Archive for December, 2007

Israeli Government’s Shameful Behavior Toward It’s Allies

December 27th, 2007

. Commentary; This blog has hammered home again and again the shame of the evolving cycle of Israel’s governance in abandoning soldiers on fields of battle, such as with Jonathan Pollard, failure to rescue or even attempt to gain obtain sufficient intelligence to plan rescue of the kidnapped soldiers and it’s abandonment in 2000 (under […]

“No Talks While Under Fire”: A Red Line Long Ago Crossed

December 27th, 2007

. Commentary; What ever happened to “not talking while under fire?” It must have gone the way of the definition of “blood on their hands.” MB PM, Abbas to Discuss Settlements, by Herb Keinon (Jerusalem Post) Excerpt; “Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are scheduled to meet in Jerusalem on Thursday […]

Thursday War News: Kassams, Mortars From Gaza Bombard Negev, IDF Troops; Terrorists Arrested, Arab Truck Hijacker Nabbed

December 27th, 2007

. Two Rocket Attacks near Ashkelon AF Missile Strike Kills Central Gaza’s Islamic Jihad leader, by Itamar Sharon (Jerusalem Post) Report: Barak, Mubarak Agree on Shalit Deal [Barghouti Said to be Included in Deal] Gaza: Seven Terrorists Killed, 10 Wounded Kassam Rocket Lands in Open Field South of Ashkelon; None Wounded Kassam Rocket Launched into […]

Terror Planners to Get Pass in Regime’s New “Blood on Hands” Criteria?

December 26th, 2007

. Commentary; Barak of IRIS takes Kadima ministers to task yet again for proposing to change the ‘rigid standards’ of murder to exclude those who mastermind terrorist operations. And recent polls indicate that a majority, as high as 2/3rds of the Israeli public stands opposed to such definitional change, even in a deal for the […]

Tel Aviv’s Kfar Shalem: Another Expulsion Scar From Olmert Regime

December 26th, 2007

. Commentary; What can one expect when an evil regime follows upon the precedents set in Gush Katif, the Shomron, Hevron’s Shalhevet neighborhood, Amona, etc.? What this attack shows is that the Israeli government is as callous toward its Yemenite citizens now as they’ve been during the entire 60 years that these people have lived […]

Paris Square Being Renamed Jonathan Pollard Square

December 26th, 2007

. Commentary; Will Olmert be able to avoid passing this constant reminder of his, and successive regime’s deliberate dereliction of governance? MB Jerusalem City Council to Dedicate Pollard Square (IMRA) Excerpts; On Monday, January 7, 2008 at 2:30 PM, the Jerusalem City Council, led by Representative Mina Fenton (NRP), has scheduled a renaming ceremony to […]

Wednesday War News: More Kassams Fall Near Sderot, Weapons Smuggler Arrested; Arrests, Rock Attacks and Molotovs in Yehuda, Shomron

December 26th, 2007

. Terrorists Fire Five Rockets at Sderot Kassam Rocket Launched From the Gaza Strip Falls in Palestinian Territory Egyptian Police Arrest Weapons Smuggler [of 1.2 Kilograms of Potassium Nitrate for Making Bombs] Rock Attacks near Azoun, Kalandia Arabs Attack Soldiers in Shechem, Jenin Palestinians Throw Explosives at IDF Soldiers IDF Arrests 13 Wanted Terrorists Molotov […]

Tuesday War News: Rocket, Mortar Bombardments From Gaza; Arrests Throughout Yehuda and Shomron

December 25th, 2007

. Kassam Rocket Fired From Gaza Lands Outside Sderot; No Casualties Six Kassam Rockets Land in Sderot Area; None Wounded 2 Missiles Fired From Gaza Land Near Ashkelon; None Wounded Three Mortar Shell Attacks from Gaza IDF Has More Tapes of Egypt Helping Hamas Smuggling Bus Stoned in Peki’in; No Wounded or Damage Hamas Terror […]

Israel’s Media Image: Another Expulsion Rationale Bites the Dust

December 24th, 2007

. Commentary; Israel National News columnist Gil Ronen writes about a Hebrew University study indicating that Israel’s image in the media markably declined after the expulsion, thus bursting another government myth regarding the so-called “benefits” of “disengagement.” MB Study Shows Israel’s Image Got Worse After Disengagement, by Gil Ronen (Israel National News) Excerpts; A Hebrew […]

An Army’s Ability to Instill a Government With Confidence and Courage

December 24th, 2007

. Commentary; Journalist and author Uri Dan, of blessed memory, who was niftar one year ago, wrote the piece excerpted below commemorating the 30th anniversary of the rescue at Entebbe less than 6 months before passing away. Dan’s assessment nearly 1 1/2 years ago seems as valid today as it seemed then, despite the Olmert […]