Archive for July, 2008

Wednesday, Thursday War News: Gaza Crossings Re-Opened, No Progress on Shalit; 19 Arab Terrorists Nabbed

July 31st, 2008

. Israel Continues Allowing Trucks into Gaza Excerpt; “Israel re-opened the Gaza crossings following a halt in rocket and mortar shelling attacks on Israel by Gaza terrorists. The temporary Gaza ceasefire was announced by Hamas and Israel last month. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Cabinet that the agreement is tied with the release of […]

Olmert to Step Down Only Upon New Leader’s Coalition

July 31st, 2008

. While Prime Minister Olmert announced that he would not be running in the Kadima Party primaries and that he will resign in September, he is by no means out of the picture yet. Barak of IRIS cites these political procedural protocals noted by Jerusalem Post’s Gil Hoffman; Kadima’s election committee decided on Tuesday to […]

‘Many Designs are in Man’s heart, Hashem’s Counsel Will Prevail’

July 29th, 2008

. Commentary; 19th century writer Mark Twain wrote an essay concerning the Jew and his immortality. And there is the classic story about the group of Chassidim accosted by Nazi soldiers as they awaited being herded into a train for transport to one of the death camps. After Nazis ordered the Chassidim to “sing and […]

Monday, Tuesday War News: Why Livni’s Truce Violation Comments?; Rocks Thrown at Cars, Buses in Jerusalem, Near Hevron, Illegal Arab Homes Leveled in East Jerusalem, 17 Terrorists Nabbed in Two Days

July 29th, 2008

. Livni: Israel Must Respond to Cease-Fire Violations, Fire Against Fire Commentary; After repeated documented “truce” violations including rocket and mortar fire through mid-July, Livni’s comments regarding Israeli responses are puzzling as there has not been a documented report of a “ceasefire” violation since mid-July. If all is quiet, why the “must respond” comments? Could […]

Sunday War News: IDF Preps for Rockets on Ashdod; IDF Kills Terror Mastermind of Dimona Attack, Hamas Men Nabbed in Tulkarm, Warning of Revolving Door Terrorists, Terrorists Nabbed for Stonings, Will Israel Demolish Terrorist Homes, Expell Families?

July 27th, 2008

. IDF Preparing for Rocket Attacks on Ashdod PA Forces Arrest Hamas Men in Tulkarm IDF Kills Hamas Terrorist Responsible for Dimona Attack IDF Kills Terror Mastermind [of February Terror Attack in Dimona] in Hebron IDF Warns of Revolving Door Terrorists Palestinians Arrested After Throwing Rocks at IDF Troops South of Bethlehem Mofaz: Demolishing Terrorists’ […]

Parsha Masei 5768: Consequences of Not Possessing Eretz Yisrael

July 27th, 2008

. Eleven years ago — prior to Aliyah, on 3 July, 1997, after participating in the Sefer Torah Recycling Network’s 2nd Hachnasat Sefer Torah in 3 days (Yishuv Sh’vut Rahel taking place on 1 July) in Yishuv Maalei Chaver, this author was being driven back to Jerusalem. On the way, we passed by, in the […]

Ehud Barak: Despite Political Moves, Part of Problem, Not of Solution

July 25th, 2008

. Commentary; For those lacking the perspective of history regarding Ehud Barak over the past 9 years, columnist Caroline Glick debunks the rationales behind Ehud Barak’s political machinations in the 2 years since the Lebanon conflict and his bogus “distancing” from Olmert and Livni. MB Reading Ehud Barak, by Caroline B. Glick (Jewish Press) Excerpts; […]

Friday War News: Mortar Attack Near Gaza Crossing, Gaza Truce “Illusion” — Terror Arms Buildup Continues; Kuntar — ‘I’ll Kill More Israelis’; Rock Attacks and Bombing in Yesha, 10 Terrorists Nabbed

July 25th, 2008

. Mortar Attack Near Karni Crossing Security Chief Diskin Says Ceasefire is an Illusion [Our Blockade Lifted, Terror Arms Buildup Continues] Kuntar: ‘Allah Willing, I’ll Get to Kill More Israelis’ IDF Troops Arrest 10 Palestinian Fugitives Rock Attack [By Arabs] Near Beitar Bomb Detonated in Jaljulya, No Injuries Arab Rock Attack in Samaria, Civilians Fire […]

Olmert Parody on Barak: “I Will Do Everything…” [To Hold Power?]

July 24th, 2008

. Commentary; Defense Minister Ehud Barak keeps saying things like “I will do everything to bring him [Gilad Shalit] back” or “Israel would do everything in its power to see the safe return of captured Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.” It is highly questionable what the limits of that “everything” are. For instance, does […]

Thursday War News: Current Law Prevents Construction Site Security, and More

July 24th, 2008

. [Jerusalem Municipality Manager:]‘No Way to Mandate Security Checks for Tractor Drivers’ [Under Current Law] Excerpt; “…Mandating criminal and security background checks for drivers of heavy construction machinery… would be impossible under current law.” Government Vows To Keep Rafiah Closed until Shalit Freed Humanitarian [???] Shipments to Gaza Increase Palestinians Attack Contractor [in Southern Israel […]