Archive for January, 2009

Shabbos War News: Kassam Hits Ashkelon in Morning; IDF Response??; Rocks, Gunfire and Molotovs in Shomron

January 31st, 2009

. Kassam Rocket Hits Ashkelon Region [Shabbos Morning] [Arab] Rock Attacks Near Kedumim Gunmen Open Fire Near Settlement [Itamar], No Injuries Soldier Escapes Injury in Samaria Attack [Gidonim Neighborhood Near Itamar] Bus Driver Reports Gunfire [Near Ofra] Vehicle Stoned Near Kalkilya Palestinians Throw Molotov at Israeli Car [Near Shechem]

Parsha Bo 5769: Tangible Darkness, Supernal Light and Jonathan Pollard

January 30th, 2009

. By Moshe Burt Before taking off on this train of thought, here’s follow up on this week’s earlier post about the Thursday night Mishmar L’Zechut Jonathan Pollard which took place last evening; In addition to our Mishmar at Kehillat Beit Tefillah Yona Avraham, which was well attended, a few other Shuls in Ramat Beit […]

Livni on Olmert Dividing Jerusalem, Expelling 60,000 Jews: Denial or Total Tandem?

January 30th, 2009

. Commentary; The Jerusalem Post’s Gil Hoffman reports on Foreign Minister and Kadima party prime ministerial candidate Tzipi Livni’s denial of involvement with the concessions revealed in acting-prime minister Olmert’s recent Yediot Aharonot interview as having allegedly been made by the two of them during negotiations with PA president Mahmoud Abbas: Will someone please tell […]

Wednesday, Thursday War News: Hamas Terrorists Fire on IDF, Launch Rockets — Israel Retaliates; Real, or Election Posturing?; 14 Terrorists Nabbed, Arabs Stone Bus Near Otniel

January 30th, 2009

. Commentary; For now, Israel is showing “deterrence” with retaliation for each attack from Gaza. But how long will it be before the defense ministry returns to striking empty fields? What can we expect on the day after elections?? MB Two Kassam Rockets Fired from Gaza Strip Fall Near Sderot, by Yaakov Lappin (Jerusalem Post) […]

Shas to Endorse Netanyahu as PM — Yishai: Strong Shas Prevents Bibi Hurting Them

January 27th, 2009

. Commentary: Shas party leader Eli Yishai claims that his endorsement of Netanyahu for prime minister is a statement that “a strong Shas will protect the weak socioeconomic groups in Israeli society.” Yishai notes that “Shas will prevent Likud from hurting them again.” The point here is that this is ALL about money, and the […]

Monday, Tuesday War News: IDF Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded By Arab Bomb on Gaza Border, Barak Vows Retaliation, Only 250 Civilian Gaza Fatalities in War; 28 Terrorists Nabbed in 2 Nights, 17 Nabbed for Stonings

January 27th, 2009

. IDF Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb on Gaza Border [at Kissufim], Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) Excerpts; An IDF non-commissioned officer was killed on Tuesday morning when a roadside bomb planted by Gaza operatives along Israel’s border with the Strip detonated under the army vehicle he was traveling in. Another officer was seriously wounded and […]

Special Thursday Night Mishmar B’Zechut Jonathan Pollard

January 26th, 2009

. For Immediate Release: Moshe Burt, founder of the Sefer Torah Recycling Network and author of the Israel and the Sin of Expulsion blog has initiated the concept of a once-a-month Thursday night Mishmar b’zechut Jonathan Pollard in his Shul; Kehillat Beit Tefillah Yona Avraham. Moshe and eight other co-sponsors will kick this project off […]

Sunday War News: Ehud Barak, “Tell Us Lies, Tell Us Sweet Gaza Lies…”; Rock Attack Near Bethlehem, Arab Tries to Run Over Israelis Near Har Bracha, Border Police Nab 334 Illegals Across Israel

January 26th, 2009

. Commentary: Ehud, keep “them” Gaza mythical lies coming. You know, the ones about restored deterrence while you, Olmert and Livni held the IDF back from scoring methodical victory and, in so doing, achieved none of the goals for which you went to war; Hamas again makes their tunnels operational, maintains substantial numbers of rockets, […]

Friday War News: Following IDF Withdrawal, Hamas Seizes Gaza Tunnels; Moslem Rioters Throw Rocks, Molotovs at IDF in Hevron, Rock Attack Near Bethlehem, Firebombers on Jerusalem-Hevron Road

January 23rd, 2009

. Commentary; The Q and A session Jerusalem Post held with Former National Security Adviser Maj.-Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland dispels any illusions anyone might still have regarding the reliability of Egyptian or, for that matter, any third nation forces regarding the security of Israel and her citizens. But with 2 1/2 weeks to national elections, […]

Tuesday War News: Hamas, Hezbollah Emboldened by Unilateral Cease-fire in Gaza, Spin Mythical “Victory(sic)”; Bus Stoned Near Shechem, Auto Fired on Near Kochav Hashachar, 12 Terrorists Nabbed in 3 Venues With Cache of Weapons, Ammo

January 20th, 2009

. Commentary: It is often said that “a picture speaks 1,000 words.” Well, often so do headlines. MB Analysis: Trumpets of Victory Strike False Note, by Khaled Abu Toameh (Jerusalem Post) Excerpt; “Hamas believes that it won the war not only because its men ‘defeated’ the IDF and forced the tanks to retreat under fire, […]