Gaza Operations: For Naught for Lack of Will to Win?

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Commentary:

The two editorials beneath say it all about the lack of will to win and lack of clearly defined objectives, goals and day-after plans by a corrupt political governance across the board which won’t let the IDF win — including Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu, etc. .

In this context, Moshe Feiglin has written and spoken repeatedly;

If Israel cannot define a real goal for this war, it cannot win. All the IDF’s professionalism and the arduous training with which the new Chief of Staff has equipped the army are ineffective if Israel’s leaders cannot define the goal of the fighting. He who cannot define the goal cannot win. And if you can’t win – it is best not to start fighting. And if you have started fighting nevertheless, you quickly find yourself entrenched in the heart of Gaza in the worst of all positions: You can’t win; if you retreat you admit another defeat and a stalemate turns your soldiers into easy targets for kidnappers, suicide bombers and hate-filled murderers. [...]  Click here to read more.

What and Who Drove Ex-IDF, Mossad Officials’ Video Supporting Obama?

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Commentary;

This author has thought long and hard as to whether to blog on this travesty. Ordinarily, an election in the US seems not to be appropriate for blogging here, for the truth is that policy and actions undertaken here emanate here in Israel.

Further, there was a time when Israeli leaders stood up defiantly when America attempted to dictate policy as this recent Jerusalem Post report dating back to Prime Minister Menachem Begin indicates.

Regarding the issue behind the gyrations and machinations surrounding whether or not Israel hands over of land to her enemies and expells thousands, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Jews from their homes, as they did to the Jews of Gush Katif and the four Shomron towns; the issue did not and does not emanate in Washington nor does Washington facilitate implementation of such actions. The handing over of Jewish Land, of Jewish Divine Inheritance is an issue evolving from right here in Israel — from a determined policy of de-Judiacizing Israelis by any and all means from brainwashing, to educational dumbing-down to police and IDF psychological training and regimentation as well as brutality toward their fellow Jews. [...]  Click here to read more.

Judaism, Torah and Israel’s Security Ditched by Israeli Governance

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Commentary;

In case this blog’s readers haver wondered about the dearth of commentary here, it is increasingly difficult to churn out thoughts regarding the myriads of ways in which religious Jews are being undermined and degraded and the ways in which Israel’s security and sovereignty is being damned by leftist elites and their cronies and stooges of Israeli governance. MB

Here is a selection reports and commentaries making that very point;

Olmert’s Parting Blows, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post) [...]  Click here to read more.

Kadima Party, Leaders: Conceived and Born in Sin

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431 Vote Difference in Tainted Party Primary NOT National Mandate

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For those not too young, timid or politically equivocal to remember the truth; the Kadima Party was conceived in evil and formed by the 2 1/2 year comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a Super-Party shelter and safe-haven for all of main facilitators of the August 2005 expulsions of Jews from their homes, assets, communities and Shuls in Gush Katif and the 4 Shomron towns.

And who were the chiefs among these facilitators of the August, 2005 expulsion besides Sharon who shared his vision of consolidation, convergence, realignment; synonyms for using the Gush Katif model for making Yehuda and the Shomron Yudenrein and handing biblical Jewish land and heritage to the enemy?  [...]  Click here to read more.

Israeli Political Protexia: Ignoring Failure in Gaza

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Commentary;

Below is Caroline Glick’s scathing indictment of Israel’s current governance, from Ehud Olmert, to Tzipi Livni, to Ehud Barak and beyond. This commentary is essentially echoed and bolstered by Evelyn Gordon whose commentary is found below under Related reports. MB

Ignoring Failure in Gaza, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

“His [Sharon’s] incapacitation itself made discussing the failure of the withdrawal somehow unseemly…. ‘How dare you add insult to injury’ by noting that his most significant action while in power imperiled the country? …Not only Sharon, but all his supporters in his government, were immunized from criticism and the need to account for their strategic imbecility.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Israeli Home Center Chain Offers Discounts: “For a …Minority”

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Commentary;

Here’s a report that oughta knock your socks off and get your backs up. It has been learned that Home Center, a popular Israeli owned home wares chain has been offering preferential “secret” discounts to “people belonging to a certain minority.” For those thinking that Hareidim, Moroccans, Ethiopians, S’fardim, foreign workers or IDF soldiers could buy at Home Center and receive a 10% minority discount — NOT!

A customer at a Home Center branch recently observed a cashier scanning each item being purchased with the message popping up on the register’s computer each time; “Minority Discount” with the cashier clicking “no” each time. [...]  Click here to read more.

Consequence of Expulsion: Israel’s Military Deterrence In Shambles

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Commentary;

Evelyn Gordon writes about the shambles in which Israel’s military deterrence was left as a result of Israeli citizens being evicted from Gaza and as a result of the failed Lebanon conflict and the abortive Security Council Resolution 1701.

Gordon cites Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a Hamas leader in the “West Bank,” who stated;

“Members of the Israeli “peace camp,” those who spoke about ending the occupation and withdrawing, pushed us forward in our decision to continue the suicide attacks,” he said. “The cracks in your steadfastness encouraged us greatly and proved that this method is very effective. Ariel Sharon’s plan for disengagement from the Gaza Strip was also a great achievement that resulted from our activities. For us, one of the best proofs of the rift that suicide attacks had created in Israeli society was the phenomenon of refusal to serve in the army. We thought this rift should be deepened, and use of the suicide bomber weapon became a matter of consensus in our organization.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Israeli Leftist Regime ‘Animal Farm’

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Three news items caught this author’s eye today. Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA cites an IsraelJustice.com reports that a police detective has admitted to using Arab stone throwers to stop young Jews from hiking through West Bank (Yehuda and the Shomron) on July 29.

In the second item, the IDF has restricted Jewish travel in Judea and Samaria under the guise of “fear of violent clashes between nationalists and police.”

The third news item is that the Government has okayed a database of all Israelis’ fingerprints, pictures. [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert to Step Down Only Upon New Leader’s Coalition

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While Prime Minister Olmert announced that he would not be running in the Kadima Party primaries and that he will resign in September, he is by no means out of the picture yet.

Barak of IRIS cites these political procedural protocals noted by Jerusalem Post’s Gil Hoffman;

Kadima’s election committee decided on Tuesday to set an August 24 deadline to join the race, which it scheduled for September 17.

The winner in the Kadima primary will have until October 26 to submit his new government for approval by President Shimon Peres. [...]  Click here to read more.

‘Many Designs are in Man’s heart, Hashem’s Counsel Will Prevail’

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Commentary;

19th century writer Mark Twain wrote an essay concerning the Jew and his immortality. And there is the classic story about the group of Chassidim accosted by Nazi soldiers as they awaited being herded into a train for transport to one of the death camps.

After Nazis ordered the Chassidim to “sing and dance” and threatened to kill them there, on the spot, the Chassidim slowly broke into song;

Mir vil zei iberleiben, iberleiben, iberleiben: We will outlive you!

The spelling or pronunciation of the Yiddish may be a little off, but you get the point. [...]  Click here to read more.