Archive for January, 2007

With All of the Commissions of Investigation and All of the Findings, The Lessons of Lebanon are Lost on Dumb and Dumber

January 31st, 2007

They Would Not Listen, by Moshe Arens (Haaretz) For context, click here. “Rocket fire from Gaza occurs almost daily, endangering the civilian population in the south. It is a small-scale version of what happened in the north. Unless something is done about it soon, it will surely turn into a larger-scale version as time goes […]

Former Ambassador Ross Expresses Support for Pollard

January 31st, 2007

Former U.S. Ambassador Dennis Ross Calls for Pollard Release For context, click here. Commentary; As much support as former American ambassadors and officials can give toward Pollard’s release, such release will not come until Israel’s governmental leaders lobby and press honestly for that release. That means, totally frank, up-front and honest efforts made by Israel’s […]

Wednesday War News

January 31st, 2007

After Eilat Suicide Bombing: Olmert Instructs IDF to Maintain Current Policy Full Text: “Prime Minister Ehud Olmert instructed the IDF on Tuesday to maintain the existing cease-fire with the Palestinians, and not to alter its operations following Monday’s suicide bombing in Eilat, which killed three people. Israel Radio reported that in a meeting with several […]

Legal Charges Aside, Hypocritical Katsav Must Go!

January 30th, 2007

Who is Moshe Katsav?, by Elyakim Haetzni (Ynet) Commentary: This author has kept the blog pretty much out of the Katsav episode. But one can’t help noticing that those complicit in the Expulsion from Gush Katif are falling, one-by-one; Sharon by way of debilitating stroke, Major-General Udi Adam, Chief-of-Staff Halutz and now the slow, painful […]

Dumb and Dumber Will Never Learn Lessons of Lebanon Action

January 30th, 2007

Related Story:Peretz Orders IDF to Launch Operations Inside Gaza Notice the wording in the report, as opposed to the banner headline; “Defense Minister Amir Peretz… ordered the IDF to prepare to launch operations inside the Gaza Strip and against the infrastructure that enabled the suicide bomber who killed three people in Eilat earlier in the […]

Reinforcing Sinai Border Against Terrorists, Illegals On Hold for Lack of Funding

January 30th, 2007

Sinai Border Wide Open to Illegal Workers, Terrorists, by Shelly Paz (Jerusalem Post) Military Source: “It is clear to us that borders without fences cannot stop illegal aliens or terrorists. The vast majority of terror attempts are stopped and there has been an increase in overall effectiveness, but it is still a drop in the […]

Tuesday War News

January 30th, 2007

IAF Strikes Terror Tunnel in the Northern Gaza Strip We’re Very Proud, [Eilat] Bomber’s Family Declares Eilat Suicide Bomber’s Mother: “As he walked out of the house, he asked me to wish him good luck, I wished him good luck and I knew of his decision to become a martyr. Although I was aware of […]

Parsha Beshalach 5767: Being As One With Our Brother’s Difficulties

January 29th, 2007

by, Moshe Burt Our Parsha opens by stating; “It happened when Pharoh sent out the people that Hashem did not lead them by the way of the Philistines, because it was near, for Hashem said, ‘Perhaps the people will reconsider when they see a war, and they will return to Mitzriyim.’” (Sefer Sh’mos, Perek 13, […]

Monday War News: Eilat Suicide Bombing and More

January 29th, 2007

Suicide Terrorist Murders Two in Eilat, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News 10:45 Jan 29, ’07 / 10 Shevat 5767) Full Text; For the first time, a suicide terrorist has detonated himself in the southern port city of Eilat. Two Jews are reported dead; no one was wounded. Initial reports implied that the explosion inside […]

Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Israel Aumann: “Panicked Longing for Peace… Endangers Our Very Existence”

January 29th, 2007

Prof. Aumann: Post-Zionism Greater Threat Than Nukes, by Ezra HaLevi (Israel National News) “Motivating ourselves is the most important thing, and the thing we are losing the most. Without motivation, we will not endure. What are we doing here? Why are we here? What are we aspiring to here? We are here because we are […]