Parsha Beha’aloscha 5767 — Hachnasat Sefer Torah in Yishuv Adura and HaKaras HaTov

by, Moshe Burt

Our Parsha speaks about the reasons for the separate section delineated by the inverted “nuns” — “When the Aron (the Ark) would journey, Moshe said, ‘Arise Hashem, and let your foes be scattered, let those who hate you flee from before you.’ And when it rested, he would say, ‘Reside tranquilly, O, Hashem, among the myriad thousands of Israel.'” (Sefer Bamidbar, Perek 10, posukim 35-36)

Preceding these posukim are the posukim which speak about the journey of the Aron and of B’nai Yisrael from Har Sinai to their next resting place, “…a three day distance…” (Sefer Bamidbar, Perek 10, posukim 33 & 34). [...]  Click here to read more.

The Two Major Causes of the Lebanon War Which Winograd Failed to Take Note of

What Winograd Missed, by Yehuda Poch (Israel National News)

Related Commentaries:

The ‘Then Maybe They Will’ Doctrine, by Prof. Steven Plaut
(Israel National News)

Column One: Statecraft in the Absence of Statesmen, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

Commentary (MB)

Yehuda Poch writes about former IDF Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin Shahak’s recent radio interview. The interview came down to one crucial statement;

Shahak: If rocket attacks extend to include Ashkelon, then there might be no choice but to occupy Gaza.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Costly Lessons Ignored, Unlearned: An Incompetent Regime’s Appeasement of Syria Further Jeopardizes Israel’s Military Credibility, National Security

Column One: Statecraft in the Absence of Statesmen, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

“Olmert is demonstrating that he is incapable of responsibly advancing Israel’s interests. Indeed, his willingness to engage in surrender talks with Damascus shows that he doesn’t even understand what Israel’s national interests are.”

Excerpts;

It is doubtful that opening negotiations on an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights would weaken Syria’s relations with Iran. Why would Syria consider distancing itself from Teheran when its close alliance with the ayatollahs is what is provoking the US and Israel to mollify it? [...]  Click here to read more.

Attacks on Several Fronts: Shabbos, Motsei Shabbos, Sunday War News

What Other Dark Secrets Did Olmert Withhold From HIS Winograd Committee?

Unofficial Team [Including Pollster] Advised PM on Final Operation of Lebanon War, by Aluf Benn (Haaretz) via (IMRA)

Full Text;

Hours before deciding to launch a major ground operation in Lebanon last August 11, shortly before the end of the Second Lebanon War, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert consulted four people who hold no official government position.

In a meeting at his house, the four advised him to launch the operation in an effort to influence the United Nations Security Council’s emerging cease-fire resolution, but to halt it immediately should a resolution favorable to Israel be adopted. [...]  Click here to read more.

The Haifa Declaration, Israeli Arabs’ Thinly Diguised Support for Israel’s Eradication

‘Kassaming’ Coexistence, By Evelyn Gordon (Jerusalem Post)

“The document [The Haifa Declaration] essentially proposes two Palestinian national homelands (the Palestinian state and the binational or Palestinian-majority ‘Israel’) and no Jewish one.”

Commentary;

In the final paragraph, Evelyn Gordon states;

Israeli Arab leaders, and their Jewish and European donors, should understand one thing: Israel’s Jewish majority will never willingly concede its national home. Thus by encouraging aspirations to destroy the Jewish state rather than encouraging acceptance of it, they are sowing the seeds not of coexistence, but of civil war.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Insane, But True: Israel Gave PA Weapons, Now Give Jordan Valley Land for Training — Soon Both to be Unleashed Against US!

Israel to Let Presidential Guard Train [Battalion Size Formations] Near West Bank City of Jericho IMRA

[Dr. Aaron Lerner – IMRA: The Hebrew version of the item reads “the
Presidential Guard does not operate in battalion size formations rather in
smaller formations” rather than the English version ‘”unable”. ]

Excerpts;

“Israel agreed to extensive training of members of the Presidential Guard of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in areas near Jericho, in the Jordan Valley.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Friday War News

A Consequence of Ceding Territory and Natural Resources to an Enemy: Gas Blackmail?

Israel To Sign $4 Billion Deal to Buy PA Gas

Related report:
FM Livni’s Office: Israel Wants to Conclude $4 Billion Purchase of Gaza Gas ASAP

Commentary:

This blog wrote about the Consequences of lack of a thorough, thought-through military plan. The same holds true for foreign, economic and enegy policy, i.e. negotiating with and ceding parts of Divine sovereign Jewish land to an enemy who craves our destruction. This gas deal with the PA is obviously fuel blackmail waiting to happen — turning off the pump to force further concessions. But Olmert, Livni and the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, as with their predessessors, lack the ability to think two or three steps ahead. MB [...]  Click here to read more.

Thursday War News: Conflict Not Confined to Kassam Blitz, Attacks Increasing in Yehuda, Shomron