Friday War News

Massive IDF Drill Prepares for Syrian Attack on the Golan, Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)

Excerpts;
“Since the Second Lebanon War, Military Intelligence has claimed that war with Syria is now closer than ever…. President Bashar Assad, analysts have said, was empowered by Hizbullah’s surprise success while fighting the IDF. The assessment is that he might be motivated to launch hostilities in an effort to retrieve the Golan Heights, either by initiating a surprise attack to capture one or two Israeli communities or by firing long-range ballistic missiles at the home front.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Winograd Report Due Out Monday, Unless Olmert’s Plumbers Have More Legal Delay Tricks

Winograd Report in English Due Monday, by Dan Izenberg (Jerusalem Post)

Related reports:

Winograd Interim Report, Media Briefing on Monday

Winograd Report to Slam Pre-War Conduct

Winograd Commission Will Shock Public, Source Says

Excerpts;

The government-appointed Winograd Committee of Examination will publish its interim report on the events of the Second Lebanon War on Monday, the committee said on Wednesday in a press communique.

According to the committee’s statement, the censored report and Winograd’s statement will be available in English and Hebrew versions, on the committee’s official Internet site. [...]  Click here to read more.

Eyewitnesses: 7 to 10 Thousand Marchers, Israel National News Lists Numbers Only Beneathe Pix

Homesh Return March Exceeds Expectations, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (Israel National News)

Excerpts;

Thousands of people have been marching to the former Samaria community of Homesh since Tuesday morning, on Israel’s Independence Day. The number of participants far exceeds the expectations of the march organizers and of the security forces assigned to the event.

According to Tzafrir Ronen, among the march organizers, the turnout was far beyond what the Homesh First umbrella group had planned on. Eyewitnesses said the total number of marchers on the road numbered between seven and ten thousand. [...]  Click here to read more.

Thursday War News

500,000 Million NIS for Former GK Residents a Start, But There’s A LONG WAY to Go

State Approves [Additional] NIS 500 Million for Gush Katif Evacuees (Jerusalem Post)

Full Text;

A ministerial committee approved Wednesday an addition of NIS 500 million to the budget allocated for the compensation of families evacuated from Gush Katif during Israel’s disengagement from Gaza in 2005.

The monetary addition was meant to resolve issues which remained unaccounted for in the original compensation law.

The union of Gush Katif residents expressed its gratitude for the decision to increase the budget, an issue which the former residents have been struggling over for a lengthy period of time. [...]  Click here to read more.

Givat HaEitam: Clear, Commanding View of Hevron-Jerusalem Highway, Jewish Towns

Gush Etzion Observes Independence Day Along Fence’s Route, by Ezra HaLevi (Israel National News)

Excerpts;

Residents of the Gush Etzion region south of Jerusalem celebrated Independence Day by laying claim to an Efrat-area hilltop set to be left on the Bethlehem side of the Partition Wall.

Givat HaEitam, as the contested spot is called, is a hilltop near the large town of Efrat with a commanding view of the Hevron-Jerusalem highway and the main Jewish communities in the region. Residents say abandoning it not only limits Efrat’s ability to expand, but would provide terrorists with a high-point from which to launch attacks on motorists and residents. [...]  Click here to read more.

How Does the Regime Divide, Conquer, Expel and Persecute Jews?

Degel Hatorah Close to Joining Coalition, by Gil Hoffman (Jerusalem Post)

“The coalition currently numbers 78 MKs, so if Labor’s 19 MKs were to leave it would fall to 59. Ravitz and Gafni’s joining would give Olmert the security of having a majority in the Knesset even without Labor, ahead of the Winograd Report’s release next week and the May 28 Labor primary.”

Commentary;

So, how does the regime divide, conquer and persecute Jews? The name of the game is M-O-N-E-Y, or bogus, meaningless, false promises of money which WILL NEVER COME! MB [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday War News

Kassam Rocket Lands in Open Field in North Negev

PLO Chief [Abbas] Fears War After Bombing Israel

Excerpts;
“‘More than 80 Qassam rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel along a front from the Egyptian border to Israeli port city of Ashkelon in an apparent attempt to abduct another Israeli soldier as a way of forcing Israel to release convicted Palestinian murderers.'”

“‘I take this opportunity to appeal to Israel to show the necessary
self-control so that this will not happen again,’ said Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority leader.”
 [...]  Click here to read more.

Parsha Achrai Mos/Kedoshim 5767: The Unity of the Kohen and the Jewish Nation

by Moshe Burt

This Shabbos we leyn from the 2nd of 2 doubleheader Parshas Achrai Mos/Kedoshim (Last week’s Sedra was Taria/Metzora).

And in continuing to delve into personal aveirot projected onto the National level, Parsha Achrai Mos describes Aaron HaKohen’s special service in the Beit HaMikdash on Yom Kippur. The bulk of this Parsha HaShevua is derived from a vort from the sefer Shem Mishmuel, written by Shmuel Bornstein, the only son of Rabbi Avraham Bornstein, the Rebbe of Sochaczev, in Poland. [...]  Click here to read more.

“Kassams for Computers”: Absurd, Delusional Secular Rhetoric on Independence Day

Itzik to Israel’s Enemies: Trade Your Kassams for Computers, by Moti Bassok (Haaretz)

Related report: Lieberman: Restraint Seen as Weakness

Exerpts;

Knesset Speaker and Acting President Dalia Itzik called Thursday on Israel’s enemies to abandon the path of violence and work toward the well-being of their own societies.

“Our advice to you is replace your Katyushas and Qassams with computers and loving education, the smile of a boy that has a future, and neighborliness,” Itzik said during her speech at the annual torch-lighting ceremony that kicked off Israel’s 59th Independence Day celebrations at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. [...]  Click here to read more.