Archive for May, 2007

Parsha Beha’aloscha 5767 — Hachnasat Sefer Torah in Yishuv Adura and HaKaras HaTov

May 27th, 2007

by, Moshe Burt Our Parsha speaks about the reasons for the separate section delineated by the inverted “nuns” — “When the Aron (the Ark) would journey, Moshe said, ‘Arise Hashem, and let your foes be scattered, let those who hate you flee from before you.’ And when it rested, he would say, ‘Reside tranquilly, O, […]

The Two Major Causes of the Lebanon War Which Winograd Failed to Take Note of

May 27th, 2007

What Winograd Missed, by Yehuda Poch (Israel National News) Related Commentaries: The ‘Then Maybe They Will’ Doctrine, by Prof. Steven Plaut (Israel National News) Column One: Statecraft in the Absence of Statesmen, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post) Commentary (MB) Yehuda Poch writes about former IDF Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin Shahak’s recent radio interview. The […]

Costly Lessons Ignored, Unlearned: An Incompetent Regime’s Appeasement of Syria Further Jeopardizes Israel’s Military Credibility, National Security

May 27th, 2007

Column One: Statecraft in the Absence of Statesmen, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post) “Olmert is demonstrating that he is incapable of responsibly advancing Israel’s interests. Indeed, his willingness to engage in surrender talks with Damascus shows that he doesn’t even understand what Israel’s national interests are.” Excerpts; It is doubtful that opening negotiations on an […]

Attacks on Several Fronts: Shabbos, Motsei Shabbos, Sunday War News

May 27th, 2007

Kassam Hits House as IAF Planes Attack in Deir-el-Balah IAF Shoots at Rocket Launching Squad Two Terror Rockets Hit Sderot, Man Lightly Hurt 2 Jerusalem Terrorists [of IDF Security Post in Armon Hanatziv Neighborhood on Saturday Nite] Were Israeli Citizens Rock Attacks on Israeli Vehicle in Samaria Sderot Resident Seriously Wounded in Kassam Attack Rockets […]

What Other Dark Secrets Did Olmert Withhold From HIS Winograd Committee?

May 25th, 2007

Unofficial Team [Including Pollster] Advised PM on Final Operation of Lebanon War, by Aluf Benn (Haaretz) via (IMRA) Full Text; Hours before deciding to launch a major ground operation in Lebanon last August 11, shortly before the end of the Second Lebanon War, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert consulted four people who hold no official government […]

The Haifa Declaration, Israeli Arabs’ Thinly Diguised Support for Israel’s Eradication

May 25th, 2007

‘Kassaming’ Coexistence, By Evelyn Gordon (Jerusalem Post) “The document [The Haifa Declaration] essentially proposes two Palestinian national homelands (the Palestinian state and the binational or Palestinian-majority ‘Israel’) and no Jewish one.” Commentary; In the final paragraph, Evelyn Gordon states; Israeli Arab leaders, and their Jewish and European donors, should understand one thing: Israel’s Jewish majority […]

Insane, But True: Israel Gave PA Weapons, Now Give Jordan Valley Land for Training — Soon Both to be Unleashed Against US!

May 25th, 2007

Israel to Let Presidential Guard Train [Battalion Size Formations] Near West Bank City of Jericho IMRA [Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: The Hebrew version of the item reads "the Presidential Guard does not operate in battalion size formations rather in smaller formations" rather than the English version '"unable". ] Excerpts; “Israel agreed to extensive training […]

Friday War News

May 25th, 2007

Gaza: IAF Air Strike Hits Hamas Training Center IDF Strikes Hamas Post in Khan Younis Palestinian Arrested in Possession of Explosives 2 Kassams Land Near Sderot, No Injuries 3 Kassam Rockets Land in Western Negev; No Injuries Reported Kassam Rocket Hits Kibbutz, No Injuries Friday Morning Kassams Burn Wheat Field 55 Illegal Entrants Arrested in […]

A Consequence of Ceding Territory and Natural Resources to an Enemy: Gas Blackmail?

May 25th, 2007

Israel To Sign $4 Billion Deal to Buy PA Gas Related report: FM Livni’s Office: Israel Wants to Conclude $4 Billion Purchase of Gaza Gas ASAP Commentary: This blog wrote about the Consequences of lack of a thorough, thought-through military plan. The same holds true for foreign, economic and enegy policy, i.e. negotiating with and […]

Thursday War News: Conflict Not Confined to Kassam Blitz, Attacks Increasing in Yehuda, Shomron

May 24th, 2007

Molotov Cocktail Attacks in Hevron, Judea Molotov Cocktail Attack in Shomron Soldiers Arrest Terrorists in Shechem Two Kassams Fired into Sderot; None Wounded Kassam Rocket Strikes Western Negev; No Wounded Report: IDF Targets Hamas Building in Gaza City Kassam Fired at Sderot; None Wounded, Cars Damaged 2 Kassams, 1 Explodes Near Sderot Mayor’s Home Two […]