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April 30, 2007

Olmert, Peretz, Halutz failed in their roles, war report says

Olmert, Peretz, Halutz failed in their roles, war report says

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert failed 'severely' in exercising good judgment, responsibility, and caution with regards to his conduct of Second Lebanon War; Peretz and Halutz also sharply criticized
Yaakov Lappin

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, and former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz all failed in their roles during the Second Lebanon War, Judge Eliyahu Winograd said at a press conference in which he presented his report into the war's failings.

The retired judge said the prime minister "formulated his stance without a second thought, without being presented with a detailed military plan, without considering the complex conditions of fighting in Lebanon.

There was no organized consultation with others, mainly outside of army, despite his lack of diplomatic and military experience," Winograd said.

"The prime minister is responsible for failing to clearly set out the aims of the war, and for there not being a clear definition of aims of war and ways to achieve them. The war's aims were ambitious, and could not be reached. They were not within reach. All of these factors come together to form a serious failure of judgment, responsibility, and caution," he added.

"The decision to go forward with a harsh, immediate military response was not taken on the basis of a well-planned strategy," Winograd said.

"The IDF's response would result in massive fire on the home front, which the IDF didn't have an answer to. There was no information on the state of the army, despite the need for such information," he continued.

"The IDF didn't show creativity in making options available," Winograd said. "It didn't demand that reserves be called up, which would have allowed them to be trained and equipped ahead of a needed ground operation.

"The main responsibility for these severe failures are placed on the prime minister, the defense minister, and the former chief of staff. Had they acted differently, the results would have been different," Winograd said.

Peretz, Halutz slammed

Turning to Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Winograd said: "He has no knowledge or experience on diplomatic, military, government affairs.

He has no knowledge on the use of the military as tool to achieve goals. Nevertheless, he took decisions without consultation, and didn't give enough weight to contrary views. He failed to fulfil his role, and he didn't act out on the basis of a strategic plan."

Winograd continued: "He didn't demand or examine the army's plans. He didn't check the methods of the IDF, its plans, and its set targets.

Addressing the performance of former chief of staff Dan Halutz, Winograd stated: "His personal involvement in government decisions was dominant. He was not ready for the kidnapping. He acted impulsively."

"The chief of staff's culpability is made more severe in light of the fact that he knew that the prime minister and the defense minister had no experience, and his claim that the army was ready and had plan. He had no real answer to the doubts raised over the plan, and didn't present any to the political leadership. In all these areas, the chief of staff failed to fulfill his role, and he did not act with responsibility, good judgment, and professionalism."

Government also at fault

Winograd added that "many others" shared responsibility for the severe failures he highlighted, and turned his attention to previous Israeli governments which allowed Hizbullah to set up base on Israel's border.

"The complexity of Lebanese arena is not under Israeli control. The ability of Hizbullah to sit on the border, and dictate the level of escalation, was made possible by the 2000 retreat of the IDF from southern Lebanon. IDF commanders and political leaders are responsible for internal IDF failures before the prime minister and the defense minister came in," he said.

Winograd also laid blame at the remainder of the government for its "support for an immediate response out of unjustified faith in the decision makers."

"For 25 years, there hasn't been a war. The IDF was not ready for war, for a number of reasons, among them being that the political and military leaders decided that the age of wars has ended, and that the IDF had enough deterrence power and ability to deliver painful reminders to those who didn't know that," Winograd said.

"The challenges of ground forces were thought to remain in dealing with ongoing low intensity clashes. According to such view, there is no need to prepare for war or update Israel's general defense approach. We believe that we must look beyond the decision making failures, at these issues which form central questions, raised by the Lebanon War," he added.

"These are the questions standing at the heart of our existence as a Jewish and democratic state," Winograd continued.

April 29, 2007

Hizbullah Heading Towards Litani River, Says IDF Chief

Hizbullah Heading Towards Litani River, Says IDF Chief

(IsraelNN.com) The Hizbullah terrorist organization is moving its operatives further south, toward the Litani River, according to IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.

The top army official warned the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday that Hizbullah is well on the way to taking over Lebanon. “Hizbullah is only one minister away from becoming influential in the Lebanese government,” said Ashkenazi.

“UNIFIL (the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) and the Lebanese army are acting, but arms continue to be smuggled in from Syria into Lebanon because there is no effective system in place to monitor border activity,” he added.

Hizbullah terrorists, he said, are also beginning to take over open fields in the areas near the Litani River.

Picture Says It All

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These terrorist are not in Gaza but in the city of Hebron, which is a city you all should know from the Bible. It is the city where Abraham. Issac and Jacob are buried.

Their was a time not that many years ago where terrorist would not and could not come out into the open like this in Hebron. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words well they are correct for we could write volumes on the failure of everyone of our current past Prime Minister from Menachem Begin on.

But why bother just look at the picture and you see the future that the Cowards, Scum and Traitors have brought Israel.

IDF Chief of Staff: Ground Offensive into Gaza is Needed

Published: 04/29/07, 5:19 PM
IDF Chief of Staff: Ground Offensive into Gaza is Needed

by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi says the only way to stop the Palestinian terrorists from firing Kassam rockets from Gaza into Israel is via an IDF ground operation. He said this to the Cabinet ministers at today's weekly Cabinet meeting (Sunday).

"Our helicopters and mortar fire can reduce the Kassam rocket firings," Ashkenazi said, "but cannot prevent them completely."

The Deputy Head of the General Security Service, who was also present at the Cabinet meeting, said that all the raw materials used to manufacture Kassams in Gaza are smuggled in from Israel.

The GSS official also said that Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists continue to be trained militarily in Iran and Syria.

Olmert: Restraint Will End
Opening the meeting, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel will not be able to restrain itself for long in the face of the continuing Kassam rocket fire from Gaza. "We have no interest in escalating the situation," Olmert said, "but we cannot ignore the continued Kassams and the attempts of terrorists to infiltrate into Israel."

The Prime Minister said that Israel had warned the Palestinian Authority that though it is not interested in escalation, "we will not avoid taking the necessary steps necessary to protect our citizens living in the south."

Just last Tuesday, on Independence Day, Hamas unleashed a barrage of rockets and mortar shells on Sderot and environs, causing damage but no serious injuries. Intelligence sources say the attack was meant to camouflage an attempt to kidnap a soldier and/or a major terrorist attack in the area.

April 28, 2007

Hadash official: Hizbullah not Israeli Arabs' enemy


Hadash official: Hizbullah not Israeli Arabs' enemy

Over 3,000 attend rally in support of former MK Bishara, Arab leaders speak against Israel's ‘attack’ on Arab population

Ali Waked
Published: 04.28.07, 19:29 / Israel News

The Balad movement held a rally in support of former Knesset Member Azmi Bishara, who is under investigation for suspected collaboration with the enemy during the Second Lebanon War last summer.

Over 3,000 supporters attended the rally in Nazareth on Saturday, and protested what they defined as “the cruel campaign against Bishara and the Arab population in Israel”.

The rally was organized by all political Arab factions, and featured speakers such as Hadash chairman MK Mohammad Barakeh, Sheikh Raed Salah, MK Talab El-Sana, and Higher Arab Monitoring Committee Chairman Shawki Khatib.

"What is Bishara accused of? Collaborating with the enemy? Hizbullah isn't our enemy, the Israeli occupation is the enemy. Olmert, Diskin and Lieberman the immigrant will not succeed in removing us from our land," Hadash's Secretary-General Ayman Auda said.

War report scathing for Olmert, Peretz

War report scathing for Olmert, Peretz

Early leaks of Winograd Committee findings accuse prime minister of mismanaging war, slam defense minister's lack of military knowledge. While both officials scramble to defend themselves reports indicate Olmert may the one forced to resign. Meanwhile army unsurprised by criticism against then-chief of staff for his arrogance, but with Halutz already gone the public may demand dismissal of his yes-men

Attila Somfalvi
Published: 04.29.07, 01:31 / Israel News

Preliminary details about the contents of the Winograd Committee’s report regarding the country's leadership during the Second Lebanon War were leaked over the weekend and sent the country's leadership into a frenzy of defensive and offensive political maneuvering as the country counts down to official release of war committee's findings.

A report broadcast by Israel's Channel 10 news claimed on Saturday evening that the committee found Prime Minister Ehud Olmert failed to put into action emergency plans drawn up long before the war. Fearing it would result in heavy casualties Olmert resisted a ground incursion into Lebanon but presented no cohesive alternative in its stead due to a lack of structured planning. According to the committee the war was grossly mismanaged and decisions were hastily made in the ensuing chaos.

According to the report the committee faulted the entire wartime decision-making process and said it was not up to the standard of leadership necessary during an emergency situation.

April 27, 2007

Left Wing Scum Protect Arabs

Last update - 14:30 27/04/2007 Report: Settlers assault left-wing activists protecting shepherds By Mijal Grinberg, Haaretz Correspondent

West Bank settlers on Friday assaulted left-wing activists who had come to protect about 20 Palestinian shepherds in the southern Hebron Hills, lightly wounding a Palestinian man and a female Israeli activist, the activists said.

However, police said there were no casualties.

Arik Ascherman, the executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights, said eight settlers, with dogs, assaulted the three Israeli and seven foreign left-wing activists, breaking several cameras.

Israeli security forces arrived at the scene and detained Ascherman and two of the settlers for questioning.

Look at my title for this article and look how the left wing Haaretz reports it.

The bottom line is these left wing nut jobs seek to allow Arabs to expand their grazing areas taking away land from Jews.

I can promise you that these self hating jews are radical nut jobs on the environment but are willing to over look the Arab practice of over grazing the land which allows for water erosion and a destruction of fertile land.

This is how the Arabs and the Turks destroyed the environment in Israel over the last 400 years prior to the Jewish reclamation projects that have made the desert bloom again.

Winograd: PM's decision-making during war was 'hasty'

Apr. 27, 2007 23:26 | Updated Apr. 27, 2007 23:39 Winograd: PM's decision-making during war was 'hasty' By JPOST.COM STAFF

During last summer's Second Lebanon War Prime Minister Ehud Olmert acted in a "hasty" manner, according to the Winograd Committee interim report to be presented on Monday and which was reported by Channel 10 Friday night.

Furthermore, according to the Channel 10 summary of the report, Olmert's decision-making was faulty, Defense Minister Amir Peretz lacked military knowledge and experience and then Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz forced his decisions on the government.

Despite the harsh nature of the long-awaited report, the Winograd Committee nevertheless reportedly refrains from calling on Olmert and Peretz to resign.

In regard's to Olmert's "hasty" and "faulty" decision-making process, the report concludes the prime minister was led by the army. Olmert, says the report, did not ask the IDF for alternatives and did not ask the questions expected of him. In addition, Olmert was unable to create a political horizon conducive to ending the conflict.

Halutz was especially singled out by the Committee, which reportedly states that he did not treat Hizbullah's Katyusha threat seriously. He not only forced his views on the government, but also silenced opposing views from within the general staff.

According to Channel 10, Peretz's lack of military and security experience were highlighted in the report. With that, the defense minister did not attempt to force his lack of military knowledge on the decision-making process.

Finally, the Committee reportedly concluded that the idea of a defense minister with a civilian background was not, at its core, wrong.

Fatah Terrorists Rejoice Deaths of U.S. 'Dogs' in Iraq

Fatah Terrorists Rejoice Deaths of U.S. 'Dogs' in Iraq

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists aligned with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have celebrated a suicide bombing in Iraq that killed nine American soldiers. "It was a very happy day for us Palestinians to hear nine American dogs were killed in Iraq," according to Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades commander Abu Ahmed, quoted by WorldNetDaily.

"The Iraqi people, with the help of the mujahedeen fighters all over the world, are teaching the American dogs a huge lesson that will serve for generations for anybody who will dare attack lands of Muslims," Abu Ahmed said. "The coming victory in Iraq proves the next step is to release Palestine if we speak in one voice.

Gaza Anarchy: 1,065 Killed or Injured in Three Months

Gaza Anarchy: 1,065 Killed or Injured in Three Months

(IsraelNN.com) Growing anarchy in the Gaza region has caused 1,065 injuries or deaths in the first three months of 2007, according to a human rights group based in the Palestinian Authority (PA).

It cited armed clashes between Hamas and Fatah militias, family feuds and Muslim attacks on churches and Internet cafes as the main sources of the violence. The human rights group also noted "cruel and inhuman treatment inflicted on persons" who were kidnapped by terrorists.

So now that no Jews are left in Gaza to murder, the Palestinians have to turn on each other in order to satisfy their lust for blood.

By all mean let’s give these beacons of civilization a State of their own.

April 26, 2007

IDF Checking if Hizbullah Billboard Shows Hostage Pics

IDF Checking if Hizbullah Billboard Shows Hostage Pics

(IsraelNN.com) According to reports from southern Lebanon, photographs of abducted Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser appear on a billboard that was put up by Hizbullah in the village of Ayta a-Shaab, near the border with Israel.

The IDF has said it is looking into the report. It is unclear whether the photographs are family photos which appeared in the press or new photographs taken after the abduction.

Kassam Attack Near Ashkelon

Kassam Attack Near Ashkelon

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists in Palestinian Authority-controlled Gaza launched a Kassam rocket at Ashkelon on Thursday afternoon. The rocket landed in an open area near the city. No injuries or damage have been reported in the attack.

Well over 200 rockets have been launched from Gaza since a ceasefire was declared in late 2006. A coalition of terrorist groups announced Thursday that they would consider keeping the ceasefire if Israel agrees to halt all counter-terrorist activities.

What kind of stupid game is Israel playing over 234 rockets have slammed into Israel during the so called cease fire. If this is a cease fire I wonder what a war might look like, maybe in a war Israel might turn loose the IDF?

April 25, 2007

Bishara Probed for Taking Hizbullah Cash for War Info

Bishara Probed for Taking Hizbullah Cash for War Info

(IsraelNN.com) Recently resigned Arab Knesset Member Azmi Bishara is under suspicion of having received a large amount of money from the Hizbullah terrorist organization in exchange for supplying it with information during last year's Second War in Lebanon. A Petach Tikva court Wednesday afternoon partially lifted a gag order on the inquiry. He allegedly pocketed the money in his personal bank account.

It also was revealed that Israeli authorities agreed to a request from Bishara to leave the country in return for a promise that he would return for a continued investigation.

He since has surfaced in Jordan and Qatar, where he said he is resigning from the Knesset, but there have been no statements that he would return to Israel.

Lindenstrauss: Olmert Suspected of More Criminal Offenses

Published: 04/25/07, 7:57 PM Lindenstrauss: Olmert Suspected of More Criminal Offenses by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss' latest report details suspicions of criminal activity by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, when he was Industry, Trade and Labor Minister. Lindenstrauss intends to hand over his report to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz with a recommendation to prosecute Olmert.

According to the report, Olmert "worked intensively to grant substantial benefits to the clients of a lawyer whom he is closely associated with."

The report – which is separate from a previous report by Lindenstrauss on the house Olmert bought at Cremieux Street – deals with the years 2001 – 2003, when Olmert headed the extremely powerful Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. It goes into great detail regarding the ways in which Olmert allegedly used his influence to obtain for a factory called TS Silicate a NIS 10 million grant from the government although it was not eligible for it, and additional benefits worth 16 million NIS.

Lindenstrauss' report says TS Silicate had received many grants from the ministry's Center for Investment from 1992 onwards but lost its status as an "Approved Manufacturer" (mifal meushar) in 1997. Olmert allegedly applied pressure to reinstate its “approved” status in 2003, so that the plant would again be eligible to receive government grants.

At the time, the business' interests were represented by Attorney Uri Meser – a former partner of Olmert's, his lawyer at the time and to this day. Meser headed the nonprofit group to elect Olmert as mayor of Jerusalem in 1998. Despite this, Olmert did not disqualify himself from direct involvement in the matter.
MK Gilad Erdan (Likud) asked Olmert to "have mercy on the citizens of Israel" and leave the Prime Minister's Office

"Olmert's conflict of interest, his involvement and that of his aides in matters which are within the purview and authority of the professional elements in the Center for Investment should be viewed with the utmost severity," wrote Lindenstrauss.

Olmert's bureau reacted to the report by attacking Lindenstrauss, saying that Olmert had long since lost trust in Lindenstrauss and therefore had no expectations of him, adding that the Comptroller is "motivated by a love of the limelight." His lawyers wrote a letter to AG Mazuz in which they described Lindenstrauss' actions as "evil."

MK Limor Livnat (Likud) said in response that "Olmert's unprecedented attack on the State Comptroller should be rejected outright. No diversionary tactics will absolve the prime minister of the need to give relevant answers to this serious report."

MK Zevulun Orlev (NU/NRP) called upon Olmert to suspend himself from his office in light of the serious charges. Gilad Erdan (Likud) asked Olmert to "have mercy on the citizens of Israel" and leave the Prime Minister's Office. MK Yossi Beilin (Meretz) called on Olmert to resign.

April 24, 2007

224 Rockets Since ‘Cease-Fire’

224 Rockets Since ‘Cease-Fire’

(IsraelNN.com) With the addition of the 10 Kassams that Hamas fired at Israelis Tuesday morning, the estimated total number of rockets fired from Gaza since the ‘cease-fire’ was called in November is 224. Additionally, 16 mortar shells have been launched.

Despite attacks, large-scale Gaza operation not expected

Apr. 24, 2007 14:45 | Updated Apr. 24, 2007 22:52 Despite attacks, large-scale Gaza operation not expected By YAAKOV KATZ The IDF will not embark on a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip despite the rocket and mortar attacks launched on Israel on Independence Day, security and government officials estimated on Tuesday evening.

Instead, the IDF was expected to carry out a targeted response.

According to the officials, while a special cabinet meeting was not expected in the wake of the attacks, there would be "progression" talks between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, senior ministers and security officials.

Earlier Tuesday, Defense Minister Amir Peretz said that "the Palestinian unity government would not be an insurance policy for any official."

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to show restraint in order to avoid a "deterioration" in the region."

Abbas was speaking in Rome after meeting with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi.

Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said that Rome was concerned about the renewed rocket attacks and called on Abbas to adhere to the principles set by International Quartet, especially the recognition of Israel.

The barrages of Kassam rockets and mortar shells Hamas fired at Israel on Tuesday morning were meant to provide cover for and distract attention from an attempted infiltration by a terror cell, whose members intended to kidnap IDF soldiers deployed along the Gaza border, IDF sources reported Tuesday afternoon.

The sources said that the army's heightened alert, as well as a quick response by ground troops and IAF helicopters that had been hovering over Gaza, foiled the attempt. According to preliminary reports, no cell managed to cross into Israel.

The IDF has been on high alert in recent weeks, ever since receiving intelligence that Hamas was planning to abduct soldiers in a raid similar to the one near Kerem Shalom in June, 2006 in which Cpl. Gilad Schalit was captured.

According to an IDF source, Tuesday's attack was "Hizbullah-style," in that the group launched rockets to distract the troops on patrol and provide cover for the cell members' movements.

Despite being attacked in a way that would mean war between any other groups of people in the world, Israel will once again do nothing.

So instead of pride for my country this Independence day I feel sorrow and shame.

Sorrow that our leaders have lost their vision and courage and shame at the fact that Israel has become the neutered lap dog of the U.S. State Department.

April 23, 2007

Monday night torch-lighting ceremony marks end of Memorial Day, ushers in Independence Day celebrations

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State of Israel turns 59

Monday night torch-lighting ceremony marks end of Memorial Day, ushers in Independence Day celebrations

Lilach Shoval
Latest Update: 04.23.07, 22:40 / Israel News

Israel's leaders on Monday evening participated in a torch-lighting ceremony at Mount Herzl, marking the end of Memorial Day and the beginning of Israel's 59th Independence Day. At 8 pm, guests of honor lit 12 torches, with the lighting of the final torch serving as the official kick of for Independence Day celebrations.

Acting President Dalia Itzik, whose speech opened the ceremony, referenced the connection between Independence Day and Memorial Day, saying "our grief encompasses our joy.

"Dear citizens, we live in a long war whose end we cannot see. Alongside our peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt, we hear from near and far, constant sounds of war." Addressing the source of such incitement, she asked Iran and Syria to "leave off your wickedness, for Israel lives and lets live."

"Residents of Iran, Syria and the Palestinian Authority, has there not been enough blood spilled, yours and ours? Replace your Katyushas and Qassams with computers and education, and finally, be rewarded with peace and quiet," she said.

Torch-bearers at this year's ceremony were:

* Yitzhak Navon: A former Israeli president, in office from 1978-1983.
* Eliyahu Sakharov: The aide to the Hagannah chief in the 30s.
* Shulamit Cohen-Kishik: A Mossad agent from the late 40s, who helped bring persecuted Jews from Arab nations to Israel and escaped a death sentence in Beirut.
* Professor Joseph Shenkar: A world renowned obstetrician/gynecologist, director of the OBGYN wing of Hadassah hospital and professor at Hebrew University.
* Avinoam Mor-Haim: An actor, and father of Dvir, who was killed in Lebanon.
* Rachel Saad-Nakar: A former fighter in the Lehi pre-state resistance movement and sister of Meir Nakar - one of the last Jewish fighters to be executed by the British in 1947.
* Mordechai Eliav: The founder and director of the 'First Jerusalem' midrasha, the 'To Jerusalem' education center and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. He is a Holocaust survivor.
* Uri Amadi: Founded a work program in Jerusalem, promoting education of youths from East Jerusalem who work in the market.
* Professor Nava Ben-Zvi: A leading figure for the advancement of higher education in the sciences in Israel, she was a founder of the Open University in 1975 and is now president of Hadassah College, in Jerusalem.
* Ruth Heshin: President of the Jerusalem Foundation, which aims to improve the wellbeing of city residents.
* Senior Staff Sergeant Major Avraham Yehuda Shriki: A senior sapper in the Jerusalem district police force, he received numerous citations for his treatment of carbombs in Jerusalem, the removal of a missile from the body of a wounded soldier, and the neutralization of a suicide bomb on a captured terrorist.
* Police chief superintendent Faras Faraj: He served during the Second Lebanon War as the commander of the police station in Kiryat Shmona, a town that was hit by over a thousand rockets at that time.
* Staff Sergeant (res) Yosef Lieberman: The son of Holocaust survivors, he served in each of Israel's wars since the War of Attrition and received a citation for service from the Chief of IDF Central Command
* Major (res) Dr. Dor Yehuda: An expert in orthopedic surgery, who volunteered to serve in Lebanon during last summer's war.

In addition to the torch lighting, the ceremony was also comprised of musical performances and speeches by important public figures.

Defense Minister Amir Peretz invited families of kidnapped Israeli soldiers to the ceremony at Mount Herzl.

Among those who attended were the families of the three soldiers kidnapped by Hizbullah in 2000, the families of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev kidnapped by Hizbullah in 2006, and the family of Zachary Baumel, captured in battle in 1982.

Israel of 2007 is a very different country from Israel in 1948. The population has grown almost by almost nine times and stands at almost seven million people. Israel now has five cities with over 200,000 residents each, a far cry from 1948, when Tel Aviv was the only city with over 100,000 residents.

May Israel survive until this coming year, and over come all our enemies both foreign and domestic.

They Are Sick, But They Are Traitors

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Leftist lights torch for Fatah commander at alternative ceremony

Tali Fahima lights torch at Yesh Gvul alternative Independence Day ceremony in Jerusalem, in honor of Jenin's Al-Aqsa Brigades commander

Roi Mandel
Published: 04.23.07, 22:39 / Israel News

Lefist Tali Fahima lit a torch Monday in honor of Zakaria Zubeidi, the commander of Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing). "I light this for my friend Zakaria Zubeidi, with whom I have demolished fortresses," she said.

Fahima, along with some 2,000 other people, was participating in an alternative torch-lighting ceremony for Independence Day led by the Yesh Gvul (There is a Border) movement, in front of the prime minister's office in Jerusalem.

Just like in the formal state ceremony, 12 torches were lit. In this case, they were meant to serve as a reminder of "violence and occupation" as well as the "injustices against the 'other' in Israel".

As in the past ten years, the ceremony took place at the spot where 'Peace Now' member Emil Greenzweig was killed during an anti-war demonstration in 1983.

Among the torch-bearers at the alternative service were Prof. Kelman Ettleman - a member of Israel's communist party, Johannes Bayu – the director of African refugee development, peace activist Anat Hoffman, human rights lawyer Gaby Laski, and women's rights activist Lakia Yardeni.

Bayu called on Israel to accept African refugees, stating that centuries of Jewish persecution had created an Israeli obligation to help others. "If Israel will not protect persecuted people, who will?" he said.

Another torch-bearer Tamir Foster, who had refused his call to reserves during the second Lebanon war, was told by his father prior to the ceremony: "Tali Fahima will be speaking before you; you'll be speaking after a corruptor of Israel."

Fahima, while lighting her torch, spoke in honor of, "Palestinian captives, political prisoners who are Israeli citizens, Lebanese captives in Israel, and the Israeli captives in Lebanon and Gaza." She also referred to the rocket-plagued residents of Sderot and the Western Negev as "captives of the Israeli government's destructive policy."

Fahima said that "Israel calls Palestinian political prisoners 'security prisoners' and uses this categorization as a tool to ignore the issue of the Palestinians' struggle for liberty.

"I call on anyone who wants in their own life liberty, mutual respect and equality to use their body as a human shield to stop Israel's violence in the territories, which is becoming crueler, and thus, tightening around our necks like a noose," she said.

Fahima served time in jail for contact with a foreign agent, transferring information to the enemy, and refusal to obey legal orders after her connections to Zubeidi were revealed. She was released in early 2007 on the condition that she is not allowed to leave the country or enter the Palestinian territories.

Regarding her connection with the al-Aqsa commander, Fahima said at the ceremony that "true friendship does not fall apart in a storm…The Shin Bet cannot destroy the strong connection between us or the hope that we have built."

The 12 traitors who lit these torches, what do we do with them.

Democracy allows for free speech, but does it require suicide?

Israel is fighting for survival and these 12 are helping the enemy, so what do we do with them?

I fear the only answer for a nation struggling to survive and that has been at a State of war fr longer than any other nation during it's life time, is to eliminate these traitors from our society.

The same way we kill the terrorist that these people support, we must also kill these people.

We must shift our focus from the dream of peace to the goal of victory over our enemies, for nothing less will give us the assurance of survival as a State and a people. It will also in the end give us the peace we so desire.

April 22, 2007

Rest In Peace

Today Israel honors the 22,305 men and women who have fallen defending the Land of Israel since 1860 - the year the first Jews left Jerusalem's Old City to establish new neighborhoods.

We thank you and your families for the gift of survival that you have given the Jewish State.

Rest in Peace.

April 21, 2007

IAF hits N. Gaza following Qassam attack

IAF hits N. Gaza following Qassam attack

Air force launches strike against Qassam cell in northern Gaza, leaving one man dead; rocket hits Sderot home directly

Shmulik Hadad
Latest Update: 04.21.07, 23:20 / Israel News

Shortly after the shooting, Israel Air Force helicopters launched an air strike against the terror cell responsible for a Saturday afternoon Qassam attack on Sderot.

Palestinian sources in Gaza reported that a car was hit in the strike, killing one Palestinian and wounding another. The sources said that the car belonged to members of the Islamic Jihad's Qassam-launching cell, although they claimed the fatality - Kemal Anan - was not directly involved in firing the rocket.

This is only the second time since November 2006 - with the onset of a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Authority - that the IAF has struck a Qassam-launching cell, although there have been a number of Qassam attacks in the interim.

In this most recent attack, one of the rockets directly hit a house in Sderot, while two other rockets landed in open fields outside the town. Magen David Adom reported that six people suffered shock.

Action on Shabbat


5 Palestinian fatalities near Jenin on Saturday.

Woman slain in crossfire of IDF, Islamic Jihad gunbattle. Earlier Saturday, border guard police attacked, kill 3 Fatah, Islamic Jihad gunmen in return fire. Saturday morning, Palestinian policeman killed

Ali Waked
Latest Update: 04.22.07, 03:26 / Israel News

Palestinian sources in Jenin reported that a Palestinian woman was killed by IDF gunfire, during a gunbattle with Palestinian operatives.

According to the report, IDF forces entered a refugee camp in the city in order to arrest a wanted operative from Islamic Jihad, and during subsequent exchanges of fire that developed in the area, the operative's sister was killed instead.

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of the Islamist faction Hamas condemned the killings in a statement.

“These crimes are new proof on the brutality of the occupation (Israel), its pursuit of liquidation and is a futile attempt to break the will of the Palestinian people and push them to surrender,” the statement read.

Earlier Saturday evening, Border Guard policemen operating in Jenin shot and killed three Palestinian gunmen, after the gunmen opened fire at police forces. According to Palestinian sources, two of those killed were Fatah operatives and the third was an operative in Islamic Jihad.

Palestinian sources also said one of the Fatah gunmen, Abbas Damaj, was closely associated with Zakariya Zubeidi, the commander of al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (the organization's military wing) in Jenin.

The other two gunmen were Muhammad al-Aishi - also an operative in al-Aqsa - and Mahmoud Jaliel, a senior operative in al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad.

No policemen were injured during the altercation. IDF sources explained that police forces - in the midst of an operation to arrest wanted Palestinian operatives in the West Bank - surrounded the vehicle containing the three gunmen.

When gunmen shot at the policemen, they returned fire killing the men. Upon searching the gunmen's vehicle, police found a Kalashnikov, an M-16 and an RPG missile launcher, the army reported.

A source from Fatah had a different story, saying that a number of police jeeps toured the area and then tried to ambush the gunmen's vehicle. Upon identifying the ambush, gunmen fired at the police forces.

Saeb Erekat, a top aide to President Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the incident, saying it "undermines our efforts to bring about a cessation of hostilities. As such, I believe this is very very bad."

Zubeidi had a more forceful response, saying: "This action will not frighten us. Lately we have been committed to the calm, but the Israelis have proven that they are not interested in it. From this moment on we are no longer committed to the calm. Our response will be harsh, painful and deep within Israel."

Earlier shootings near Jenin

Saturday morning, near Jenin, Palestinian sources reported that a Palestinian police officer was killed Saturday morning in exchanges of fire between IDF soldiers and gunmen.

Tuesday, IDF forces shot and killed a terror suspect from al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - Fatah's military wing.

Palestinian witnesses to the incident said al-Aqsa member Ahmed Hanaishe was traveling between Jenin and the town of Qabatiya when his car was blocked by another vehicle and undercover troops inside shot at him.

April 20, 2007

Nobel peace laureate Corrigan injured in anti-fence protest

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Nobel peace laureate Corrigan injured in anti-fence protest

Noble Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan was treated for injury in leg sustained by rubber bullet

Ali Waked
Published: 04.20.07, 16:47 / Israel News

Nobel Peace Prize Mairead Corrigan has been injured during confrontations between security forces and left-wing activists protesting the security fence route near Bilin, activists said.

Corrigan, who won the prize in 1976 for her work in encouraging a peaceful solution to the Northern Ireland dispute, was hit in the leg by a rubber bullet and was transferred to a hospital for treatment. She was also said to have inhaled large quantities of teargas.

Policemen and soldiers used teargas grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the routine Friday protest against the security fence near the Palestinian village of Bilin and were confronted by a hail of stones.

Two Border Guard policemen were lightly injured by stones.

The security forces say the area where activists hold their protest is a no-access military zone which they have to evacuate of Palestinian and Israeli protesters every Friday.

Activists say the fence route near Bilin was designed to expropriate Palestinian farm land which will be used to expand a Jewish settlement in the area.

Palestinian Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti and Deputy Prime Minister Assam al-Ahmad also took part in the protest.

"I salute the residents of Bilin for their peaceful struggle in a region that is so violent and I call on the Israeli public, whom I know
is for justice and peace, to support the residents' struggle," Corrigan told Ynet.

Tito Kayak was also there
"I want to say that this separation wall, contrary to what the Israeli say, will not prevent attacks and violence. What will prevent attacks and violence is a peace agreement between the two peoples, and I sure the Israeli people, like the Palestinian people, wants peace," Corrigan added.

Puerto Rican peace activist Tito Kayak climbed a tower on which the army had planted security cameras and hoisted a Palestinian flag.

"All I did was to express my identification with the villagers against the wall which is believed to evil and illegal by the whole world and many leaders like Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and the United Nations," Kayak said.

Kayak, who was arrested in 2000 for climbing to the top deck of the Statue of Liberty in New York, was apprehended along with six other activists by policemen.

Kayak was a key figure in the 1999 Navy-Vieques protests in Puerto Rico against the US Navy's use of the Vieques Island for bombing exercises. The protests forced the US to end its activities on the Island.

In the above picture Corrigan is seen with the Israeli traitor Vanunu who not only betrayed State secrets, but has left the religion of his grandfathers.

If you hang around scum and support a people such as the Palestinians, then don't be surprised if you get a rubber bullet in the leg.

I only hope and pray that the next bullet she gets hit with is a bigger caliber and in the head while she is in some street outside of Israel.

April 19, 2007

Oslo's Price

Half of All Israeli Terror Victims Died in Six Years of Oslo War by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) Arab terrorists have killed 864 Israelis and wounded more than 14,000 others since they launched the Oslo War, also known as the Second Intifada, in October 2000. The number of terrorism fatalities represents half of the 1,635 citizens who died in terrorist attacks since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The statistics were reported Thursday by the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) in a press release ahead of Memorial Day, which falls on Monday.
Arab terrorists have killed 864 Israelis and wounded more than 14,000.

The Almagor terror victims' organization also recently released figures showing that no fewer than 177 innocent citizens, mostly Israeli Jews, were murdered in recent years in attacks perpetrated by terrorists freed from Israeli jails. In 30 separate attacks by rescidivist terrorists, scores of Israelis were also seriously wounded.

The time has come for Israel to grow up and to tell the world including the USA no more.

No more, murdered Jews.

No more, talk of peace.

No more, games pretending that the Palestinians have not given themselves 100% as a society to a cult of murder and death.

April 18, 2007

Gaza Internet Cafe Bombings Spread to Restaurant

Gaza Internet Cafe Bombings Spread to Restaurant

(IsraelNN.com) Gaza terrorists bombed a vehicle parked outside an expensive Gaza restaurant Wednesday in an apparent spread of an assault on Internet cafes and music stores. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and the large glass window of the restaurant was shattered, but no one was injured.

The "Swords of Truth" gang has carried out several attacks on cafes and stores that they say interfere with the Palestinian aim to fight the "Zionists."

An attack on a Gaza restaurant two years ago blew up the eatery, the only place in the area that served alcoholic beverages

April 17, 2007

Would-Be Suicide Bomber is New Bride

Would-Be Suicide Bomber is New Bride

(IsraelNN.com) A would-be suicide bomber arrested late Monday night by soldiers was recently married, local Arabs reported. The woman, 19-year-old Najo Hashash of Shechem, is currently being held in custody and questioned by security services, after IDF officials received several reports that she planned to carry out an attack. Hashash’s neighbors explained that she had been extremely unhappy since her marriage, because her husband is sick. Local Fatah terrorists saw her desperation and recruited her for an attack, they said.

Women are playing an increasingly large role in suicide bombings, according to IDF reports. Two of five suicide bombings in 2006 were carried out by women. Both women killed only themselves, while lightly wounding nearby soldiers.

VT Shooting

America has created sheep pens in our schools where students and teachers are just ripe for the slaughter.

In this world of ours their are just some simple facts, that in order to grow up you must face.

Evil existing in this world.

Get over it and now figure out how to deal with it.

You have two choices you can kneel down and take a bullet to the back of the head or you can be prepared and fight.

If I were a student I would get a back pack with two compartments. One for my books and school supplies and the other would hold my fanny pack with a pistol and ammo.

Would I be running the risk of getting kicked out of school if found out, yes. Would I even run the risk of being arrested in some locations, yes.

So you know what the answer is, don't get caught.

Gun control made the schools of America gun free and full of potential victims for terrorist and crazies.

Israel learned the lesson from our VT shooting, it happened at Ma'alot in 1974.

Our answer was to not only allow guns in school but to arm some of the teachers as well.

When was the last time terrorist took on an Israeli school?

Netherlands Denies Entry to Haniyeh

Netherlands Denies Entry to Haniyeh

(IsraelNN.com) PA Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh will not be permitted to enter the Netherlands after he was denied an entry permit by the Dutch government.

A government spokesman explained that the denial was because Haniyeh represents an organization, Hamas, which the EU defines as a terrorist organization.

Good for them.
Standing up to evil, is a very difficult thing to do in this day and age.
Especially in Europe.

IDF Kills Terror Suspect Near Jenin

IDF Kills Terror Suspect Near Jenin

(IsraelNN.com) Undercover IDF soldiers killed an Arab they were trying to arrest on Tuesday after he pulled out a gun. The terror suspect, Ahmed Hanaishe, was driving between Jenin and Kabatiya in Northern Samaria.

Israeli authorities have stated that the suspect was a member of Islamic Jihad, but Arab sources say he was an operative of the Al-Aksa Martyr’s Brigade, the Fatah-linked terrorist group which took responsibility for the drive-by shooting at Naaleh on Tuesday morning.

Full Circle

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Israeli professor killed in US attack jpost.com staff and ap, THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 17, 2007

As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 76-year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech College that left 33 dead and over two dozen wounded.

Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter when the man attempted to enter his classroom. The Israeli mechanics and engineering lecturer was shot to death, "but all the students lived - because of him," Virginia Tech student Asael Arad - also an Israeli - told Army Radio.

Several of Librescu's other students sent e-mails to his wife, Marlena, telling of how he had blocked the gunman's way and saved their lives, said Librescu's son, Joe.

"My father blocked the doorway with his body and asked the students to flee," Joe Librescu said in a telephone interview from his home outside of Tel Aviv. "Students started opening windows and jumping out."

Librescu was respected in his field, his son said.

"His work was his life, in a sense," said Joe. "That was a good place for him to practice his research."

The couple immigrated to Israel from Romania in 1978. They then moved to Virginia in 1986 for his sabbatical and had stayed since then, Joe told Army Radio.

I can't help but wonder how life can go full circle on a person. Professor Liviu Librescu survived the brutality of the Nazi's only to be murdered on Holocaust Remembrance day 62 years after the end of World War Two and the Holocaust.

Professor Librescu died a hero saving the lives of his students.

Rest in Peace Professor.

April 16, 2007

Judea Pearl: The Holocaust Didn’t End in 1945

Judea Pearl: The Holocaust Didn’t End in 1945

(IsraelNN.com) Judea Pearl, the father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, said Sunday that “the Holocaust didn’t end in 1945.” Pearl spoke at a ceremony in Miami, Florida, where his son’s name was added to a memorial for Holocaust victims.

Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. Judea Pearl explained that while the murderers of Jews in the Holocaust had a different language, lifestyle, and religion than the men who murdered his son, both represent “barbarity and the force of evil” in the world. Daniel Pearl's last words were they cry, "I am a Jew!" seconds before he was decapitated by al-Qaeda terrorists, a murder recorded on video tape and seen worldwide on the internet.

If Judea Pearl were say this in Israel he just might find himself under arrest for being a racist.

Israel has gone PC crazy and it will destroy the State if we don't change.

Flyer Against 'Nazi-Arab Enemy' in Tel Aviv

Flyer Against 'Nazi-Arab Enemy' in Tel Aviv

(IsraelNN.com) Shortly before Holocaust Memorial Day, flyers were distributed in Tel Aviv University calling for Israel to “strike the Arab-Nazi enemy.” The flyers accused local Arabs of participating in a campaign to destroy Israel. The flyer also contained examples of anti-Semitic cartoons that appeared in the Arab press.

The man who distributed the flyers, Oded Coral, said he stands by his statements. “The Arab anti-Semites plan to slaughter us,” he said. Coral said that the distribution of the flyers was not intentionally timed to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day, and that he has been distributing them for months.

Some MKs and activists expressed outrage at Coral’s flyers. MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) and MK Wasil Taha (Balad) accused Coral of racism, and called for him to be punished. Lawyer Alla Heidar has filed a complaint with Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, and requested that he investigate the matter.

Telling the truth is not racist.

To ignore the truth is stupid and will bring about a second Holocaust only this one will be the destruction of Israel and the murder of 6,00,000 Jews in Israel.

April 15, 2007

Bill Clinton: Israel-Syria peace deal could be reached within 35 minutes

Bill Clinton: Israel-Syria peace deal could be reached within 35 minutes By Ze'ev Schiff, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and AP

A peace agreement between Israel and Syria could be reached within 35 minutes, former U.S. president Bill Clinton told the Lebanon-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in an interview published Sunday.

Clinton said Israel and Syria were very close to reaching an agreement in 1998, adding that an accord could be reached assuming Iran does not play a role in the issue.

The former U.S. president also said that, in his opinion, the 1995 assassination of then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin led to the failure of the peace process.

"[Former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser] Arafat really trusted Rabin, and the assassination of Rabin killed the peace process," he said.

Clinton told the newspaper that secret negotiations, like those conducted in Oslo that led to the 1993 Declaration of Principles between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, are the only way through which to resolve the conflict in the Middle East.

Of course Israel can make "peace" with all all enemies in 35 minutes give into their demands and that is how to get a Clinton or a Carter type peace deal which will allow an American President to bask in the "glory" of a peace deal. But puts Israel at risk.

I can do Clinton one better Israel can achieve "peace" for all time in the Middle East in less than 60 seconds.
The IDF issues every father a rifle and ammo and at the stroke of midnight he lines his whole family up in the living room kills his whole family and turns the rifle on himself.

"Peace" is less than 60 seconds.

Israel needs leadership that rejects the word peace, too many Jews have been murdered because of peace, too much land that was won with blood has been given to the enemies of the Jewish people.

One word must reign supreme in the language of the leaders of Israel to give Israel a future and that word is VICTORY.

We must fight to achieve victory over our enemies.

Hamas: Release Terrorists or We’ll Attack

Hamas: Release Terrorists or We’ll Attack

(IsraelNN.com) Hamas has threatened to increase its terrorist attacks against Israel if hundreds of terrorists are not released. The group gave Israel a list of 350 prisoners to be released in exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, and is expected to give a longer list in the near future. The list was compiled again due to differences in opinion between the various terrorist groups who claim to hold Shalit over which prisoners to include.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has announced that he is willing to release terrorists in order to obtain the release of Shalit, and will even release terrorists who are directly responsible for murdering Israelis. Hamas has claimed that Shalit is being held in a booby-trapped building, and that any military operation to rescue him will result in his death.

Release terrorist or Hamas a terrorist group will engage in acts of terrorism.

Once upon a time Israel , would attack these scum and wipe them out.

Arrest Haniya, Abbas, Erakat etc., put them on trial and hang one of them an hour every hour until we get Shalit back. If the Palestinians don't return Shalit alive then we enter Gaza with all the might of the IDF and crush the terrorist annex Gaza.

The time has come to stop playing games with the future of Israel, if American politicians doesn't like it too bad.

Attack on Gaza Christian Bookstore, Internet Cafes

Attack on Gaza Christian Bookstore, Internet Cafes

(IsraelNN.com) A Christian bookstore and two internet cafes were blown up at 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning in Gaza by unidentified terrorists, according to a report by the Associated Press.

No one was injured in the Gaza City explosions and no terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Palestinian Authority security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said an investigation has been launched. Internet cafes and music stores have been frequent targets of terrorist attacks in Gaza over the past year by the “Swords of Truth,” a small Islamist terror group.

Terrorist Gang Claims It Killed BBC Reporter

Terrorist Gang Claims It Killed BBC Reporter

(IsraelNN.com) A terrorist gang associated with Al Qaeda announced Sunday afternoon that it has murdered British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) journalist Alan Johnston, who was kidnapped in Gaza a month ago. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has not commented on the report.

Johnston was abducted on his way to his home in Gaza, where he has been living for three years. Arab and foreign journalists last week staged a boycott on reporting news of the PA, but neither the news strike nor personal appeals from the head of the BBC have shed light on Johnston's fate.

The question is will the BBC blame Israel for the death of their reporter or will the Palestinians get the blame?

April 13, 2007

Israeli melons have AIDS'

'Israeli melons have AIDS'

Text message spreading through Saudi Arabia claiming melons entering the kingdom from Israel are infected with AIDS causes frenzy. Officials deny rumors

Roee Nahmias
Published: 04.13.07, 16:14 / Israel News

"Beware of Israeli melons infected with AIDS arriving in Saudi Arabia!" is the latest rumor being spread throughout Saudi Arabia like a wildfire.

An SMS message being sent around the country this week said, "The Saudi Interior Ministry warns its citizens of a truck loaded with AIDS infected melons that Israel brought into the country via a 'ground corridor.'"

The Interior Minister's spokesman General Mansour al Turki responded to news of the message and made it clear to a-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper that the Ministry "did not issue any such announcement. This is just a rumor."

This is not the first rumor to spread through the country recently. Just last month another rumor had it that sweets containing carcinogenic flour were being sold in many stores.

Al Turki urged the public to ignore such passing rumors, and said that the authorities were doing everything in their power to ensure the citizens' wellbeing.

Head of the center for chemicals and toxins in Mecca, Dr Ahmad Elias also stressed that there was no truth to these rumors.

"The center is the first official body that would receive such information, if it were true, in order to investigate and inform the relevant bodies to take the necessary steps," said Elias.

"The HIV virus cannot survive in any temperature other than that of the human body, which can not be reached in fruits," he explained.

The rumor, despite being denied several times, has gained so much steam in the Arab world that it made it to the front page of one of the most important Arabi language newspapers.

Many received an SMS supposedly from the Saudi Interior Ministry saying, "Please forward quickly."

This is why instead of going to war in Iraq America should have gone to war against the House of Saud, for not only are they crazy as this article points out they have spent millions of dollars supporting terrorism.

April 12, 2007

Hamas Issues Islamic Call For Genocide on PA Television

Hamas Issues Islamic Call For Genocide on PA Television by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) While Hamas has sought to strike a moderate tone in order to renew international funding since the Mecca Agreement with Fatah, it continues the calls for genocide of Jews.

In a recent sermon on PA TV, Hamas spokesman Dr. Ismail Radwan reiterated Hamas’s classic ideology that:

* The Hour – the Islamic resurrection and end of days – is dependent on the killing of Jews by Muslims.
* The remaining Jews will unsuccessfully attempt to hide, but the rocks and trees will expose them, calling out "there is a Jew behind me, kill him!"
* "Palestine… will be liberated through the rifle," meaning that Israel will be destroyed through violence.

The Hamas spokesman ended his sermon with a prayer to Allah to "take" Israel and the USA.

Click here to view the video

The following is the full text of the Hamas spokesman's call for genocide of Jews, translated by Palestinian Media Watch:

Hamas spokesman, Dr. Ismail Radwan (PA TV, March 30, 2007): “The Hour [Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, and the rock and the tree will say: ‘Oh, Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, kill him!’

“We must remind our Arab and Muslim nation, its leaders and people, its scholars and students, remind them that Palestine and the Al Aqsa mosque will not be liberated through summits nor by international resolutions, but it will be liberated through the rifle. It will not be liberated through negotiations, but through the rifle, since this occupation knows no language but the language of force…

“O Allah, strengthen Islam and Muslims, and bring victory to your Jihad-fighting worshipers, in Palestine and everywhere… Allah take the oppressor Jews and Americans and their supporters!”

April 08, 2007

Arab MK Flees Israel

(IsraelNN.com) The Nazareth newspaper As-Sinara reports that Balad party Knesset Member Azmi Bishara will resign from the parliament in the next few days. The outspoken critic of Israel has left the country and does not intend to return because of an affair that is under a gag order. Bishara has been criticized for a number of visits to countries officially at war with Israel.

Due to the Passover holiday I have not been able to find out what is really going on here but I will follow up later in the week.

April 05, 2007

Gazan Cafe Owners Appeal to PA for Protection

Gazan Cafe Owners Appeal to PA for Protection

(IsraelNN.com) Owners of Internet cafes in Palestinian Authority-controlled Gaza have appealed to the PA to stop attacks on their businesses. 48 Internet cafes have been attacked in the past five months, mostly with homemade bombs. There have been no fatalities in the attacks, which have taken place at night when the businesses are closed, but owners report several thousand dollars worth of damage in many of the bombings.

A new group calling itself the Swords of Islamic Righteousness has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The group has explained the attacks in emails to cafe owners, saying that the Internet distracts Muslim men from their prayers and can be used to view pornography. The group has also attacked stores selling music and movies, women accused of dressing immodestly, and pharmacies that sell drugs which can be used for recreational purposes.

Wow what a progressive society the Palestinians are building. Such a model for the future, I think that the President of the United States should get behind this model for democracy and not only support their getting a State. But I think that America could use the Palestinian model for Iraq.

Abbas Gets New Weapons

Abbas Gets New Weapons

(IsraelNN.com) According to the Haaretz newspaper, Jordan recently transferred 3,000 M-16 rifles to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Egypt recently gave Abbas 2,500 AK-47 rifles, and Egypt and Jordan together donated three million bullets.

The increased weapons imports are part of Fatah’s efforts to gain a military edge over rival terrorist group Hamas, which senior Fatah officials have claimed are planning to attack them in the near future. Fatah has also added 1,000 new members to its own forces, and plans to add another 1,000. Hamas is trying to add new members and weapons as well, but has more trouble getting weapons as it is generally recognized as a terrorist group.

Just what we need more guns for terrorist.

April 04, 2007

Third Internet Bombing in Gaza in a Week

Third Internet Bombing in Gaza in a Week

(IsraelNN.com) Gunmen Monday night bombed a Gaza Internet cafe, the third such attack in a week. Firemen put out a resulting blaze, and no injuries were reported.

A bomb exploded in a cafe in Jabalya earlier in the week, and a third was detonated in a cafe in Khan Yunis in a continuing escalation of criminal and rival terrorist battles.

These are the freedom loving people that George Bush wants to give a state too. He is making himself and his whole "war" on terrorism look to be foolish. How can the President of the United States take his nation to war to destroy a terrorist State in Afghanistan, while at the same time reward a bunch of terrorist with a State.

How is the bombing of an internet cafe any different than the bombing of the statues of Buddha in Afghanistan?

IDF Enters Gaza, Large-Scale Re-Entry on the Horizon

IDF Enters Gaza, Large-Scale Re-Entry on the Horizon

by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) IDF troops entered Gaza Wednesday afternoon to pursue terrorists who had been planting a bomb near the security fence.

The soldiers opened fire, killing one of the terrorists and injuring another. A third man was apprehended. All were members of the Islamic Jihad terror group. The terrorists detonated two bombs during the exchange, but failed to injure any Israeli security personnel.

Gearing Up For IDF Operation?
Defense Minister Amir Peretz commented on the continued arming of Gaza terror groups while visiting an IDF base in the northern Gaza region Monday. “We won’t allow the continued arming to turn the Gaza Strip into a second Lebanon,” he said, but added that “nobody should bring about an escalation through his statements, though – which would bring about a crisis and a real war.”

Al-Jazeera is reporting that Israel is poised to retake Gaza based on an interview with IDF Brig.-Gen. (res.) Tzvika Fogel, formerly a senior officer in the IDF’s Southern Command. Fogel is quoted saying that the IDF has completed its preparations for a Gaza operation and will "reoccupy" Gaza – except Gaza City – for up to six months.

Fogel said the operation could begin as early as April 15: "It will not be before April 15 because that's the end of Passover, and to be on the safe side it will not be after June 15, because we want it to be finished before the winter."

"Hamas is working towards the point that they will be like Hizbullah," Fogel said. "At that point they will start the war and it will not be good for Israel. We can't let them start the war. We will lose a lot of respect… The last thing the West wants is for Hamas to have its own country. It will be an Al Qaeda zone. So Israel, the Arab countries and the free world all want us to begin a war and win it."

The IDF Spokesman declined to comment on Fogel's statements beyond stressing that Fogel is a reserves officer and not party to the decision-making process.

IDF Assessments: Gaza Preparing for War
DM Peretz told the Cabinet Sunday that the IDF has detailed intelligence information about plans to line the entire Israel-Gaza border with explosives.

A recent briefing by Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin detailed extensive tunnel networks and bunkers being prepared for launching attacks inside Israel and shielding missile-launching cells. Booby traps are also being set in place along possible routes of IDF entry into Gaza in a future counter-terror operation.

A large exercise simulating a reentry into Gaza’s built up cities and slums took place in the Tzeelim IDF base last week.

Look for the IDF to enter Gaza as early as the end of next week and for sure no later than the first week in June. This will be a long term operation with the IDF staying in Gaza for up to six months. The motives for this military move is two fold, first to solve the terrorist problem in Gaza and second as a tune up of the IDF for a larger regional war. This operation will allow the IDF to assess the success of our new training efforts.

April 02, 2007

Happy Passover

May we all have a Happy and Kosher Passover free of terrorism.

April 01, 2007

Olmert is a Fool

Olmert Calls War Second Lebanon War 'Distant Memory'

(IsraelNN.com) At the Israeli Cabinet Meeting Sunday, Ehud Olmert referred to the events and outcome of the Second Lebanon War as a distant memory.

The Cabinet voted to approve the construction of the Bahadim IDF training-base complex in the Negev. The camp will house approximately 11,000 soldiers at any time, and will be completed by 2011, at a cost of NIS 3 billion.

The bases will replace the existing training facility in Tzrifin.

Olmert is a fool, he should be thinking of his performance every day and vow never to make the same mistakes again. I guess dead Jews that he squandered doesn't weigh on his conscious.

Ashkenazi: No Training Cancellation Without My OK

Ashkenazi: No Training Cancellation Without My OK

(IsraelNN.com) IDF Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi recently instructed IDF officers not to cancel any training sessions from the battalion level upwards without his personal approval. Ashkenazi has said that he sees the training carried out by the various units as an essential part of building the force and preparing for various possible Middle Eastern scenarios.

Since Ashkenazi began his term as CoS, IDF training has undergone changes: the soldiers are being prepared for war on all possible levels, and at the same time are training for fighting terror in Gaza and Judea and Samaria.

It is great to have a warrior back in charge of the IDF, Gabi knows a war is coming and is going to get the IDF ready for a VICTORY.

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