Archive for April, 2007

Friday War News

April 27th, 2007

Massive IDF Drill Prepares for Syrian Attack on the Golan, Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) Excerpts; “Since the Second Lebanon War, Military Intelligence has claimed that war with Syria is now closer than ever…. President Bashar Assad, analysts have said, was empowered by Hizbullah’s surprise success while fighting the IDF. The assessment is that he might […]

Winograd Report Due Out Monday, Unless Olmert’s Plumbers Have More Legal Delay Tricks

April 26th, 2007

Winograd Report in English Due Monday, by Dan Izenberg (Jerusalem Post) Related reports: Winograd Interim Report, Media Briefing on Monday Winograd Report to Slam Pre-War Conduct Winograd Commission Will Shock Public, Source Says Excerpts; The government-appointed Winograd Committee of Examination will publish its interim report on the events of the Second Lebanon War on Monday, […]

Eyewitnesses: 7 to 10 Thousand Marchers, Israel National News Lists Numbers Only Beneathe Pix

April 26th, 2007

Homesh Return March Exceeds Expectations, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (Israel National News) Excerpts; Thousands of people have been marching to the former Samaria community of Homesh since Tuesday morning, on Israel’s Independence Day. The number of participants far exceeds the expectations of the march organizers and of the security forces assigned to the event. According to […]

Thursday War News

April 26th, 2007

MK Shteinitz: Egypt May Be Planning a Pan-Arab Attack Dozens of Bedouins Trying to Cross Over into Israel Palestinians ‘Are Learning’ From Iraq IDF Troops Find Fire-Extinguisher Bomb in Nablus 15 PA Fugitives Arrested Overnight Kassam Fired From Northern Gaza; None Wounded Shelling From Gaza Amidst Premature Reports of Ceasefire Molotov Cocktail Attack Near Bethlehem […]

500,000 Million NIS for Former GK Residents a Start, But There’s A LONG WAY to Go

April 25th, 2007

State Approves [Additional] NIS 500 Million for Gush Katif Evacuees (Jerusalem Post) Full Text; A ministerial committee approved Wednesday an addition of NIS 500 million to the budget allocated for the compensation of families evacuated from Gush Katif during Israel’s disengagement from Gaza in 2005. The monetary addition was meant to resolve issues which remained […]

Givat HaEitam: Clear, Commanding View of Hevron-Jerusalem Highway, Jewish Towns

April 25th, 2007

Gush Etzion Observes Independence Day Along Fence’s Route, by Ezra HaLevi (Israel National News) Excerpts; Residents of the Gush Etzion region south of Jerusalem celebrated Independence Day by laying claim to an Efrat-area hilltop set to be left on the Bethlehem side of the Partition Wall. Givat HaEitam, as the contested spot is called, is […]

How Does the Regime Divide, Conquer, Expel and Persecute Jews?

April 25th, 2007

Degel Hatorah Close to Joining Coalition, by Gil Hoffman (Jerusalem Post) “The coalition currently numbers 78 MKs, so if Labor’s 19 MKs were to leave it would fall to 59. Ravitz and Gafni’s joining would give Olmert the security of having a majority in the Knesset even without Labor, ahead of the Winograd Report’s release […]

Wednesday War News

April 25th, 2007

Kassam Rocket Lands in Open Field in North Negev PLO Chief [Abbas] Fears War After Bombing Israel Excerpts; “‘More than 80 Qassam rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel along a front from the Egyptian border to Israeli port city of Ashkelon in an apparent attempt to abduct another Israeli soldier as a way […]

Parsha Achrai Mos/Kedoshim 5767: The Unity of the Kohen and the Jewish Nation

April 25th, 2007

by Moshe Burt This Shabbos we leyn from the 2nd of 2 doubleheader Parshas Achrai Mos/Kedoshim (Last week’s Sedra was Taria/Metzora). And in continuing to delve into personal aveirot projected onto the National level, Parsha Achrai Mos describes Aaron HaKohen’s special service in the Beit HaMikdash on Yom Kippur. The bulk of this Parsha HaShevua […]

“Kassams for Computers”: Absurd, Delusional Secular Rhetoric on Independence Day

April 24th, 2007

Itzik to Israel’s Enemies: Trade Your Kassams for Computers, by Moti Bassok (Haaretz) Related report: Lieberman: Restraint Seen as Weakness Exerpts; Knesset Speaker and Acting President Dalia Itzik called Thursday on Israel’s enemies to abandon the path of violence and work toward the well-being of their own societies. “Our advice to you is replace your […]