Hamas Promises to Keep Smuggling in Arms, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)
No news from Gaza: Good news, or censors hard at work?? MB
Will a new government dare to do the right thing: finish the job of Operation Cast Lead, finish-off Hamas and liberate Gilad Shalit without freeing terrorists? MB
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. [...]
“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.” [...]
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.
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 [...]
“Terrorists also fired two Kassam rockets and a mortar shell on Gaza belt communities during the Sabbath.”
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. [...]