Kassam Calibrations Getting Closer; Other Sunday War News …

A Vote for UTJ, Shas = Potential Coalition Partners IF Kadima “Wins” …

Latest Polls: Kadima Loses a Mandate

As has been written in the past, this blog is not about bogus telepolling information regarding the upcoming 28 March election.

However, this author sees content within this report which rings red lights in a scenario regarding a possible Kadima “win.”. MB

Excerpts;

“If Kadima does indeed win the March 28 elections, party chairman Ehud Olmert would likely form a coalition with the political parties that did not attack Kadima during the campaign, senior sources in Kadima revealed on Saturday night.”  [...]  Click here to read more.

After Israeli Gov’t Expulsion of Jews of Gush Katif and Failure to Secure the Beautiful Gush Katif Shuls Against Islamic Desecration and Destruction; Is Any Shul in the World Safe?

The following email was received on Sunday AM. It ties in with the brief, sparse media coverage given to this desecration. MB

X-Sieve: CMU Sieve 2.2
User-Agent: Microsoft-Outlook-Express-Macintosh-Edition/5.0.6
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 08:26:15 +0200
Subject: FW: SYNAGOGUE DESTROYED
From: “Ellen W. Horowitz”
To: “SAVE MT. ZION”
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at bezeqint.net
X-Antivirus: AVG for E-mail 7.1.375 [268.0.0/268]

M E D I A A L E R T

SYNAGOGUE DESTROYED

KOSHER BUTCHER SHOP DESTROYED [...]  Click here to read more.

IDF: Defender of the Jewish People, or Defender of the Regime?

Moshe Feiglin, Head of Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership), checks in with his assessment of the State of the IDF;

The IDF: An Uncomfortable Analysis

Excerpts;

“The IDF is part of our culture and national ethos. But the time has come to examine its objective status, the role that it is playing today in the State of Israel and the Gordian knot between it and the belief-based public. Our future depends on our ability to honestly assess our situation. Incorrect analysis will turn the naive, belief based public into the major tool for the destruction of Israel.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Regime Restrictions Upon Jews at Har HaBayit …

Anti-Jewish Discrimination at Temple Mount

Excerpts;

“Discrimination against religious Jews who wish to visit the Temple Mount continues. A group was turned away today, as non-Jews passed freely through.”

“‘Not only are there different rules for religious Jews and others,’ Rabbi Elboim told Arutz-7, ‘but the police treat the religious Jews with tremendous disrespect. Recently, a large group of students from the Birkat Moshe yeshiva in Maaleh Adumim wished to ascend [to the holy site], and the police took aside the Rosh Yeshiva [dean], who is not a young man, and totally checked every part of him. Would they ever treat a priest or a kadi that way?‘” [...]  Click here to read more.

Deliberate IDF Shabbos Desecration in Expulsion from Givat Ha-Or Outpost Near Beit El…

Settlers Protest Shabbat Outpost Evacuation

Full Text;

“Settlers accused the army Saturday night of unnecessarily desecrating Shabbat by evacuating an illegal outpost on Friday after sundown. The settlers said that the evacuation of the Givat Ha-Or outpost near Beit El on Friday night was not ‘life-threatening’ – an obligatory condition according to military regulations to run operations over Shabbat.

“‘It’s wrong for the army to break Shabbat,’ said outpost spokesman Pini Root. ‘It’s an instance that must not happen again.’ On Friday, dozens of teens set up camp with tents and food on the spot of the small Givat Ha-Or outpost near Beit El that had been evacuated by the IDF on Tuesday.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert, Israeli Post-Zionist Mindset: Deliberate Ignorance of What’s Not at Doorstep, Why Fight? “I’m too Tired …”

Column One: Ilan Halimi and Israel, by Caroline Glick

Excerpts;

“…There is one more aspect of the case that bears note. That is Israel’s reaction to the atrocity. In short, there has been absolutely no official Israeli reaction to the abduction, torture and murder of a Jew in France by a predominantly Muslim terrorist gang that kidnapped, tortured and murdered him because he was a Jew.

No Israeli government minister, official or spokesman has condemned his murder. No Israeli official has demanded that the French authorities investigate why the police refused to take anti-Semitism into account during Ilan’s captivity. No Israeli official flew to Paris to participate in Ilan’s funeral or any other memorial or demonstration in his memory. The Foreign Ministry’s Web site makes no mention of his murder. The Israeli Embassy in Paris – which has been without an ambassador for the past several months – only publicly expressed its condolences to the Halimi family on February 23, 10 days after Ilan was found. This, when the French Jewish community considers Halimi’s murder to have been the greatest calamity to have befallen it in recent years; when aliya rates rose 25% last year; and when Ilan’s mother has told reporters that her son had planned to make aliya soon and was just staying in France to save money to finance his move to Israel. For its part, as Michelle Mazel pointed out in The Jerusalem Post yesterday, the French press has noted that the Israeli media has not given the story prominent coverage. Halimi’s murder has not appeared on the front pages of the papers or at the top of the television or radio broadcasts.” [...]  Click here to read more.