Wednesday War News: 2 Rockets After No Rocket Reports Tuesday, IAF Hits Philadelphi Tunnels, Hamas Continues Arms Smuggling; 4 Rockets Found in South Lebanon; Iran Tests Nuke Plant; 27 Terrorists Nabbed Including with Bomb, Knives, Attempted Kidnapping Foiled, Israelis Hit With Rocks, Molotov in Yesha

Tuesday War News: Syria Builds Missile Launch Facility Over Bombed Nuke Plant; Abbas Releases 42 Hamas, PA = Hamas, 8 Terrorists Nabbed, Rock Attacks in Yesha

Monday War News: Kassam Hits Sderot, IAF Responds to Mortars, Attempted Bomb Placement Near Kissufim Killing Bombers; 2 Terrorists Stage Phony “Accident”, Attempt to Stab Israeli, Steal Car

Shabbos, Sunday War News: Rocket, Mortars Bombard South Israel Under Bogus “Ceasefire”; Katyusha Hits Galilee, Injuries; Stoning Attacks in Hevron, Near Kedumim; U.S. Frees, Deports Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Golda

Bibi’s Primary Blunders, Election Lessons

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Commentary:

This Jerusalem Post Evelyn Gordon commentary on Israel’s February national election and its lessons was too good to pass up.

While not mentioning Moshe Feiglin, Ratzon, etc. by name, Gordon deals with the post-primary demotions and their impact on the election vote for Likud, and thus the election result. This is important in that it seems to this author that she is the first columnist seen in Israeli MSM to have recognized the impact of the Likud primary result which was not respected, but rather uprooted, and the consequences of that uprooting in the national election result. Other prominent columnists such as Caroline Glick refuse to recognize aand come to grips with the Likud primary demotions and their impact in pre-election polls and election results. [...]  Click here to read more.

Thursday War News: Kassam Rockets, Mortar Hit South — No Front Page Coverage, IAF Responds Hitting Smuggling Tunnels, Terror Bomb Attack Fails Near Kerem Shalom Crossing; Terror Attack Thwarted Near Elon Moreh, Terrorists Throw Molotov Cocktails at Bus, 10 Terrorists Nabbed

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IAF Strikes Three Arms Smuggling Tunnels Under Philadelphi Corridor [Response to Rocket Attacks]

Hamas Attacks Eshkol Region with Two Kassam Rockets

Related reports:

Israel Radio Doesn’t Mention that 2 Kassam Rockets Hit Eshkol [Nor Do MSM Front Page URLs], by Dr. Aaron Lerner (IMRA)

2 Rockets Launched Toward Israel

Excerpt:

“Earlier a rocket exploded on the Palestinian side of the security fence, and overnight a mortar shell fired from Gaza landed in the Sdot Negev Regional Council.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Tuesday, Wednesday War News: Gaza Rocket, Mortar Attacks and IAF Responses; Arab Toss Molotovs Near Ramallah, Peduel, 38 Terrorists Nabbed — 12 Near Kalkilya, Elon Moreh, Carjacking Near Tul Karem, Stoning Near Hevron

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Gaza Terrorists Fire Rocket Attack at Negev Kibbutz [in Sha’ar HaNegev Region], Again, by Hana Levi Julian (Israel National News)

IAF Strikes 2 Gaza Targets…, by Shmulik Hadad (Ynet)

Related report:IDF Attacks Hamas Position, Tunnels

The IDF hit a Hamas outpost and seven smuggling tunnels on Tuesday night. The strikes took place in Khan Yunis and along the Gaza-Egypt border.

The strikes were a response to rocket attacks on southern Israel. No casualties were reported.

Mortar Shell Strikes Western Negev; No Wounded Reported [...]  Click here to read more.

Netanyahu’s Cheshbonot Forming a Government: Kadima or Right-Wing?

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Caroline Glick provides an analysis, either self-perceived or perceived by Bibi as to the factors and dilemmas that Netanyahu faces in forming a government following last Tuesday’s national elections.

As one reads her complete commentary, or the excerpted commentary here, it becomes obvious that Glick is, as Bibi is, totally preoccupied and fixated on what the U.S. government thinks, what the EU thinks, what the UN thinks — at Israel’s dire security, sovereign and spiritual peril. As Olmert has, and Sharon before him and as every previous Israeli government has since the State’s modern-day inception, Bibi quakes in his shoes, his knees knock and sweat beads form above his upper lip over what America, the EU or the UN thinks. Glick, as his apologist, is for Bibi what Uri Dan was for Sharon while posturing as if she were the 2nd coming of Adir Zik, z”l. Bibi and Glick are on the page here, just as they were when Bibi made his colossal blunder of dropping Moshe Feiglin from 20th to 36th on the Likud’s election list. MB [...]  Click here to read more.

Shabbos War News: 5 Kassams, Mortars Since Friday, Olmert: No Shalit, No Open Crossings, IAF Retaliates Hitting Munitions-Makers and Tunnels; Cyprus Unloads Suspected Weapons Ship, Pipe Bomb Thrown at IDF, 15 Terrorists Escape PA Prison

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Hamas Ups the Stakes, Attacks Near Kibbutz Yavneh [Friday Rocket Attack Northeast of Ashkelon and Ashdod], by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (Israel National News)

Excerpt;

“Terrorists also fired two Kassam rockets and a mortar shell on Gaza belt communities during the Sabbath.”

Olmert: No Shalit, No Open Crossings, by Ronnie Sofer

Erekat: Demand for Shalit is Blackmail

Excerpt:

Senior Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat accusing outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of “blackmail” on Saturday. Olmert had stated that Israel would not agree to a temporary truce with Hamas prior to the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. [...]  Click here to read more.