The Spin Spectrum on the Winograd Report

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As usual, the grossly slanted Israeli msm puts a pro-Olmert, pro-regime spin on the Winograd Report by virtue of its headline. But the report itself may not be such an easy spin for regime surrenderists. The key lies in the public’s reaction and whether the Jewish public finally gets its’ collective back up! MB

Olmert Aide: PM to Lead Recovery

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The publication of the Winograd Committee’s final report into the performance of the government and the army during the Second Lebanon War set off a political storm on Wednesday, with pundits from across the political spectrum offering an opinion. [...]  Click here to read more.

Was Olmert’s Account of R’ Ovadia’s “Bracha” Staged?

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This blog asked yesterday if Shas was playing for subsidies or other types of monetization from the Olmert regime by being in the coalition and by way of a “bracha” from R’ Ovadia Yosef.

Today we hear denials from Shas which state, regarding the alleged bracha ‘Do not fear and do not lose resolve, for I am with you,’ “that the rabbi does not use that expression and made no such statement.”

If the Shas denial is in fact truthful and accurate, then what does it say about the truthfulness and forthrightness of Ehud Olmert? What does it say about Olmert’s pledge to Shas and R’ Ovadia about “core negotiations” regarding Jerusalem? [...]  Click here to read more.

Final Winograd Report to be Delivered to Snow-Covered Jerusalem

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Wednesday, 30 January, 2008, the long-awaited day of the release of the Final Winograd Report, has arrived.

The report is slated to be delivered to Prime Minister Olmert in a snow-covered Jerusalem at 5 PM with a public news conference to be held at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center (Binyanei Ha’ooma), at 6 PM.

Here are some must read reports from Caroline Glick and Dr. Aaron Lerner which will provide perspective on today’s events. MB

Grimacing to Victory and Grinning to Defeat, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post) [...]  Click here to read more.

Former Gush Katif Residents Threatened Yet Again

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The Olmert regime-sponsored abuse, discrimination and persecution of former Gush Katif residents continues over 2 1/2 years after the expulsion. This time, it’s the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council attempting to seize the bank accounts of 500 families living in Nitzan for non-payment of property taxes regarding “temporary residential structures… exempt from property taxes all over the country.”

Click here, here and here for some of the history of Sharon, Olmert regime indifference, insensitivity, downright abuse, discrimination and persecution of former Gush Katif residents. MB [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday War News: “Pals” Arrested in Egypt — Suicide Attack Foiled; Terrorist Arrested, More Rocks and Molotovs

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It seems that the heavy rains, high winds and snow are having their effect in cutting down terror. MB

Egypt Arrest 5 Palestinians Who Planned Suicide Attack in Israel

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Group had “weapons, maps and information regarding troop concentrations on the Israeli-Egyptian border.”

IDF Arrests Wanted Terrorist [Near Burkin, West of Jenin]

Rock, Molotov Cocktail Attacks, None Injured

Rocks Thrown at Israeli Vehicles Near Beit Ummar [South of Bethlehem]; None Wounded

Shas: Playing for Olmert’s Funny-Money With Jerusalem On Line?

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As we watch the time tick down to the 6 PM Wednesday release of the “final” Winograd report on the summer 2006 Lebanon conflict, there are three reports well worth reading for background as to whether or not the Winograd report will be the fatal blow to the Olmert regime’s continuance in power. Below are excerpts from each, but readers of this blog should read each report in total for possible perspectives in the days to come. Can Olmert be taken at his word? Is delaying Jerusalem until last placing it in a fait accompli situation? [...]  Click here to read more.

Tuesday War News: For Each Gaza Arab 1/2 Ton Flour Daily?, Gaza Arabs Buy in Egypt With Fake Money; Arabs Rob Jerusalem Senior Who Died, Weapons, Ammo and Cocaine Found in Ramle and More

What if 500,000 Islamics Tried Forcing Way Into Negev?

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This author was asked that very question this past Shabbos in the aftermath of the Islamic mob which tore down the Rafah border. Not being aware of the existing advanced modern anti-mob technology referred to in the report below to combat mass human-wave actions, we surmised that Israel would evoke a worldwide hew and cry were Islamics shot during such an attempt to cross from Gaza and force entry into the Negev.

One can recall the threats made by Islamics at the time of Arafat’s death to bury him Mosque of Al Aksa on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. [...]  Click here to read more.

Monday War News: IDF Fights Hamas as Mortars Fall Outside Gaza; More Illegals Nabbed in Tel Aviv; “Israeli Arabs” Nabbed With Contraband for Terrorists, 10 Terrorists Arrested, Rock Attacks, Shooting at IDF