Friday War News

IDF Expects Kassams in Ashkelon, Netivot, Ofakim

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The city of Ashkelon and the towns of Netivot and Ofakim are included in the new danger zone.

Ynet reported that… fortification of schools and strategic sites in towns within the larger danger zone, at the cost of NIS 1.4 billion (USD 331.8 million). About 50,000 Israelis live under rocket threat within the current radius of danger, and its expansion to 20 kilometers will bring that number to 162,000.

Kassam Barrage [8 Rockets] Continues on Friday; Prisoners Not to be Released [...]  Click here to read more.

“Imagine Selling Your House and Not Getting Paid for 18 Months” [or Longer!]: Results of Regime’s Legalized Theft at Gunpoint

Katif Farmers Tell MKs Their Horror Stories, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)

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Yet another Knesset committee session has come and gone, while the ex-farmers of Gush Katif continue to wait for gov’t aid. “Imagine selling your house and not getting paid for 18 months,” one said.

The members of the Knesset’s Audit Committee heard harrowing stories today from former residents of Gush Katif who continue even now, nearly a year and a half later, to suffer the consequences of being thrown out of their homes and lives. [...]  Click here to read more.

The People Oppose Olmert’s Surrender and Submission

Poll: Against Ceasefire and Goodwill Measures

Commentary;

This blog does not ordinarily post poll results, but in this case, the Jews must be made to know and to stand up for this reality; Ehud Olmert and his leftist, elitist, punditist regime does NOT have the security and best interests of the Jews in mind by his actions.
Get used to it; Olmert, like Sharon before him will laugh with disdain at empty threats by politicians,
the greedy, weak politicians will stick to their seats and their Knesset mandates “like stuck with cement.” [...]  Click here to read more.

More on The Suspension of U.S. Arms Deliveries to Israel

Between Wars, U.S. Toughening Up on Israel, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)

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“There’s nothing like stopping the weapons flow to Israel to show the Saudis that the United States means business”: Diplomatic source.

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Quoting “Israeli and U.S. sources,” MENL reports that the State Department has blocked the transfer of weapons and technology to Israel over the past three months, reflecting deteriorating relations between the two countries since the war in Lebanon in August of this year. [...]  Click here to read more.

Livni Deluding Herself Supporting Talks, Even Under Fire

Foreign Minister Livni Supports talks with Palestinians, Even Under Fire, By Ari Shavit (Haaretz)

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Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni believes in talks with the Palestinians, even under fire.

“Even during Sharon’s term of office, I claimed that we shouldn’t say that we won’t talk under fire,” Livni told Haaretz in an interview, ” We have an obligation to work to stop the Qassams … But even if there’s no escaping some kind of incursion, at the end the diplomatic question will remain the same.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Caving to Blackmail, Freeing Terrorists: Breeds More Terror, More Kidnappings, More Jewish Dead — Olmert’s Responsibility?

What Happens When You Cave to Blackmail, By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (Jerusalem Post)

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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cabinet have found a unique way to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Id al-Adha, the “Festival of the Sacrifice,” that commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son. But instead of slaughtering lambs or goats, as millions of Muslims throughout the world will do starting Sunday, Israel’s leaders are prepared to sacrifice the lives of countless innocent Israelis. [...]  Click here to read more.

Thursday Internal and External War News

Dayan: In Middle East, Nothing Gets Done Without Force

Uzi Dayan: [S’derot Residents Feel] ‘Northern Blood Worth More than Southern Blood’

Former Major General Uzi Dayan said Wednesday morning that Sderot residents feel that “northern blood is worth more than southern blood.” Speaking on Voice of Israel government radio’s It’s All Talk program, the former head of the National Security Council charged that Israel is without leadership.

“Whoever thinks that in the Middle East you can do something without force is mistaken,” he asserted. Dayan called for ground action against terrorists “and not just in response to rocket attacks” but as part of an overall strategy… He warned that without military action, “Hamas will become Hizbullah Two.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday War News: Amazing What Foul Weather, Censorship Does to Terror Attacks

Olmert, Peretz Decide to Continue Cease-Fire

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“It was decided that Israel would continue to target Palestinians rocket launchers only.” For more background,
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Kassam Rocket Lands in Western Negev

Sderot Factories Appeal to Government for Aid in Reinforcement

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“Owners are unable to provide protective reinforcement for their factories due to the high cost. Manufacturers have appealed to the government to provide aid to defray the cost of the reinforcement. As of yet, the government has not responded to their request.
 [...]  Click here to read more.

Parsha Vayigash 5767: Jewish Unity vs The Boiled Lobster

Parsha Vayigash 5767: Jewish Unity vs The Boiled Lobster

by, Moshe Burt

We leyned in the previous Parsha Mikeitz about the whole affair between Yosef and the brothers when they came to Mitzrayim to buy food and were accused by the Viceroy of being spies. We learned how after hearing their story and family history, the Viceroy demanded that they bring their youngest brother to him and incarcerated Shimon as insurance that the brothers would indeed return with Binyamin, their youngest brother. We learn that in the middle of Parsha Mikeitz, with the imprisonment of Shimon, the brothers recognized and attributed their predicament to the sin they had committed earlier by throwing Yosef into the pit and then selling him to the Mitzriyim. Yosef heard and understood their conversation and left their presence to cry silently. (Perek 42, posukim 21-24)  [...]  Click here to read more.