Archive for June, 2007

And Fatah = al Qaida Doesn’t Seek Our Destruction?

June 25th, 2007

For recent related reports, including this one about Fatah’s relationship with al Qaida, click here. Olmert: ‘Hamas, Just Like Ahmadinejad, Wants to Destroy Us’ Excerpts; “Hamas does not want to recognize us and certainly doesn’t want to make peace with us. Just like Ahmadinejad in Iran, it wants to destroy us,” Prime Minister Ehud Olmert […]

Monday War News: Does IDF Know Where Shalit is Held?

June 25th, 2007

Report: Gilad Shalit Being Held in Booby-Trapped Gaza Building (Reuters) Excerpt; “Shalit was being held near Shaboura refugee camp, close to the town of Rafah in the southern part of the coastal territory.” Related reports: First Sign of Life From IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit, by Hana Levi Julian (Israel National News) Israel Will Release 350 […]

Parsha Balak 5767: Bila’am, The Ba’al Peor and Dividing B’nai Yisrael From Within

June 25th, 2007

by Moshe Burt Shem Mishmuel brings a Rashi which discusses the unusual loshen — regalim (the word usually used to denote festivals) used in our Parsha Balak where Hashem brings the donkey to speak to Bila’am expressing; “What have I done to you, that you hit me these three times.” [1] Shem Mishmuel brings Rashi […]

Sunday War News: Look at Who Israel, US are Helping — Fatah = Al Qaida

June 24th, 2007

Just look at who Israel’s cabinet is funding with tax transfers and proposing to hold summit talks with; Egypt’s Intel Chief Decided Hamas Takeover Served Cairo’s Interests (IMRA) Excerpts; Egyptian intelligence chief Gen. Omar Suleiman, Masha’al said Dahlan and his allies were working with Al Qaida-aligned groups to undermine Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The […]

Shabbos War News: Recently Released Terrorist Re-Arrested

June 24th, 2007

Hamas: IDF Arrested ‘Kassam’ Founder Overnight Excerpt; “Aruri was released in March after serving 15 years in an Israeli prison.” Related reports; IDF Arrests Hamas Operative Near Ramallah Senior Hamas Terrorist, Fatah Terrorists Arrested, by Ezra HaLevi (Israel National News) Senior Hamas Terror-Operative Arrested, by IDF Spokesperson’s Office (IMRA) Firefighters Battle 21 Blazes in Galilee […]

2 Years After Expulsion: Regime to Former Gush Katif Residents = 0

June 22nd, 2007

Related report: Two Years Later, Gush Katif Evacuees Still Need Housing, by Nadav Shragai (Haaretz) This blogger received the email below from Dror Vanunu of Katifund regarding the current status of the expelled former Gush Katif residents; Gush Katif Special Report: 22 Months Without a Home. For the past weeks we are witnessing the emergence […]

Don’t Bet on Peres Helping Pollard

June 22nd, 2007

Commentary; The well-meaning opinion writer below is engaging in wishful thinking and grabbing at straws — undoubtedly NOT something that the Freedom for Jonathan Pollard movement wants to be involved or associated with. The writer himself revisits history in noting that Peres was [unelected] prime minister at the time of Pollard’s capture and encarceration. Peres […]

Police, Yassamnikim Given Special Training for Amona Assault

June 22nd, 2007

Police Instructed to Use Force in [Amona] House Demolitions (Israeljustice.com) Excerpts; Israeli police underwent special training for an assault on thousands of protesters during the demolition of nine homes in a Jewish community in the West Bank in 2006. A senior Israeli police officer testified that 1,300 troops were told to club, trample and gas […]

Friday War News

June 22nd, 2007

Report: IAF Training for Possible Strike Against Iran, by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) IDF Arrests Three Terrorism Suspects [in Shechem] Hamas ‘Preventing Gaza Rocket Attacks’ Excerpt; “A Palestinian Authority Arab source told the paper Hamas does not want to fire missiles at Israel because it fears the Israeli response.” IDF Nabs 2 in West Bank; […]

Gay Bash a Bust, But Watch for Precedent

June 22nd, 2007

Today’s gay march in Jerusalem was, B’H a bust. While litigants from both sides spent most of Wednesday and Thursday wrapped in Supreme Court petition arguments, there were many more police and many more religious counter-demonstrators than there were fruity marchers. And the Big Deal; it came down to a march of a several hundred […]