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September 30, 2007


Sep 30, 2007 23:09 | Updated Oct 1, 2007 5:54 Druse leaders slam anti-Israel minority By HAVIV RETTIG

Druse leaders blasted on Sunday the "peripheral minority of the [Druse] community" who have recently visited Syria and who warned of an upcoming "Druse intifada."

"These statements come to turn back the clock on the tremendous advances made in the integration of the Druse into public service, and to harm the Jewish-Druse covenant of life that we have been building for many years," wrote Nabia Nasser Adin, head of the Forum of Druse and Circassian Mayors, Yusef Nasser Adin, the chairman of the Druse Zionist Movement in Israel and Moshe Ben-Atar, the director of the Israel Zionist Council, which works with Israel's Druse communities on issues of Zionist identity and integration.

The letter, addressed to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit and Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, called on the government "to aggressively prevent a continued wave of similar visits to Syria, which only serve extremist elements in the Arab sector, and to continue to strengthen the Israeli identity of Druse youth in the Galilee and Carmel."

In early September, 330 Druse religious leaders led by Druse MK Sa'id Nafa (Balad) went on a tour of Druse religious sites in Syria.

In the immediate aftermath of the visit, Deputy Knesset Chairman Majalie Whbee of Kadima called it a "trip of flattery to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad, initiated by members of the school of [former MK] Azmi Bishara," and said it "represents only the extremist margin groups and not the mainstream Druse population of Israel."

According to Whbee, the trip was "another sign" that the state of Israel "sticks its head in the sand and is not doing enough to halt subversive actions perpetrated under the auspices of [extreme left-wing Arab party] Balad and its leaders."

Nafa, who replaced Bishara on the Balad list after the latter fled Israel amid accusations of espionage, led the trip to Syria despite having his request to go rejected on security grounds by the interior minister. It is against the law for Israelis to visit countries with which Israel is technically at war, including Syria and Lebanon.

The writers of Sunday's letter did not dispute that there was some frustration among the Druse over the underdevelopment in Druse areas. The letter called for "speeding up development and striving for equality that will help to lessen the sense of frustration among the population. Don't give oxygen to those seeking to sabotage the Jewish-Druse covenant of life."

Sheera Claire Frenkel contributed to this report.

The Druze make up some of the bravest fighters in the IDF and Border Police and I count a Druze among my closet friends.

Two Rockets Hit Near Sderot

Two Rockets Hit Near Sderot

(IsraelNN.com) Arabs fired two rockets at the southern Israeli town of Sderot Sunday afternoon, in the hope of killing civilians.

The rockets exploded in uninhabited areas and no casualties or damage were reported.

Same Song Different Verse

High Court gives go-ahead to prisoner release

Justice Miriam Naor rejects petition filed by Almagor Terror Victims Association to block government decision to free 87 Palestinian security prisoners as a goodwill gesture to Palestinian President Abbas. Release to begin Monday at 4:30 am

Aviram Zino
Latest Update: 09.30.07, 23:38 / Israel News

High Court Justice Miriam Naor on Sunday evening decided to reject the petition filed by the Almagor Terror Victims Association and not to issue an injunction against the release of Palestinian prisoners Monday.

After the High Court decision was made public, the Almagor association appealed to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz in a bid to block the prisoner release.

Almagor petitioned the High Court on Sunday evening to block the government's decision to release 87 Palestinian security prisoners as a goodwill gesture to President Mahmoud Abbas, claiming that the release "constitutes a great danger to the citizens of Israel".

The Israel Prison Service (IPS) is preparing to begin the release process at 4:30 am.

How many of these released terrorist are going to go back to terrorism and will end up with Jewish blood on their hands?

How many goodwill gestures has Israel made through the years to the Palestinians, for what so they can keep up their campaign to destroy Israel.

When are the Palestinians going to make a goodwill gesture towards Israel by giving up terrorism?

September 26, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf. This weeks show will feature myself and one other guest for the whole hour.

The time of the show is 3pm EDT, 12 noon Pacific/Arizona, 9pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

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Happy Holidays

Due to the holiday of Sukkot their will be no posting until Saturday night.

If Only Israel Had The death Penalty

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Nablus: IDF arrests last participant in Ramallah lynching

Paratroopers apprehend 36-year-old Tanzim member who was part of angry mob that brutally killed two Israeli reserve soldiers in 2000

Efrat Weiss
Published: 09.26.07, 09:44 / Israel News

IDF forces in Nablus on Wednesday arrested 36-year-old Tanzim member Hayman Zaban, who was involved in carrying out the lynch in Ramallah some seven years ago in which Israeli reserve soldiers Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami were killed.

Zaban is the last of the suspects in the incident to be arrested, and was transferred to defense forces for investigation.

"Zaban was shocked when the soldiers came to arrest him," an IDF official said, adding that the Tanzim member was unaware that Israeli security forces were still on his trail.

The military said Zaban had eluded IDF forces up until now by moving from one West Bank city to another.

Following the lynch, then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak vowed that the IDF would reach all those involved.

Nurzhitz and Avrahami entered Ramallah by mistake while driving to an IDF base in the area. They were stopped by Palestinian officers and taken to the local police station, where they were beaten and stabbed to death by an angry mob that stormed the station while hundreds of locals cheered the killers on.

Great job on the part of everyone involved on catching this scum, just too bad Israel can't execute him for this crime.

Some Of Todays Attacks On Israel

IAF Strike on Terrorists, 18 Mortar Attacks

(IsraelNN.com) IAF aircraft attacked a group of terrorists on Wednesday morning as the terrorists prepared to launch a rocket. The airstrike took place in Beit Hanun. It is not clear if there are casualties among the terrorists.

According to YeshaNews, Gaza-based terrorists fired 18 mortar shells at Israel over the past hour. Six landed within Gaza, five near the Kissufim crossing and one near the Erez crossing. 11 shells fell in the Ein HaShlosha area and one fell near Sa’ad.

One mortar shell landed in the water supply of an Israeli village, which was unnamed for security reasons. The area sustained damage but no injuries were reported.

Terrorist Attacks in Jenin, Shechem, Gaza

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists threw a bomb at IDF soldiers in a village south of Jenin early on Wednesday morning. No soldiers were injured.

Terrorists opened fire on IDF soldiers in the Ein Beit Ilma neighborhood of Shechem early on Wednesday morning. No soldiers were injured.

Gaza-based terrorists fired three mortar shells at the Israeli town of Kerem Shalom early on Wednesday morning. The shells landed near the town. No injuries have been reported.

Two More Kassams Hit Sderot Area

(IsraelNN.com) Two Kassam rockets hit north and south of Sederot several minutes ago. No injuries or damage was reported. The latest attacks brought to seven the number of rockets fired on the area Wednesday.

Sirens gave Sderot residents were given the usually 20-second early warning to scurry for cover before the rockets exploded. The danger from the rockets will increase dramatically during the Sukkot holiday, when Jews eat and sleep outside in temporary "booths' (sukkot), a reminder of the dwellings used during the 40 years in the desert between the Exodus from Egypt and the arrival in the Promised Land.

Mother Knows Best

IDF downplays J'lem rocket threat

Military officials say rockets reportedly seized by Palestinian security forces near Bethlehem pose no real threat to Israel, but admit terror groups in West Bank are bent on mimicking Gaza gunmen

Efrat Weiss
Published: 09.26.07, 16:15 / Israel News

"The rockets supposedly found by the Palestinians near Bethlehem are not rockets but makeshift pipes that do not threaten Jerusalem," IDF sources told Ynet on Wednesday in response to reports that PA officers had seized rockets meant to be fired toward Jerusalem.

IDF sources added that Palestinian terror groups in the West Bank are bent on mimicking their partners in the Gaza Strip by firing makeshift rockets towards Israel but still lack the know-how.

The IDF has been so far successful in thwarting attempts to fire rockets from the West Bank but attacks from the Gaza Strip have tormented Israel's government and military.

The officials related the IDF's success in the West Bank to the relative ease of movement its soldiers enjoy there by contrast to the Gaza Strip where overcrowding makes Israel think twice before launching ground incursions.

Palestinian security forces uncovered Wednesday two rockets in the town of Beit Jala near Jerusalem, the Ma'an news agency reported. According to the report the rockets were meant to be fired towards Jerusalem.

The news brought to mind the mayhem of shooting attacks on the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, whose residents endured daily shootings by Palestinian gunmen in neighboring Bethlehem in the early days of the intifada.

"I was here when there were shooting attacks and then we stayed here. There is no reason to panic. We do not want this place to become Sderot II, so we need to deal with this problem before they start firing," Alon Abramovich of Gilo said.

Ilana Cohen, a mother of two, expressed concern for the safety of her children.

"I do not want to go back to the time of shooting attacks when I was scared to leave the house," she said.

"If there are rockets here I don't know what I'll do," she added. "Last time they fire towards us we responded with force and it was calm for years. The Palestinians in Beit Jala need to understand that either they live side by side us peacefully or we will erase them."

Ilana brings to mind the old saying "Mother knows whats best".

Her warning to the Palestinians of Beit Jala should be Israel's warning to all Palestinians "Live side by side us peacefully or we will erase them".

It should be noted that Beit Jalla is a very wealthy place, as you drive into Jerusalem from Gush Etzion you can see huge homes on the hills just before you get to Gilo the first neighborhood in Jerusalem, that is Beit Jalla.

September 25, 2007

Burg Says Does Not Believe in G-d, Explains Kippa

Burg Says Does Not Believe in G-d, Explains Kippa

(IsraelNN.com) Former MK and Jewish Agency head Avraham Burg declared this week in an interview with Channel 1 TV that he does not believe that there is a G-d.

Asked why it is that he wears a kippa (Jewish head covering meant to indicate that there is One above), Burg said: “My kippa is an expression of my identity, my affiliation, to my world, but not necessarily affiliated with G-d.”

Former Shas chairman Aryeh Deri, on the same program, said he did not believe Burg’s statement’s about not believing in G-d.

After the Rabin killing I was involved with the body guarding of several different cabinet members.

The cabinet members that we protected all offered us food, coffee, cold drinks while we sat outside of their homes, that is except for one.

That one was Burg, who treated us with contempt.

I am not surprised to see Burg living in France and cutting ties with Israel and G-D.

Gaza Banks Nixed by Bank Hapoalim

Gaza Banks Nixed by Bank Hapoalim

(IsraelNN.com) Palestinian Authority banks in Gaza may be shutting down after Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest commercial bank, Tuesday announced its intention to sever its ties with the Gaza-based financial institutions. PA bankers fear other Israeli banks will follow Bank Hapoalim’s lead, refusing to transfer shekel currency and forcing the closure of the Gaza banks.

The move comes in the wake of a decision by the security cabinet last week to officially declare Hamas-controlled Gaza as an “enemy entity.” The designation allows Israel to legally cut off fuel and electricity to Gaza, under international law. Government officials in the Jewish State have assured U.N. officials that humanitarian aid will continue to flow into Gaza regardless of other actions.

This is a start towards cutting Gaza off and making them pay the price for the daily Qassam rocket attacks on Israel.
We need to step up the isolation of Gaza by cutting of fuel, water, food and electricity.

Their needs to be a price for attacking Israel.

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Camp Trains Europeans

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Camp Trains Europeans

(IsraelNN.com) The Al Qaeda international terrorist organization has embarked on a new campaign to recruit European applicants for its terror training camps in Pakistan. The new recruits learn in the camps to make explosives using commercially available materials, as well as how to carry out terrorist attacks.

According to the Associated Press, U.S. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell told reporters Tuesday that the terrorist group is recruiting Europeans because they are able to enter the U.S. without having to obtain a visa.

September 24, 2007

Update: Terrorist Fugitive was Pardoned by Israel

Update: Terrorist Fugitive was Pardoned by Israel

(IsraelNN.com) A terrorist fugitive arrested on Sunday night near Shechem had been pardoned by Israel and removed from Israel’s “wanted” lists, according to local Arabs. Locals identified the man as 22-year-old Faris Mansur, a member of Fatah. The terrorist was previously identified as Faris Abu Ghanem.

Mansur was arrested after taking part in shooting and bomb attacks in the Shechem area. Soldiers found two guns and several bombs in the building in which Mansur was hiding.

The Almagor group for victims of terrorism issued a statement on Sunday night calling on the government to freeze plans to release terrorist prisoners, saying that many return to terrorism despite their promises, as did Mansur. 179 Israeli citizens have been murdered by freed terrorist prisoners in the past five years, the group says

When will we ever learn?

Terrorist Attacks in Shomron

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists attacked IDF soldiers south of Jenin on Monday night, opening fire from a passing car. No soldiers were wounded.

Terrorists threw Molotov cocktails at an IDF vehicle near the village of Marda, near Ariel. No soldiers were wounded.

Arabs set up a makeshift roadblock made of stones near Marda on Monday night. Last week a similar row of stones caused an Israeli car to overturn, lightly wounding two passengers.

One More Cut

JNF to repeal practice of selling land to Jews only

Jewish National Fund tells court it will sell land to Jews and Arabs on condition that Israel Land Authority compensates it for land sold to non-Jews

Aviram Zino
Published: 09.24.07, 10:08 / Israel News

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) told the High Court on Monday that it was willing to reverse its practice of selling land to Jews only, on the condition it is compensated for land sold to non-Jews.

The decision comes in response to a petition against the JNF over its refusal to sell its lands to Arabs. The petition was filed in 2004 by a group of Arab Israeli citizens who were forbidden from bidding for land in the north put up for sale by the JNF.

According to the attorney general's response to the High Court, the State and the JNF need three months in order to reach a land exchange agreement. Until such an agreement is reached, JNF lands will be marketed equally to Jews and non-Jews.

The JNF is of the view that it purchases its lands with donations from Jewish donors who want the land be used to settle Jews in Israel. It therefore has a moral obligation to honor the donors' wishes.

This is just one more cut in the death of a thousand cuts for a Jewish State.

Next the flag of Israel and the seal of Israel will be gone, for how can Israeli Arabs feel good about themselves with a Star of David on their flag and the Menorah as the seal of the State.

Without help from G-D, I see no future for the Jewish State.

We are allowing self hating Jews to destroy the hopes, prayers and hard work that has been watered with the blood of our children which brought about the birth and growth of the Jewish State.

Will we mark the year 5768 in years to come with a new fast that marks the start of the destruction of Israel?

September 23, 2007

Hamas Terrorist Hid Under Pregnant Woman's Bed

Hamas Terrorist Hid Under Pregnant Woman's Bed

(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers operating for the sixth straight day in the Ein Beit Ilma neighborhood of the biblical city of Shechem arrested one of Hamas' senior local officers Sunday. Ahmed a-Ez, 36, had been hiding in a hole which had been dug under a bed in a residential home.

IDF who combed the home encountered a pregnant woman sitting on a bed. When asked to move she refused, claiming that she felt ill and that there was nothing to see under the bed. The soldiers made her get up and discovered a-Ez in the underground hole.

He was arrested and taken to SHABAK (General Security Service) interrogation.

Weapons Found Near Zichron Yaakov

Weapons Found Near Zichron Yaakov

(IsraelNN.com) According to Omedia, police found a large weapons cache on Sunday next to the Arab village of Kfar Pardis, near Zichron Yaakov. The cache contained hand grenades, stun grenades, and other weapons.

Police said that the operation was carried out with help from canine units. Police hope to arrest suspects in the upcoming days.

September 22, 2007

Security Forces Foil Tel Aviv Terror Attack, Find Suicide Belt

Published: 09/22/07, 11:03 PM Security Forces Foil Tel Aviv Terror Attack, Find Suicide Belt by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) A four day long operation by Israeli security forces against a terror cell based in Shechem, in Samaria, ended with the successful prevention of a suicide terror attack Saturday morning. The operation culminated in a raid on an apartment in southern Tel Aviv by SHABAK (General Security Service) agents and YASAM (special reconnaissance unit) police, who found the suicide belt prepared by the terrorists and blew it up in a controlled fashion.

The operation was mounted by a brigade-sized IDF force in the neighborhood of Ein Beit Ilma in Shechem. The information that led to the location of the belt was acquired following the arrest of terrorist Mahdi Ashur, a resident of Shechem who is employed in Tel Aviv, in Ein Beit Ilma.

Security forces had been looking for the suicide belt from the start of the operation, early Tuesday morning. Paratroopers and Haruv battalion fighters arrested the would-be suicide bomber, his recruiter and the person who was to lead him to the intended target. The three were interrogated by the SHABAK but apparently did not lead the interrogators to the suicide belt. 36 other people suspected of belonging to the joint Hamas-PFLP terror cell were arrested as well. Staff Sgt. Ben-Zion Haneman was killed during this part of the operation, and his comrades killed the terrorist who had killed him.

According to JPost, senior defense sources said that the suicide terror attack was planned for Yom Kippur, and that it was intended to undermine the planned diplomatic summit between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Suicide belt located
Security forces then arrested Niad Shakriat, the Hamas commander in Shechem, and Shakriat admitted that he had given the suicide belt to Ashur. This led to the location of the belt, in an apartment which serv
The workers broke the nose of one of the policemen. The policemen managed to overpower them and located the suicide belt.
es illegal Arab workers, on the corner of Yafo and Pigiotto streets in southern Tel Aviv.

The workers who were present in the apartment Saturday morning put up a fight when the YASAM raided the apartment, and broke the nose of one of the policemen. The policemen managed to overpower the Arabs and located the suicide belt, which appeared to have been transferred to the apartment in parts and assembled there. They took the belt to the sand dunes between Rishon Letzion and Holon and blew it up in a controlled fashion. The charge was described as being of medium power, and containing ball bearings for added killing power.

Shakirat had been arrested on Thursday night by IDF's Duvdevan unit, whose members specialize in disguising themselves as Arabs and "blending into the scenery" in Arab villages and towns. Military sources said Shakirat was arrested in the middle of a street after the family he had been staying with threw him out of its house for fear that he would be caught there.

An explosives laboratory was also discovered in Shechem and IDF Radio reported it would be blown up Saturday night.

Other holiday incidents
Friday night, Arabs threw an explosive charge at IDF soldiers in Shechem and fired shots at them. No soldiers were hurt.

In another incident during the holiday, the IDF attacked a terror unit that tried to fire mortars into Israel from southern Gaza. There is no information on Arab casualties. Another terror unit fired a mortar which exploded on the Arab side of the Nahal Oz crossing in northern Gaza.

The Arab areas of Judea and Samaria were placed under closure from Thursday night to the end of the Yom Kippur holiday.

Report: IDF seized nuclear material in Syrian raid

Report: IDF seized nuclear material in Syrian raid

Sunday Times report claims Israel captures nuclear material during discreet raid on secret military site in Syria prior to alleged overflight last week. According to report, America approved attack

Published: 09.23.07, 03:46 / Israel News

An elite IDF commando unit seized nuclear material of North Korean origin during a daring raid on a secret military site in Syria before the reported IAF overflight this month, according to informed sources in Washington and Jerusalem, said a report by the Sunday Times.

According to the report, the attack was launched with American approval on September 6 after Washington was shown evidence the material was nuclear related, the well-placed sources said.

The report said the sources confirmed that samples taken from Syria for testing had been identified as North Korean. The findings suggested Syria may have joined North Korea and Iran in seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.

Israeli special forces had been gathering intelligence in Syria for several months, Israeli sources told the Sunday Times. The nuclear material found was at a compound near Dayr az-Zwar in the north.

September 21, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 3pm EDT, 12 noon Pacific/Arizona, 9pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

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IDF Arrest Terrorist, Prevent Suicide Attack

IDF arrests head of Hamas cell in Nablus

Military operation in West Bank city ends with foiled suicide attack, arrest of 49 wanted Palestinians

Efrat Weiss
Published: 09.21.07, 09:18 / Israel News

A senior Hamas leader in Nablus was arrested Friday morning by IDF forces completing an operation in the Beit Ilma refugee camp in the West Bank city.

Duvdevan unit forces arrested Niyad Shkirat at the end of a long operation which lasted for the past few days. Forty-nine other wanted Palestinians were also captured during the operation, and all suspects were trasfered to defense forces for investigation.

The Hamas official was hiding in one of the buildings in the refugee camp, and was forced out by the residents who feared the IDF would demolish their home. Shkirat was then taken in for investigation.

"The activity of IDF forces in Nablus thwarted a terror attack in the immediate future," said West Bank Brigade Commander Colonel Amir Baram at the end of the operation.

Baram said that some of the soldiers would be released for Yom Kippur, but that others would have to continue the fight against terror infrastructure even during the holiday.

During the operation, an explosive device was thrown at the Israeli troops and gunmen opened fire at them. In a separate incident, a Palestinian threw Molotov cocktails at troops north of Beit Ilma. The forces responded with fire, identifying a hit. None of the troops were injured and no damage was caused.

On Thursday, a terror attack was foiled when Israeli troops in Nablus arrested a would-be suicide bomber, his recruiter and his transporter, who were planning an attack in central Israel.

The IDF keeps doing a fantastic job against the terrorist of Judea and Samaria, primarily because we have freedom of movement unlike Gaza post retreat.

Israel must never give up Judea and Samaria ( west bank) for then in due time all of Israel's cities would fall under missile and rocket attack.

I want to thank all those soldiers that are keeping watch over Yom Kippur, stay alert and safe.

Z, good hunting and watch your 6.

'Israel, US shared intel ahead of raid'

Sep 21, 2007 9:42 | Updated Sep 21, 2007 13:52 'Israel, US shared intel ahead of raid' By JPOST.COM STAFF

Israel and the United States collaborated on intelligence ahead of an alleged IAF raid on a suspected Syrian nuclear site on September 6, the Washington Post reported Friday.

According to the report, Israel informed the US this past summer that North Korean personnel were in Syria to help the country's nuclear program. The intelligence in question reportedly included satellite imagery.

In return, the US provided some sort of corroboration.

According to US sources, the raid - which Israel has yet to officially confirm or deny - took place overnight to minimize casualties, and secrecy was maintained at such a level that the pilots on the mission were not briefed until after they were in the air.

Brookings Institutions analyst Bruce Riedel confirmed that the target of the raid had been "extremely important."

"The decision was taken despite [Israel's] concerns it could produce a war," Riedel told the Washington Post.

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 3pm EDT, 12 noon Pacific/Arizona, 10pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

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September 20, 2007

2 Pardoned Terrorists Arrested by IDF in Shechem

2 Pardoned Terrorists Arrested by IDF in Shechem

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian Authority terrorists in Shechem on Thursday, despite the terrorists having been granted amnesty as part of security concessions by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in talks a couple of months ago, according to PA sources quoted by Ynet.

The two men are senior members of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization sponsored by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction. They were arrested in the al-Ein neighborhood in Shechem.

It is time for Israel to revisit the issue of the death penalty. Part of me can understand the statement that Israel has wished to make by having the only execution in the history of the country was Eichmann, for the Holocaust has been a stand alone event in the history of the Jewish people.

However today we are facing once again an enemy that seeks nothing less than the destruction of Am Israel, thus sharing a common trait with the Nazis.

If the death penalty was good enough for a Nazi I feel the time has come for it to be good enough for Palestinian terrorist.

IDF-PA Clashes in Central Gaza

IDF-PA Clashes in Central Gaza by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers carried out counter-terrorist operations in the Gaza town of Al-Bureij throughout the day Thursday. Multiple clashes with local Palestinian Authority
One terrorist wounded in clashes with the IDF was also taken to an Israeli hospital.
gunmen led to light injuries among Israeli forces and to at least two deaths among the enemy.

Unconfirmed reports from the Gaza front indicate that three soldiers were lightly injured in Al-Bureij on Thursday evening. Two of the wounded men were hit by shrapnel from a PA mortar shell, while a third soldier was lightly wounded in an RPG attack. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon for treatment.

At least one terrorist wounded in clashes with the IDF was also taken to an Israeli hospital, Be'er Sheva's Soroka Medical Center, for treatment. One PA terrorist was killed while fighting Israeli troops and a 17-year-old was killed earlier in the day when he was hit by an IDF bulldozer. It is unclear at this stage if the teenager was willingly involved in the Gaza violence.

PA attackers in Gaza fired more than a dozen mortar shells at Israeli soldiers and civilians throughout the day Thursday. Nine shells were launched at Israeli towns and IDF positions in the space of one hour in the late afternoon. Two landed near the Kerem Shalom crossing, formerly the main crossing into Gaza, which has been closed due to terrorist threats. Seven shells fell near Jewish communities close to Gaza, including one near Kibbutz Miflasim. In one instance within Gaza, a terrorist cell attempted to launch a mortar attack against soldiers, but the shell landed near Arab houses, missing IDF positions.

Last Few Minutes Of Heros Life On Film

Soldier filmed minutes before his death

(Video) Staff Sergeant Ben-Zion Haim Henman who was killed in action in Nablus Tuesday was filmed by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit just minutes before his death. 'We have a great country, a great army, good luck to all,' he says

Published: 09.20.07, 19:55 / Israel News

VIDEO - Chilling documentation: Staff Sergeant Ben-Zion Haim Henman, the soldier killed Tuesday during an IDF operation in the Ein Beit Ilma refugee camp in Nablus, was filmed by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit cameras just minutes before his death.

On Thursday, Paratroopers Brigade commander Herzi Levy and a representative of the IDF Spokeperson's Unit arrived at the Henman family home on Moshav Nov to give them the film of their son's final moments.

Ben-Zion, 22, who served in the Paratroopers Brigade, was filmed saying, "I'm Ben-Zion Henman from Moshav Nov in the Golan Heights. I have nine brothers but I won't mention their ages. We have a great country, a great army, good luck to all."

During the movie Ben-Zion and his fellow soldiers are seen getting briefed then singing Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, and heading off to carry out an arrest raid in the Palestinian refugee camp. The footage was filmed by Sergeant Nimrod Texler, an operation coverage cinematographer for the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

The link above will take you to a film clip which has English subtitles showing the last few minutes of the life of Ben Zion Haim Henman of blessed memory. Please go see this film as a tribute to this fallen hero.

Six Hour War

Syrian official: Damascus eager to respond to Israel flyover

Senior Ba'ath official tells Arab-Israeli reporter there is growing consensus among Syrian leadership for need to retaliate to reported Israeli violation of Syrian airspace

Roee Nahmias
Published: 09.20.07, 21:05 / Israel News

A senior official in the ruling Syrian Ba'ath party said Thursday there was growing consensus among the Syrian leadership for the need to launch a military response to Israel's reported airstrike in Syria two weeks ago.

The official said the Syrian air force has been placed on high alert.

The official made the remarks to a reporter from the Arab-Israeli newspaper Al-Hadath during a visit to Jordan.

The official said Israel ordered the flyover in Syrian airspace to test air defense systems newly acquired from Russia.

The official reject reports that Israel destroyed nuclear equipment sent to Syria from North Korea who has agreed to dismantle its nuclear facilities in exchange for generous aide packages.

The official accused Israel and the United States of conspiring to ignite a war in the region in Iran and Syria did not bow to Washington's demands.

Syria has old aircraft and tanks that date back to when they were a puppet state of the Soviet Union, if they were to attack Israel we more than likely would have to name the war the 6 hour war.

The biggest threat that they have against Israel are their missiles, which have the ability to hit all of Israel.

But given our complete air superiority once the IAF has remove Syrian planes from the sky they would be free to hunt missile launchers.

September 19, 2007

‘Syrian Response Will Come from Lebanon’

‘Syrian Response Will Come from Lebanon’

(IsraelNN.com) Reports in Syrian and Lebanese media early on Tuesday night stated that Syria’s response to an alleged IAF flyover and possible airstrike will be indirect. According to the Lebanese “Ya Libnan” radio station, the Syrian response will probably come from Lebanon.

The editor of the “Syria Today” daily newspaper agreed, saying “When the states of the region send a message to Israel, it passes through Lebanon’s mailbox.” According to IDF radio, Lebanese media sources claimed that IAF planes had flown over Hizbullah strongholds in southern Lebanon, creating a sonic boom as a warning to the terrorist group.

Who Cares

Last update - 23:23 19/09/2007 UN chief: Cutting off fuel to Gaza is violation of international law By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent, and News Agencies

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Wednesday to
reconsider its decision to declare the Gaza Strip a hostile territory, warning that any cutoff of vital services would violate international law and punish the already suffering civilian population.

In one of his toughest statements aimed at Israel since taking the reins of the UN on January 1, Ban said he was very concerned at the Israeli government's declaration earlier Wednesday and its announced intent to interrupt essential services such as electricity and fuel to the civilian population.
"Such a step would be contrary to Israel's obligations towards the civilian population under international humanitarian and human rights law," he said.

"I call for Israel to reconsider this decision," the secretary-general said in a statement read by UN spokeswoman Michele Montas.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's security cabinet on Wednesday voted to declare the Gaza Strip a "hostile territory," approving among other things the disruption of power and fuel supplies to the Strip, as a response to the ongoing Qassam rocket fire at Israeli communities.

The ministers decided, however, not to disrupt Gaza's water supply.

The security cabinet unanimously approved a number of sanctions to be imposed on the Gaza Strip should the rocket fire on southern Israel continue. The steps are designed to create "civilian levers" that will pressure Gaza's Hamas rulers to bring the rocket fire to a halt.

A statement released by the Prime Minister's Office after the meeting said that Hamas bore responsibility for the "hostile activity" emanating from the territory where the Islamic movement had seized power in June.

"Hamas is a terrorist organization that has taken control of the Gaza Strip and turned it into hostile territory," the statement said. "This organization engages in hostile activity against the State of Israel and its citizens and bears responsibility for this activity."

"The objective is to weaken Hamas," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said during the meeting, according to one participant.

Barak also said that Israel is moving closer to a large-scale military operation in Gaza. "Every day that passes brings us closer to an operation in Gaza," Barak was quoted as saying. He said an array of options would be considered before a major invasion.

The PMO statement also said that there would be restrictions on "the passage of various goods to the Gaza Strip," but stressed that all steps "will be enacted following a legal examination, while taking into account both the humanitarian aspects relevant to the Gaza Strip and the intention to avoid a humanitarian crisis."

Sanctions to be imposed on Gaza in stages
The sanctions will be imposed on the Gaza Strip in stages, with Israel responding to rocket fire by disrupting electricity during the first stage.

The decision to disrupt Gaza's power supply was in part based on the fact that the electricity is used to power the metal workshops in which Qassam rockets are manufactured.

Participants in the security cabinet meeting told The Associated Press, however, that no decision had been made on when to begin cutting electricity.

According to Israeli and Palestinian officials, Gaza's population uses approximately 200 megawatts of electricity, out of which 120 are provided directly from Israeli power lines, 17 are delivered from Egypt and 65 are produced at a plant in Gaza.

The disruption of the fuel supply will be delayed until the second stage, as the decision is still subject to the findings of an ongoing legal examination of the contracts between the National Infrastructure Ministry and the Palestinians.

Subject to the legal examination, the ministers decided to completely cut off the fuel supply to the Gaza Strip, with the exception of humanitarian needs. For instance, Israel will continue to supply Gaza hospitals with the necessary fuel to power their generators.

In addition, the crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip will further reduce operations. The crossings will only allow in food and medical supplies, and other goods, such as water pipes that are also used to manufacture Qassams, will not be let in. Human traffic at the crossings will be brought to a complete halt.

Israel will reduce ties with the Strip to a bare minimum. "This [decision] allows Israel to order a number of administrative sanctions against the Gaza Strip, of course on condition they don't cross the red line in terms of inflicting humanitarian damage," said Public Security Minister Avi Dichter.

The ministers determined that the steps will be "implemented in accordance with formal legal position papers and the humanitarian situation in the field."

The ministers stressed that Hamas is the organization in charge in Gaza, and that security forces will continue operating against Hamas and other militant groups.

Shas minister Yitzhak Cohen said during the meeting that the steps Israel must make it clear that to every Palestinian action, there is an immediate Israeli reaction against Gaza.

"The Gaza power switch should be directly linked to the rocket's tail," he said.

Meanwhile, Israel Radio reported that deposed Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas met early Wednesday with Islamic Jihad leaders, in an attempt to convince them to halt the rocket fire.

Hamas denounces curbs on Gaza as 'declaration of war'
Hamas denounced the security cabinet's decision and the sanctions as a "declaration of war."

"They aim to starve our people and force them to accept humiliating formulas that could emerge from the so-called November peace conference," said Hamas spokesman Barhoum, referring to a U.S.-sponsored meeting expected to be held in two months.

"It is a declaration of war and continues the criminal, terrorist Zionist actions against our people."

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned Israel's plan, calling it an oppressive decision.

"This oppressive decision will only strengthen the choking embargo imposed on 1.5 million people in the Gaza Strip, increase their suffering and deepen their tragedy," Abbas' office said in a statement.

"It is collective punishment against the people of Gaza, and discourages serious political discussion," said Ashraf Ajrami, a minister in Abbas' government.

"We are going to ask the Americans to pressure Israel to refrain from taking such action," added Palestinian Information Minister Riyad al-Malki

Shas: Tie power switch to rocket's tail
Shas minister Yitzhak Cohen said during the meeting that the steps Israel must make it clear that to every Palestinian action, there is an immediate Israeli reaction against Gaza.

"The Gaza power switch should be directly linked to the rocket's tail," he said.

But Public Security Minister Avi Dichter indicated that the government intended to show a measure of restraint in applying the restrictions. "This [decision] allows Israel to order a number of administrative sanctions against the Gaza Strip, of course on condition they don't cross the red line in terms of inflicting humanitarian damage," Dichter said.

In response to the cabinet's decision, Arab MK Taleb El-Sana (Ra'am Ta'al) said, "Israel is defining the occupied as a hostile territory in order to excuse itself from war crimes."

Who cares what the head of the U.N. thinks about Israel attempts to end the Qassam rocket fire from Gaza.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon can open his mouth against these very limited actions that the security cabinet voted for but lets look at reality the UN supplies money, food, and ambulances for the terrorist to drive around in.

What has the U.N. ever done to protect Jewish lives or to protest against Palestinian terrorism, nothing.

So again I ask who cares, what they say?

The time has long past to cut off everything from Gaza, food, water, gas, nothing should be allowed into or out of Gaza. You are sick and need a Doctor see your own Doctors in Gaza. You want to leave Gaza which means that you must go through Israeli territory, guess what from now on it is a one way trip. We will let you leave but never return via Israeli territory.

Jews are suffering from the Nazi-Palestinian society in Gaza it is time for them to suffer in return.

October 12th Attack On Israel?

Iran-US-Spokesman Supporters of the Zionist regime will receive their response during the world Qods Day's rallies, government spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Elham, said Wednesday.

The spokesman made the remarks during his weekly press conference while commenting on the current visit to the occupied Palestine of the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Qods Day is held each year on the last Friday of Muslims fasting month of Ramadan after it was nominated by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, as a day to voice the protest of the Islamic Ummah against the Zionists.

The day falls on October 12 this year.

"The US loses all opportunities to cooperate with regional and other world states by trying to support a regime (the Zionist regime) which is now at its weakest political and social position," Elham said.

He warned that Washington's insistence on its wrong policies and arrogant approaches would have no result "but further political disgrace" for itself.

Referring to the approaching World Qods Day, the spokesman stressed, "Supporters of the Zionist regime will definitely receive the final response for their support on that day."

So I say let Israel hit them on October 11th to give them our answer to their desire to murder 6,000,000 Jews and eliminate the State of Israel.

September 18, 2007

Fallen Hero

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Staff Sergeant Ben-Zion Haim Henman, 22, of Moshav Nov in the Galilee, fell today in defense of Am Israel.

IDF Soldiers Pays The Price

An IDF paratrooper was killed and another was wounded during heavy fighting in Nablus early Tuesday morning.

The soldier died of wounds he received when a bullet fired by a gunman penetrated the seam of his flak jacket and entered his chest. A military doctor initially treated the soldier, who was in critical condition, on the scene, before the soldier was evacuated by an IAF helicopter. He died on the way to hospital. The Islamic Jihad and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for the shooting.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fallen paratrooper may G-D ease their pain and may HE judge the soul of this fallen hero with justice and mercy.

September 17, 2007

Palestinian American = Cobra American

Last update - 05:08 18/09/2007 U.S. officials: Israeli border authorities harass Arab Americans By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent

American officials have complained recently that Israeli immigration authorities harass American citizens of Arab origin at Israeli border crossings.

During meetings between senior State Department officials and their counterparts in Israel, the Americans said that in recent months there has been a troubling increase in the number of complaints by American citizens of Palestinian and Arab origin, regarding the treatment they receive at border crossings and airports in Israel.

The Americans complained about long delays, a suspicious attitude, and degrading security checks.

The State Department officials stressed that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was very perturbed by this issue and said they expected immediate improvement.

They also warned their Israeli counterparts that unless there was a change, they would update the travel warning for Americans visiting Israel to include a statement that "Israel harasses American citizens of Arab and Palestinian origin.

Lets get this straight a Palestinian with an American passport can't support terrorism and the destruction of the State of Israel.

An American Palestinian is still a potential terrorist.

If we give a cobra an American passport does it make its poison less deadly?

Abbas On 9-11


This cartoon appeared in the September 12th 2007 edition of Al Hayat Al Jadida, which is the official newspaper of the Palestinian Authority controlled not by Hamas but Fatah and President Abbas.

Remember Abbas is the person that President Bush want to lead a Palestinian State in Judea and Samaria ( west bank)

So remember that on 9-11 the Palestinians cheered when the twin towers fell and they have not repented.

The only text on this cartoon is "Exclusive to Al Hayat Al Jadida," which means it was prepared specifically for the official Palestinian Authority daily.

Thanks To Palestinian Media Watch for their work in exposing this vile cartoon.

Iran Reiterates Claim of Missiles Aimed at 600 Targets in Israel

Iran Reiterates Claim of Missiles Aimed at 600 Targets in Israel by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) A website affiliated with the Iranian regime, Assar Iran, claimed Monday that Iran has more than 600 missiles pointed at targets in Israel. Missiles are also locked on United States positions in Iraq, according to sources in the Islamic Republic.
The missiles, identified as Shihab-3s, will be launched if either Iran or Syria are attacked.

The missiles, identified as Shihab-3s, will be launched if either Iran or Syria are attacked, the website warned. The unmodified Shihab-3 ("Meteor" in Persian) is assumed to have a range of 1,300 kilometers (approximately 800 miles), capable of striking targets in Israel. Several years ago, Iran claimed to have increased the range of its missiles to 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles).

The Assar Iran story could not be independently confirmed; however, it appears to reiterate information published in a Qatari newspaper in July of this year. According to the July 15, 2007, edition of Al-Watan, the Iranian army was targeting 600 sites in Israel for ballistic missile strikes in the event of an American operation against Iran. Quoting diplomatic sources in Syria, Al-Watan reported that Iran warned Israel and the US that it has the capability to destroy all of its selected targets in Israel.

The planting of this story by the Iranian government show just how shook up and scared they are as a result of the air raid on Syria on September 6th.

They now know their air defense system they had just bought from the Russians was a total waste of money and that their nuclear program is going to go away in the flash of an Israeli air raid.

September 16, 2007

Drop Israel To It's Knees

PA: Israel Agrees to Destroy Jewish Towns, Starting in November by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) The Palestinian Authority's Maan news agency has published a copy, in Hebrew, of PM Olmert's agreement to expel tens of thousands of Jews and replace them with a Palestinian state.

The report states that Israel has agreed to begin destroying Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria immediately following the US-sponsored international summit this coming November.

The PA claims that the document's eight points represent the principles of agreement between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, in anticipation of the upcoming Middle East summit.

The document begins by stating that Israel and the PA are to immediately enter a process "that will lead to the formation of two states, Israel and Palestine, side by side," and are "to reach understandings of the type detailed below." The eight points upon which Olmert and Abbas undertake to agree are the following:

1. Israel will end the occupation of the West Bank within an agreed-upon time period. The retreat and the evacuation of the settlements will occur gradually and in several stages. Each area that is evacuated will be transferred to the Palestinian Authority, which will instill law and order there. The existence of a regime in Gaza that is willing to be part of the peace process will enable Israel to view Gaza and the West Bank as one political entity.

2. An unarmed Palestinian state will be established, whose permanent borders will be based on the pre-1967 borders. The precise border will reflect security, demographic and humanitarian needs. An exchange of territory will be enabled on a 1:1 basis, to preserve settlement blocs in Israeli hands and to guarantee Palestinian contiguity and economic development.

3. There will be two capitals in Jerusalem, that of Israel and that of Palestine, and they will be sovereign over the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods, respectively. The two municipalities will cooperate for the enhancement of the quality of life of all the residents.

4. Special arrangements will be emplaced to preserve free access to all the holy sites of the various religions. A special administration will be established to maintain the two nations' bonds with the holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.

5. Palestine will be recognized as the national home of the Palestinian nation, and Israel will be recognized as the national home of the Jewish nation.

6. A fair and agreed solution will be found for the problem of the Palestinian refugees, with consideration and recognition of the suffering that was caused to them, and with the understanding that the implementation of national self-definition will be the main aspect of the solution.

7. The two sides will declare their willingness to end the conflict and to act to increase public support for the agreement as much as possible. The two sides will act with all their force, together and separately, against any manifestation of violence and terrorism that is directed from the area of either state to the other.

8. The two sides see this agreement as a significant manifestation of the principles of the Arab League's peace initiative, and call upon the members of the League to take operative steps to bring about its full implementation. Similarly, the sides call upon the entities represented in the Quartet and international community to guarantee and help, in various ways, to promote and actualize this agreement.

The agreement ends with this paragraph:

A document based on principles of the above type must be reached before the international summit in November, must be presented during the summit, and must be anchored in international decisions after it. Immediately following the summit, parallel with the negotiations for a detailed agreement, Israel will begin withdrawing its forces and evacuating settlements from areas in the West Bank. Completion of the various stages of evacuation will be done parallel to the completion of the negotiations.

Clauses 3 and 4 indicate that Israel has agreed to give up the Temple Mount, Judaism's most sacred spot in the world, and allow an "administration" to determine when Jews would be allowed to visit or pray there.

Clauses 1 and 2 do not take into account the tremendous amount of Arab-held weaponry already present in Judea and Samaria, nor the anti-Israel violence emanating from Gaza that increased dramatically upon Israel's withdrawal in 2005.

Clause 6 leaves open the possibility that "Right of Return" refugees would be allowed to live in Israel.

It is time to reflect since we have just observes Rosh HaShana and are in the 10 days between the New Year and Yom Kippur.

What we have done to stop the evil that sits in the Knesset to this time has not worked!

We tried or sort of tried to fight the retreat from Gaza and we lost. If we stick to the old methods of fighting the government we will lose once again.

It is time to change tactics and raise the price both that we will pay and that the government will be forced to pay to attempt to give our land to our enemies.

The leadership of YESHA has proven to be more or less in bed with the government of Israel since thay have failed to stop these self hating Jews from destroying the country. If they wish to stay in positions of leadership then lead or get out of the way so others can.

We must explore ways to bring the State of Israel to its knees in order to stop the retreat from Judea and Samaria (west bank), make it cost to attempt to give up our land.

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Israeli deterrence reinstated, Military Intelligence chief says

Israeli deterrence reinstated, Military Intelligence chief says

Senior Iranian officials already speaking openly about being part of 'nuclear club', Amos Yadlin tells Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Sanctions not working and Iranian people support nuclear plan, he adds

Amnon Meranda
Published: 09.16.07, 14:59 / Israel News

Israeli deterrence has been reinstated since the Second Lebanon War, Military Intelligence chief, Major-General Amos Yadlin, told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Sunday.

"This is affecting the entire region, including Iran and Syria," he said.

A large part of the intelligence briefing was devoted to the Iranian issue. According to Yadlin, "Senior Iranian officials are openly saying for the first time that the nuclear plan has strategic and military significance."

Senior officials in Tehran, Yadlin said, are including their country in the list of other nuclear countries "as if they are part of the club".

For example, Yadlin quoted Ali Larijani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, as saying "that Iran had enough centrifuges to create a bomb, but that a bomb was not so important to the Iranians now since America could destroy Iran".

The bottom line, according to the MI head, is that "there is apparently no basic plan to change the goal of the Iranian nuclear project. But they are beginning to openly discuss the issue.

"The Iranians have a number of messages to the world," Yadlin continued. "One, we are part of the club of those who can create nukes. Two, the sanctions will not stop our plan, and we are carrying on. Three, the price of a conflict with us will be very high. We have means of deterrence, including military ones, and means of terror."

The intelligence chief said that the International Atomic Energy Agency "has said its piece and has transferred the case back to the Security Council."

According to Yadlin, "The Iranians want to bring the issue back to the agency, because if that happens, Tehran could control the timetables. It will be able to provide partial answers and delay the processes."

The sanctions implemented "are not necessarily because of a Security Council decision, but are countries' initiatives. These are mainly economic sanctions. Nonetheless, they don't really affect Iran," he said.

And what do Iranian citizens have to say about this? "The Iranian people support the nuclear policy. Their only criticism is against (Iranian President Mahmmoud) Ahmadinejad's economic policy," Yadlin concluded.

September 12, 2007

'Advisors to Assad pressuring him to respond with force'

Sep 12, 2007 8:56 | Updated Sep 12, 2007 8:56 'Advisors to Assad pressuring him to respond with force' By JPOST.COM STAFF Advisors to Syrian President Bashar Assad are pressuring him to respond to the alleged IAF attack by "landing a blow to an Israeli target," the Kuwait-based Al-Jareeda reported Wednesday. According to the report, Israel targeted long-range missile batteries that were brought to Syria from Iran. The report said five IAF fighter jets carried out the attack.

Israel Radio quoted the Kuwaiti paper to the effect that the group advocating a military response is being spearheaded by Assad's brother in law, who has met in recent days with senior Hizbullah and Hamas officials in an effort to draw up an operation plan.

The Kuwaiti paper also reported that the Syrian army has begun drafting reservists from the armed corps, missile corps and anti-aircraft units, and quoted "sources in the know" who said the draft was a response to Israel raising its level of readiness in the north.

War is coming.

Assad in mafia terms needs to make his bones and he can not survive by allowing this Israeli air strike to go unanswered.

He must hit Israel or risk losing his life in a coup and when he hits Israel it will be the start of a war. He also hopes that the international community will step in an stop the war in a few days time and reward him in the negotiations after the war with the return of the Golan.

Remember Yoni's rule number one for dealing with Arabs never negotiate.

September 11, 2007

US Calls For Restrain For Sake of 'Peace Process'

US Calls For Restrain For Sake of 'Peace Process'

(IsraelNN.com) The United States State Department called for restrain following the Kassam rocket attack that left 67 Israeli soldiers wounded Tuesday morning.

State Department Spokesman Sean Sean McCormack told reporters that the US "advised Israel to consider the impact its response would have on the peace process."

The peace process should never have been attempted, but it should be buried since it is clearly dead and it stinks.

It is time for a war process, which once started should not end until Israel has won victory.

Israeli Media Confirms IAF Struck Near Euphrates

Published: 09/11/07, 10:35 PM Israeli Media Confirms IAF Struck Near Euphrates by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli TV Channel 1 said Tuesday that the IDF "definitely carried out an attack" against Syria last Thursday. The attack was meaningful, the channel's military affairs reporter said, and was probably carried out against a large and important target that justified taking this kind of extreme action at such a sensitive time in Israeli-Syrian relations.

The target hit was in the Deir Ez-Zour region in eastern Syria, near the Euphrates river.

The attack was carried out by Israel Air Force (IAF) F-15i jets (The 'i' stands for 'Israel') referred to in Hebrew as Ra'am, or 'thunder.' Anti-aircraft fire from the ground was inefficient, Channel 1 said.

"Israeli propaganda"
Syria denies a report by CNN that IDF ground troops also participated in the operation. "This is absolutely not true," Syria's ambassador to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari said.

He claimed the report is Israeli propaganda aimed at conveying the perception that Israel can insert ground troops anywhere it wants. "Israel is seeking military escalation," he said. "We are exerting efforts so that we don't fall into this trap. We are dealing with the matter with utmost keenness, precision and responsibility."

Syria has lodged a complaint with the United Nations about the event but has not asked for a Security Council debate on the matter, and its state-controlled media is downplaying the incident.

CNN reported Tuesday that the Israeli airstrike inside Syria last week may have been targeting weapons that were earmarked for Hizbullah fighters, citing "sources in the region and in the United States."

The sources told CNN that the military operation "may have also involved Israeli ground forces" wh
The air strike "left a big hole in the desert" in Syria.
o directed the air strike which "left a big hole in the desert" in Syria.

Heightened state of alert announced over Rosh Hashana

Heightened state of alert announced over Rosh Hashana

Security establishment warns of potential terror attacks, closure imposed on West Bank, Gaza pending holiday's end. Jerusalem, highway police forces reinforced

Efrat Weiss
Published: 09.12.07, 00:23 / Israel News

The security establishment has announced Tuesday the highest state of alert throughout Israel over Rosh Hashana.

Military sources told Ynet that the security establishment had eight specific indications of potential terror attacks over the holiday, as well as dozens of general indications of possible shooting and rocket attacks, suicide bombings and kidnapping attempts.

Following Tuesday morning's Qassam attack on the western Negev military base of Zikim, and considering the onset of Islam's month of Ramadan, Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided to impose a full closure on the West Bank and the Gaza strip.

The closure will take effect early Wednesday morning, and will be in place until the end of Rosh Hashana, when it is to be reassessed.

During the closure, large police forces are expected to patrol crowded public places, such as markets, shopping malls and bus stations. Come Wednesday evening, security forces are to shift their focus to synagogues.

Since Rosh Hashana and the beginning of Ramadan overlap, Jerusalem Police has been especially reinforced: Thousands of policemen will be deployed in the city's streets, assuring those who wish to pray at the Western Wall or Temple Mount are able to do so safely.

Heightened police presence will also be noticeable in recreational facilities. Highway police officers are also expected to boost their presence on the country's major roads and highways, keeping an eye out for drunk, drugged and speeding drivers.

The Highway Police will also deploy forces throughout Jerusalem and its Old City. It also formed tactical headquarters, headed by Jerusalem District Police Commander, Major-General Ilan Franco, near the Western Wall.

During Friday, the first Friday of Ramadan, security forces will allow Palestinian men over the age of 45 and Palestinian women 35 years and over entry to Temple Mount prayer services – providing they have the appropriate entry permits.

A source in the police department told Ynet the forces have been instructed to prevent any attempt, by anyone, to violate public order.

How Stupid Is Peres

Sep 11, 2007 15:00 | Updated Sep 11, 2007 15:00
Peres: Why are they still shooting at us despite the disengagement?

In his first comments on the subject since Tuesday morning's Kassam rocket attack which left 69 soldiers wounded, President Shimon Peres voiced wonder at the Palestinian terror groups' decision to continue with such tactics.

"It makes no sense why they would continue to shoot at us despite the fact that we disengaged from the Gaza Strip," Peres said during a Rosh Hashana toast for foreign diplomats

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With Olmert, prayer is all we have left.

Zikim Attack, Will Government Strike Back

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A Hamas spokesman praised Tuesday's rocket attack on an Israeli army base, calling it a "victory from God."

"We consider this a victory from God for the resistance," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said on Hamas radio. "We consider the resistance as the legitimate right of the Palestinians to defend themselves and restore their rights."

The rocket strike, which wounded 69 IDF soldiers, was followed by a mortar barrage on the Gaza border. The Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees claimed responsibility for the attacks, and the Islamic Jihad later posted a video on its website purportedly showing the Kassam rocket launch.

Although Hamas was not directly involved, Israel has said it holds the group responsible for attacks out of Gaza because it rules the area.

Although nobody was wounded in the mortar attack, the incident will undoubtedly add to the calls for action, which reached a fever pitch following the earlier Kassam strike.

Yet despite these calls, predictions are that the IDF will still hold back from launching a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip. According to reports, the hesitancy is in large part due to the upcoming peace summit in Washington, mounting tensions along the northern border, and the fact that Sderot remains largely unprotected.

Defense officials are, however, calling on the political echelon to allow the IDF to deepen their operations in Gaza. At the moment the army is allowed to penetrate up to 2 km into Palestinian territory from the security fence.

Dozens of parents of soldiers serving at the Zikim base arrived there on Thursday to demand that their children be removed from the site. Israel Radio reported a heated exchange between the parents and the commanding officers of the base.

The ball is now in the court of the Israeli government, will they strike back?

I feel sorry for these parents of non combat soldiers that were injured in this attack as a former combat soldier and the father of a current combat soldier you are in a certain mind set that helps you get ready for the worse, G-D forbid. But these parents thought their children were at a lesser risk and then to get hit with this. I really feel sorry for them.

September 10, 2007

We Are Our Own Worse Enemies

Arab Child Sues State for NIS 4 Million

(IsraelNN.com) An Arab child from the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem is suing the state for more than four million shekels, claiming that border police officers acted recklessly and caused him severe injuries. The child, 10-year-old Almalek el-Zalbanani, said he stepped out of a neighbor’s home in February of 2006 and was hit by a sharp object thrown by nearby police, who were aiming at rioters standing approximately 250 meters away.

El-Zalbanani was taken to a nearby Israeli hospital, where doctors found that he was suffering from serious head injuries. He received extensive treatment in Hadassah Ein Karem and Hadassah Har Hatzofim hospitals, but despite treatment, remained severely handicapped. He and his parents are suing for medical costs, the cost of lost employment, and more, claiming that police could have prevented the incident had they been more careful.

I don't buy it, the kid more than likely was throwing stones at the Border Police.

I also think it should be against the law for Arabs to sue the State if they are injured or killed if the damages happened while Arabs were taking part in anti Israel demonstrations, terrorism or rioting.

Arabs, cause the problem and then they get to sue the Jewish State.

If the Arabs loose their case in the lower courts they then appeal it to the Arab loving, Jewish State hating Israeli Supreme Court will side with the Arabs.

We are our own worse enemies.

Punish Gaza Now

Qassam injures dozens

Rocket launched from northern Gaza lands in western Negev military base, injuring over 25 soldiers, the largest number of casualties from a Qassam attack

Hanan Greenberg
Latest Update: 09.11.07, 03:10 / Israel News

More than 25 Israelis soldiers were hospitalized after a Qassam rocket launched from northern Gaza landed on a military base in the western Negev early Tuesday morning. This is the largest number of casualties to date resulting from a single Qassam attack.

Magen David Adom reported sending 20 ambulances and two support helicopters to the scene. Casualties were treated at the scene and then transferred to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, and Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.

In total, 57 soldiers arrived at the hospitals, and while some were being treated only for shock, the military and MDA reported that at least half were physically wounded. IDF sources told Ynet that there were serious consequences as a result of a direct hit. "Sometimes there are direct hits, and then there are many casualties. That's what happened this time."

The army confirmed that the lethal Qassam landed in the Zikkim base, about 1 kilometer north of the Gaza Strip, at about 1:30 am, next to a tent containing several soldiers from a battalion in basic training. The wounded, along with their battalion members, were scheduled to complete basic training mere hours after the attack took place.

Despite the rocket threat on the region, it had been decided that the new recruits would continue sleeping in tents. The tent that sustained the direct hit served as a makeshift meal tent and contained a number of soldiers at the time of impact. Several soldiers in an adjacent sleeping tent were injured from shrapnel and the force of the blast.

The Qassam, which was launched from the area of Bein Hanoun, was claimed by the Salah a-Din Brigades - the military arm of the Public Resistance Committees. Abu Mujahad, the organization's spokesman, told Ynet that the brigades had launched two rockets into Israel.

Now maybe, Olmert will act against the terrorist of Gaza.

The time has long past for Israel to deal with the mess that it created by retreating from Gaza.

Let's pray that Israel and her masters in Washington D.C. could only learn the lesson that you can never give the Palestinians any Jewish land, because every where we have given them our land they turn it into a base for terror.

Again I call for the Israel government to close Gaza no Arabs in or out. Cut off all electricity, water, gasoline and food going into Gaza and let them rot for a month and then send in the IDF.

Knesset Finance Cmte. freezes former president Katsav's perks

Last update - 19:32 10/09/2007
Knesset Finance Cmte. freezes former president Katsav's perks
By Zvi Zrahiya, Haaretz Correspondent

The Knesset Finance Committee decided Monday to freeze former president Moshe Katsav's perks, until the High Court of Justice rules on petitions against the plea bargain he reached with the state prosecution.

The frozen funds, which total NIS 755,000, were to be used among other things for renting an office, as well as furniture, equipment, hiring advisors and secretaries, and financing Katsav's private apartment in Kiryat Malachi.

Katsav agreed to plead guilty to sexual harassment, forcible indecent assault and harassing a witness. In return, rape charges were struck from the indictment and he was told he would receive a suspended sentence.

Several weeks ago the Finance Committee voted to revoke the perks of any president, prime minister, minister, or judge who is convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. Katsav's lawyers, however, said Sunday that the charges contained in the plea bargain do not constitute crimes of moral turpitude. This argument contradicts the position put forth by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz.

The former president's lawyers asked the committee to immediately approve the funding for his perks, sparking a storm in the Knesset. The NIS 755,000 are in addition to the NIS 1 million approved by the committee several weeks ago, which will be used to provide Katsav with security and an armored vehicle.

Ceremony Honoring Soldiers for Refusing to Evict

Ceremony Honoring Soldiers for Refusing to Evict

(IsraelNN.com) A ceremony honoring those soldiers who refused to take part in the violent eviction of two families from Jewish-owned property in Hevron last month is to take place this evening at 7:30 pm in Jerusalem. The event, organized by the Task Force to Save the Nation and Land, is set to take place in a hall in the Romema neighborhood, near the Central Bus Station. Popular Israeli singer Ariel Zilber will provide entertainment.

The radical left-wing organization Peace Now has asked the police to outlaw the ceremony, claiming it is a form of "incitement and rebellion."

Activists: ‘Bolsheviks’ Threatening Free Speech

Activists: ‘Bolsheviks’ Threatening Free Speech

(IsraelNN.com) The Task Force to Save the Nation and Land slammed the extreme-left Peace Now group on Monday after Peace Now asked the police to outlaw a ceremony honoring soldiers who refused to expel Jewish families from their homes in Hevron. Peace Now claimed that the ceremony, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem on Monday night, is a form of “incitement and rebellion.”

Task force activists dismissed Peace Now’s request as “a Bolshevik attempt to close mouths that testifies to the character” of the left-wing group. Activists defended their decision to honor the soldiers, saying “The Hevron refusers are worthy of being engraved in history as brave men who are a symbol of the people of Israel.”

September 09, 2007

Let Them Suffer

Terrorists Attack Sufa Crossing

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists fired three mortar shells at the Sufa crossing between Gaza and the Negev on Sunday. No injuries were reported in the attack.

The Sufa crossing has been used in recent months for the transfer of donated food and medical supplies into Gaza. Larger crossings, such as Karni, have been closed due to terrorist attacks.

So let them suffer.

If the world was honest they would turn their back on the Palestinians for they are a sick society that needs to be destroyed no differently than the Nazis were.

So these bright boys that have nothing better to do than lob motors into the crossing where free food and medicine comes into Gaza, fine let the Palestinians suffer.

Israel needs to close all the crossings into Gaza, turn off the water, electricity and phones and after a minumum of three weeks the IDF needs to move in and destroy the terrorist and really go house to house. If we find a weapon the family is deported.

Condi and George Pay Attention

Young PA Would-be Suicide Bomber Caught at Checkpoint

(IsraelNN.com) A young Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist was caught by Border Guard officers Sunday at a security checkpoint in Samaria, west of Shechem.

The PA youth was armed with three bombs as he tried to cross into pre-1967 Israel to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Sappers safely detonated the bombs in a controlled explosion and the young terrorist was transferred to security personnel for questioning.

But the checkpoints cause humiliation for the Palestinians and must be done away with according to Condi Rice and President Bush.

Bottom line I don't care how the Palestinians feel.

If Palestinians feel a need to come into Israel pre 1967 into our population centers then they must meet our security needs.

Better yet lets close our population centers off to the Palestinians, let their leaders find them work in Hevron, Ramallah, Schem etc.

Why do we owe these people work?

It is time we rid ourselves of the notion that the Palestinians are a source of cheap labor and raise wages for the "dirty" jobs so Israelis will fill these positions.

September 08, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 3pm EDT, 12 noon Pacific/Arizona, 10pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

You can listen to streaming audio on line by going through the MERF web page located

It's About Time

Report: IDF kidnaps senior Hamas official

Palestinians report Israeli troops disguised as members of Hamas' security force kidnapped Muhawesh al-Kadi, senior member of group's military wing in Rafah. Sources say man involved in abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit

Ali Waked
Published: 09.08.07, 18:45 / Israel News

A group of undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as Arabs on Friday kidnapped a senior Hamas member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, near the Rafah crossing in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians sources told Hamas' website.

Palestinian sources told Ynet that the man was apparently involved in the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

The sources said that the undercover soldiers entered the Gaza Strip, and carried out their operation near the Rafah Crossing. According to the sources, the undercover soldiers were disguised as grocers riding a donkey-pulled wagon. Sources said they disguised force even chatted with locals near the crossing.

According to the report, the undercover soldiers approached a plot of land belonging to Muhawesh al-Kadi, a senior Hamas official who acts as spokesman of the organization’s special security forces in Rafah.

Al-Kadi was working his land when the disguised force approached and kidnapped him. The Palestinian sources reported that the operation went quickly and smoothly. The undercover force left Rafah with al-Kadi, and brought him to Israel.

According to the report, the operation was carried out about 2 kilometers from the security fence, in an area where a large number of Hamas gunmen are stationed.

Hamas officials confirmed that this was one of the Israelis' most daring acts and that troops disguised as Arabs had not entered so deep into the Strip for a long time.

It is about time that Israel started acting like Israel of old.

By grabbing Muhawesh al-Kadi, maybe Israel can gain information on where the Palestinians are holding Gilad Shalit.

September 06, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 3pm EDT, 12 noon Pacific/Arizona, 10pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

You can listen to streaming audio on line by going through the MERF web page located

Attack Thwarted, Five Terrorists Killed

Attack Thwarted, Five Terrorists Killed

(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers thwarted an attack on Kissufim crossing in Gaza on Thursday afternoon. Several terrorists drove towards the crossing in two vehicles, intending to kill soldiers and possibly blow up the crossing. Soldiers fired on the vehicles, as did IAF aircraft.

Five terrorists were killed. Soldiers are examining the vehicles to see if either was to be used in a bombing.

Spokesmen for Islamic Jihad and Fatah’s Al Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades took joint credit for the attack. The groups claimed that the terrorists had successfully infiltrated an IDF base while driving a truck full of explosives. Fighting continued well after the initial attack, they said.

War Over The Horizon

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Sep 6, 2007 14:33 | Updated Sep 6, 2007 14:33
Syria: Air defenses fired at Israeli aircraft over our airspace

Syrian air defenses opened fire on IAF aircraft that violated Syrian airspace overnight Thursday, a Syrian military spokesman said.

"We warn the Israeli enemy government against this flagrant aggressive act, and retain the right to respond in an appropriate way," the Syrian spokesman said.

Syrian officials reported that four or five IAF aircraft broke the sound barrier and dropped fuel tanks over deserted areas of northern Syria, along its border with Turkey.

It was not clear if Syria was accusing the Israelis of using warplanes or some type of other aircraft like drones.

"The Israeli enemy aircraft infiltrated into the Arab Syrian territory through the northern border, coming from the Mediterranean heading toward the eastern region, breaking the sound barrier," the spokesman said.

"Air defense units confronted them and forced them to leave after they dropped some ammunition in deserted areas without causing any human or material damage," he added.

The IDF said that it was "not accustomed to responding to such reports."

Syrian Cabinet Minister Buthaina Shaaban, speaking on Al-Jazeera television's English service, would not confirm that Israel had attacked Syria, but did say the aircraft violated the country's airspace.

"We are a sovereign country. They cannot do that," said Shaaban.

The Syrian military spokesman did not specify whether the military used surface-to-air missiles or anti-aircraft artillery when confronting the aircraft.

"We warn the Israeli enemy government against this flagrant aggressive act, and retain the right to respond in an appropriate way," the Syrian spokesman said, speaking on customary condition of anonymity.

Is this the start of the usual warm up for a middle east war?

It is hard to say from one incident but when incidents like this increase the frequency in which they occur then war may be just over the horizon.

The major question is how will the IDF do in a war if it occurs at the end of September - First part of October.

I think they will be much better than they did last year in the Second Lebanon war, but not as well as they would if the war is fought next spring or summer.

September 05, 2007

Former Mossad director tells Ynetnews: IDF has wide range of options to tackle Qassams

'Time for offense in Gaza'

Former Mossad director tells Ynetnews: IDF has wide range of options to tackle Qassams

Yaakov Lappin
Published: 09.05.07, 23:01 / Israel News

The IDF must stop responding defensively to the daily rocket attacks terrorizing Sderot, and take up an offensive posture, former Mossed chief, and Chairman of the International Institute for Counter-terrorism (ICT) Shabtai Shavit told Ynetnews on Wednesday.

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"The way to deal with this is to talk less about defense and go towards attack. Without going into details. I can say with certainty that the IDF has a very wide selection of options to activate, enabling it to go from a state of defense to attack, where terrorists will be forced to hide," Shavit declared.

Shavit has held an array of key positions during his 32 year-long career in the Mossad. Before that, he served in Israel's elite Sayeret Matkal force.

Asked why the government was holding the IDF back from going on the offense, Shavit replied, "you will have to ask the government that."

'Iran's fingerprints seen in Gaza'
Addressing the various reports of increased Iranian influence in the Gaza Strip, Shavit said several indicators pointed to Tehran's involvement in Hamas and Islamic Jihad activities.

"You can identify methodological techniques, and forms of thinking (among Hamas and Islamic Jihad), not necessarily direct, which point to who stands behind this," Shavit said, adding that he believed "security forces have enough information to see very clear Iranian fingerprints in Gaza."

Shavit also stressed the significant role played by Hizbullah agents in Gaza. "For a very long time, we have been aware of connections between Hizbullah and Hamas in Gaza. We have intelligence proof of cooperation, including funding, guidance and provision of means, all from Hizbullah. Having said that, whatever Hizbullah does also represents the Iranians. So all these indicate Iranian fingerprints in Gaza," Shavit explained.

"The whole idea of Hizbullah was an Iranian idea aimed at setting up a body on Israel's border which threatens Israel," Shavit said, adding that in the event of air strikes against Iran's nuclear installations, Hizbullah, at the command of Iran, could activate its foreign terror cells to strike Israeli and Jewish targets around the world, similar to the bombings of the Israeli embassy and Jewish community center in Argentina. "I'm not saying this to scare people, we have to be realistic," he added.

'Hamas in West Bank making preparations'
Focusing his view on Hamas in the West Bank, Shavit said that the organization's terrorist cells were "not waiting, they are getting supplies, and getting ready." He added, however, that while the scenario of rocket attacks from the West Bank on central Israel could not be ruled out, it would not be possible for Hamas to act as freely as it does in Gaza, due to the IDF's presence in the West Bank.

"We live in very dynamic world. And therefore in the worst case scenario, someone there can aim a rocket and fire it at Israel. But it could never resemble the situation in Gaza, because of the IDF's presence, and the political situation in which the PA and Fatah are in very direct and open confrontation with Hamas," he said.

During the ICT's upcoming annual conference, 'Terrorism's Global Impact,' which will be held at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya next week, Shavit will deliever a keynote address to a workshop on Iran.

"The conference is a Mecca for many experts the field of counter-terrorism," Shavit said, adding that delegates would be arriving from 50 different countries.

"This collective intelligence consists of over 120 experts which will take an active part in the conference. Important messages will come out of this for the world in the war on terror," he added.

No Leadership, No Action

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Cabinet no to Gaza operation

Security cabinet decides against launching large-scale offensive in Gaza Strip for now; Barak does not rule out such an operation in future; IDF uncovers 11 Qassam launchers; fortifications to be increased in Sderot

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 09.05.07, 21:04 / Israel News

After the security cabinet decided on Wednesday not to expand the scope of IDF operations in the Gaza Strip for now, the Defense Ministry ordered an increase in fortifications for the Qassam rocket-stricken town of Sderot.

And on Wednesday evening, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he did not rule out that at some point in the future, Israel might have to launch a large-scale operation. Speaking at a New Year toast at the Defense Ministry, Barak stressed however that there were no plans for such an offensive at the moment.

Fifteen large, hollowed-out concrete blocks, called a "migonit" will be dispersed Thursday in Sderot's open spaces to provide cover against the Qassams for people caught out on the street during an attack.

These shelters were first introduced to Sderot in May, but removed in July following a reduction then in Qassam shelling.

In a second stage of the fortification plan, bus shelters will also be protected against Qassam rockets, so as to provide cover for school children waiting for transport on their way to or from school.

Over the course of Wednesday, IDF forces uncovered 11 Qassam launchers during a series of operations in the Gaza Strip.

During the security cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered the army to present him with a comprehensive plan to combat the Qassam attacks on the Negev.

The ministers, however, did not put to a vote the proposal made to cut off Gaza's electricity or water as a punitive measure against the firing of Qassams, but the government instructed the defense establishment, Foreign Ministry, and legal bodies to begin preparing a plan for sanctions against Gaza.

In an official statement issued after meeting, the government said Israel "holds Hamas responsible for the Qassam attacks and terrorism carried out from Gaza.

"This murderous terror organization pretends to be managing the day-to-day life of Gaza's citizens while the lives of the residents of the Gaza vicinity communities are disrupted unbearably.

"Factoring in all this, we have tasked the security establishment, Foreign Affairs Ministry and relevant legal parties with outlining a plan, which will take into account all military and civilian considerations, to limit the services provided by Israel to Gaza in response to the criminal and indiscriminant attacks against the Israeli civilian population."

Defense Minister Barak told the meeting that as long as there was no defense system against the Qassam rockets, the only solution could be deep-reaching offensive forays in Gaza.

"Alongside the offensive efforts – we must press on with developing defensive measures for the home front and prepare for the possibility of declaring an emergency situation. We must also consider imposing sanctions on the Hamas government," said Barak.

Wow, I am over whelmed at the leadership show by the Cabinet today.

The best answer they can give to Israeli civilians living with daily rocket attacks is we will give you more places to hide in.

With this kind of leadership their would have been no Israel, no Six Day war, no raid on Entebbe, no stealing of the French missile boats, no raid on the Iraqi nuclear reactor.

Today, Right Now, Action is needed.

Cut of the water, electricity, shipments of gasoline, food, nothing goes into Gaza from Israel or from Eygpt.

Then in two or three weeks start the large scale invasion of Gaza with the IDF never to leave Gaza again. Clamp down with an Iron fist, UN and press is removed and we do what must be done.

September 04, 2007

Is Condi Smart Enough

New Book Reveals Rice’s Pressure on Israel

(IsraelNN.com) A new book written by Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler details the way in which United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice took control of US policy in the Middle East, and the techniques Rice used to pressure Israeli leaders to accept her plans for the area. The book is called “The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy,” and was released on Tuesday.

As an example, Kessler writes that when Israeli troops surrounded Yasser Arafat’s Mukata compound in Ramallah, Rice called former Sharon Bureau Chief Dov Weissglass to Washington and told him to call off the siege. Israel was hurting America’s ability gain international support for a war in Iraq, she said. The war “is more important than Arafat,” Rice reportedly told Weissglass, warning him that “you’re making problems” with President George Bush.

According to Kessler, Rice was also largely responsible for then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s decision to expel Jews from Gaza. Rice told Weissglass to make a move that would make the world say “look what Israel did, now the Palestinian have to do something.” When Sharon suggested destroying three to five Jewish communities in Gaza, Rice told Weissglass “That’s not a breakthrough. If you want a different reality, it has to be all of Gaza.”

If this is true the question now must be is she smart enough to understand that the policy of President Bush and hers has failed 100%.

I was against the Gaza retreat because I knew what the future would hold.

But if Condi and Bush along with the Israeli leadership would learn the lesson of the Gaza retreat that the truth of the matter for the Palestinians is not an issue of having a place of their own, it is the hatred they have of the Jewish people that drives them. Gaza is Jew free and they still fire rockets from Gaza into southern Israel.

How can any sane person think a retreat from Judea and Samaria (west bank) could obtain a different outcome?

Perfect Storm

Published: 09/04/07, 9:07 PM Violence Pays? Bil'in Victorious in High Court by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) The High Court ruled Tuesday in favor of the petitioner, Bil'in Village Council Head Ahmed Abdullah Yasin, regarding the segment of the Judea and Samaria security fence that passes between the Arab village of Bil'in and the Jewish city of Modi'in Illit (also known as Kiryat Sefer). The petitioner claimed that the fence's present route separates the villagers' houses from some of their agricultural land.

The section of the fence that is to be dismantled and moved is 1.7 km (about 1 mile) long. Besides taking up 260 dunams of the village's land, the village's Council Head claimed it cut it off from 1,700 dunams of its agricultural land. The cost of every kilometer of fence is estimated at NIS 10 million.

The site of the fence at Bil'in has been the venue for weekly violent riots by Arabs and sympathizers from the Israeli and international Left. Policemen and soldiers have been injured at least a dozen times since the incidents began, in April 2005, including one occasion in which a soldier lost sight in one of his eyes.

Arabs celebrate
Residents of Bil'in celebrated the ruling Tuesday, playing musical instruments and waving the Palestinian flag. The Israeli pro-Arab group "Peace Now" issued a statement complimenting the court on its decision and claiming that "it proves that the Bil'in villagers' opposition had been justified."

Once again the Supreme of Israel has proven that it is the court for the Arabs and does nothing to protect the interest of the Jews of Israel.

We now have the makings of the perfect storm, an anti Jewish Knesset and Court are both racing to weaken the future of the Jewish people in Israel.

May G-D deliver the Jewish people from our leadership.

Fatah Is Still In The Terror Business

Al-Aqsa Brigades announce start of operation "roaring sea waves" Date: 04 / 09 / 2007 Time: 19:32 www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=25150

Gaza - Ma'an - The "Buraq army" unit of the Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing
of Fatah warned on Tuesday that if Israel deprives the Gaza Strip of water
and electricity, the Israeli power generating station at Ashkelon will be

Announcing the start of operation "roaring sea waves" in the West Bank and
the Gaza Strip, they said they would respond to Israeli threats to
assassinate Palestinian resistance fighters. They threatened to undertake
"qualitative operations" and to continue launching home made projectiles
against Israeli targets.

Also on Tuesday the Al-Mujahideen Brigades, another of the units of the
Al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for launching a home made projectile
at the Israeli town of Sderot. However, there have been no reports from the
Israelis that a projectile hit Sderot.

Fatah the wing of Abbas, the man that President Bush thinks he can make peace with. Is still or shall we say once again using terror as a means to achieve their goal.

How much proof does the world need before they can see the truth that the Palestinians will never seek true peace with Israel. The peace talks are just a tactic to weaken Israel before they murder 6,000,000 Jews and bring to an end the Jewish State.

September 03, 2007

Israeli Police Watch Destruction On Temple Mount

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Published: 09/03/07, 2:20 PM Remnants of the Second Temple Being Destroyed by Islamic Wakf by Hana Levi Julian and Alex Traiman

(IsraelNN.com) A large trench being dug on the Temple Mount is destroying a never before uncovered section of the outer wall of the Second Temple. The construction is being supervised by the Wakf—the Muslim Authority acting as custodians to the Temple Mount.

Archeologists have been calling for construction to halt on the trench, which is approximately 1,300 feet long and five feet deep. The Wakf claims the trench is being dug to replace 40-year-old electrical cables for nearby mosques.

New photos of construction debris from the Temple Mount show carved stones casually dumped in a pile that appear to be a section of the outer wall of the Second Temple, according to archaeologist Eilat Mazar.

According to Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of the Temple Institute, the Wakf is intentionally digging in areas where "undoubtedly the Temple once stood." "For the first time since the Temple's destruction, a section of the Temple Wall itself has been exposed," Richman said. "And the Wakf under the guise of laying down electrical pipes has dug a trench, destroying the most important holy artifact ever found to date."

Richman contends that the Temple remains are being "purposely destroyed with no supervision," calling the government's tolerance of the construction "complicit cooperation."

According to a report by WorldNetDaily, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert personally gave permission for bulldozers, steam shovels and other heavy equipment to be used to dig the trench.

"This is an extraordinarily serious offense," Richman states. "A corrupt, spiritually bankrupt government is allowing Judaism's holiest site to be trashed because of political agreements to officially hand over the Temple Mount to the Palestinian Authority. Jews in Israel and abroad are asleep, and have not awakened to the importance of the Temple in Judaism or the desecration of this holy site being performed daily by the Wakf."

The Israel Antiquities Authority approved the construction despite archaeologists’ concern that precious artifacts are being destroyed. The Authority, which digs for religious artifacts across the State of Israel, has not inspected construction on Judaism's holiest site even once since the work began, despite continuous calls for the construction to be supervised and halted.

English spokesman for the Israeli Police, Mickey Rosenfeld asserts that the police stationed on the Temple Mount will not prevent the construction because the Antiquities Authority approved the dig.

The Wakf has denied that any Jewish artifacts have been discovered during the dig, but new photos of work on the Mount belie the claim, clearly showing what is likely to be an ancient piece of carved wall.

The wall in question is from the outer wall of the Temple itself, as opposed to the Western Wall, which is a remnant of the retaining wall around the larger Temple platform.

Mazar, a member of the faculty at Hebrew University and a member of the Public Committee for Prevention of the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount, says it is "crucial this wall is inspected." She explains that the current ground level of the Temple Mount is slightly above the original Temple Mount platform, “meaning anything found is likely from the Temple itself.”

Mazar insists that she must personally inspect the stones to confirm their status, and attempted to inspect the site last week. She was stopped by Israeli police who are protecting the construction.

"The only hope is for Jews and non-Jews from across the world to stand up and start putting pressure on the religious, political and archeological communities to immediately halt this process," Richman concludes. "The whole world is wondering what the Jews are doing, allowing their most precious site, the Holy of Holies to be destroyed right before their eyes."

This is a crime against all man kind just as when the Taliban destroyed the statues of the Buddhas in Afghanistan and must be stopped.

It also shows the level of the hatred that the Palestinians have for Jews. They instead of seeking to preserve the past since it is a Jewish past want nothing more than to destroy it.

What does our silence say about us the Jewish people?

Where are the members of Knesset?

Where are the religious parties in the Knesset?

Where are even the common people from Am Israel?

All of the above from the Jewish people should have come as one body and entered the Temple Mount to stop the destruction of our past.

But since it seems we don't care, is it any wonder why our Temple lays in ruin and the mosques still stand on the Temple Mount.

Why are we silent, in the face of this destruction?

Just ask yourself one question, what would the muslims do if we started to destroy the mosques on the Temple Mount?

September 02, 2007

100% Appeasement


Last update - 19:50 02/09/2007
Abbas: Mideast summit will fail if no prior agreement is reached
By Reuters

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he wanted the upcoming Middle East conference to result in a framework agreement for Israeli-Palestinian peace and set a timeline for implementation.

"We are concerned that November 15 will come - if this will indeed be the date for this international conference - without arriving at a specific agreement on all the issues, and that this meeting will be described as a failure," Abbas said.

Abbas has been pressing a reluctant Israel to discuss in depth matters at the core of any future agreement on Palestinian statehood - the shape of final borders and the fate of Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees.

"We need a framework agreement with a timeline for implementation," he said at a news conference with Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief.

"We do not want a meeting that results in merely a statement. We do not want a meeting that will end up a failure for everybody," Abbas said.

A senior Abbas aide said the Palestinian leader and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert failed to bridge their differences on the issue at their last meeting, on August 28.

Abbas said last week the conference proposed by United States President George W. Bush would be a waste of time if Israel continued to seek only a broadbrush "declaration of principles".

Israeli officials have used that phrase to describe what Olmert might offer in answer to calls for rapid, final talks in details on establishing a Palestinian state.

Raising the bar too high, the officials have said, could lead to disappointment and crush renewed efforts to revive peacemaking stalled by seven years of violence.

So Abbas wants Israel to give in on every issue without the Palestinians giving in on any issue much less their goal for the destruction of the State of Israel and the murder of 6,000,000 Jews.

Is President Bush stupid enough to force this on Israel and is Olmert and Israel stupid enough to agree to this.

But we know that Israel has in writing agreed to almost every thing that the Palestinians have demanded the only two issues remaining are the right of return for Palestinians that ran away from Israel in 1948 when the Arabs leaders called on them to do so. Israel has agreed to admit these refugees are the fault of Israeli actions during the war and is ready to give them money. Who gave my in laws money for what they left behind in Yemen, or for that matter what became of the silver and gold that the representative of the Jewish Agency took from them, giving them a receipt to reclaim the gold and silver when they arrived in Israel.

The second issue is that the Palestinians do not want any Jewish towns left in Judea and Samaria, Israel has said that we will keep the larger towns and give up land from the pre 1967 Israel to compensate the Palestinians for this.

The time to force Olmert from office is long past and every member of Knesset knows what Olmert is willing to give up and they still allow this mad man to retain office.

They are all Cowards, Scum and Traitors for what they are doing to the Jewish people.

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