Archive for February, 2007

Israel’s Hasbara: A Principled, Competent Gov’t with Integrity Dumps MSM, Utilizes Blogosphere

February 28th, 2007

Circumvent Old Media-Go for the Blogosphere, by Michael Freund (Jerusalem Post) Commentary; But who said that the government of Israel is at all principled or competent — at any level? Instead of repeatedly being made to look like bumbling fools with face in hand for shame over false accusations made by MSM (mainstream media), Israel’s […]

Wednesday War News

February 28th, 2007

Gush Etzion: Arab Rock Throwers Damage Israeli Vehicles Dead Body of 35-Year-Old Found in Upper Galilee IDF Soldier Wounded in Nablus Operation Explosives Thrown at Troops in Nablus [Shechem]; No Wounded 5 Kassams Fired From Gaza; No Wounded Shin Bet: New System Will Ease Checks of Arabs at Airport Excerpt; “Once the new technology has […]

Lesson of Gush Katif Expulsion Unlearned by Gimmel!

February 27th, 2007

MK Gafni: No Referendum on Golan, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News) For previous related posts click here, here and here. Commentary: MK Gafni’s attempt to nix a mandated by law referendum vote should the regime act to “dis-engage” from the Golan, yet another part of Eretz Yisrael, brings streaming back all of the pain […]

Regime Too Concerned With It’s Own Continuance in Power to Give Hoot About National Security

February 27th, 2007

Strategy and Action (Jerusalem Post Editorial) “The truth is Israel is not helpless. The problem is that our government leaders seem to be too preoccupied with the stability of their coalition and the next day’s headlines to develop and follow a national security strategy.” “What is missing is an Israeli commitment to take effective measures […]

Freedom for Pollard Supporters’ 3 Day March: Moving Campaign Up a Notch

February 27th, 2007

Three-Day March for Pollard, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News) Full Text; Israel’s youth is increasingly leading the struggle to free Jonathan Pollard – and now, a yeshiva high school class in Tiberias is planning a three-day march to Jerusalem calling for his release. Rabbi Avichai Golan, the projects director of the ORT Yeshiva High […]

Tuesday War News

February 27th, 2007

Palestinian Arrested After Fight with Settler Explosives Seized Near Palestinian Refugee Camp Excerpt; “Authorities have confiscated 31 sets of highly sophisticated explosive devices near a Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon.” Shots Fired at IDF Outpost in West Bank [Judea and Samaria]; No Wounded Israeli Lightly Wounded by Rocks Near Ramallah PA Arab Gunfire Aimed […]

Parsha Tetzaveh 5767 — Is Something Amiss? Where’s Moshe?

February 26th, 2007

by Moshe Burt In our Parsha Tetzaveh, the laws regarding the annointment, the vestments and the Avodah (service) of the Kohanim are enunciated for the Jewish people. But wait! Stop the music. Something seems amiss. Our Parsha, unlike any other place throughout Torah (including Sefer Devarim where Moshe himself speaks to the Jewish people in […]

Monday War News: Hezbollah Reinforcing at Litani River and More

February 26th, 2007

Report: Hezbollah Building Buffer Zone Excerpts; “Hezbollah is building up reinforcements north of the Litani river in anticipation of another potential war with Israel.” “The group is reportedly being aided in its enterprise by Shi’ite businessman Ali Tajiddine, a diamond trader with close ties to Hizbullah, who has begun buying large tracts of land from […]

More on The Peretz Binoculars Episode

February 25th, 2007

Gideon Levy Column Misreads significance of Peretz’s Binoculars Incident, by Dr. Aaron Lerner (IMRA) The significance of the incident last week in which DM Amir Peretz went through the motions of appearing to follow a briefing of a large military exercise with field glasses – when he actually could not see since there were caps […]

Kiryat Sefer – Matityahu East Back in the News and in Court

February 25th, 2007

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz) For related reports, click here, here and here. Excerpts; The Supreme Planning Council for Judea and Samaria recently legalized the… construction project in the West Bank. Part of the project is situated on private land, which belongs to Palestinian residents of the village of Bil’in. The project calls for the construction […]