Sunday, Monday War News: IDF Counterterrorism Ops in Yesha Test Gaza Truce, Color Red False Alarms; Counterterrorism Ops in Yesha Overnight, Molotovs, Stones Thrown at IDF

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Diskin: IDF Counterterrorism [Operations in Yesha] Will Test [Gaza] Cease-Fire

Excerpt;

“The true test of the current cease-fire will come after Israel’s security forces take action against Arab terror in Judea and Samaria. ‘It is tough to say how they will respond…if some terrorists are killed’ as part of operations, Diskin said.”

Color Red Sounds in Sderot; No Rockets Reported to Have Landed

Two False Alarms of Kassam Rocket Attacks

Israel Allows Food Into Gaza

IDF Counterterror Nets Nine Overnight [in Several Operations Throughout Judea and Samaria] [...]  Click here to read more.

Parsha Korach 5768: National Responsibility vs Protexia and Political Self-Interest

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by Moshe Burt

This Parsha HaShevua may seem to the reader a continuation of Parsha Shelach. This is done by intention because it seems very much as if Korach and his attempted power grab is a logical aftermath of the denial of Eetz Yisrael by 10 of the 12 miraglim (spies).

The Sefer “Torah Gems” by Aharon Yaakov Greenberg states the following thought; “Now took Korach…”; that Korach was blessed with many positive attributes: fine lineage, wisdom, qualities worthy of a leader of B’nai Yisrael. “‘Now took Korach — he took himself.’ He did not wait until he was offered the leadership, but he sought to take it by force. That is why he is not worthy of it.” (Torah Gems, by Aharon Yaakov Greenberg, Parsha Korach, Volume 3, page 79.) [...]  Click here to read more.

Shabbos War News: Olmert, Livni, Barak, Yishai Regime: Complicit in Rearming Hamas?; Arab Terrorists Attack, Wound 3 Jews in Samaria, 3 Illegal Arabs Infiltrate from Gaza

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Israel to Supply Hamas with Iron

Excerpt;

“Israel agreed to supply the Hamas terrorist organization with iron as part of the ceasefire… Iron is a necessary element for the construction of Kassam rockets.”

Related reports;

Deal With the Devil, by Sever Plocker (Ynet)

Israel’s Darkest Week, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

Excerpts;

The Olmert-Livni-Barak-Yishai government’s liquidation sale of Israel’s strategic assets opened officially this week.

In a naked attempt to divert the public’s attention away from its surrender drive, Thursday morning the government initiated a violent confrontation with Israeli residents of Samaria by ordering the destruction of homes in the community of Yitzhar. In other words, while surrendering to Iranian proxies on four fronts, the government has turned its guns against Israeli citizens. [...]  Click here to read more.

Friday War News: Arabs Extending Gaza “Truce” to Yesha: Rationale to Blame Israel for Breaking?, More…

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Headlines:

IAF Drilling for Strike on Iran?; Arabs Extending Gaza “Truce” to Yehuda, Shomron: Rationale to Blame Israel for Breaking?, Prisoner Swap Includes Shalit, or Not?; Rocks, Molotovs in Bethlehem, Shechem, Near Jerusalem

NY Times: Israel Conducts Drill Simulating IAF Strike on Iran

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Israel has conducted a drill simulating an attack on facilities in Iran…

Senior American officials, who preferred to remain unnamed, told the paper that the exercise included 100 F-15 and F-16 warplanes which have undertaken maneuvers in the eastern Mediterranean and near the coasts of Greece. [...]  Click here to read more.

Absurd “Truce” and Coming Deployment of Gaza Multinat’l Arab Force

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Commentary;

Visualize a multinational Arab force deployed in the area which would serve to both disrupt and provide safe haven and shielding for rocket and mortar launching cells as well as deployments preparatory to attacks upon Israel; in short, exactly what is happening in South Lebanon, only worse.

Further, about the truce itself, consider this from senior military sources;

It was not clear, however, what would constitute a breakdown of the cease-fire, with one official saying Israel would have a tough time responding to occasional and sporadic rocket fire. [...]  Click here to read more.

Thursday War News: Gaza Cease-Fire in Effect Despite Pre-“Truce” Rocket, Mortar Barrage, IAF Responds, Striking Rocket Launch Cell; Arabs Stone Car Near Tekoa, 3 Tanzim, 1 Illegal Nabbed

Wednesday War News: Israel Confirms Hamas Truce as Sderot, Negev Bombarded With Kassams, Mortars, Sniper Fire; Hezbollah Violates UNSC Resolution With Massive War Prep; 8 Terrorists Nabbed

Tuesday War News UPDATE: 4 Kassams, Mortar Hit Negev, Sderot, IAF Targets, Kills 5 Shalit Captors — 6 Terrorists Wounded; UN Envoy: Israel/Syria Talks Huge Free Gift to Syria

Tuesday War News: Rocket Attacks on Ashkelon, Sderot, Sdot Negev, IAF Hits 2 Weapons-Mfg Facilities, Attacks on Zikim Base Force Move of Basic Trainees; 7 Terrorists Nabbed

Politics and Governance: Extensions or Mutual Exclusivity?

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Commentary;

In a perfect political, governmental world, politics, i.e. the achievement of allies, of supporters, seems the action of campaigning, posturing, positioning one’s self or ones group toward achieving a goal; i,e, being hired, appointed, being deemed the best of any or all options for an appointment or an election to a position, an office which carries with it solemn national responsibilities.

However, it seems that the act of politicking carries with it a dual track; the one shown above as well as a track that lends itself to efficient, effective, moral and ethically just governance.  [...]  Click here to read more.