Anti-Climactic War Report Formalizes What All Knew: What Will Israelis Do About It?

‘Olmert Made the Decision to Go to War Unprepared’, by Herb Keinon, Gil Hoffman, Mark Weiss (Jerusalem Post)

Excerpts;

The Winograd Committee’s interim report harshly criticizing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, and former IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Dan Halutz over their actions during the first five days of the Second Lebanon War was released to the public Sunday afternoon.

According to the report, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert bears the responsibility for the decision to go to war without sufficient preparation, a decision the committee called “lacking in judgement, responsibility, and caution.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Monday War News: Syria Secretly Built 30 Underground Bunkers to House Long-Range Missiles

Foreign Experts: Syria Secretly Built 30 Underground Bunkers to Enable Rocket Attack Before IAF Can Destroy Them, Dr. Aaron Lerner (IMRA)

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Syria has built a huge underground compound that includes 30 steel reinforced concrete bunkers, production facilities, development labs and command posts. This new “rocket city” has missiles that can cover the entire area of Israel. In contrast to mobile deployment systems that are easy prey to air attacks, the bunker system is designed to enable Syria to launch many missiles against Israel before the IAF can take them out. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parsha Emor 5767: The Kohen; The Paradigm of The Divine Am Segula

by Moshe Burt

The positioning in Torah of our Parsha Emor, following last week’s Parsha Kedoshim gives rise to thought and contemplation.

Kedoshim teaches “…You shall be holy, for holy am I, Hashem, your G’d.” (Sefer Vayikra, Perek 19, posuk 1) And we learn that the epitome of this holiness is the principle taught by Rabbi Hillel to the convert, on one foot, says “V’ohavtoh L’reiachoh Komochoh” — “… you shall love your fellow as yourself…” (Sefer Vayikra, Perek 19, posuk 18) The Halachot subsequently taught in Parsha Kedoshim are all built upon the emulation of Hashem. [...]  Click here to read more.

Clearing the Air of Deception or Selective Amnesia: Olmert’s Own Words to Knesset 17 July, 2006

Archives: Address by PM Olmert The Knesset, July 17, 2006 – Goals of Lebanon War Set (IMRA)

Excerpts as per Dr. Aaron Lerner, IMRA;

“And in Lebanon, we will insist on compliance with the terms stipulated long ago by the international community, as unequivocally expressed only yesterday in the resolution of the 8 leading countries of the world:

– The return of the hostages, Ehud (Udi) Goldwasser and Eldad Regev;
– A complete cease fire;
– Deployment of the Lebanese army in all of Southern Lebanon;
– Expulsion of Hezbollah from the area, and fulfillment of United Nations Resolution 1559.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert: Credibility of His Words Long Since Lost — Totally!

PM: We Can No Longer Ignore Kassam Rocket Fire

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Israel can no longer ignore the continuation of Kassam rocket fire on the western Negev, and continued attempts by Palestinian terrorists to infiltrate into Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said at the beginning of Sunday’s cabinet meeting.

“Israel sent clear messages to the Palestinian Authority and to other international authorities saying that we are not interested in escalation, but that we won’t avoid taking the steps necessary to defend our citizens in the south,” Olmert said. [...]  Click here to read more.

Moetsei Shabbos War News

“If It Were Up to Me, I Would Cancel All History Studies”: Shimon Peres

Column One, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

“The Education Ministry…. now led by Yuli Tamir, one of the founders of Peace Now, … last month announced that in accordance with her educational vision, school children will learn fewer facts, since there is no real historic truth.”

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Since Deputy Premier Shimon Peres was the father of the Oslo process, it can come as no surprise that he has been the central engine behind the corruption of the establishment. Today, Peres openly mocks the rule of law by basing his campaign for the presidency on his promise to pardon Marwan Barghouti, the imprisoned Fatah commander and convicted mass murderer. [...]  Click here to read more.

The German Magazine Report and Olmert’s Penchant for Boasting: “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire?”

Magazine Retracts PM Quotes on Iran, by Mark Weiss (Jerusalem Post)

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Following angry denials by officials in the Prime Minister’s Office of a report in the German magazine Focus that quoted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as saying, “It would take about 10 days and 1,000 Tomahawk missiles to severely damage the [Iranian nuclear] program,” the interviewer himself denied writing any of the content.

Focus journalist Amir Taheri contacted Olmert spokeswoman Miri Eisen late Saturday and told her that Focus had agreed to remove the material in question from its Web site after the Prime Minister’s Office complained, and after he disclaimed the article. [...]  Click here to read more.

To Former Gush Katif Residents: Remember; Bibi Opted to Vote for Expulsion


Bibi voting for the Expulsion: One Picture Says It All!!

Netanyahu Promises to “Repay Debt” to Katif Expellees, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)

Excerpt:

“Netanyahu was greeted enthusiastically by many of the residents, some of whom even chanted slogans in support of his candidacy for Prime Minister when national elections are next held.”

Commentary;

Bibi opted to vote for expulsion and everything to Bibi is politics, even Jewish morality and our Divine right and legacy; Eretz Yisrael. And his political rhetoric now is phoney, artificial and transparent. Remember: Acquiesence is Complicity! [...]  Click here to read more.