politics, by Jonathan Rosenblum (Jerusalem Post) “Ruling out of court every possible Israeli response to attacks upon its citizenry effectively denies Israel the right to defend itself. In our rough neighborhood, nations that do not vigorously defend themselves will not long survive.” Excerpts; Friendship is an investment, we are reticent about acknowledging an […]

Friday War News…

October 27th, 2006

Soldiers Escaped Unharmed in Shooting Attack [at Gaza’s Karni Crossing] 3 Gunmen Killed in Counter-Terror Operations Arab Shepherds Shoot Jewish Motorist, PA Police Shoot Reservist IDF Attacks Gaza Weapons Storage Facility Armed Gunmen Shot and Killed in Jenin Area IDF Arrests Senior Islamic Jihad Operative IAF Bombs Weapons Warehouse in Jabaliya

Stock Portfolios and Plasma Monitors, IDF Commanders Failed to Join Their Troops on Field of Battle…

October 26th, 2006

Outside Panel: Israel Military Refused to Fight War (Middle East Newsline) NOTE: The above is not the full item; Israel’s military, refusing to treat the 34-day battle with Hizbullah as a war, kept its commanders away from the front and sent soldiers on poorly-planned missions in Lebanon. An investigation by an outside panel concluded that […]

With a Murderous Terror Enemy Bent on War, Peace Initiatives More Dangerous than Living With War…

October 26th, 2006

Three Deadly Fallacies, by Evelyn Gordon (Jerusalem Post) “If the other side is not ready for peace, bold initiatives – “there is no such thing as a government without a diplomatic agenda” – are often more dangerous than simply trying to manage the conflict until conditions do become ripe for real peace.” Excerpts; In an […]

2007 Israel Prize: The State of Israel’s Jew-to-Jew Morality?

October 26th, 2006

Israel Prize: Gush Katif Settlers Nominated Too, by Ilan Marciano (Ynet) Excerpts; ‘Enterprise of settlement in Gush Katif’ contending against former PM Ariel Sharon for Israel Prize recognizing life’s work. Nominator MK Yitzhak Levy: Award would be ‘gesture of appreciation and recognition by whole of Israeli society.’ The Israel Prize committee will have a complicated […]