Archive for August, 2008

Sunday War News: Arabs Toss Rocks, Molotovs at Jewish Vehicles in Ramallah, Rantis, Youth Injured, 2 Terrorists Nabbed, Police Force Raids Islamic Movement Offices

August 24th, 2008

. Palestinians Throw Molotov Cocktails at Israeli Vehicle [in Ramallah]; No Injuries Reported Arabs Throw Fire Bomb at Car in Samaria [at Rantis] Stone-Throwing Arabs Injured Youth in Samaria IDF Arrests 2 Palestinian Terror Suspects in… Operations Large Police Force Raids Offices of Islamic Movement [in Umm el-Fahm, Galilee] Excerpts; The force reportedly confiscated computers, […]

Parsha Re’eh 5768 — When Hard-Heartedness Replaces Chesed

August 24th, 2008

. By, Moshe Burt According to Rashi, Moshe Rabbeinu begins our Parsha Re’eh by informing the B’nei Yisrael about the blessing and the curse to be pronounced to them upon their entry to Eretz Yisrael from Mount Gerizim and Mount Eval. Moshe Rabbeinu continues his mussar saying, “Behold, I set before you … a blessing […]

Shabbos War News: Two Kassams Hit Negev, Israel Backs Down on Gaza “Peace Boats”; Rocks Hurled at IDF in Hevron, 2 Terrorists Nabbed With Explosives in Shechem

August 24th, 2008

. Two Kassams Fired at Negev [Over Shabbos] Israel Folds on Gaza “Peace Boats” Palestinians Hurl Stones at IDF Troops in Hebron; Officer Lightly Hurt 2 Palestinians Carrying Explosives Detained in Nablus [Shechem]

The Foreign Ministry and the Re-Branding of Israel; Again?

August 22nd, 2008

. On Wednesday evening, I was among 200 bloggers in Israel who attended Nefesh b’Nefesh’s first annual Bloggers Conference held at NBN offices in Givat Shaul. There was nothing much new to come out of the various panel discussions, Q & As beyond the opportunities for face-to-face, in-person networking amongst bloggers. But the deli and […]

Speaking of Israel’s National “Brand”

August 22nd, 2008

. Commentary; Yep, that’s me, making the point that needs to be made to the Foreign Ministry, and indeed every ministry and functionary of Israeli governance again and again and again until it sinks irrevocably into their consciousness; “But we ARE a Jewish state.” A hat tip goes to Batya Medad for taking this shot. […]

Thursday War News: IDF Hunts Gaza Terrorist Infiltrators; Tanzim Operative Nabbed Near Shechem, 122 Illegals, 15 Terrorists Nabbed, Molotov Cocktail Hurled at T.A. Municipal Offices

August 22nd, 2008

. Security Forces Looking for Terrorists Who Infiltrated from Gaza Tanzim Operative Arrested Near Nablus [Shechem] 122 Palestinians Residing Illegally in Israel Arrested Molotov Cocktail Hurled [by Arabs?] at Tel Aviv Municipality Offices; None Hurt IDF Arrests 15 Wanted Palestinians [Terrorists] Overnight

Wednesday War News: Kassam Hits Sha’ar Hanegev, Barak Clossing Gaza Crossings for 1 Day; 7 Terrorists Nabbed, Jew Injured in Stoning North of Jerusalem, Stabber Nabbed in Hevron

August 20th, 2008

. Kassam Rocket Hits Sha’ar Hanegev Region; None Wounded Excerpt; “More than 40 rockets and dozens of mortar shells… have broken the two-month-old Gaza ceasefire.” [Update] Barak Orders Gaza Crossings Closed [for 1 Day] Following Kassam Attack Israel Reopens Key [Kerem Shalom] Gaza Crossing IDF Troops Arrest 7 Palestinians [Terrorists] During… Operations Israeli Lightly Wounded […]

The Why’s of Israel’s PR Failures

August 19th, 2008

. Commentary; Martin Sherman’s comments on the abysmal failure of Israel’s hasbara allude to the fact that a relative handful of wealthy elitists who wield power through the consolidation of much of the nation’s financial resources, as well as through the intelligencia and the judicial system in order to “to shape events here, to mold […]

Tuesday War News: Arab Infiltrator Nabbed Near Kissufim, Israel to Replace Gaza’s Worn Shekalim; 149 of Terrorists Set for Release doing Time for Attempted Murder, 8 Terrorists Nabbed, Syria’s Missile Tests While Livni Calls 1701 “Best Choice,” 1 Jew Injured in Hevron Stonings

August 19th, 2008

. Arab Infiltrator Arrested Near Kissufim Israel to Replace Worn Out Shekel Notes in Gaza Strip 8 PA Arab [Terrorist] Fugitives Caught Almagor: 149 of the Terrorists Slated for Release Serving Time for Attempting Murder, by Dr. Aaron Lerner (IMRA) Commentary; These are amongst the terrorists which the cabinet approved by vote in 3 minutes […]

Monday War News: Rock Attacks South of Shechem, Gush Etzion, 2 Terrorists Nabbed, FAyad Demands Release of All PA Prisoners, Release of 200 Terrorists Approved by Cabinet in 3 Minutes Flat

August 18th, 2008

. Rock Attack [Near Hawara, South of Shechem] Damages Vehicle Two Wanted Terrorists Apprehended [1 Near Ramallah, 1 in Hevron] Arabs Pelt, Damage Bus on Gush Etzion Road Fayad: ‘We Demand the Release of All Prisoners Without Exception’ [Ministerial] Committee Approves Release of Two Prisoners With Blood on Hands Excerpt; “The two prisoners are Muhammad […]