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May 31, 2007

Norway Makes Deposit into Hamas Coffers

Norway Makes Deposit into Hamas Coffers

(IsraelNN.com) Norway, recently ranked the most peaceful country in the world, became the first Western country to resume direct aid to the PA with a $10 million transfer to the Hamas-led entity. The EU and US, which regard Hamas as a terror organization, have refrained from supporting them directly.

Norway claims that the funds will be used for peaceful purposes, namely, to pay civilian public servants.

Their are two problems with this, first the Palestinian people must be held responsible for their voting Hamas into power, and yes this means they should suffer and feel the pain of their vote like the Germans did as part of WW2.

Second the PA has many terrorist that are on the government pay roll.

May 30, 2007

Congressmen Doubt Bush Plan to Back Abbas's Militia

Congressmen Doubt Bush Plan to Back Abbas's Militia

(IsraelNN.com) Congressmen doubtful of the Bush administration plan to spend $59 million to back the Presidential Guard of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have questioned if "there are Palestinian moderates" and how they can be distinguished from "extremists."

In testimony before a Congressional committee, Middle East military envoy Lt. Gen Keith Dayton tried to convince the legislators by detailing security programs aimed at helping Abbas. He insisted the aid already has improved Abbas's control of violence in Gaza.

Indiana Republican Mike Pence quipped, "Are there Palestinian moderates, and if there are some, how do we get more of them?"

Congress needs to cut off the funding for President Bushes fantasy about peace with the Palestinians. Let Abbas fall and let the Palestinians show their true face to the world.

We must remember that despite the fantasies of Bush and Rice, Abbas is Yasser Arafat in a $2,000 suit and a shave.

I agree with the President that their should be democracy in the Middle East . This would allow the whole world to see the true face of Islam and might just might help the world face up to the danger that is lurking just below the surface of the strong man leadership that is the norm in the Arab world.

Then and Now, What About The Future

Public Figures Express Regret For Disengagement by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) The Yesha Council of Judea, Samaria and Gaza communities has published a collection of statements by public figures who supported or helped implement the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria and have since expressed regret. The following are some of the statements:

Maj.-Gen (ret.) Yiftah Ron-Tal, IDF ground forces commander at the time of the Disengagement: In the year preceding the Disengagement, the army trained mostly for dismantling communities, and that prevented it from preparedness for the war in Lebanon. The training for the Disengagement not only prevented preparedness for such a war, but dragged it away from the consensus as a people’s army. It is nearly certain that the excitement of those who led the decision and implementation of this is directly tied to the big failure in Lebanon…I still cannot understand how Israel gave up parts of its land willingly and with abandon, and how the residents connected to that land were turned into criminals, instead of raising their dedication as a banner of preserving the Jewish identity of the state of Israel.
- Kfar Chabad weekly, October 6, 2006

Ilana Dayan, Journalist, Host of Popular ‘Uvda’(Fact) Program on Channel 2: How come nobody is standing up and asking where this rain of Kassams is coming from? Why didn’t we ask the deep questions? Why didn’t we wonder whether this was the right way – even for those of us who wanted to divide the land? Why did we only examine the Disengagement when ‘orange’ youth burned tires in the street? Why did [Sharon confidant and Disengagement architect] Dov Weisglas not tell us there would be a rain of Kassams on Sderot? Because this wasn’t popular and because there was a strong prime minister [Ariel Sharon] with a firm hold on the central hubs of the media.
- address at B’nai Brith journalism prize ceremony, June 22, 2006

Maj.-Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland, Chairman of the National Security Council and one of the Disengagement’s chief architects: There was no forward contemplation. The Disengagement contributed nothing to a solution to the conflict…There was no discussion of its merits. When I was tasked with planning it, all that existed was the word ‘Disengagement’ used by Sharon at the Herzliya Conference…I was given four months to plan, but Dov Weisglas was already committing to the Americans and leaking details of the withdrawal plans to the press…The paradigm of two states for two nations is not implementable. Perhaps the whole world agrees to it, but on the ground, it simply cannot be done.
- Haaretz, June 1, 2006

Avri Gilad, broadcaster and TV personality who supported Disengagement: I supported the Disengagement. I was mistaken. The way it was carried out was a crime.
-Maariv, January 23, 2007

From a practical perspective, pragmatic and seeing the situation for what it is – the orange public was right…Large segments of the public supported the plan out of general ideological reasons.
-Army Radio, HaMilah Acharona, June 26, 2006

Brig.-Gen. (Res.) Moshe Ya’alon, IDF Chief of Staff at the time the government decided to carry out the Disengagement: “There is no escaping the fact that the background leading to the decision was a political crisis – the decline in support for the prime minister, and added to that was a personal crisis – the investigations into corruption…Examining the Disengagement in hindsight opposite Israel’s interests, it was the worst possible…Israel withdrew from every millimeter, including evacuating settlements, received nothing in return, and thus created a very problematic precedent.”
- Maariv, February 24, 2006

Ron Ben Yishai, senior journalist for military affairs: The fact that they mixed the IDF up with the Disengagement, that the army was forced to do the job of the police, was a heavy blow to motivation. Not to mention that the IDF didn’t train for an entire year, during which it dealt only with evacuations. We have to put the IDF back in uniform.
- Army Radio, Ma Boer, February 14, 2007

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, a major backer of the Disengagement: The more we take the army out of the territories, the more terror nests develop.
- Address to the Center For Local Government, January 4, 2007

Professor Aharon Tzachnover, 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate for Chemistry, vocal Disengagement advocate: I supported the idea of Disengagement last year, which seemed to me an act of unilateral volunteerism toward the Palestinians. I hoped our kindness would be returned, but I was mistaken. After our unilateral withdrawal we received only terrorism and more terrorism. The unilateral idea is bankrupt and along with it the party soap bubble of a party that was established on its basis.
- Yediot Acharonot, October 27, 2006

Yoel Marcus, left-wing commentator for Haaretz and ardent Disengagement supporter: To my great sorrow, it now seems that the extremist and pessimistic settlers were those who were right. The Palestinians do not wish to recognize Israel and have not accepted its existence. And now, with the election of Hamas, they again are not missing any opportunity to miss an opportunity…They turned the communities of Gush Katif into launch sites against residents of the Negev and particularly the town of Sderot. The warnings of Ariel Sharon and Dan Halutz that ‘If they will fire Kassams after Gaza is evacuated, Israel’s response will be harsh’ has not really frightened them.
-Haaretz, November 21, 2006

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the first to float Ariel Sharon's Disengagement plan to the media: It must be said that that the experience we had in Lebanon and Gaza are not encouraging. We completely withdrew from Gaza, and every day they fire Kassam rockets on Israelis.
- Interview with Chinese media, January 8, 2007

Yaron London, Ynet commentator and host of Channel 10 London & Kirshenbaum Show, supported Disengagement: Nothing was built on the rubble except for terrorist training camps…The wall does not guarantee quiet: Kassams fly over it and terrorists dig under it.
- Ynet, June 26, 2006

Meirav Michaeli, TV anchor and radio personality identified with left-wing and feminist activism: The Disengagement left thousands of families without a home, escalated the situation in Gaza and did not advance the security situation at all.
- Ynet, February 19, 2007

Vice-Premier Shimon Peres, Oslo Accords architect and withdrawal proponent: The Disengagement idea is over. There will not be a repeat in Judea and Samaria of the Gaza withdrawal. There will not be a massive evacuation of settlements…Public opinion is against the idea of another unilateral Disengagement. Therefore, this won’t occur, at least in the next five year, or even the next decade.
- Yediot Acharonot, September 8, 2006

Yehoshua Sobol, author and prominent left-wing spokesperson and proponent of left-wing refusal to serve in the IDF: Nothing is being built there [in Gaza] these days. Nothing – nothing but destructive activities. This assumption, that it is enough or us to leave territory in order for the other side to stop its attacks has proven false…I do not want to see a situation where we once again fold, in Judea and Samaria, and the next day Kassam rockets begin to be fired on Kfar Saba, Raanana and Herzliya.
- Reshet Bet, July 27, 2006

Shabak (General Security Service) chief Yuval Diskin: The Disengagement was first and foremost a process of uprooting. There is in Israel a Laundromat of words. They call it an evacuation or all sorts of other things, but there was an uprooting here.
- Lecture at the pre-army academy in Eli, February 6, 2007

IDF Central Commander Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh: I claimed from the beginning that there was not [a single] security consideration in the Disengagement. This was a purely political decision whose motivations will perhaps someday be investigated.
- Maariv, April 19, 2007

Yair Lapid, popular TV personality and commentator: The Disengagement was not carried out despite the settlers but because of them. It never had anything to do with the Palestinians, with demographics, with a peace agreement, with the IDF or with any of the other explanations given and reviewed over and over. The drive was one thing: to teach the settlers a lesson in modesty. The Disengagement is now examined with other tools – political, strategic and demographic – and it doesn’t stand up to the test, especially while Kassams are falling on Sderot and Ashkelon.
- Yediot Acharonot, October 13, 2006

We left Lebanon and the Hizbullah attack us from Lebanon. We left Gaza and the terror groups attack us from Gaza. The region that is most quiet right now is Judea and Samaria. Even the biggest leftists are faced with the creeping heretical though: perhaps it wasn’t the occupation?
-Yediot Acharonot, column

MK Amira Dotan (Kadima), head of the Knesset committee for Gush Katif evacuees, supported the Disengagement: In hi-tech, when you do something, you examine it fully before you say it is OK. Here, we did something without examining what would happen afterward. There was no working model created beforehand.
- HaTzofeh, August 6, 2006

Absorption Minister Ze’ev Boim, who supported the Disengagement as Deputy Defense Minister in the Sharon government and left the Likud to join Kadima: From the beginning, the plan had some question marks which, after the fact, became clear were serious defects in the plan. We lost the Philadelphi Corridor [between Gaza and Egypt, though which weapons and explosives are smuggled –ed.]. It was a mistake to give up control of Philadelphi.
-Jerusalem Conference address, March 20, 2007

Senior TV newsanchor Dan Margalit, a strong supporter of Disengagement: Ehud Olmert has lost the mandate for a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria that he received when elected on the platform of such a withdrawal. When such a withdrawal is once again presented, I will think again before choosing it at the ballot box.
- Maariv, July 28, 2006

Maj.-Gen. Gershon HaCohen, who commanded the Disengagement and expressed his public agreement with it prior to implementation: What happened last year was a crime, and I was part of this crime against the Jewish nation. What is happening now – the Second Lebanon War – is the punishment for what happened last year.
- on visit to bereaved family, August 24, 2006

May 29, 2007

17 Qassam rockets strike Negev; IDF suspends air strikes in Gaza

17 Qassam rockets strike Negev; IDF suspends air strikes in Gaza By Amos Harel, Mijal Grinberg, Amiram Barkat and Or Kashti

Seventeen Qassam rockets struck the western Negev yesterday, but the Israel Defense Forces conducted no aerial strikes on the Gaza Strip for the first time in more than a week.

Three of the rockets hit Sderot, with one landing as Defense Minister Amir Peretz turned out in his hometown to vote in the Labor Party primary.

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Oshri Oz in Petah Tikva yesterday. Oz, 36, of Hod Hasharon, was killed in a Qassam attack on Sderot on Sunday.

The rockets that hit Sderot fell in open areas, lightly injuring one resident and causing five others to suffer from shock. Another rocket sparked a fire when it hit a wheat field near Kibbutz Miflasim. Seven other rockets landed in open fields near communities in the western Negev.

The Popular Resistance Committees and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine took responsibility for the attacks.

Meanwhile, some 800 pupils arrived at Sderot's grammar schools, which opened after two weeks of disruptions due to the rocket attacks. Some 400 high school students went to schools outside the town. Altogether, some 1,200 pupils out of more than 3,000 came to classes.

Cult Of Murder and Death

'Honor Killings' Doubled in 2006

(IsraelNN.com) Human rights groups in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza announced this week that so-called “honor killings” in Arab villages had more than doubled between 2004 and 2006. Fifty percent of the murders took place in Gaza. 94% of the victims were Muslim, of whom 50% were not married, 25% were, and 25% were widowed or divorced.

The killings go unchallenged in many sectors of local Arab society, where killing a woman who is seen as having violated societal norms is considered the only way to save her family from disgrace. Despite the reports of the human rights groups, only 32 murders were officially recognized as honor killings by the Palestinian Authority in 2006. The youngest victim recorded in that year was 12 years old, and the oldest was 85.

Proving my point one again that Palestinian society, is the most evil on the face of the earth.
They have sunk to a point where they really don't care who they murder as long as blood id dripping from their hands.
Of course the number one target are Jews but if they can't murder us then like a rabid dog they turn on who ever is close to them.

But it is all going to be ok in the end because President Bush has told the whole world give these animals first the vote and then a State and in the end they will become a peace loving people.

They are as big a bunch scum as the original dwellers of the Land of Canon who G-D had to have removed from the Land due to their vile behavior.

May 28, 2007

Barak, Ayalon Leading in Early Polls, Peretz Losing

Barak, Ayalon Leading in Early Polls, Peretz Losing

(IsraelNN.com) Exit polls reveal the incumbent Labor party chairman Amir Peretz will lose the party leadership race, but there are conflicting results on who is leading. One poll by Channel One television gives former Prime Minister Ehud Barak a narrow lead over Knesset Member Ami Ayalon. Channel 2's poll puts MK Ayalon in the lead.

Neither of the leading candidates will win 40 percent of the ballots, and a run-off will be necessary to determine who will replace Peretz, according to the exit polls. Peretz was awarded less than 20 percent of the vote by both polls, and MKs Ofir Pines-Paz and Danny Yatom won less than 10 percent of the vote.

To bad the winner will be a left leaning person willing to sell Israel's future in order to chance the fantasy of peace.

Both Ayalon and Barak should be right wing in their views since both came out of command of some of the most elite units that Israel has to offer. Ayalon commanded the Israeli SEAL's and Barak commanded the Delta Force of Israel.

How these guys can turn out to be leftist idiots chasing the peace fantasy is beyond me, when will we have leadership that pushes the idea of victory over our enemies?

Job Well Done

Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane's Murderer Caught by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) A long-sought Palestinian Authority terrorist was taken into custody by a Special Forces team late Monday afternoon in a joint operation between the IDF, Police Counter-terrorism Unit and General Security Services (Shin Bet).

Khaled Shawish, a senior commander in the Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades terrorist organization, sponsored by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction, was cornered in his car by Israeli forces in Ramallah.

The top terrorist has spent the past few years hiding out in Chairman Abbas’ headquarters in the Muqata compound, where former PLO chairman Yasser Arafat lived out his last years trapped by the IDF. A gang of gunmen, including Shawish, was sheltered in Abbas’ headquarters during Operation Defensive Shield in 2002.

Binyamin-Ze'ev Kahane, the son of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, and his wife Talia were shot to death and their five daughters seriously wounded in a December 2000 terror attack in which Shawish played a key role.

The Fatah-linked murderer was responsible for the deaths of eighteen other people and the wounding of dozens in numerous attacks, including several in and around Jerusalem.

Among the attacks orchestrated by Shawish were:
- a 2002 suicide bombing on King George Street in Jerusalem
- a 2002 suicide bombing by a female terrorist at a checkpoint just outside Jerusalem
- a shooting attack in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem

IDF soldiers shot the senior commander but didn’t manage to catch him in 2001; they did, however, disable him to the point that PA officials tried to convince Israel to allow him to go abroad for surgical treatment. He never went.

Good job by the joint operation by the IDF, Border Police, and the Shaback.

Now if only we had a death penalty to give this piece of garbage for the crimes he has committed against the Jewish people it would be a great day.

May 27, 2007

Former Israeli-Arab MK Advises PA Terror Groups on Hizbullah TV

Published: 05/27/07, 2:36 PM Former Israeli-Arab MK Advises PA Terror Groups on Hizbullah TV by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) Former Israeli-Arab Knesset Member Azmi Bishara, on the run from the law and living in Jordan, appeared on Hizbullah television over the weekend.

"Fatah and Hamas must form a strategic unification including all resistance movements,” Bishara advised. “This will allow us to meet our goal."

Bishara heralded Israel’s retreat from Lebanon in 2000 as a great precedent. "The victory in 2000 was a victory not just for Lebanon, but for all Arab people…Lessons must be learned from this victory.”

Speaking at a conference in the Jordanian capital later Saturday Bishara called Israel “colonialist,” referring to all Israelis using the Arabic word for settlers. Bishara said that actions like the Disengagement from Gaza were only meant to preserve the Jewish majority in pre-1967 Israel, which he believes is wrong, as Israeli-Arabs should be allowed to vote Israel out of existence.

"Just like the white people in South Africa went about their business in a democratic way, so does Israel,” he said. “The settlers [referring to all citizens of Israel –ed.] behave in a democratic fashion and the original residents [Israeli-Arabs –ed.] have been made into a minority who can participate in the democratic process.”

The resigned MK answered claims that nowhere else in the Middle East would he be given the freedom of speech to work against the state within which he resides: "Give us Palestine,” he said, “and take your democracy back.”

Bishara faces charges of treason, aiding enemy forces in wartime, contacting a foreign agent, funding terror activates and money laundering if he returns to Israel. Both Hamas and Hizbullah have issued statements in support of Bishara,

Asked by a Jordanian paper whether he was considering going back to Israel, Bishara said: "I don't like Israel. I never liked sitting in the Knesset. It was a sacrifice and a concession I made with myself."

The answer to this traitor is very simple, kill him.

No poison like the botched attempt on the Hamas leader Mashal, no just get close to this piece of garbage and empty a suppressed pistol into his head. If this should prove to hard to do then let a sniper take him out but kill him.

Diskin: Hamas 'Preparing Surprises' for IDF Incursion

Diskin: Hamas 'Preparing Surprises' for IDF Incursion

(IsraelNN.com) Shabak (General Security Service) chief Yuval Diskin told the government Sunday that Hamas was "preparing surprises" for the IDF, should it decide to launch a ground operation in Gaza. Diskin said these "surprises" include tunnels packed with explosive charges, snipers, explosive devices and suicide bombers.

He added that Israel's current mode of action was making life very difficult for Hamas, and that Hamas' leader, Khaled Mashaal, was "very worried" about the Palestinians' growing desperation

So does this mean Israel does not act?

We sit and allow ourselves to be hit by rockets day in and day out, if Diskin and the Chief of Staff of the IDF can't stop the rockets they need to be fired and the job given to someone who can end the attacks.

2 Jerusalem Terrorists Were Israeli Citizens

2 Jerusalem Terrorists Were Israeli Citizens

(IsraelNN.com) Two terrorists who attacked an IDF security post in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem Saturday night were Israeli citizens, said police on Sunday.

Both terrorists, 23-year-old Madchat Mohammed Shakirat and 23-year-old Mahmoud Naji Halaseh were residents of eastern Jerusalem. The two were killed by the Israeli security men they wounded.

Earlier reports said the two terrorists had been Palestinian Authority Arabs

Israel should pick up their families and remove them from Israel. The property that they leave behind should be given over to victims of terrorism as part of a compensation package.

Man Killed in Morning Kassam Attack in Sderot

Man Killed in Morning Kassam Attack in Sderot
by Ezra HaLevi and Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) Four Kassam rockets were fired at the Western Negev city of Sderot Sunday morning, leaving one man dead. A rocket crashed into his car, and he suffered sharp gashes in his neck. The Israeli civilian crashed into a wall, was rushed to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, and died within an hour of his wounds.

Another person was lightly injured, and several people were treated for shock. School children waiting for buses to take them to their first day of classes outside of Kassam range in areas surrounding Sderot, panicked upon the sounding of the "Color Red" rocket alert.

Earlier in the morning, another two rockets landed in central Sderot, causing damage but no casualties.

Today's victim was Oshri Oz, 36, of Hod HaSharon, an employee of the Sderot-based "Peretz Bonei HaNegev" construction company. Survived by his pregnant wife and 3-year-old daughter, Oshri was Israel's tenth fatal casualty of a Kassam rocket in the past three years - and the second in the past week. Among the dead were three toddlers and a 17-year-old girl.

May 26, 2007

Fatah Claims Jerusalem Shooting Attack

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Fatah Claims Jerusalem Shooting Attack by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists attacked Israeli security forces near Jerusalem’s Armon HaNetziv neighborhood Saturday evening. Two security officers were injured and two terrorists killed.

The shooting attack took place in the Sheikh Sa’id neighborhood, an area where construction continues on the Jerusalem section of the Partition Wall. One officer was wounded critically and a security guard moderately. They were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.

The terrorists were killed in subsequent exchanges of gunfire. An Arab bystander was also shot dead during the fighting.

Fatah’s Al-Aksa Brigades terror group took responsibility for the attack.

Kassams Continue on Sderot
Ten Kassam rockets were fired Saturday at the western Negev from Gaza.

Two rockets hit Sderot Saturday evening – one striking a house and destroying it and the other striking a building in the town's industrial area. Three landed just south of the city of Ashkelon. The rest landed in open areas.

No injuries were reported, though several were treated for shock.

Firebomb Attack

Also Saturday night, a firebomb was thrown at an Israeli vehicle near the Rantis Junction. There were no injuries and no damage was reported. IDF troops searching the area found another firebomb hidden by the side of the road prepared for use.

May 25, 2007

Gaza: 2 killed in IDF airstrike

Gaza: 2 killed in IDF airstrike

IAF plane hits car traveling in Gaza city, killing two and wounding five people. Hamas says its members were driving vehicle

Associated Press
Published: 05.25.07, 20:29 / Israel News

An Israeli airstrike hit a car traveling in Gaza City, killing two and wounding at least five, Palestinian security and medical officials said.

The IDF confirmed the attack. Army sources said that the car attacked belonged to a cell which has been involved in Qassam attacks in the past, and was apparently on its way to launch rockets at Israel.

The sources added that the vehicle contained explosives that were detonated following the strike. The IDF stressed that it would continue attacking terror operatives linked to the Qassam fire.

An earlier airstrike had hit a Hamas training center south of Gaza City, destroying the compound and lightly injuring at least three, witnesses said.

May 24, 2007

2/3 of Israelis Don’t Believe Peace with PA Possible

2/3 of Israelis Don’t Believe Peace with PA Possible

(IsraelNN.com) More than two-thirds of Israelis believe it is impossible to reach true peace with the Palestinian Authority, according to a new poll reported Wednesday on the Angus-Reid Global Monitor website.

Pollsters surveyed 709 Israeli adults in March, asking about their beliefs regarding peace with PA Arabs, the “land for peace” formula and the issue of unilateral withdrawals.

Sixty-nine percent of respondents said they do not believe it is possible to reach peace with the PA, 58 percent opposed the “land for peace” formula and 72 percent said they do not support uprooting of Jewish communities for the purpose of unilateral withdrawal.

If only the members of Knesset would follow the example set by the people of Israel. But as you all know the self serving members of Knesset represent only their own interest and not those of the people for as you have heard many times here they are Cowards, Scum and Traitors.

United States “Concerned” by Arrests

United States “Concerned” by Arrests

(IsraelNN.com) United States State Department spokesman Tom Casey said Thursday evening that the US is “concerned” by Israel’s arrest of 33 senior members of Hamas overnight Thursday. His announcement was similar to that of United Nations representative Michael Williams.

While Hamas is a terrorist organization, Casey said, the arrest of Palestinian Authority Members of Parliament is always “a process arousing concern.” Several of the 33 detainees are MPs in the PA, and one is Nasser Al-Din Shaer, the PA Minister of Education.

What a load of rubbish, America cares that Israel arrests terrorist.

Once again America makes a mockery out of the "war on terrorism".

America will continue to struggle to obtain success in the war on terrror as long as it has these double standards.

Terrorist that murder Americans are bad terrorist but if they happen to murder Jews living in Israel don't arrest them.

I happen to know that America doesn't care if American Jews living in Israel are murdered from the murder of a friend of mine, makes one wonder if all victims of terrorism are equal.

Midnight Kassam Rocket Shakes Sderot

Midnight Kassam Rocket Shakes Sderot

(IsraelNN.com) Arab terrorists fired a rocket on Sderot shortly after midnight Thursday, causing no damage or injuries. Israel is continuing aerial strikes on terrorist targets and a short time ago hit a financial office used by terrorists.

For those that live outside of Israel just ask yourself one question.

How many rockets falling on your city would your government allow before it acted?

Shin Bet chief's interpretation of law tantamount to subversion

Shin Bet chief's interpretation of law tantamount to subversion
Aviad Kleinberg

In a letter relayed to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz Sunday, (with the contents coordinated with Mazuz in advance) Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin made it clear that that the Shin Bet's role is to protect the Jewish and democratic nature of the State of Israel against subversive acts.

The Shin Bet security service deems itself authorized to tap telephone lines (as well as employing other reconnaissance apparatuses) in cases where subversive acts against the nature of the Jewish state are suspected, even if such activity is illegal.

The head of the Shin Bet does not oppose democracy. On the contrary, on behalf of the organization he grants Israeli citizens the right to express themselves relatively freely. "There is no ban on expressing views that contradict the values of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, as long as this is done within the law. Such positions, as long as they don't entail illegal activity, are part of the freedom of speech. Even the right to privacy is part of a democratic state's basic values."

This is where the lesson in civic law ends. And now for the small letters: "Harming these rights is only permitted proportionately and for appropriate purposes." Guess who will decide what is proportionate and what is deemed an appropriate purpose? Precisely.

There is something very disturbing about one of Israel's most powerful security chiefs announcing that he is committed not only to the safety and security of the people, but also to its ideology - not the law, ideology – and that he reserves the right to act beyond the rule of law as he deems fit. Because from the moment the Shin Bet chief rules that it's not the dry text of the law that is his prime concern, but rather, something much vaguer such as "the Jewish and democratic nature of the State of Israel," he is taking upon himself very broad authorities indeed.

It's difficult to define subversiveness. Similar to a counter-revolution in a people's democracy in the Eastern Bloc, it is a matter of association and temperament. In other words: It is a political matter. Is relieving oneself besides a statue of Stalin harming Soviet democracy? Of course. Is a statement that the prime minister is corrupt and despicable an act of subversiveness towards the State of Israel's nature of democracy? It depends who is making the statement.

The law determines that it is permissible; yet for the Shin Bet chief to make such a statement - that's not quite clear. For us the law is not final, he says; it is a starting point. Let him think about it. It depends on who is making the statements.

The Shin Bet chief has an "appropriate purpose" and he has the "proportionate" surveillance tools to help him think. Incidentally, let me guess who will be tracked and tapped. According to Diskin "the role and actions of the Shin Bet treat Jews and Arabs equally." I wonder why I don't buy this.

Shin Bet chief not above law

In establishments of power, vagueness is an existential threat - a threat to the democratic nature of the State of Israel. What is subversiveness? What is appropriate purpose? What is proportionate? Who decides?

When orders are not clear, when authorities are not defined, an opening for big trouble unlocks itself. Let's say your bank manager protects your money unless he feels there is good reason to make other proper and honest use of it. Would you sign such a contract? I hope not.

In a democratic country the law determines where to draw the red lines, and no one has the right to cross them. What is not prohibited is permissible. It’s that simple. Even the Shin Bet chief is not allowed to break the law.

If the Shin Bet chief believes that the law should be changed (the security services always feel that that they lack the freedom to act, and that civilians have too much freedom) he should say so just like any other citizen. Until then, the Shin Bet chief must not be allowed to be involved in subversive acts. He must abide by the law. No more and no less. I would expect the attorney general to make this point clear.

May 23, 2007

Cowards, Scum And Traitors

May. 23, 2007 15:13 | Updated May. 23, 2007 23:38 Cabinet to decide on buying PA gas By HERB KEINON AND AP

Any final decision to buy Palestinian gas through the British energy company BG Group PLC would have to be approved by the cabinet because of the political and strategic issues involved, a senior government source said Wednesday night following reports that progress was being made in the negotiations of the deal that would earn the PA about $1 billion in royalties.

BG is hoping to secure a 15 to 20-year contract to supply Israel with gas from its Gaza Marine field, which is controlled by the Palestinian Authority, off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

"Negotiations continue with the Israelis," the company said Wednesday. "There are still commercial issues to be finalized, but the fundamental point is that any project will be the result of a bilateral agreement between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government."

The Times newspaper reported that BG was poised to agree on the terms of a $4b. deal to supply gas to Israel, with representatives from the British energy company scheduled to meet Israeli negotiators next week. Israeli officials said that about a quarter of the profits would go to the PA.

Last month the cabinet approved continued negotiations with BG over purchase of the gas, a decision that necessitated a previous ban on buying natural gas from the PA. The change of heart, government officials said, was simply the product of economics, since buying the gas from Egypt, another option, would cost twice as much.

Under the proposed deal, BG would transport gas from the Gaza Marine field through an undersea pipeline to Ashkelon. The field, which BG purchased in 2000, contains 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Going through with this deal makes zero sense and proves the level of stupidity that exists in the Israeli government and or corruption.

The fact that Israel is even thinking of any deal that will pay the Palestinians 1 billion dollars is obscene under the best of circumstances but that they are doing so while the southern part of Israel is under rocket attack daily from Gaza makes the leadership of the Warsaw Ghetto that said don't fight the Nazi's look good.

We came to Israel to start a State so that we could stand tall and proud and fight our enemies and not bow our heads and hope to get through the current attack on our people like we were forced to do for 2,000 years.

The members of Knesset are as I have stated Cowards, Scum and Traitors, they all must go and we must have a government of the people to protect the interest of the Jewish people now and into the future.

IDF Nears Khan Yunis, Arrests Seven Suspects

IDF Nears Khan Yunis, Arrests Seven Suspects

(IsraelNN.com) The army entered central Gaza and approached the city of Khan Yunis early Thursday morning to arrest seven suspected terrorists before withdrawing. The city is adjacent to the ruins of the Jewish community of Kfar Darom that was destroyed by the government in the expulsion two summers ago.

The Cabinet has rejected extensive ground counter-terrorist operations in the Gaza region.

May 21, 2007

Hamas Tells Followers: Turn Off Phones

Hamas Tells Followers: Turn Off Phones

(IsraelNN.com) PA Prime Minister and Hamas faction chief Ismail Haniyeh encouraged Hamas terrorists to refrain from using their cellular phones, travel, or congregate in groups in order to avoid detection by Israel. He also encouraged them to keep fighting until they achieve “victory or martyrdom”. He encouraged the continued rocket fire against Israeli population centers.

Israel’s National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer and Public Security Minister Avi Dichter warned that the IDF was not just targeting the front-line terrorists, but those involved in planning and ordering terror activities, including Haniyeh himself and Damascus-based Hamas spiritual leader Khaled Meshaal.

Woman Killed by Kassam Rocket in Sderot

Woman Killed by Kassam Rocket in Sderot by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) A local woman was killed by a Kassam rocket in Sderot Monday night after an attack that scored a direct hit on her car as she stood next to it near a bakery in the center of town.

The woman, whose age was estimated by eyewitnesses to be about 35, was pronounced dead on arrival at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. She had suffered severe injuries to her chest and stomach, and bled to death.

The barrage of five rockets slammed into a commercial shopping area in the center of town shortly before 8:00 p.m. Monday evening while business owners were meeting to discuss the situation. Most businesses were closed as a result, minimizing what might otherwise have become a mammoth disaster.

One man sustained shrapnel wounds in the attack and was evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Twelve other people were also taken to hospital and treated for shock.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana were meeting in Sderot at the time of the attack. Neither one was hurt. Ms. Livni told reporters at a news conference in the besieged town that a ceasefire with Hamas is not an option, as far as Israel is concerned. The foreign minister noted that Hamas considers a ceasefire an opportunity to rearm and upgrade weapons supplies and terrorists training in anticipation of the next conflict.

Three terror organizations rushed to take the credit for this attack: Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Salah al-Din Brigades terror group, part of the Popular Resistance Committees terrorist organization.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had harsh words in a statement issued following the attack. "We will take whatever steps are necessary to stop the Kassam attacks," he warned, but did not elaborate on what those steps might be. The security cabinet gave a green light yesterday for the IDF to resume targeted assassinations, and government officials warned that Hamas Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and Hamas politburo chief and arch-terrorist Khaled Mashaal would not be immune from the attacks.

A total of 19 rockets had rained down on the western Negev by midnight. Two more Kassams exploded in Sderot, one in the industrial area and the other in the center of town, causing some damage but no injuries. During the evening, a rocket exploded among the fields located near several farms in the region. The explosion ignited a pile of weeds and started a fire, but no damage or injuries were reported. A rocket landed near a gas station, another hit a greenhouse, setting it ablaze. Another slammed into a kibbutz south of Sderot. Two rockets landed slightly south of Ashkelon.

May 20, 2007

Female suicide bombers 'eagerly await' IDF soldiers

Female suicide bombers 'eagerly await' IDF soldiers

(VIDEO) Islamic Jihad warns Israel of 'surprises' should IDF invade Gaza Strip; dozens of female suicide bombers eager to blow themselves up, take soldiers with them

Ali Waked
Published: 05.20.07, 11:37 / Israel News

The organization said it was fully prepared to retaliate "if the Zionist enemy committed foolish acts against Palestinians in the Strip."

"The enemy's threat to act in the Strip will not be fruitful and their goals will not be achieved. The Palestinian organizations are at high alert to handle a Zionist attack in the Strip," the statement said.

Islamic Jihad also released a video clip in which a high-ranking Jihad official said that his organization has prepared dozens of female suicide bombers who were eager to blow themselves up along with IDF infantry troops if if Israel was to enter and operate in the Strip.

One of the women in the clip said that she would like to be the first to commit suicide on behalf of the Palestinian resistance against Israel.

She said that she was jealous of the suicide bombers who "received Allah's help in fulfilling successful missions, and we wish to follow in their footsteps. The enemy will be defeated if it invades the Strip."

So when we go into the Gaza Strip we should drop leaflets telling the Palestinians that if they get with in 50 meters of our soldiers they will be shot and killed no other warning needed or given.

May 19, 2007

IDF: We Killed Dozens of Hamas Terrorists

IDF: We Killed Dozens of Hamas Terrorists by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) IDF officials were quoted in the press Saturday as saying that dozens of Hamas terrorists died in four days of Israeli attacks on Gaza. The officials said Hamas was under-reporting the number of casualties it has suffered, but that in reality the terror gang has suffered a severe blow. IDF intelligence cross checked and confirmed this report by counting the funerals held in Gaza in recent days.

Military sources said that they had received orders to kill at least 20 Hamas terrorists in the first day of the IAF's renewed Gaza attacks, in order to create a "shock and awe" effect. However, some of the IAF jets' sorties were cancelled because of bad weather.

Most of the attacks in which terrorists died were directed against rocket-launching squads, a short time after they had fired the explosive-laden rockets towards Israel's civilians.

Defense Minister Amir Peretz told Israel Radio that a large ground offensive in Gaza "did not serve Israel's security."

Military sources said that they had received orders to kill at least 20 Hamas terrorists the IAF's renewed Gaza attacks, in order to create a "shock and awe" effect

Peretz also rejected the option of striking infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, such as fuel, water, electricity and communications, saying such an operation "would cause the entire Palestinian population to unite around Hamas."

He added that the IDF was ready for "operation in any scope that the situation will demand."

"The difference between what happens today and what happened a year ago," said Peretz, "is that each IDF unit knows precisely what its operative mission is, the army is well-prepared for any development in the North as well as the South."

Weekend in Sderot: 40 Rockets, 10 Injured

Weekend in Sderot: 40 Rockets, 10 Injured

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists fired at least 40 rockets on Sderot and surrounding towns over the weekend. 10 rockets were fired in one hour on Saturday night, with most landing in Sderot. 10 people were lightly wounded in the attacks, and seven suffered from shock.

At least 15 rockets landed in Sderot itself, causing serious damage to several buildings. One rocket landed directly on a house, while another caused extensive damage to a local clinic. A third rocket hit a car, which was destroyed. Yet another rocket landed near Sapir College in the western Negev and caused a fire.

May 18, 2007

Barrage continues: 16 Qassams hit western Negev

Barrage continues: 16 Qassams hit western Negev

Rocket attacks against western Negev continue for sixth consecutive day as IDF steps up airstrike against Hamas

Shmulik Hadad
Latest Update: 05.18.07, 22:14 / Israel News

A Qassam rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip landed near a school in Sderot and another exploded in an open field, the police said.

An early warning system known as Red Dawn failed to sound a warning siren.

IDF Chief of Staff Lit-Gen Gadi Ashkenazi was touring the city at the time of the attack. "I came to hear and see what more we can do to help," Ashkenazi said after meeting Mayor Eli Moyal and residents of the city.

Hours later, two Qassam rockets were fired at the western Negev. One of the rockets landed on a road in Sderot, lightly injuring a resident. The other hit a house in the Eshkol town. No injuries were reported.

Residents of Sderot and the west Negev woke up to another day of Qassam attacks Friday morning as Hamas intensified its rocket fire at the city for the sixth day.

A rocket hit a Sderot gas station at around 9:30 am, lightly wounding one person. Two more people suffered shock. A second rocket hit a house in the town and caused structural damages.

The first salvo started shortly after 7 am, when Palestinians in north Gaza launched three rockets towards the Israeli community. The Color Red alert system sounded ahead of the attacks

May 17, 2007

American = EU

Last update - 20:53 17/05/2007 U.S. approves aid channel to Palestinian finance minister By Reuters

The United States has told the European Union that funds can be channeled to Palestinians through an account run by Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayad but that restrictions against the Hamas-led government remain in place.

U.S. assurances about financial transactions with a Palestine Liberation Organization account under the control of Fayad were conveyed in a series of letters between Washington and Brussels, dated May 14.

The move could help Fayad pay partial wages to more than 165,000 government workers as well as contractors and suppliers.

These games that America is playing with the Palestinians is no different than what Russia and the eU are doing with Iran.

America,EU, and Russia are all the same they are supporting evil .

PR Games

w w w . h a a r e t z . c o m Last update - 23:22 17/05/2007 IDF troops, tanks enter Gaza; 7 dead, including 4 Hamas men, in IAF strikes By Aluf Benn, Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff and Mijal Grinberg, Haaretz Correspondents, and Agencies

Israel Defense Forces infantry troops and tanks advanced several hundred meters into the Gaza Strip at two points Thursday evening, following four Israel Air Force attacks on Gaza that left at least seven Palestinians dead. (Click here for map)

The IDF took up positions in the Gaza Strip west of Sderot, as well as at the ruins of former settlements Nisanit and Elei Sinai. But the IDF said that the troops are not preparing for an extensive operation in the Strip.

The IDF tanks entered Gaza earlier Thursday, securing lookout positions just inside the northern Strip.

Palestinian militants fired some 30 Qassam rockets at the western Negev on Thursday, one of which slammed into a high school on the outskirts of Sderot, lightly wounding two people.

After the tanks entered Gaza, the IAF reported a fifth air strike on Gaza in which the house of a Qassam rocket maker was hit. The IDF reported that the man had been inside the house during the strike, but his condition in unknown.

Earlier Thursday, in the first IAF strike, a Hamas Executive Force compound in Gaza City was hit, killing a Hamas militant and wounding dozens of people.

Later, the IAF fired missiles at car belonging to Hamas in Gaza City, killing two militants. Hamas identified one of the dead as Imad Shbana, a senior member of the organization.

Later Thursday, the IAF hit Gaza City for a third time, striking a Hamas position in the city and killing at least one militant.

The IAF carried out a fourth strike on Thursday evening, firing a missile at a vehicle in southern Gaza at sundown. Israel confirmed the strike, saying that the vehicle had been carrying members of the militant Islamic Jihad organization.

When we cut off the water and electricity both of which are supplied to Gaza by Israel and we keep both off for two weeks and then we enter Gaza in mass, then Israel is serious about stopping the rockets.

Until then it is just smoke and mirros to make the public feel better.

May 16, 2007

U.S. Aired Nasrallah Speech Because No One Knew Arabic

U.S. Aired Nasrallah Speech Because No One Knew Arabic

(IsraelNN.com) Officials in charge of the United States' Arabic-language satellite television network explained Wednesday that it aired an anti-Israel speech by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah because none of the supervisors spoke Arabic.

"Mistakes were made," Joaquin Blaya, of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, told a House Middle East subcommittee. Nasrallah's speech was broadcast in December although Blaya admitted it "lacked journalistic or academic merit." The speech incited crowds to violence against Israel.

In another speech, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh lent support to the Iranian assertion that the World War II Holocaust against European Jews was a myth, said Democratic legislator Gary Ackerman.

"Why are American taxpayer dollars used to spread the hate, lies, and propaganda of these nuts, when our goal was to counter them?" he asked.

Sderot: Kassam hits apartment building

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May. 16, 2007 9:00 | Updated May. 16, 2007 23:34
Sderot: Kassam hits apartment building

A Kassam rocket reportedly hit a four-story apartment building in Sderot Wednesday night. Several people were reportedly suffering from shock as a result, while another rocket hit a transformer, knocking out electricity in parts of the city.

Earlier in the day a 70-year-old Sderot woman was moderately to seriously wounded after three more Kassam rockets, in addition to 10 earlier in the day, were fired at the Negev town. One rocket reportedly scored a direct hit on a home.

Magen David Adom medics at the scene were also treating several residents who were suffering from shock. The elderly woman was evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.

Six Rockets Hit in the Past Hour

Six Rockets Hit in the Past Hour

(IsraelNN.com) Six rockets have hit the western Negev in the past hour. No casualties were sustained and no damage caused.

Three rockets hit near the community of Mivtachim, one near Yesha and two near Be'eri.

MKs Will Have to Swear Allegiance to Jewish State

MKs Will Have to Swear Allegiance to Jewish State

(IsraelNN.com) The Knesset plenum Wednesday voted in favor of a law that would require Knesset Members to swear allegiance to Israel as a democratic and Jewish state. The law was passed in a preliminary reading and would have to pass two more readings before it becomes valid.

The law was drafted by MKs David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu) and Zevulun Orlev (NU/NRP). Orlev rejoiced after the vote, saying today was "a great day for the Knesset and Israel's democratic and Jewish identity."

MKs Achmed Tibi (Ra'am) and Zehava Gal-On (Meretz) called the law "fascist."

This is a good first step and shows their is still hope for Israel as a Jewish State.

May 15, 2007

PA Rockets Hit Sderot Homes, Three Civilians Badly Injured

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PA Rockets Hit Sderot Homes, Three Civilians Badly Injured

by Gil Ronen and Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) A 45-year-old resident of Sderot was gravely injured Tuesday evening when a rocket fired from Gaza hit her home in Sderot. She was injured in the head and stomach. Her son, who was in the house with her, was injured also: his injuries are defined as "moderately serious." Two other people who were in the house were lightly injured, and others are suffering from shock.

One rocket scored a direct hit on 'Gil' elementary school.

In a separate attack Tuesday night, a Sderot man was moderately wounded by shrapnel. Four bystanders suffered from shock. Yehuda Shoshan, Director of Magen David Adom in the Negev, said the injured were all taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon for treatment.

Terrorists have launched nearly 20 rockets at Sderot and nearby towns Tuesday night, and are threatening to launch dozens more. Two rockets landed in open fields near the city. One rocket scored a direct hit on 'Gil' elementary school, but the school was already empty of children. Other rockets tore up areas outside several Negev kibbutzim. PA terrorists also fired two mortar rounds at a kibbutz near Gaza. The rounds landed in an open field without causing injuries or damage.

At least two homes have been severly damaged in Sderot and a fire broke out at Kibbutz Or HaNer as a result of the PA rocket barrage.

May 14, 2007

Hamas seizes US weapons

Hamas seizes US weapons

Gaza sources say Hamas ambushed US convoy, seized stockpile of weapons aimed for Fatah militias

Aaron Klein, WND
Published: 05.14.07, 18:13 / Israel News

Hamas ambushed a convoy in the Gaza Strip on Sunday and seized a stockpile of US weapons transferred in recent months to militias associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, according to Hamas and Fatah sources.

"We obtained the US weapons and will keep hijacking any assistance the Americans provide to Fatah. Our fighters are aware of the American and Israeli conspiracies to topple our government. We're trained and well prepared to defeat the American-backed (Palestinian) agents," said a top member of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip.

Once again we see the pipe dreams of one more American Administration go up in flames. Their will never be a peace loving safe and secure Palestinian people. So we must grow up and face the truth and let it guide our policies for the future.

Israel must go to war with the Palestinians and restore order.

Widest Ranging IDF Exercise in Two Years

Widest Ranging IDF Exercise in Two Years

(IsraelNN.com) The IDF is holding a massive exercise Monday that includes various scenarios of possible war and comes on the heels of the Winograd Committee report that criticized the lack of preparation for the Second Lebanon War.

It is the most extensive and wide-ranging exercise that has been held in the past two years, when the military and government were concentrating on destroying Jewish communities in the Gaza and northern Samaria areas and expelling thee residents.

May 13, 2007

Must Hear Radio/ UPDATE

I had to cancel the show today due to the death of my father in law that happened just an hour or so before show time.

Shlomo rest in peace.

I will be on the radio today on the Middle East Radio Form hosted by William Wolf, I will be on the show with Devin Sper.

You can link to the show using the web address below.


May 12, 2007

84%: Peace Not Possible

84%: Peace Not Possible

(IsraelNN.com) According to a poll by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 84% of Israeli Jews believe that peace with the Palestinian Authority is not possible. The poll was taken in advance of the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

62% of those surveyed said that Maaleh Adumim and Gush Etzion help strengthen Jerusalem. Planning recently began on two neighborhoods that will connect Jerusalem to those areas; both will be hareidi-religious.

This proves that the Israeli public is smarter than the people that are in the Knesset, where it seems at least 84% of the members of Knesset are chasing after peace. Maybe if we replaced 84% of the members of Knesset with average Israelis we would have a better future for Israel.

May 10, 2007

Arab Terrorists Fire More Rockets, No IDF Response

Arab Terrorists Fire More Rockets, No IDF Response

(IsraelNN.com) Arab terrorists fired two Kassam rockets on the western Negev shortly before dawn Friday morning in continued violations of the late November ceasefire. The rockets fell in open fields in two kibbutzim.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has promised he would put an end to the rocket attacks on Israel. Both Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz this week repeated previous warnings that the attacks will not be tolerated without retaliation, but the IDF has not respon

May 09, 2007

Left Wing Scum Endanger Israel

May. 9, 2007 19:11 | Updated May. 10, 2007 2:16 IDF to investigate skirmish at roadblock By JPOST.COM STAFF

Judge Advocate General Brig.-Gen. Avichai Mandelblit ordered the opening of a criminal investigation Wednesday night after watching video footage aired on Channel 2 that showed IDF officers beating left-wing protesters.

Five left-wing demonstrators were wounded earlier in the day when they clashed with soldiers during a protest against roadblocks south of Hebron.

Channel 2 aired footage of the clashes which showed protesters dismantling a roadblock. The video showed soldiers and border policemen armed with assault rifles and wearing helmets, pushing the Israeli protesters away, wrestling with some, shoving a woman and stabbing a young man in the ribs with a rifle barrel.

The demonstrator was seen collapsing to the ground, screaming in pain, holding his chest. His condition was not known.

After watching the footage, Mandelblit ordered the Military Police to investigate the incident. IDF sources said that while it was possible the soldiers used excessive force, the protesters broke the law when trying to unilaterally dismantle a roadblock.

Defense Minister Amir Peretz spoke by phone with IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and ordered him to investigate the incident.

"The IDF must behave properly and legally," Peretz told Ashkenazi. "The incident appears to have been a major deviation from IDF norms and values."

These left wing scum are willing to put my family at risk so that they can feel good about how the poor terrorist are being treated.

I say beat them if you need to shoot them if you must, but make sure thy do nothing to endanger innocent Israeli's.

Sderot not surprised by comptroller's report

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Sderot not surprised by comptroller's report

Residents say report that Qassams are not being addressed adequately 'proves that government abandoned us, nothing is being done'

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 05.09.07, 23:39 / Israel News

It's safe to assume that Sderot residents weren't surprised by the state comptroller's report Wednesday, regarding the failures of the government in dealing with Qassam attacks on Israel.

The increased rocket attacks on the city and the western Negev this past week have merely reinforced a prevalent opinion among regional residents that the IDF is not responding adequately to the attacks, as it did in the past.

"The worst part is that the IDF is asking to fix the problem and address the Qassam rockets with a ground operation in Gaza, but the government rejects the military recommendation and perpetuates its horrible mistake of abandoning residents under rocket threat."

The Sderot municipality released a statement in response to the report, stating "the lack of IDF preparation regarding Qassams is nothing compared to the complete lack of action by the government of (Prime Minister) Ehud Olmert and (Defense Minister) Amir Peretz, who were joined this past week by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

"Our amazement only grew after the direct hit this week in which two houses in the city were damaged and the government's insistence on a policy of restraint and inaction. In our eyes (former Defense Minister) Shaul Mofaz is still the man of honor in our town for his tough responses to the rocket launchings until his replacement last spring."

Similar sentiments ring out from every neighborhood in the city, where it's always easy to find a family who has suffered from an attack.

'Palestinians laughing in our face'
Resident Zimru Yakobob, whose brother was killed in a Qassam attack, wrote a letter to the prime minister in response to the report, expressing his outrage at the lack of response from the government and the army.

"At last someone said what we already know, think and feel," Yakobob said of the state comptroller. "It doesn't matter if I'm the one who lost a brother or if I'm just any resident in the town, dealing with the daily rocket barrages.

"I remember former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who told us that if there would be rockets after the (2005) disengagement, we would hurt (the attackers) intensely.

"The Palestinians don't need to read the report. They're right in front of us, across the fence, laughing in our face. They see that we don't respond, don't do anything. Once, there was at least artillery…not silence, like there is now

When will the Israeli government strike back?

Under the current leadership maybe never, it is time for this government to go.

Knesset Panel Approves 'Bishara Bill'

Knesset Panel Approves 'Bishara Bill'

(IsraelNN.com) A Knesset committee Wednesday approved accelerating action to pass a bill intended to prevent Knesset Members from receiving benefits if they are convicted of criminal offenses.

The proposed law was brought to the Knesset following revelations that Azmi Bishara, before his recent resignation as an MK, is suspected of treason by receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from Hizbullah in return for supplying the terrorist organization with sensitive information during last summer's war.

UN attacked for spreading Christianity?

UN attacked for spreading Christianity?

Gaza terrorists claim UN 'converting our Muslims under the cover of an international organization'

Aaron Klein, WND
Published: 05.09.07, 10:12 / Israel News

A deadly attack Monday against a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip was carried by an Islamist extremist group, according to a statement faxed to WND which claimed the UN was targeted because the international body was "spreading Christian missionary activity."

"The UN is spreading Christian missionary. We will keep hitting them and trying to kill them. They are trying to convert our Muslims under the cover of an international organization," said the statement, signed by the group Jihadia Salafiya.

May 08, 2007

Survey: Most Israelis Insist on Keeping Jerusalem

Survey: Most Israelis Insist on Keeping Jerusalem

(IsraelNN.com) A survey conducted by the Center for Educational Ideas showed that 62% of Israelis, or approximately 77% of Israel’s Jewish population, is unwilling to give any part of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority under any circumstances. A similar percentage said they would be unwilling to give up control of Jewish holy places, even as part of a peace deal.

60% of those surveyed said that Arab residents of Jerusalem should not be given Israeli citizenship, but rather should be part of an Arab organization such as the PA.

The Center for Educational Ideas is a part of the Keren Berl Kazenelson organization, which is a part of the left-wing Labor party.

May 07, 2007

Knesset rejects 3 no-confidence motions

Knesset rejects 3 no-confidence motions

Opposition factions urge government, prime minister to resign following Winograd report; Minister Bar-On replies by saying dissolving of government would cause national paralysis

Amnon Meranda
Latest Update: 05.07.07, 19:00 / Israel News

Three motions of no confidence opened the Knesset's summer session on Monday. The motions, submitted by the Likud, Meretz United Torah Judaism and the National Union-NRP, were rejected by the Knesset.

Minister Ronnie Bar-On replied on behalf of the government, saying that if elections were held now, this would result in national paralysis and "would put a stop to all the vital processes we are all interested in."

Prior to the session, the Labor faction decided to allow its members not to participate in the no-confidence vote and vote in favor of the government. On Sunday, the party's central committee will discuss whether or not to stay in the government.

Hamas employs Mickey Mouse

Hamas employs Mickey Mouse

'Islam will dominate the world,' Palestinian Mickey Mouse says on TV show
Yaakov Lappin

A Mickey Mouse-like character is making regular appearances on Hamas's al-Aqsa TV to teach Palestinian children that Islam will "dominate the world," the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) organization said in a press release. Sections of the video are available for viewing on PMW's website.

"The squeaky-voiced Mickey Mouse look-alike, named Farfur, is the star of a weekly children's program called Tomorrow's Pioneers on the official Hamas TV station," PMW said, adding that the character takes "every opportunity to indoctrinate young viewers with teachings of Islamic supremacy, hatred of Israel and the US and support of 'resistance' – the Palestinian euphemism for terror."

"We are setting with you the cornerstone for world leadership under Islamic leadership. Isn't it so, Saraa'?" Farfur asked, turning to a young girl who co-presents the children's program.

"Yes, our beloved children," she replied.

"You must be careful regarding your prayer and to go to the mosque for all five (daily) prayers. I say, in the mosque and in the first rows, until we can lead the world," Farfur continued.

"We remind you that we, the great ones, started this program to lead this world. The nucleus, with the will of Allah, will be from here, from Palestine. We will carry the concern of this (Islamic) nation that awaits us," added Saraa.

The dialogue makes clear to children watching the program that Israel's destruction is a clear goal of "Allah's program."

"From Palestine, oh Saraa', what do you mean? From Gaza, Jerusalem, Ramallah, or from all of Palestine?" Farfur asked. "Yes, from all of Palestine," she answered.

"Yes, we, tomorrow's pioneers, will restore to this nation its glory, and we will liberate Al-Aqsa, with Allah's will, and we will liberate Iraq, with Allah's will, and we will liberate the Muslim countries, invaded by murderers," Farfur declared.

"Yes, they are children occupied by the Jews, but with the will of Allah, we will resist and protect against the Zionist occupation," the girl replied.

May 06, 2007

So What, I am Glad

Shin Bet uses torture regularly, B'Tselem report says

Human rights organization publishes report saying almost all Palestinian detainees suffer physical, mental abuse during interrogations, despite High Court ruling that limits use of violence against prisoners. Group calls on government to ban torture immediately

The Israeli security forces regularly abuse and torture Palestinian detainees, despite a High Court of Justice ruling from 1999 limiting the use of force in investigations, the B'Tselem human rights group reported Sunday.

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Based on the testimonies of 73 prisoners, gathered between July 2005 and January 2006, the report reveals that all detainees suffer different forms of abuse and violence against them while in custody.

Sixty-eight percent of the detainees interviewed for the report said that they were subjected to complete or almost complete detachment from the outside world throughout their interrogation; 64 percent reported that they were held in solitary confinement and experienced sensory deprivation; 54 percent complained of sleep deprivation; 73 percent said that they were withheld food or provided with poor quality food during their questioning.

Almost all detainees (96 percent) said that they were kept bound in painful positions; 73 percent complained of being subjected to verbal abuse and humiliation, and 64 percent said they suffered threats such as the arrest of close family members or the razing of their house.

The report also revealed that 49 percent of the detainees were beaten and 67 percent reported suffering at least one physical injury.

"It can be stated that the Shin Bet's routine interrogation policy mostly includes violating the prisoners' human rights and the use of measures aimed at breaking their spirit and obtaining information from them against their free will and contrary to what the High Court of Justice defined as fair and reasonable questioning," the report said.

Security forces may be exposed to arrests abroad
In the report, B'Tselem reiterated the fact that torture is prohibited by international law and that a High Court ruling places severe restrictions on the use of violence and torture in interrogations.

Since there is no practical way to restrict the use of violence in interrogations to only extreme cases, the report said, "Any digression from total prohibition would lead to a slippery slope of expanding the use of torture," adding that this violation of the torture ban might also undermine Israel's international interests or standing abroad, and expose security forces officials to arrests in foreign countries.

The report also referred to the security forces' failure to properly address complaints against interrogators, pointing to cover-up mechanisms within the system. According to B'Tselem, none of the 500 complaints filed against Shin Bet interrogators in the last five years prompted an internal police probe.

In conclusion, the report urged the government to instruct the Shin Bet to immediately put an end to the use of interrogation methods that physically and mentally harm the detainees; initiate legislation that bans torture or cruel treatment of prisoners; and state that every complaint will be investigated by the police. The report also demanded that all Shin Bet interrogations will be recorded on video.

Justice Ministry: Report full of inaccuracies
In response to the report, the Justice Ministry said: "The report is based on an unrepresentative sample, which appears to have been tendentiously selected in a way that distorts reality… The report fails to include the personal details of the witnesses, and therefore does not allow the Shin Bet and the IDF to examine these specific cases and the claims mentioned in the report.

"Except for isolated cases, and contrary to what the report states, the detainees are not stripped of their clothes. Incidents in which signs of physical abuse are found on a detainee's body are transferred to a police investigation. Any case of violation of the rules of conduct, including the uncommon cases of cursing and beating, is examined and addressed."

Regarding the Shin Bet, the Ministry said in its response, "The Shin Bet is entrusted with state security and is responsible for foiling and preventing illegal activity. In order to fulfill its objectives, the Shin Bet conducts investigations against terror suspects. Over the years, the lives of numerous civilians were saved thanks to information gathered in interrogations.

"The report is full of mistakes, unfounded claims and inaccuracies. The Shin Bet's detainees are handed at the beginning of their interrogation a document that stipulates their rights, including the right to avoid self-incrimination and the right to meet with an attorney… the interrogations are conducted according to law, rules and regulations."

So what, I don't care what we have to do to keep Jews from being murdered by Palestinians.

The self hating Jews are a danger to Israel and my family. We must pass laws that stifle these radical left wing groups from speaking out in a time of war.

May 05, 2007

Report: Olmert Likely to be Charged in Carmia Scandal

Report: Olmert Likely to be Charged in Carmia Scandal

(IsraelNN.com) A report Friday said that the special investigative team examining the "Carmia scandal," in which Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been accused of trading political favors for a discount on the purchase of a house, has concluded that there is "no other option than to investigate the Prime Minister with the aim of presenting an indictment" in the matter.

The police investigative presented its case several months ago before State Prosecutor Eran Shendar, who last week forwarded the case to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz with the recommendation that an official criminal investigation be opened against Olmert. Mazuz is said to agree with Shendar's stance. Also in favor of pursuing criminal charges in the case is State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss. In a meeting with Lindentrauss last week, Mazuz reportedly expressed the opinion that he, too, believed that a criminal investigation would eventually have to be opened against the Prime Minister.

The scandal was first reported by journalist Yoav Yitzchak, who has also prompted the investigation of several other scandals currently riveting the Olmert government, including that of suspended Finance Minister Avraham Hirschson on the mass embezzlement of funds from the National Labor Federation, and another Olmert scandal involving illicit assistance Olmert gave to friends who sought to purchase shares in Bank Leumi being sold by the government when he was Minister of Trade, Industry and Labor under Sharon.

It will be the corruption that in the end brings Olmert down and not his poor performance during the war. The problem is getting rid of Olmert and getting new leadership before we go to war with Syria this summer.

May 04, 2007

Poll on Olmert

One poll in Israel today listed Olmerts support at 2% with a error rate listed at plus/minus 5% so he could have a negative support.

It is time for Olmert to do the dignified thing and that is leave political life forever.

Good Job Magav

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May. 4, 2007 19:51 | Updated May. 4, 2007 20:21

Three Jihad members killed in clash with border police

The IDF confirmed on Friday evening that three Islamic Jihad members had been killed in a firefight with an elite Border Police unit near Jenin earier Friday evening. None of the border policemen were wounded.

The exchange of fire began after the police entered the village of Silat al-Hartiya on a routine arrest operation and encountered resistance.

Palestinian operatives present in the area at the time said they witnessed the exchange of fire between soldiers who had surrounded a house and three Islamic Jihad members located inside.

Palestinian security sources said they knew of an exchange of fire in the village but had not been informed of any casualties.

The Islamic Jihad has threatened to fire Kassam rockets at Israel to avenge its operatives' deaths, Channel 10 reported.

Overnight Thursday, Palestinians threw a bomb at IDF soldiers patrolling in Nablus. No one was wounded and no damaged caused by the attack.

Great job, Border Police known in Israel by the name of MAGAV. Once again show how to gt the job done against terrorist.

May 03, 2007

Shame On Bush

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Last update - 03:28 04/05/2007
U.S. presents Israel, PA with detailed demands
By Avi Issacharoff and Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondents

Senior officials fear a confrontation with Washington over a document of benchmarks it has presented to Israel and the Palestinian Authority setting a detailed timetable for measures each side must implement.

The document sets a schedule for removing roadblocks and opening passages in the territories and upgrading the Palestinian forces loyal to PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Israel is also urged to approve requests for weapons, munitions and equipment required by defense forces loyal to Abbas.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to arrive on May 15 to discuss implementing the plan.

Officials in the defense establishment object to several issues in the document, especially the demand to expand the operation of the passages in the Gaza Strip and the removal of many roadblocks in the West Bank.

These officials believe that the benchmarks involve security risks.

Israel has not responded officially to the document and an inter-ministerial discussion on it was postponed yesterday.

The Prime Minister's Bureau is still waiting for the positions of the defense establishment, Foreign Ministry and Shin Bet vis-a-vis on the plan.

The document, which Haaretz has obtained, sets a rigid timetable for implementing measures on either side.

The document was written by the U.S. security coordinator, Major General Keith Dayton, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dick Jones and U.S. Consul-General in Jerusalem Jacob Walles.

It was sent to Washington, where it was approved by Secretary of State Rice before it was presented to Israel and the PA. However, both Israel and the PA's official answer to the document is still pending.

Palestinian sources told Haaretz that the PA has accepted the document, but it fears that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will sabotage the turning of it into an agreement due to his precarious political situation.

If both sides accept the document it will become a binding agreement.

Rice was scheduled to arrive in mid-May to obtain both sides' approval of the document, but her visit may be postponed in view of the political situation in Israel.

The document demands, among other things, that Israel approve and support in an "immediate and ongoing" manner the requests of U.S. security coordinator Dayton for the provision of required armaments, ammunition and equipment for security forces under the control of and reporting to the PA chairman in the West Bank and Gaza.

Each clause is accompanied by a precise timetable for implementation. For example, Israel and the PA are required to establish, no later than July 1, 2007, a bus convoy service operating five days a week between the Erez checkpoint at the entrance to the Gaza Strip and the Tarqumiya roadblock at the entrance to Hebron for passengers from Gaza and the West Bank.

Israel is required to remove specific roadblocks and other traffic and movement restrictions in the West Bank at specified dates. For example, Israel must remove restrictions and provide access no later than June 1, 2007 in the Bethlehem 1 and 2 clusters, in the Hebron clusters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, in Nablus clusters 1, 2, 3 and 4 and in the Tubas 1 cluster.

It must remove roadblocks in the Nablus area and specifically the ones in Beit Iba, Hawara, Awarta, Shavei Shmoron and Beit Foriq no later than June 15.

However, the timetable in the document is not entirely relevant as the measures in it were scheduled to begin on May 1.

Rice agreed on formulating the document during her last visit in Israel and the PA. The Palestinians received the document last Wednesday, April 25. Senior Palestinian sources told Haaretz that the PA accepts its principles, although the PA has not given Washington an official answer yet.

The PA and mainly its defense forces and national security adviser Mohammed Dahlan are required to take a series of clear steps, limited by a timetable.

Dahlan is required to develop a plan against Qassam rockets with the support of PA President Abbas no later than June 21, 2007. The president must deploy these forces no later than that date.

The Palestinian forces are required to act to prevent arms smuggling in the Rafah area in coordination with Israel.

Abbas and Dahlan must subject the defense forces to the PA chairman by June 15.

Both Israel and the Palestinians are required to reestablish the coordination and liaison headquarters in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, Israel is discussing with the European Union the extension of the European observers' mandate at the Rafah passage. The posting of observers enabled Israel's withdrawal from the Philadelphi route and the opening of the passage between Gaza and Egypt.

The above plan will result in dead Jews.

President Bush, I no longer can support you.

You are now pushing ahead with a plan that puts my family at risk.

I hope that your last days in office are full of strife and that the Democrats make your remaining time in the White House hell .

Then maybe you will be too busy with in fighting, to push your stupid plan ahead.

Olmert Go Home

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The picture above is of Rabin Square in Tel Aviv where up to 200,000 people came together to demand that Olmert resign from the office of Prime Minister.

Olmert's popularity has sunk to as low as 3% according to one poll I read, the poll had a margin of error of 3% so Olmert could be at zero support. We know that his family is all a bunch of hard left wing nut jobs that didn't vote for him because he is too right wing for them.

So Olmert is a man that not even his wife and kids support his being in the office of Prime Minister.

May 02, 2007

Good News For A Change

Microsoft Israel expands

World leader in software establishing development center in Herzliya in addition to Haifa center expansion in same year

Roee Shlomi
Published: 05.02.07, 10:56 / Israel Money

Shortly after the company boosted its research and development activities at the Matam high-tech industrial park in Haifa, Microsoft Israel Ltd. is expanding yet again, this time with a new R&D Center in Herzliya.

The new center will recruit 150 engineers throughout the year, and is expected to employ about 550 developers by the end of 2008.

The center will research and develop internet applications, as well as security and telecommunications products.

Moshe Lichtman, corporate vice president and head of Israel R&D for Microsoft, said that the company intended on creating products and services that communication’s companies could use, allowing them to offer customers a variety of internet applications beyond VoIP.

Microsoft has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to the new centre, where it plans to relocate all of its R&D centers in Israel – excluding the Haifa center - by the end of 2008.

To Laugh Or Cry

US sets dates for Israeli, Palestinian moves

Bush administration draws up timetable for peace talks, sets ‘benchmarks’ to be completed by December

Published: 05.02.07, 13:16 / Israel News

The Bush administration has drawn up an eight-month timetable setting dates for when Israeli and Palestinian leaders would complete steps meant to bolster prospects for peace talks, US, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

The US timeline, the first of its kind presented to both sides, includes specific dates for when Washington envisages Israel letting Palestinian bus and truck convoys travel between the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, a demand that has raised some Israeli objections.

Washington, at the same time, has set dates for when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah would step up deployment of his forces and take specific measures to begin curbing rocket fire by militants, officials who have read the document told Reuters.

The security moves by Abbas could bring a backlash from the armed wing of the ruling Hamas movement and other militant groups behind the rocket attacks, which, according to the US timeline, would come to an end before the end of 2007.

“Some of these (steps) are difficult,” acknowledged Abbas aide Saeb Erekat. “But it’s the right approach.”

'Benchmarks' for peace
It is unclear how hard the Bush administration is prepared to push the parties to complete the list of so-called “benchmarks”, which are to be implemented between mid-May and the end of December.

Diplomats said US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was committed to the effort despite the hurdles, and that she hoped to draw up a blueprint, or “rubric”, that both sides would commit to, possibly in writing.

Some Israeli officials have raised concerns that Israel was being asked to ease restrictions on Palestinian movements without assurances that Abbas was completing his own commitments on security.

“Both sides agreed to benchmarks,” said a senior US official involved in the discussions. “The benchmarks give everyone an incentive. One side gets security. The other side gets greater (freedom) of movement.”

Another American official said initial reports that the benchmarks would exchange freedom of movement for increased security were inaccurate. “The purpose is to create a clear basis on which to help track these particular issues,” she said.

Washington hopes these measures will create conditions for final status negotiations, but the obstacles are many.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has agreed to push forward with the benchmarks, could be forced out of office over his handling of last year’s Lebanon war.

Olmert’s government has so far refused to discuss final status issues with Abbas, whose Fatah faction has joined a Hamas-led unity government that does not recognise Israel or renounce violence as demanded by Western powers.

Israel worried
US diplomats presented the list of benchmarks late last week to Israeli and Palestinian leaders but the details have not been publicly disclosed.

Israeli officials said most troubling for them was Washington’s decision to set specific dates for when Israel would begin allowing Palestinian bus and truck convoys to travel between the territories.

“There is not conditionality. Even if they don’t complete their obligations, we’ll have to complete ours,” a senior Israeli official said on condition of anonymity.

In November 2005, Israel agreed to the convoys as part of a broader agreement brokered by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But the Israeli official said conditions had changed and that ruling Hamas group would use the convoys to extend its power to the West Bank.

In addition to allowing the convoys, the US Document sets specific dates for when Israel would remove roadblocks in the West Bank and extend operations at key Gaza border crossings.

It also includes specific dates when Abbas would increase police and troop deployments in the West Bank and Gaza, two officials familiar with the documents said.

I don't know if one should laugh or cry, but I do know I am angry.

Angry, that once again Jews and Israel must pay the price for a legacy for an American President.

Bush has messed up the war in Iraq and does not have have the courage to really fix the problem in Iraq. So now the Democrats want to cut and run and set a date for a pull out no matter what is happening on the ground in Iraq.

Now Bush is doing the same thing to Israel, may G-D punish Bush both in this world and the one to come for risking Jewish lives and the State of Israel.

Job For Mossad


Bishara suspected of aiding Hizbullah for money

Efrat Weiss
Published: 05.02.07, 14:35 / Israel News

The gag order on the allegations made against former Knesset Member Azmi Bishara was lifted on Wednesday, three weeks after rumors began circulating regarding the investigation against him.

According to suspicions, Balad's chairman contacted a Hizbullah official during last summer's war in Lebanon and handed him information on strategic locations in Israel in order to enable the Shiite organization to fire rockets at these destinations. Bishara allegedly received hundreds of thousands of shekels in exchange for this information.

This is a job for the Mossad, Bishara should be hunted down and killed.

No kinder, gentler Mossad, no poison like they tried to use on Meshal the Hamas leader.

No take a pistol with a suppresor on it and empty it is Bishara's head.

Make it simple like the good old days and be done with it.

May 01, 2007

Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans

Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST May. 1, 2007

Sheik Ahmad Bahr, acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, declared during a Friday sermon at a Sudan mosque that America and Israel will be annihilated and called upon Allah to kill Jews and Americans "to the very Last One". Following are excerpts from the sermon that took place last month, courtesy of MEMRI.

Ahmad Bahr began: "You will be victorious" on the face of this planet. You are the masters of the world on the face of this planet. Yes, [the Koran says that] "you will be victorious," but only "if you are believers." Allah willing, "you will be victorious," while America and Israel will be annihilated. I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They are cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah. That is why America's nose was rubbed in the mud in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia, and everywhere.

Bahr continued and said that America will be annihilated, while Islam will remain. The Muslims "will be victorious, if you are believers." Oh Muslims, I guarantee you that the power of Allah is greater than America, by whom many are blinded today. Some people are blinded by the power of America. We say to them that with the might of Allah, with the might of His Messenger, and with the power of Allah, we are stronger than America and Israel.

The Hamas spokesperson concluded with a prayer, saying: "Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one. Oh Allah, show them a day of darkness. Oh Allah, who sent down His Book, the mover of the clouds, who defeated the enemies of the Prophet defeat the Jews and the Americans, and bring us victory over them."

Kadima officials looking for 'honorable way out for PM'

Kadima officials looking for 'honorable way out for PM'

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's supporters in Kadima understand how difficult his situation is in the wake of the scathing report on his conduct during the Second Lebanon War, and are trying to find him an honorable way out.

Senior party members plan to offer him a number of alternatives which will allow him to resign in an honorable way in a number of months. The officials told Ynet on Tuesday that any attempts to topple Olmert would not succeed.

"Our motto was for a different, clean kind of politics. The prime minister cannot be ousted. Either there will be general elections, or the prime minister will go, but ousting him is impossible," the sources said.

Prime Minister Olmert during ceremony honoring new Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen (Video: Ilan Yitzhaky)

Meanwhile, Coalition chairman, Knesset Member Avigdor Itzchaky (Kadima), has begun looking into his fellow coalition members' stance over the continuation of Olmert's tenure as prime minister.

Itzchaky told Ynet on Tuesday that he was holding talks with Kadima's Knesset members over the question whether Olmert should resign.

"I am not organizing anything at the moment. It's my duty as chairman of the coalition to look into the situation and examine everyone's opinions in order to know what people think. I am holding talks and checking who is in favor and who opposes the prime minister's resignation," Itzchaky said.

MK Iztchaky has not hesitated in the past to publicly clash with Prime Minister Olmert, and about two months ago even referred to "the most difficult leadership crisis in the State's history."

MK Menahem Ben-Sasson (Kadima), chairman of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, said in response to Itzchaky's move, "The steps that are being taken by people in the faction calling on the prime minister to resign or acting to replace him are irresponsible.

"The faction should stand by our ministers' decisions and support the prime minister who has taken responsibility and is continuing toward rehabilitation," said Ben-Sasson.

Calls for resignation

Itzchaky's move was launched only several hours after the first cracks in the Olmert government and coalition were revealed.

On Tuesday morning, Minister Eitan Cabel announced his resignation from the government, saying that "I can no longer sit in a government headed by Ehud Olmert."

Cabel added that he would call on all Labor ministers to leave the government.

Kadima MK Marina Solodkin also declared that Olmert should resign.

"I believe there is no other option but for Olmert to resign. The Winograd report is unequivocal. The report rules that he has failed, and it is even more severe than the leaks which preceded the publication. The report is unequivocal and Olmert must resign."

Knesset Member Michael Nudelman (Kadima) told Ynet that "in a Western country, after such a report, there would be no doubt that the prime minister must resign, but here we have a different tradition – we are country of chaos.

"Olmert is not the only one to blame, but I think he will have to resign soon. He will not be able to face the pressure from the parties and the public," MK Nudelman said.

It was reported later Tuesday evening by sources from the Prime Minister's Office that after talking with Olmert, Nudelman said that he took back his earlier calls for resignation, and that he supported Olmert staying on as prime minister.

This is part of the Israeli problem, Olmert will be given a way out that is "honorable".

The Knesset is void of honor and Olmert if he was a man of honor would have stepped down after his bumbling of the Second Lebanon War last summer.

Olmert should be forced out of the Knesset for all time and he should be so dishonored that he has taken away from him the ability to sit on boards of companies making millions of dollars a year like other past Israeli Prime Ministers.

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