Shas Stays in Coalition: ALL About the Money, Or Nepotism???

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Commentary;

Below are three real short reports, which speak volumes. Will Shas ever see a silver shekel of NIS 475m? Or will their just reward be that it bounces as high as the funds which Gimmel never got for being in the Expulsion coalition? Do they perceive themselves as on a power trip? Does nepotism trump defense of Jerusalem? MB

Knesset [Committee] Approves Transfer of NIS 475m. to Shas’s Torah Institutions

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“The Knesset Finance Committee on Wednesday approved the transfer of NIS 475 million to Shas’s Torah institutions. [...]  Click here to read more.

Friday War News: IDF Ops in Gaza, Kassams Blitz South; Youth Rock Thrower Nabbed, Rock Attacks, Firebombs in Yesha, Galilee; 6 Terrorists Nabbed

Thursday War News: Gaza Kassam Blitz of Ashkelon, Sderot, Negev With Death, Injuries, Shock – IDF Responds; 12 Terrorists Nabbed, 1 Killed

Revisited: When is an Act Deemed Moral Turpitude?

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Inevitably, the indictment against former President Katsav includes overtones concerning the amorphous legal term “Moral Turpitude.”

The article below sets forth definitions by prominent “expert” members of Israel’s secular political legal, judicial establishment. This blog did it’s own search for a definition of moral turpitude some 11 months ago.

What it comes down to is that what Moshe Katsav is accused of, and even that which he has admitted to, no more and no less meets the criteria of moral turpitude than that which Haim Ramon, Yitchak Mordechai or Shmuel Flatto-Sharon were all found guilty of.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Shas: Internet Law While Jerusalem Gets Carved

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While Olmert, Livni, Abbas and Qurei carve up Jerusalem daily and excise our very heart, the Shas politicians are more concerned about their pet projects. How is it they focus on what you see on the internet while whaffling TOTALLY about Jerusalem?

Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA (Independent Media Research and Analysis) wrote this 5 weeks ago about Shas and Jerusalem. It is worth re-reading;

Considering that the negotiations are taking place in secret it is hardly clear if Shas will actually know when Jerusalem is the subject of negotiations. But even if taken at face value the approach makes absolutely no sense. And the absence of logic should most certainly be clear to negotiating masters like Yishai. [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday War News: Israel Strikes Against Kassam Launch Crews, Wounded Sderot Boy Critical, Faces Surgeries; Egypt Doubles Sinai Forces; Hamas Charity Laundry Hit by IDF, 17 Terrorists Nabbed in Jericho

Another Group of Politicians’ Lame Balks About Jerusalem Divide

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This blog cautions against undue optimism regarding these 11 Kadima MKs and their faction meeting of yesterday. Don’t expect them to be any more serious about their so-called “red lines,” Kadima’s platform and a united Jerusalem under Jewish control, than Shas has been about theirs [If they start talking about, no make that continue to talk about dividing Jerusalem…]. Israel’s political, governmental leaders — it’s all about enhancement of personal power, spoils and self-aggrandizement, while blantantly ignoring the nation’s security and well-being. MB  [...]  Click here to read more.

Tuesday War News: Kassam Bombardments Increase, Sderot House Damaged, 50 Gaza Stoners Nabbed; Hezbollah Plans Retaliatory Mega-Strike; Hamas Funding Nixed in Hevron, Molotovs and 25 Terrorists Nabbed in Yesha

Islamic “Human Wave” Fizzles

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Well, the Islamics’ (no distinction between Hamas, PFLP, Fatah, al-Aqsa Brigades; their goals are all the same — the destruction and eradication of the Jews) human wave came up a wee bit short. Hamas policemen “blocked the main road leading to Erez” lest they be embarrassed after their boasts of a human chain forcing its way over the Gaza border with the rest of Israel went bust.

But the big question is; will the political echelon, the too-tired Olmert regime, back the IDF’s continued vigilance or will they, in their endoctrination of the masses as being exhausted from 60 years of conflict, get complacent and cause IDF complacency. Will inculcated complacency cause a surprise that the incompetent Olmert regime will be ill-equipped to properly cope with? MB [...]  Click here to read more.

Monday War News: Sderot Boy Seriously Wounded in Kassam Bombardment, Police Mobilize as islamic Protest Fizzles; Terrorists Nabbed in Counter Terror Operation, Fire Bomb and Stones Tossed in Yesha