Archive for December, 2008

Wednesday War News UPDATED: Beersheba Theaters, Cinemas, Public Events Closed Indefinitely as Bombardment Continues, Cabinet Nixes 48-Hour Cease Fire Proposal, Rocket Strikes Gedera for First Time, IAF Hits Back at Rocket Launchers

December 31st, 2008

. Beersheba Theaters, Movie Cinemas Halt Performances [Through January 6] Due to Rocket Fire IDF: Rocket that Hit Beersheba School Made in China, by Yael Barnovsky (Ynet) 30 Treated for Shock in Beersheba Hospital Wednesday Cabinet Rejects French Proposal to Hold 48-Hour Cease Fire Diskin: Hamas Dealt a ‘Serious Blow’ [Cowardly Hamas Senior Operatives Hiding […]

Wednesday War News: Operation Cast Lead — Day 5 – IDF Strikes 35 Hamas Targets but Terror Rocket Bombardment Continues Deeper into Israel Hitting Beersheva, Barak Takes Heat for Suggesting 48 Hour Suspension; IDF Nabs 24 Terrorists

December 31st, 2008

. Hamas Steps up Bombardment of Beersheba; Empty School Hit, by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) Katyushas Blast Be’er Sheva; Warning System Fails, by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (Israel National News) Schools Closed in Be’er Sheva Rockets Fall in Ashdod, Sderot, Ashkelon [and Sha'ar Hanegev area] Grad Rocket Hits Route 6; No Wounded [48 Hour Suspension of […]

Are You Making YOUR Clemency for Pollard Calls to White House?

December 30th, 2008

. Commentary; It is disturbing, to say the least, to behold responses in certain Israeli Chareidi circles to this question. One such response received today was this; “The big Rabbonim have not told us to do anything.” In other words, Pidyon Sh’vu’im is out the window unless these Rabbonim invoke it to the flocks? And […]

Tuesday War News UPDATE: Kassams, Mortars Continue as Regime Weighs 48 Hour Freeze on Cast Lead Ops

December 30th, 2008

. Commentary; It may be that the much decorated defense minister Ehud Barak is a wily, cunning military character who may well have more tricks up his sleeve for operation Cast Lead, including a ground offensive which takes Hamas by surprise. But, excuse the cynicism, the fact remains that over the last 3 1/2 years, […]

Tuesday War News: ‘Cast Lead’ Operation — Day 4 — IAF Continues Bombing as Army Awaits Green Light for Ground Incursion and UN Ambassador Shalev: Israel Seeks to ‘Completely Destroy’ Hamas; 200 Arabs Nabbed Nationwide in Rioting Since Outset of Op

December 30th, 2008

. Four Kassams [2 Landed Near Sderot, 1 Near Kibbutz in Shaar Hanegev Region, 1 Inside Gaza] Launched by Gaza Terrorists Man Lightly Wounded as Kassam Slams into Sderot House [5 Kassams Hit Sderot] 10 Dead in Gaza Strikes [Targeting Gaza City, Khan Yunis] After 3 Israelis Killed in South, by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) […]

Monday War News UPDATE: Israel Blasts Truck Full of Grads as ‘Cast Lead’ Continues and as Jewish Casualties Mount from Continuing Kassams, Mortars; Islamic Retaliations in Jerusalem, Kever Rachel, Route 443, Kedumim; 74 Illegals Nabbed in Tel Aviv

December 29th, 2008

. Commentary; As the Israel Air Force continues blasting away on day 3 of ‘Cast Lead’, Kassam and mortar hits on Ashkelon, Ashdod and the Negev mount up as do Jewish casualties. Are we witnessing a replay of Lebanon 2006? Defense Minister Ehud Barak is quoted as stating that this is “all-out war” with Hamas, […]

Bibi Like ML Team Owner Not Serious About Winning

December 28th, 2008

. Commentary; No, this is not a mis-posting meant for a sports blog. 7 years before 2008′s glorious Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship, a future Hall of Fame pitcher and one of baseball’s finest 3rd basemen (at the time) both talked back to team management telling them that they were not serious about contending and […]

The Real, Unslanted Perspective on Israel’s Gaza Operations

December 28th, 2008

. Commentary; Before rushing to click on MSM BBC coverage of Israel’s ‘Cast Lead’ Gaza operations, check out the real, unslanted perspective behind Israel’s current Gaza operations by viewing this YouTube video. MB

Sunday War News Updates: Artillery Batteries Deployed Along Gaza Border, Cabinet Approves Reserves Call-Up, 40 Smuggling Tunnels Blasted in 4 Minutes, Thousands of Gazans Pour into Egypt; Hezbollah Retaliation Threats; Baby Injured by Stoning, Arabs Nabbed Burning Tires in Beit Hanina

December 28th, 2008

. Artillery Batteries Deployed Along Border with Gaza Strip, by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) IDF Targets Rafah Tunnels [40 Smuggling Tunnels Destroyed in Less Than Four Minutes], by Roee Nahmias (Ynet) Cabinet Approves Call-Up of Reservists, by Herb Keinon (Jerusalem Post) [Thousands] Gaza Palestinians Cross Egyptian Border [into Egypt] Two Wounded by Rocket in Ashkelon […]

Sunday War News: ‘Cast Lead’ Day 2 — IAF Continues Bombing Hamas Facilities as Rockets Reach Near Ashdod, Barak Opens Gaza Crossings, No Advance Notice to Shalit’s Dad; Molotov Thrown at Jerusalem Home

December 28th, 2008

. [3] Rockets Land Near Ashdod in Farthest-Reaching Gaza Attack [More Than 40 km North of Gaza] 11 Rockets Fired at Israel Since Sunday Morning; None Injured IAF Strikes Gaza City Government Offices 2 Killed by IDF in Beit Hanoun 2 Rockets Land in Ashkelon; No Injuries Reported 5 Rockets Land in Ashkelon; Warning Siren […]