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February 29, 2008

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 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon 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.

You can listen to the show by going to the host radio program web page http://kknt960.townhall.com/

Rabbi Metzger: IDF Trying to Scare Religious Soldiers

(IsraelNN.com) The Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi, Rabbi Yonah Metzger, asked the IDF's chief rabbi to intervene in the matter of the religious soldiers who refused to be instructed by female soldiers, and sharply criticized the IDF for jailing the soldiers – who were pardoned and released after serving 11 days.

Metzger called upon IDF Chief Rabbi Avi Ronsky to use his influence on behalf of the soldiers and said: "it is difficult to find justification for the severe punishment of a three-week jail sentence, and on the face of it, it looks like a disproportionate punishment which has the direct purpose of striking terror into the hearts of those who believe in a stricter Torah worldview."

The Chief Rabbinate also held a discussion on the matter Thursday and dozens of Zionist religious rabbis signed a petition to the Minister of Defense and the IDF Chief of Staff, demanding that the IDF refrain from forcing religious soldiers from participating in lessons given by female soldiers.

Limited Action Not Needed

Feb 28, 2008 13:02 Israel prepares for assault on Gaza By HERB KEINON


As Hamas drew Ashkelon into the circle of communities coming under heavy rocket attacks, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the Foreign Ministry on Thursday began preparing both Israeli and world opinion for the possibility of a large-scale incursion into Gaza.

JPost Editor-In-Chief David Horovitz comments on the Gaza escalation

Barak, during a series of meetings at the Defense Ministry, said, "We should be prepared for an upswing in hostilities in Gaza. The big ground operation is a reality and it is tangible. We are not eager to embark upon such an operation, but we are not put off by it either."

According to defense sources, the goals of such an operation - reportedly in the planning stages for weeks if not months - would not "merely" be to reduce the threat of rocket fire and rocket manufacturing in the Gaza Strip, but would also likely entail paralyzing the Hamas government's ability to operate, and even include "regime change."



If Israel goes into Gaza it should not be a limited action, we must do it correctly and go to war.

Palestinians have pushed for this by their non stopping rocket attacks and now with the escalation of longer ranged rockets that can hit Ashkelon, Israel must put an end to the Palestinian problem once and for all.

February 28, 2008

Silenced Mini Uzi Can Solve Problems

Police ban memorial ceremony for George Habash

Police commissioner issues injunction ordering closure of events hall in Nazareth where ceremony for remembrance of PFLP-founder supposed to have taken place
Sharon Roffe-Ofir

Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen obtained an injunction ordering the closure of the Abu Maher events hall in Nazareth where the remembrance ceremony for George Habash, the recently deceased founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was set to take place.

Arab MKs and members of the public expressed anger at the decision saying they would appeal to the High Court on the matter.

Police officers from the Amekim district said they were very surprised to hear from the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee that it intended to hold a ceremony in honor the later Habash in Nazareth. The committee did not hide its plan to do so and distributed invitations to the event through the media.

The police turned to the police commissioner so that he would issue a closure order, which he did saying: "From the authority vested in me by clause 6a for the prevention of terrorism and after I was convinced that there is about to be a terrorist attack by the Popular Front (for the liberation of Palestine), I am ordering the closure of all sections of the building where the activity is supposed to take place."

In addition, Commissioner Cohen ordered the "closure of any place where there is a desire to hold said ceremony." The injunction will go into effect on Friday between noon and midnight.

Senior police officials said that the purpose of the assembly was the expression of support for George Habash and the PFLP organization whose ideological basis denies the right of existence of the State of Israel. "Thus, it is not possible to give a hand to this type of event in the State of Israel," one official said.


Arab MKs not happy

Officials from within the Arab sector reacted with anger to the decision and Adallah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, intends to appeal to the High Court in order to have the injunction cancelled. "The factual rulings are incorrect, and we are suing for the cancellation of the injunction. If we don't get an answer – we'll appeal to the High Court," Adallah attorney Orna Cohen said.

Raja Agbaria, the director general of Bnei Hakfar and one of the event's organizers, referred to the police commissioner's decision and said: "This is an assembly organized by all the parties in Israel, if in the eyes of police, the Arab parties are a 'popular front' then why don’t they arrest all of us," he asked rhetorically.

The event will go on tomorrow in any case only now it will be bigger and more widespread. I won’t elaborate how the activity will be held."

MK Ahmad Tibi (United Arab List-Ta'al) said that "the injunction that was issued is a grave violation of basic rights and an abuse of the police's authority. This is a gag order that demands judicial intervention and we will turn to the High Court."

MK Jamal Zahalka, chairman of the National Democratic Assembly, harshly condemned the decision: "This is an insolent and offensive decision. It will not prevent us from memorializing one of the most important Palestinian leaders in the 20th century," he said.

"They're afraid of the dead and bringing up their memories. This is a serious injury to freedom of political action and an additional layer in the political persecution of the Arab leadership in Israel."

Hadash Chairman MK Mohammad Barakeh referred to the anger at the commissioner's decision saying "this is a political assembly initiated by a public committee including known MKs. The police commissioner's letter represents the damaging of freedom of expression and democracy and, in any case, the event will be held and the injunction will be cancelled and voided."

Not only should this be banned, for George Habash was a terrorist and it is just too bad he die of natural causes and not lead poisoning as caused by a silenced mini Uzi.

He was buried last Sunday just outside Amman, Jordan, attending with thousands of other terrorist were MKs Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List), Jamal Zahalka and Wassal Taha (Balad). These three terrorist must beremoved from the Knesset immediately and they should join George Habash by the end of the week, maybe we can use the silence mini Uzi on these traitors.

Israel has run out of time, if she is going to survive we must grow up and stop playing stupid little games of trying to be yefay nefish beautiful souls as this will destroy Israel. It is time for us to fight to the death all enemies foreign and domestic.

February 27, 2008

How Long, Must We Suffer

Israeli killed by Kassam hit on Sapir College in Sderot AP and jpost.com staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 27, 2008 www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1203847477443&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

A student at Sapir College in Sderot was killed and one other person wounded
by shrapnel after a Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the western
Negev campus.

At least five other people were reported in shock. Army Radio reported that
everyone present on the college campus was being shepherded into sheltered
areas.

The rocket that struck the college's parking lot was one of a barrage of six
fired late Wednesday afternoon, two of which landed in Sderot. One rocket
hit and caused severe damage to a residential building in the city's Neveh
Eshkol neighborhood. No one was wounded.

A total of 22 Kassam rockets were launched at southern Israel Wednesday
afternoon from the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, a barrage of 11 rockets slammed into Sderot, sending four people
into shock. One hit a factory cafeteria shortly after some 100 workers had
left the room. The building sustained serious damage.



For how long must Israel suffer from the lack of leadership from the Knesset and the Prime Minister?

May G-D avenge this, since the State of Israel will not.

February 26, 2008

UN Against Israel, What A Shock

UN expert: Palestinian terror 'inevitable consequence' of Israeli occupation

Palestinian terror 'inevitable consequence of Israeli occupation and laws that resemble South African apartheid,' report authored by investigator for Human Rights Council says

Associated Press
Published: 02.26.08, 19:46 / Israel News

GENEVA - A report commissioned by the United Nations suggests that Palestinian terrorism is the "inevitable consequence" of Israeli occupation and laws that resemble South African apartheid - a claim Israel rejected Tuesday as enflaming hatred between Jews and Palestinians.

The report by John Dugard, independent investigator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the UN Human Rights Council, will be presented next month, but it has been posted on the body's website.

In it, Dugard, a South African lawyer who campaigned against apartheid in the 1980s, says "common sense ... Dictates that a distinction must be drawn between acts of mindless terror, such as acts committed by al-Qaeda, and acts committed in the course of a war of national liberation against colonialism, apartheid or military occupation."

While Palestinian terrorist acts are to be deplored, "they must be understood as being a painful but inevitable consequence of colonialism, apartheid or occupation," writes Dugard, whose 25-page report accuses the Jewish state of acts and policies consistent with all three.

He cited checkpoints and roadblocks restricting Palestinian movement to house demolitions and what he terms the "Judaization" of Jerusalem.

As long as there is occupation, there will be terrorism, he argues.

"Acts of terror against military occupation must be seen in historical context," Dugard says. "This is why every effort should be made to bring the occupation to a speedy end. Until this is done, peace cannot be expected, and violence will continue."


Israel's UN Ambassador in Geneva slammed Dugard's analysis.

"The common link between al-Qaeda and the Palestinian terrorists is that both intentionally target civilians with the mere purpose to kill," Itzhak Levanon said. "The fact that Professor Dugard is ignoring this essential fact, demonstrates his inability to use objectivity in his assessment.

"Professor Dugard will better serve the cause of peace by ceasing to enflame the hatred between Israelis and Palestinians, who have embarked on serious talks to solve this contentious situation."

Dugard was appointed in 2001 as an unpaid expert by the now-defunct UN Human Rights Commission to investigate only violations by the Israeli side, prompting Israel and the US to dismiss his reports as one-sided. Israel refused to allow him to conduct a UN-mandated fact-finding mission on its Gaza offensive in 2006.

The report will be presented next month at the 47-nation rights council's first regular session of the year. The new body has been widely criticized - even by its founder, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan - for spending most of its time criticizing one government, Israel's, over alleged abuses.



Once again the UN proves the only good it can do is no good.

Dugard is an idiot that ignores the Arab terrorism that existed for 50 years before their was a state of Israel. He also is up set by what he calls the "Judaization" of Jerusalem. He is only a few thousand years late if he wants to complain about the Jews taking over Jerusalem.

For the last 16 years Israeli leaders to the point of acting criminally have tried to obtain "peace" with the Palestinians and this is the way the UN now views us. I just have to wonder how if we did it Yoni's way and went to war with the goal of victory over our enemies the UN could view us in any worse light. It is the old damned if you do and damned if you don't scenario.

So I have a great idea for once in our history let's try it my way and see what happens.

After the war I will tell you what happens we will have 50 years of peace, if not more, for the fear of Israel will overcome the desire of the Arabs to wipe us out since they think we are weak.

February 25, 2008

'Most American Mosques Preach Anti-Western Hate'

'Most American Mosques Preach Anti-Western Hate'

(IsraelNN.com) The Washington-based Center for Security Policy research project has discovered that a preliminary study shows that 75 percent of mosques in the United States are a source of anti-Western hate messages. One hundred mosques were studied, and 75 are on the "watch list" of being possible sources of terrorism. Several Muslim centers in the U.S. are funded by Saudi Arabia and by front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist party in Egypt.

The results of the final study have not been published, but Frank Gaffney, head of the Center, said that "the vast majority" are inciting insurrection through sermons, textbooks and videos.

Big Nothing

50 Palestinians detained after anti-siege demonstration moves to Erez crossing Date: 25 / 02 / 2008 Time: 11:04 www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=27971

Gaza - Ma'an - The Israeli army arrested 50 Palestinians for throwing stones
on Monday at Erez border crossing after they formed a human chain to protest
the ongoing Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip.

Thousands of Gazans linked arms, stretching along Salah Addin Street, which
runs much of the length of the Strip. The protest was organized by the
Popular Committee Against the Siege.

When the day's main rally ended peacefully, a few hundred young people then
moved to the Erez crossing, throwing stones at Israeli soldiers.

The soldiers fired back with live ammunition as well and tear gas. No
casualties were been reported.

The Israeli army later confirmed that they have arrested 50 alleged
stone-throwers near Erez crossing.

Organizers had expected 50,000 people to attend the days actions.

Rami Abdo, the spokesperson of the Popular Committee the protest is
continuation of the Committee's activities to reject the Israeli-imposed
siege. He pointed out that several national and popular organizations as
well as schools, universities and government ministries are taking part in
the human chain.

"We have been stunned by the large number of people who joined the protest,"
he added.

He stressed that the human chain is a peaceful action aimed at visually
representing the suffering of the people of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli radio stations broadcasting in Arabic said that the Israeli
authorities have ordered the soldiers to avoid violence when they encounter
the human chain.

However, the Israeli military commandeered the frequency of one local
Palestinian radio station, broadcasting warnings to Palestinians not to
attempt to break through the border.

"Some organizations are trying to take advantage of civilians and use them
as human shields which the army will not allow," the spokesperson of the
Israeli army said on the local Gazan radio station.

***Updated at 16:44 Bethlehem time

This turned into your basic non event, I think the warnings from the IDF were enough that a lot of Palestinians remembered they had left something on the stove and returned home.

February 22, 2008

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 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon 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.

You can listen to the show by going to the host radio program web page http://kknt960.townhall.com/

Your Time Is At An End

Friday, February 22, 2008 Worried Rice to discuss Gaza with Olmert in Japan

Worried Rice to discuss Gaza with Olmert in Japan
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent Last update - 07:19 22/02/2008
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/956934.html

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet with U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice while both are in Japan next week. The meeting was
requested by Rice. It is particularly surprising because Rice is due to come
to Jerusalem for a working visit the following week.

Government officials predicted that the meeting would focus on the situation
in the Gaza Strip, and said that Rice probably wanted to express her concern
over the humanitarian situation there.

Rice wants to call Olmert on the carpet for Gaza, you can bet she will not mention one word about Sderot and the 8 year old boy that lost his leg in a rocket attack last week.

Olmert if he were a man would snub Rice and not meet her in Japan and even tell her to stay home next week when she is scheduled to come to Israel.

Rice and Bush are on their way out, no government in Israel should implement any plan they try to cram down Israel's throat in the next 10 months.

The time has come to tell President Bush with all due respect your time has come to an end.

February 21, 2008

Small Step Toward Freedom

COURT ORDERS STATE PROSECUTOR TO DISCLOSE DECISIONS ON FEEEDOM OF SPEECH AND INFORMATION CASES Israeljustice.com www.israeljustice.com/news2.asp?key=107 Date added: 2/21/2008

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli court has instructed the state prosecutor's office
to disclose decisions on issuing indictments in cases of freedom of speech
and freedom of information in the trial of a Jewish critic of Israel's
withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank in August 2005.

"This is a precedent from two points of view," defense attorney Yitzhak
Bam said. "The attorney general is ordered to disclose all the decisions
related to offenses regarding freedom of expression and free speech
offenses. All the decisions regarding freedom of information offenses must
also be disclosed."

Jerusalem District Court Judge Musia Arad ordered the state prosecutor's
office to disclose all 1,260 decisions in cases regarding freedom of speech
and freedom of information from the year 2000 to the present day. The
majority of the decisions on whether to issue indictments or not in these
cases were made by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz and Deputy State
prosecutor for Special Affairs Shai Nitzan.

Arad gave the prosecutor's office 90 days to produce the material and
also ordered the state prosecutor's office to pay the court costs of 7,500
Israeli shekels [$2,075] to the appellant, Elitzur Segal.

Rabbi Elitzur Segal was indicted in 2005 for insulting the Israeli
military's chief rabbi, Brig. Gen. Yisrael Weiss. In an article on a website
in 2004, Segal accused Weiss, who served as military chief rabbi during
Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, of tolerating the violation of Jewish law in
the military. Segal said that Weiss facilitated the violation of the Sabbath
as well as against killing and eating non-kosher food in the army. Segal
also wrote that Weiss did not stop male and female soldiers from sleeping in
the same tent during operations.

Weiss never pressed charges against Segal. Instead, a police unit that
monitors dissident Internet sites gathered evidence against Segal after a
complaint was submitted in 2005 by parliamentarian Eitan Cabel, a Labor
Party member of the Knesset Constitution and Law Committee. Mazuz ordered an
investigation of Segal's article, and evidence was collected by the police's
computer crimes unit, established to monitor anti-withdrawal websites. Segal
was charged with insulting a civil servant, punishable by six months in
prison. The law, introduced by the British Mandate before the founding of
the Jewish state, has been used against opponents of the government's
withdrawal policy.

"The right of Segal to study the information takes on another dimension
when the state itself holds the information regarding all the decisions that
are requested and it is the state that has indicted the appellant," Arad
said on Feb. 12. "It is also the state that argues that the appellant must
have enough evidence [to prove selective prosecution] and this can't be done
by referring to just a few decisions."



This is a small step toward freedom in Israel.

It always seems odd to me that the only people in Israel that are prosecuted for speaking against the government are those that speak out against the policies of capitulation to our enemies .

Why is the left not investigated, for wanting to create a terrorist state on our land or for their anti Torah agendas?

When will Israel become a Jewish state rather than a state where Jews happen to live?

Out Of Touch

Polls: 22% support negotiating Jerusalem now, 58%:26% Oppose compromise on Jerusalem for peace agreement,

Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 21 February 2008

Telephone poll of a representative sample of 503 adult Israelis (including
Arab Israelis) carried out by Maagar Mohot Survey Institute (headed by
Professor Yitzchak Katz for Israel Radio's "Its all Talk" on afternoon and
evening of 20 February 2008.
Statistical error +/- 4.5 percentage points.

What grade from 1 to 10 would you give to the following for their
performance
Average scores for those having an opinion:

COS Ashkenazi: Total 7.01 Kadima voters 7.18 Likud 6.20 Labor 8.17
Mossad head Meir Dagan: Total 7.75 Kadima 8.46 Likud 6.00 Labor 8.04
Shabbak head Yuval Diskin: Total 7.58 Kadima 8.22 Likud 6.79 Labor 7.66

Who do you think was responsible for the killing of Imad Mughniyeh the
operations officer of Hizbullah in Damascus last week?
Total: Israel 43% USA 7% Arab state 10% Other state 2% Don't know and other
replies 38%
Kadima voters: Israel 67% USA 2% Arabs 3% Other state 9% DK 19%
Likud voters: Israel 36% USA 9% Arabs 16% Other state 1% DK 38%
Labor voters: Israel 47% USA 9% Arabs 9% Other state 2% DK 33%

Within the framework of negotiations with the Palestinians no basic issues
should the matter of Jerusalem also be discussed now or should the matter of
Jerusalem be postponed to the end of negotiations?
Total Now 22% Postpone 26% Don't negotiate at all + other replies 52%
Kadima voters: Now 24% Postpone 32% Other replies 44%
Likud voters: No 9% Postpone 28% Other replies 63%
Labor voters: Now 35% Postpone 56% Other replies 9%

Do you support a compromise on the matter of Jerusalem within the framework
of a peace agreement with the Palestinians?
Total: Support 26% Oppose 58% Other replies 16%
Kadima voters: Support 47% Oppose 34% Other 19%
Likud voters: Support 10% Oppose 79% Other 11%
Labor voters: Support 74% Oppose 18% Other 8%

Once again we see how out of touch with the Israeli population not only Prime Minister Olmert is but 99% of the Knesset.

It is clear that the majority of Israelis have learned from the mistakes of our past and no longer are willing to give up any of our land to our enemies.

February 20, 2008

Stupid Jews For Obama

Feb 20, 2008 11:04 | Updated Feb 20, 2008 19:21 Israeli actress supplies Hebrew for Obama video By JACOB BERKMAN / JTA ISRAELI-BORN actress Maya Rubin can be heard in Hebrew on a Barack Obama YouTube video. Photo: Courtesy

The video features split-screen images of several prominent celebrities, past and present, singing alongside clips of Obama's victory speech in South Carolina.

For those listening closely and with an ear for Hebrew, it's one of the lesser known, albeit just as eye-catching, performers who stands out: Israeli-born actress Maya Rubin.

Twice in the video, Rubin can be heard saying "kein anu yecholim" - Hebrew for "Yes We Can."

The video was released as the Obama campaign was laboring to rebut assertions that he is unfriendly to Israel and an e-mail campaign falsely painting him as a closet Muslim who attended a radical Muslim school, took his oath of office on the Koran and refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Was Rubin's Hebrew cameo part of the campaign's effort to shore up Obama's standing among Jewish voters?

No, director Jesse Dylan told JTA, insisting that he hadn't even known about the smear campaign when he put up $10,000 to cover the costs of the two-day shoot.

"We just thought it would sound nice to have Hebrew," said Dylan, whose father, the Hall of Fame singer Bob Dylan, became a legend with his politically themed music.

"There was no intention on anybody's part," he added. "I am a Jew myself and was unaware of the e-mails, and that was never a thought."

Rubin, whose Hebrew line is now being used on pro-Obama campaign signs, said the video has played well with Jewish people she knows.

"People love it," she says of her appearances in the video. "It was very subtle, which I think is even more cool."

The fledgling actress was born in Jerusalem, served in the Israeli army and moved to the United States in 1998 to pursue her career.

Rubin, 28, starred in the Showtime movie Milk and Honey, has had guest spots on CSI: NY and appeared in several commercials.

She convinced Will.i.am, who has cited Anne Frank as one of his inspirations for the video, and Dylan to use her on the video based on her work on an unreleased Jewish rap album called Chutzpah she cut with some friends.

Speaking of her desire to be in the pro-Obama video, she said, "I believe what he says and think he is an inspiring politician. He's probably one of the most inspiring politicians that I have seen in my lifetime."

Though Rubin, who returns to Israel about once a year, studied political science at Ramat Aviv University in Tel Aviv, she says her knowledge of the other candidates in the presidential election is a little thin and that she is not fully steeped in Obama's policies.

But she trusts him on Israel based on what she has read from information sheets she was given by Obama-ites.

"It sounds like he is aware," she said.



Two useful idiots.

Jews need to understand that Obama has enough ties to Louis Farrakhan, of the Nation of Islam, that Jews should be worried. One of those NOI members is Cynthia K. Miller, who served as Treasurer of his Senate campaign. Another NOI member is Jennifer Mason who currently serves as Obama’s Director of Constituent Services and who oversees the hiring of interns for Obama.

"Sen. Obama attends Trinity Church of Christ in Chicago. His pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., describes himself as a black liberationist who is committed to Africa and an Afro-centrist Christianity. Wright has publicly stated that he was inspired by the works of Dr. James Cone, who wrote Black Power and Black Theology in 1969. Dr. Cone is currently a contributing editor to the Sojourners Journal, a far left publication run by Rev. Jim Wallis.

Dr. Wright has equated Zionism with racism; has compared Israel to South Africa under apartheid; and characterized the terrorist attacks on American soil on 9/11 as the result of violent American policies overseas.

Dr. Wright also has some troubling ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, one of the most rabidly anti-white, anti-Jewish racists in the country.

NewsMax.com recently revealed the close ties between Rev. Wright and Farrakhan. Reporter Ronald Kessler notes that in December 2007, Wright presented Farrakhan with the “Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Trumpeter” award. According to Wright: “When Minister Farrakhan speaks, black America listens. His depth on analysis [sic] when it comes to the racial ills of this nation is astounding and eye-opening. He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest.”

A month before Wright presented his lifetime award to Farrakhan, this is what the Nation of Islam leader said about Black Entertainment Television (BET): “Do you know some of these satanic Jews have taken over BET. Everything that we built, they have. The mind of Satan now is running the record industry, movie industry, and television. And they make us look like we’re the murderers; we look like we’re the gangsters, but we’re punk stuff.”

In 1984, Dr. Wright traveled with Minister Farrakhan to Tripoli to visit with terrorist leader Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Is Dr. Wright woefully ignorant of Nation of Islam theology or does he agrees with Farrakhan’s views on whites, Jews, and racial issues? This is the man who counseled Barack Obama before he decided to run for the U.S. Senate—and a man to whom Sen. Obama has relied on for spiritual advice.

Liberal Washington Post writer Richard Cohen recently criticized Dr. Wright for his connection to Louis Farrakhan. Sen. Obama’s staff quickly issued a statement distancing Obama from racism or anti-Jewish hatred. The senator disinvited Wright from attending his kick-off rally last February, apparently fearing a backlash from Wright’s Afrocentric teachings. "

Please understand where a man goes to worship says more about him than any speech he makes while running for President.

Obama scares me.

Please Protect Us, For We Are Weak

Israel, US discuss deploying NATO troops in West Bank Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 20, 2008 www.jpost.com

The United States is reviewing the feasibility of deploying a NATO force in
the West Bank as a way to ease IDF security concerns and facilitate an
Israeli withdrawal from the area within the coming years, defense officials
have told The Jerusalem Post.

The plan, which is being spearheaded by US Special Envoy to the region Gen.
James Jones, is being floated among European countries, which could be asked
to contribute troops to a West Bank multinational force.

Jones, a former commander of NATO, was sent to Israel in November to help
the Israelis and Palestinians frame some of the security mechanics necessary
for a broader peace agreement.

As first reported in the Post last month, Jones's plan calls for stationing
third-party troops in the West Bank to secure the area in the interim period
following an Israeli withdrawal and before the Palestinian Authority can
take over full security control.

"The deployment of such a force has come up in talks, and Jones is known to
be working on it," a senior defense official said Tuesday. "At the moment,
it's just an idea and has yet to be accepted or adopted by Israel."

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has met with Jones and been briefed on the plan,
but has yet to finalize his position. An official close to Barak said the
deployment of a multinational force in the West Bank could create
operational challenges for the IDF if it decided to respond to Palestinian
terror attacks
following the withdrawal.

One of the issues that most concerns Israel is whether under such a
withdrawal, the IDF would retain its operational freedom in the West Bank
despite the presence of the multinational force.

"If they fire a Kassam rocket into Israel, will we be able to respond, or
will we need to rely on the foreign troops stationed there?" one defense
official asked.
On Tuesday, US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones hinted at the possibility
of deploying an international force for the period following a withdrawal
and until the PA could ensure security in the West Bank.



When has this idea ever worked in an area that contained a population that is hostile to Israel.

Has UNIFIL in all the years that it has been in place in Lebanon, stopped Hizbullah?

If Israel allows foreign troops police Judea and Samaria, pre 1967 Israel will be under daily attack just as Sderot.

When has Zionism involved the idea of letting others protect Jews, I thought we were to become strong in order to insure that never again Jews would be murdered for the crime of being Jewish.

Please world protect us for we are weak, what a load of rubbish, the only weakness in Israel rests in 120 members of the Knesset and in the cabinet and Prime Ministers office.

February 19, 2008

PA Arab Arrested for Rape of Jewish Child



(IsraelNN.com) A Palestinian Authority Arab from Samaria was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping an eight-year-old Jewish girl. The crime took place in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv.

The suspect was arrested after the victim’s father filed a complaint with police. A Tel Aviv court extended his arrest on Tuesday.

Terrorists Attack Bus Near Shechem


(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists opened fire on an Israeli bus on Tuesday night, according to YeshaNews. The attack took place in Huwarra, near Shechem. No injuries were reported, but the bus was damaged.

A similar attack took place on Monday. According to WorldNetDaily, Monday’s attack was carried out by a new terror cell known as the Cells of Martyr Mughniyeh. The new cell was named after arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, who was recently killed in a car bombing in Damascus.

Jerusalem Is On The Table

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Palestinians: Olmert, Abbas discussed Jerusalem issue [Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA:

Tough call? The Palestinians say Jerusalem was discussed while an Israeli
"political source" claims it wasn't.

Tough call? OK. If you think that the Israeli "political source" is more
reliable on this item than Ahmed Qureia then there is a bridge on sale in
Brooklyn at a special price just for you.]


#1 The truth?
Palestinians: Olmert, Abbas discussed Jerusalem issue
Ali Waked YNE Published: 02.19.08, 23:27 / Israel News
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3508939,00.html

Chief Palestinian negotiator, Ahmed Qureia commented Tuesday on the meeting
between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,
saying the meeting addressed all issues, including Jerusalem.

Sources in the Palestinian negotiating team said all the final settlement's
issues will be discussed in the negotiations and that the inner constraint
of the Israeli government will not impair the talks.


#2 The lie that an Israeli official told reporters?

Olmert, Abbas meet; Jerusalem not discussed
PM says Palestinians did not bring up postponement of talks on Jerusalem
during meeting
Roni Sofer YNET Published: 02.19.08, 21:03 / Israel News
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3508908,00.html

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met Tuesday evening with Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas at the PM's Jerusalem residence. Notably, the Palestinians did
not bring up the issue of the postponement of talks on the status of
Jerusalem. However, the two sides were reportedly able to make some progress
by the end of the meeting.

"The issue of postponing the discussion on Jerusalem to the end of
negotiations was not brought up in talks between me and Abbas," Olmert said
following the meeting. He also noted that "Israel is obligated to prevent a
humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, but it is not obligated to open the
(Gaza) crossings."

Addressing the question of Jerusalem, a political source made it clear that
"the issue was not brought up this evening, and you may draw any conclusion
you wish. The prime minister's position is that the issue of Jerusalem is
the most problematic. If this issue is brought up now, the negotiations will
end."

'Aiming for deal by end of 2008'

Another political source said that "what is clear is that we are aiming for
an agreement by the end of 2008 that would be acceptable to the
international community and serve as a fundamental, constitutive document."

Turning his attention to the pessimism expressed by the Palestinian prime
minister earlier Tuesday on the prospects of a peace deal, the source said
that "Salam Fayyad indeed said this morning that an agreement will not be
reached by the end of 2008, but Abbas does not necessarily agree with him.

While addressing North American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem earlier, Fayyad
said "not enough has happened" since a US-hosted Middle East peace
conference in November to suggest a treaty can be reached in the next 11
months.

"If indeed this is going to happen, the pace has to be stepped up and
stepped up significantly," he said.

Reuters contributed to the story

February 18, 2008

Qassam hits Sderot; 11 people hurt

Monday, February 18, 2008 Qassam hits Sderot; 11 people hurt

Rocket fired by Palestinian gunmen in Gaza lands near house in town; Magen
David Adom paramedics treat 10 people for shock, one woman sustains mild
injuries. Popular Resistance Committees, al-Quds Brigades claim
responsibility for attack
Shmulik Hadad YNET Published: 02.18.08, 21:15 / Israel News
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3508410,00.html

At least 10 people suffered shock after a Qassam rocket hit Sderot Monday
evening. One woman sustained mild injuries while attempting to take cover.

The rocket landed in a local yard, causing some damage to a nearby building.

The Popular Resistance Committees and Islamic Jihad's military wing, the
al-Quds Brigades, claimed responsibility for the Qassam fire.

About half-an-hour later, seven rockets landed in open fields in the western
Negev area. No injuries or damage were reported.

The rocket barrages at the western Negev have continued throughout the day.
Two Qassams were fired at Sderot at about 5 pm, and one landed near a house
in town causing slight damage. Another Qassam landed at approximately the
same time in an open field in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no
injuries or damage.

Two hours earlier, two Qassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit a
kibbutz in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, one of them exploding near a
clinic.

Four residents suffered from shock and were treated to by Magen David Adom
paramedics. Another rocket landed at the entrance to the kibbutz.

Earlier, two additional rockets landed in the Sdot Negev Regional Council.
There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad's military wing, claimed
responsibility for firing the rockets.

When Can We Fight Back

MFA Slams 'Circle of Violence' Comment by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) According to a statement issued Monday, Foreign Ministry Director-General Aaron Abramovich "rejected out of hand" comments by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes on Sunday characterizing Israeli counter-terrorism measures as part of a "vicious circle of violence."
"Expressions such as these creates an analogy between the terrorists and those who are defending themselves against terror." -- FM Dir.-Gen. Abramovich

Speaking during a visit to the rocket-battered city of Sderot in the Negev, Holmes said, "There is no time to lose in putting an end to this vicious circle of violence. More violence will not bring peace to the people of Sderot."

So potential victims are part of the problem when they fight back. If this is in fact the case then Europe would still be living under the heel of the jackboot of the Nazi's.

Was it a good thing to fight against the Nazi's to free Europe from their hold? If yes then why can't Israel fight back against the Nazis of today the Palestinians?

February 17, 2008

Recap Of Action On Sunday

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

Soldier seriously wounded in Gaza
ap and jpost.com staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 17, 2008

An IDF soldier was seriously wounded Sunday during in exchanges of fire during an ongoing operation in the southern Gaza Strip.

The soldier, a member of the IDF's elite General Staff Reconnaissance Unit (Sayeret Matkal) was evacuated by helicopter to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.

Troops backed by aircraft and tanks clashed with Palestinian operatives firing mortars and machine guns near Gaza's defunct international airport Sunday, killing three gunmen and a civilian, health officials said.

Fifteen people, including several gunmen, were wounded in the fighting, which erupted at about 1 a.m. Sunday after undercover troops took over several homes near the airport in southern Gaza. Tanks and bulldozers moved in to back the troops, and IAF aircraft struck twice, Hamas said.

In one air strike, three gunmen were killed, including two from Hamas and one from the Popular Resistance Committees, said Health Ministry official Dr. Moawiya Hassanain. A civilian was also killed in the clashes, Hassanain said.

The IDF said the operation was aimed at terrorists who regularly fire rockets and mortars at southern Israel. It said one of the air strikes was aimed at operatives approaching soldiers.

As part of the army raid, bulldozers were razing farmlands in an effort to deny rocket squads cover, and the army was carrying out arrest sweeps of men under 45, Hamas security and residents said. According to Hamas, at least 25 men were arrested.

Separately, a Hamas operative died of wounds sustained in an IAF air strike last week.

Earlier Sunday, IDF troops arrested 16 terror suspects in the West Bank.

They were taken to security forces for questioning.

In a Nablus building where one of the suspects was hiding the soldiers found makeshift weapons and ammunition.

Shas It's Time, To Save Lives

Labor official: If Shas goes, we go

Party sources say Chairman Barak, Shas spiritual leader may have discussed joint move to push up next elections date
"Labor won't stay in a leftist government that relies on the support of the Arab parties," said the official behind closed doors following the threats voiced by Shas Chairman Eli Yishai, who warned his party would not stay in the government should negotiations with the Palestinian Authority include the so-called "core issues," such as Jerusalem's future.

While Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reiterated this weekend that the question of Jerusalem's sovereignty would only be dealt with late in the talks, Shas is concerned that sensitive matters are still being discussed secretly.


Bibi: One more brick needed to topple government

Labor sources estimated that in their meeting on Friday, Barak and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef discussed politics and not only the state and defense issues Barak's office indicated they were meeting on.

"It's likely they discussed the possibility of coordinating a date for the next general elections," said one source.

However, Labor officials also said that Shas' resignation would force Barak into a weighty dilemma: "On the one hand walking out and pushing up the elections would appear to be the obvious choice. But on the other hand, leaving would damage the negotiations and compromise security issues. Barak would again have to choose between politics and national interests."


Meanwhile the Opposition is hard at work to win over Shas and convince them to withdraw from the coalition, which, after the resignation of Yisrael Beiteinu, only has 67 MKs. Speaking at a Likud conference in Ariel on Sunday, Opposition Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu said that "only one more brick is needed to topple the wall, and that brick is Shas."

It was decided at the conference that Likud MKs and activists would concentrate their efforts on pressuring Shas, in the hopes of eventually bringing down the government.



Enough of Olmert both Labour and Shas need to pull out of the government and send Olmert packing before he attacks Gaza with the same type of results that he achieved in 1986 in Lebanon.

Rav Ovadia for years has stressed the saving of Jewish lives, well the time has come for Shas to save Jewish lives by leaving the government which would leave the war in Gaza to a new Prime Minister who I pray will do a better job than Olmert.

February 15, 2008

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 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon 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.

You can listen to streaming audio on line by going through the MERF web page located
at
http://www.middleeas

Druze Leader: Clean Out Gaza Village by Village


(IsraelNN.com) The chairman of the Druze for Israel Forum, Mandi Safdi, said Friday that the solution for the residents of Sderot must be "to enter Gaza and clean it up, village by village, until there is not a single bullet there."

"The politicians have been drilling into the minds of the senior IDF commanders that there is no military solution, and now they actually believe it," Safdi explained. "It is time for someone to get up and do a deed. Any senior commander who says there is no military solution should be told to go home and someone who knows how to do the job should be brought in his stead."

Muslim Gunmen Blow Up YMCA Library in Gaza

(IsraelNN.com) 14 Muslim gunmen broke into the YMCA offices in Gaza before dawn Friday and blew up its library, the center's coordinator told AFP.

The coordinator, Isa Saba, said that thousands of books were annihilated in the blast.

The terrorists also stole a computer and planted an additional explosive charge which did not go off, Saba reported.

February 14, 2008

Poll: On Gaza Operation

Thursday, February 14, 2008 Polls: 76.3% Large ground operation in Gaza would cost IDF dearly - 30.7% oppose such an operation 51.5%:39.7% Olmert hasn't mandate to negotiate agreement Polls: 76.3% Large ground operation in Gaza would cost IDF dearly - 30.7% oppose such an operation Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 14 February 2008

Telephone poll of a representative sample of 491 adult Israelis (including
Arab Israelis) carried out by Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's Hakol
Diburim (It's All Talk) on 13 February 2008.

What grade from 1 to 10 do you give for the performance of the following
women:
Daliya Itzik 6.48 Livni 6.16 Ichimovitz 5.94 Tamir 5.44 Ruchama Avraham 5.07
Gaon 5.03 Livnat 4.79

Should there be a large scale ground operation in the Gaza Strip?
Total: Yes 57.2% No 30.7% Don't know 12.1%
Kadima voters: Yes 62.9% No 25.2% DK 11.9%
Likud voters: Yes 80.0% No 5.4% DK 14.5%
Labor voters Yes 41.6% No 58.4%

Would a large scale ground operation cost the IDF dearly?
Yes 76.3% No 15.7% DK 8.0%
Kadima voters: Yes 72.6% No 15.5% DK 11.9%
Likud voters: Yes 49.9% No 41.4% DK 8.7%
Labor Voters: Yes 80.6%No 11.4% DK 8.0%

Do you support the Likud joining a national emergency government before a
large military operation in Gaza with an agreement to elections in 2009?
Total: Support 57.1% No 32.4% DK 10.5%
Kadima voters: Yes 67.0% No 24.1% DK 8.9%
Likud voters: Yes 86.7% No 13.3%
Labor voters: Yes 47.2% No 52.8%

Does Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have a mandate to reach an agreement in
principles with Abu Mazen (aka Mahmoud Abbas)
Total: Yes 39.7% No 51.5% DK 8.7%
Kadima voters: Yes 69.1% No 23.0% DK 7.9%
Likud voters: Yes 16.0% No 84.0%
Labor voters: Yes 44.5 No 38.5% DK 17.0%

Should Shas leave the Government?
Total: Yes 48.6% No 35.2% DK 16.2%
Shas voters (due to small sample size results are of limited significance)
Yes 24.2% No 75.8%

Are the threats of Shas to leave real?
Total: Yes 23.1% No 51.3% DK 25.6%
Shas voters (due to small sample size results are of limited significance)
Yes 40.6% No 59.4%

Jerusalem Burns

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Senior Shas officials: Rabbi Yosef not ready to quit coalition

By Mazal Mualem, Haaretz Correspondent Last update - 02:50 13/02/2008
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/953638.html

Senior Shas officials have criticized the escalation in recent days by party
chairman and Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai of his threats to
quit the coalition. They say that the party's spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia
Yosef, does not want to leave the government at this stage. In addition,
they say, the calls to leave contradict the position taken by the Council of
Torah Sages three weeks ago, according to which Shas will leave the cabinet
only if and when the issue of Jerusalem is discussed in negotiations with
the Palestinians. The Shas sources say that because Yosef does not believe
that the negotiations will lead to real results on their current trajectory,
due to the weak position of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, he sees no
need for Shas to intensify its threats.
The sources emphasized, however, that Yosef is aware of recent statements
ascribed to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, to the effect that Jerusalem has
already been put on the negotiating table, and that he asked Yishai to
request clarifications from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert after he returns from
Germany.



I used to be a Shas voter.

I will never vote for Shas again.

Their was a time when I viewed Shas as the only political party in Israel that was doing something good for their voters.

Sending your kids to school in Israel is not free it cost money, Shas provided free schooling with hot food for the kids. At these schools the children were taught Torah. Shas was repairing the damage that a socialist state had done to the Mizrachi Jews. People were returning to Torah, parents were being educated and pulled back to being Jews by their children.

But Shas then lost its way and viewed the finacial support of their schools as more important that Israel remaining strong and in possession of the Land that G-D gave us.

I then stopped voting for Shas.

Shas or more specific Rav Ovadia is going to fiddle while Jerusalem burns.

For What?

Money.

When you claim to be a religious political party, and you are backing an evil government such as Olmert, what conclusion can we draw.

Olmert has stood by while the blood of Jews is being shed, they are working to give away not only the heartland of biblical Israel Judea and Samaria, they also seek to rid Am Israel of Jerusalem.

But Shas stays with Olmert for cash, when you violate your principles in return for money, what does this make you?

February 13, 2008

Terror Alert

Israeli Embassies on Heightened Alert

(IsraelNN.com) Israel's embassies abroad have beefed up security following the death of top Hizbullah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus.

Embassy staff have been instructed to be especially alert to the goings-on around the embassies, not to make the fact that they are Israeli conspicuous and to be wary of attempts by Hizbullah to kidnap them.

Military sources told the Hebrew-language News First Class website that the IDF will not reinforce forces in the north of the country in response to Mughniyeh's demise. The IDF believes Hizbullah will not respond to Mughniyeh's death by firing Katyusha rockets, and would prefer to carry out a large scale terror operation, possibly on an Israeli embassy or at Jewish community center abroad.


Terror Gang Threatens Israeli Leadership

(IsraelNN.com) The PFLP terror group threatened Wednesday to attack Israel's leadership in response to the killing of Hizbullah arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh.

The organization's communiqué said: "The Zionist murderers and their collaborators who damaged the victories of the resistance and murdered the leader and holy warrior Mughniyeh and the additional martyrs who were killed by the Zionist treason, hatred and Nazism, must know that the hand of the resistance and its people will respond with bullets and murderous explosives [at the] heads, throats and chests of the leaders and heads of the Zionist terror and its collaborators."

"Those who planned and schemed to kill (…) Mughniyeh know full well the martyrs elevated status and his total jihadi role," the statement said. The word "jihad" refers to a Muslim holy war.

Justice At Last


Military Intelligence: Hizbullah lost its number one figure

Reservist Military Intelligence officers tell Ynet of Imad Mugniyah's prowess as terrorist mastermind. Former Mossad chief Danny Yatom: One of most dangerous terrorists ever
Hanan Greenberg

"Hizbullah lost its most important operative in the organization in recent years," a reservist Military Intelligence officer told Ynet on Wednesday in reference to the killing of senior Hizbullah military commander Imad Mugniyah in an explosion in Damascus.

"He was an expert in carrying out terrorist attacks and at the same time, he was an expert in maintaining a low profile and knowing, for 20 years, how to evade the many that tried to get him," the reservist officer added.

Senior IDF officers that served in Military Intelligence had a hard time hiding their satisfaction about the news that came in from Damascus – Mugniyah is not longer walking this earth. All were quick to point out that they were not familiar with the incident itself and that they were not inferring that Israel was responsible.

"He was wanted in many countries for many years so many people were trying to kill him," one of the officers said. "After every significant incident with Hizbullah, his name came up as the person that planned it or the creative head (behind the incident).

"There is no doubt that he was a significant force behind actions against Israel and his name was mentioned many times – also during the Second Lebanon War – primarily connected to the kidnapping of the two reservist soldiers," the officer added.

Military Intelligence and other national security organizations do not hide the fact that various attempts were made to track Mugniyah's path. However, it appears that the arch-terrorist was well aware of his "popularity" in Israel and succeeded in using the strict compartmentalization of information among his associates to maintain a low profile.


'As important as Nasrallah'

Yoram Schweitzer, a senior research fellow at Israel's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), believes that Mugniyah's significance within Hizbullah was close to that of Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah's.

"Although Nasrallah is the leadership figure, political and very capable, and even though Mugniyah was an operational figure, he led tens of special missions and we shouldn't underestimate his position," Schweitzer said in a conversation with Ynet.

According to Schweitzer, Mugniyah appointed successors to take his pace in the future and thus his disappearance from the world won't leave his spot open for long. However, Schweitzer was quick to point out that the terrorist mastermind was a central Hizbullah figure responsible for a long list of terrorist attacks and his elimination was a major accomplishment.

MK Danny Yatom (Labor), who served as Mossad chief in the 90s, said that "Mugniyah was one of the most dangerous terrorist ever. He operated in complete secrecy and concealed his every action. He made sure that there was a high degree of compartmentalization around him.

"This was also the reason that it was hard to locate him…Mugniyah operated with full cooperation with Iranian intelligence. He was a very clever man," Yatom said.

Amnon Meranda contributed to this report

Justice was done today.

Mugniyah prior to Bin Laden was the Islamic terrorist that had murdered the most Americans.

February 12, 2008

Gabage In, Garbage Out

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 MEMRI: Hamas TV Bunny "Assud" Replaces "Martyred" Brother "Nahoul the Bee," Vows to "Eat Jews" Special Dispatch | No. 1841 | February 13, 2008 Palestinian Authority/ Hamas Hamas Children TV Bunny "Assud" Replaces "Martyred" Brother "Nahoul the Bee," Vows to Liberate Al-Aqsa, "Eat Jews"

A new character has joined the cast of the Hamas TV children's show
"Pioneers of Tomorrow" - Assud the Bunny.

Assud's return from "the diaspora" followed the death of his brother, Nahoul
the Bee, on the show. Nahoul was depicted as dying because he could not get
to a hospital in Egypt for surgery. Assud states, "We are all ready to
sacrifice ourselves for the sake of our homeland. We will sacrifice our
souls and everything we own for the homeland"; program host Saraa Barhoum
concurs. He also vows to "get rid of the Jews and eat them up."

It will be recalled that Nahoul himself replaced Farfour, the Hamas mouse,
who was killed by an Israeli soldier on the show in June 2007.

The following are excerpts from Assud's debut episode, which aired on
Al-Aqsa TV February 2-9, 2008.

To view this clip, visit www.memritv.org/clip/en/1679.htm

To view the MEMRI TV Page on Al-Aqsa TV, visit
www.memritv.org/content/en/tv_channel_indiv.htm?id=175

The Death of Nahoul
Nahoul: "I can't stand it, Mom, I can't..."

Mother: "What can I do? You've been sick for a whole month. We went to
Al-Arish, but we couldn't get you to Egypt to have an operation."

[...]

Nahoul: "All the children of Palestine are dying without treatment. I can't
die, I don't want to die... Father..."
Attempts to perform CPR on Nahoul fail; he expires.

Father: "Nahoul! Nahoul!" [...]


"I Come from the Diaspora, Bearing the Key of Return"

Child host Saraa Barhoum: "Dear children, let me welcome on your behalf our
new friend, Assud. Allah be praised, our friend Assud has returned safe and
sound to his land, to Palestine, after he emigrated to a different Arab
country - a country which is not this noble homeland, dear children." [...]

Assud: "Mom, I want to ask you something."

Mother: "Go ahead."

Assud: "Where is Nahoul? I haven't seen him for such a long time."

Mother: "He went for a walk, and he'll soon be back, Allah willing."

Assud: "Where did he go? Who goes out at night?"

Mother: "What do you want me to do... He'll be back soon, Allah willing."

Assud: "Father, where is Nahoul?"

Father [whispering to the mother]: "How long can we keep what happened to
Nahoul from him?"

Father [to Farfour]: "You are a believer, and our God..."

Assud: "What happened to Nahoul, father?"

Father: "Allah be praised, you are a believing Muslim, and you know that we
place our trust in Allah... Your brother Nahoul got sick..."

Assud: "What hospital is he in, father?"

Father: "He's not in any hospital. He died a martyr's death, Allah have
mercy upon him."

Assud: "No, father!" [weeps]

[...]

Assud: "Just like Nahoul took Farfour's place when he was martyred, I will
replace Nahoul, Allah willing. I will bring smiles and joy back to the
children of Palestine, and the children of the whole world - the Arab and
Islamic world, Allah willing." [...]

Assud: "I come from the diaspora, bearing the Key of Return. This is the Key
of Return. Do you see it? Allah willing, we will use this key to liberate
our Al-Aqsa Mosque. Here is a picture of the noble Al-Aqsa Mosque. Here it
is, can you see it? Allah willing, we are the soldiers of the Pioneers of
Tomorrow."


"We Are All Martyrdom Seekers"

Saraa Barhoum: "Yes, Assud, we will continue in the path of Nahoul and
Farfour, Allah willing. We will not let them down, Assud."

Assud: "We are all martyrdom-seekers, are we not, Saraa?"

Saraa Barhoum: "Of course we are. We are all ready to sacrifice ourselves
for the sake of our homeland. We will sacrifice our souls and everything we
own for the homeland."

Assud: "Saraa, I'd like to ask you something."

Saraa Barhoum: "What is it?"

"There Are Many, Many Soldiers of the Pioneers of Tomorrow... We Will
Liberate Al-Aqsa from the Filth of Those Zionists"
Assud: "How many soldiers of the Pioneers of Tomorrow are there?"

Saraa Barhoum: "There are many, many soldiers of the Pioneers of Tomorrow."

Assud: "Allah be praised."

Saraa Barhoum: "By Allah's grace, they will help us liberate our homeland
Palestine."

Assud: "Saraa, you and I will be the first, right?"

Saraa Barhoum: "Yes, by Allah's grace, Assud."

Assud: "And will we take Al-Aqsa?"

Saraa Barhoum: "Of course, Assud. We will liberate Al-Aqsa from the filth of
those Zionists." [...]


"I, Assud, Will Get Rid of the Jews, Allah Willing, and I Will Eat Them Up"

Saraa Barhoum [to girl in the audience]: "Is there anything you want to
share with us?"

Girl: "Arnoub ['Rabbit']?"

Saraa Barhoum: "His name is Assud ['Lion']."

Girl: "How come you are called Assud, even though you look like a rabbit?"

Assud: "Because a rabbit is not good. He's a coward. But I, Assud, will get
rid of the Jews, Allah willing, and I will eat them up, Allah willing,
right?"

Saraa Barhoum: "Allah willing."

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Their can never be peace with a people that put such evil into their children. The Palestinians are the Nazi's of today, which considering the history where Palestinian leaders worked with Hitler during WW2 makes a lot of sense, what doesn't make sense is still thinking we can make peace with this society.

Victory and nothing short of victory must be our goal.

February 11, 2008

Yes, No,.. Maybe, Better Do it Right

Army chief: We're ready to expand Gaza activity

Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi tells hundreds of senior IDF officers 'army is prepared to expand its activity in accordance with the (government's) decisions.' Southern Command chief: Gaza will soon reach boiling point

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 02.11.08, 21:52 / Israel News

"The army is prepared to expand its activity in accordance with the (government's) decisions," IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Monday.


On the heels of the harsh criticism cast against the conduct of the military's top brass during the Second Lebanon War in the Winograd Comission's final report, a determined Ashkenazi told hundreds of senior officers holding the ranked of colonel or higher that "2008 will be filled with security-related challenges, and the army must be ready to face them".


Referring to the Winograd report's conclusion that the army's most fundamental values had been compromised during the 2006 campaign, the army chief told the officers "I have complete faith in you and in the IDF's ability to meet the challenges.


"Only we can defend the home and country," he added."


Southern Command Chief Major General Yoav Galant, who also addressed the conference, said Gaza would soon reach its boiling point. Officers who heard his speech said they believed Galant was in favor of launching a large-scale operation in the Strip.

Will Olmert learn from his mistakes in the Second Lebanon War and just turn the generals loose to command the IDF and do the job they were trained to do.

If the answer is yes, then by all means the time has come to enter Gaza in a big way.

If on the other hand Olmert learned nothing from his last attempt at war, Israel would be better off doing nothing.

A mismanaged Gaza campaign would once again make Isral look weak and ineffective and we can't loose any more of our deterrent factor.

Report: Peace Now Broke the Law, Misused Funds


(IsraelNN.com) According to Channel 2, Justice Ministry officials have accused the far-left Peace Now group of breaking the law. The group is accused of using funds earmarked for a non-profit educational organization for political activities. Officials have recommended that the group face charges.

In addition, Peace Now contributions will no longer be tax-deductible in the United States, as the group lacks the proper certification. The change in status may make it more difficult for the group to raise money abroad.


I am going to follow this story since my gut feeling is that charges will never be filed. I can't remember a left wing group ever being hit with corruption charges, so this may be the first time if it in fact happens.

February 10, 2008

Poor Palestinians

By Barak Ravid Haaretz 10 February 2008 www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/952729.html

"I am fending off heavy pressure to launch a major ground operation in Gaza,
and thus in the meantime am making do with civilian sanctions in order not
to bring about an escalation." These were Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's words
to Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik last Wednesday during her
official visit here. Their meeting became a genuine diplomatic embarrassment
when the two began arguing over a number of issues, beginning with the Gaza
situation.

At one point Olmert began responding sarcastically to Plassnik's questions.
Sources in her entourage called their dialogue "harsh and very tense." A
source in the Austrian Embassy in Tel Aviv said in a response, "The foreign
minister and the prime minister discussed their differences of opinion in a
frank manner." The Prime Minister's Bureau, in contrast, issued a short,
laconic statement that gave no hint of the meeting's content.

Plassnik expressed concern about the situation in Gaza in light of Israeli
sanctions, telling Olmert that a humanitarian crisis there must be avoided.

"Israel has no intention of causing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza," Olmert
responded. He said the hope was that the sanctions would bring about an end
to Qassam missiles being fired from the Strip into Israel and make an
Israeli military operation unnecessary.

"The civilian sanctions hurt only the people of Gaza, not the terror
organizations," Plassnik told Olmert. She even hinted that Israel must hold
talks with Hamas, noting, "The military option alone against Hamas will not
solve everything."

Olmert and the Austrian foreign minister also argued over the pace of the
negotiations between Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. "You
must move more quickly on the peace talks," Plassnik said. "Israel must meet
its obligations as set out in the first stage of the road map, and dismantle
outposts. So far there has been little progress here."

Olmert responded: "The Palestinians haven't done anything yet, either. The
terror attack this morning [in Dimona - B.R.] only proves that the
Palestinian Authority does not control the ground or the terror
organizations. From my perspective, Israel's security is top priority."



No big surprise here an Austrian Prime Minister placing a higher priority on Arab lives than Jewish ones.

But the joke is Olmert telling the Prime Minister that Israel's security is a top priority, well then act like it and turn the IDF loose.

Victory, For Nothing Else Matters

Bodies of Dimona Bombers to be Returned to Hamas

(IsraelNN.com) The bodies of two suicide bombers who blew up the commercial center in the Negev city of Dimona a week ago will be given back to the Hamas terrorist organization, reported Voice of Israel government radio Sunday afternoon.

Islamic law mandates that a body must be buried within 24 hours of death, or as soon as possible. Retaining the bodies of terrorists is one way to exert pressure on a terror gang. The strategy is similar to that practiced by terrorists against Jews, who observe the same tradition of burying a body within 24 hours. The Hizbullah terrorist organization in Lebanon has withheld bodies of murdered Israeli captives for years as bargaining chips in exchange for the release of hundreds of prisoners.

It is not clear why Israel agreed to return the bodies. A 73-year-old grandmother was murdered in the bloody attack and 40 others were wounded.

The bodies of all terrorist should never be returned, rather they should be interned with the body of a pig. It is time to fight this war like a war winner take all .

The only road to peace is through victory, that must become the goal of Israel, victory for nothing else matters.

February 08, 2008

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.

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Winograd Members Corrupt?

Winograd panel member hints PM shouldn't quit despite damning report By Yuval Yoaz, Haaretz Correspondent Last update - 08:54 06/02/2008 www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/951762.html

A member of the Winograd war probe committee, Prof. Yehezkel Dror, hinted in
an interview on Wednesday that he felt that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
should remain in office despite the committee's damning report on the
government's conduct during the Second Lebanon War.

The Winograd report, released last Wednesday, attributed "grave faults" to
the government and the military in the decision making process during the
war. However, Dror told Ma'ariv on Wednesday, "if we think that the prime
minister will advance the peace process [with the Palestinians], it is a
serious consideration. The peace process, if successful, will save so many
lives as to give it considerable weight. It is not right to look only at one
side [of the issues]."

Since the release of the report, many have called upon the prime minister to
take responsibility for the mistakes his government made during the war and
resign. When asked whether he felt Olmert should step down, Dror said "we
must think of the consequences. What do you prefer? A government led by
Olmert and [Defense Minister Ehud] Barak or new elections that will give
rise to a government led by [opposition leader and Likud Chairman Benjamin]
Netanyahu."

On Tuesday, Dror spoke at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and
charged that there had been "numerous distortions" in the way the media
presented the Winograd report.

"The issues that the media chose to focus on after the final report was
published last week do not serve the need to improve Israel's ability to
cope with the serious diplomatic and security challenges it faces and will
face. Anyone who wants to understand Israel's problems must read the full
report, especially because of the numerous distortions in its presentation
by the media," Dror said.

Dror also warned that "Israel's future depends to a great extent on the
nature of its government, and the present situation is far from meeting the
minimum [standard] required." He therefore advocated changing the system of
government to a "quasi-presidential" one, saying such a system would be
better suited to "making decisions on critical but deeply controversial
political issues."

In addition, he said, it is vital to "change the political culture and the
quality of people engaged in politics."



I don't think it is a far reach to conclude that the desire of the Winograd committee tailored their report to keep Olmert in office. When you conclude your report on a war with a call for Israel to continue on the suicidal peace train, it makes one wonder.

What will it take for the left of Israel to leave behind their fantasies and understand that the Palestinians want Israel destroyed and 6,000,000 dead Jews?

Lastly it is clear since Dror wants any left wing weak Prime Minister in office, rather than Netanyahu.

How can we even think that it was a non partisan investigation ?

Egypt braces for possible Hamas kidnapping attempts

Cairo boosts troop presence along border with Gaza following Hamas threat that it would abduct Egyptian soldiers unless its operatives were released from Egyptian custody after being arrested in the Sinai with explosives

Associated Press
Published: 02.08.08, 15:05 / Israel News

Egypt boosted troop security along the volatile border with Gaza on Friday, a security official said, following an alleged threat by Hamas that the group would stage kidnappings of Egyptian troops if its militants arrested in the Sinai were not released.

The remarks came amid stepped-up rhetoric by Egypt against Gaza's Hamas rulers, reflecting Cairo's growing frustration in the wake of the 12-day breach of its frontier with Gaza and the ensuing border chaos.

Snipers were deployed on rooftops in the Egyptian part of the divided border town of Rafah on Friday, while Egyptian forces were told to move only in armed groups of at least three soldiers, the security official said.

The official said the new orders followed a threat by Hamas commanders to abduct Egyptian security personnel if Egypt fails to release 15 Hamas members arrested last week in the Sinai.

February 06, 2008

IAF Strikes Gaza

Israeli strikes wound Gaza gunmen, civilians, Hamas says

Air Force strike near Beit Hanoun wounds three Palestinian militants as they try to launch makeshift rockets Israel; four civilians injured in two additional air strikes on unoccupied metal foundry, caravan located outside Hamas security position

Ali Waked and Reuters
Published: 02.06.08, 23:12 / Israel News

Just several hours after a Qassam attack on a western Negev kibbutz left two girls lightly wounded, an Israel Air Force missile strike wounded three Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday evening as they tried to launch makeshift rockets into the Jewish state, Hamas and medical officials said.


Palestinian sources in the coastal swath said one of the gunmen, from the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, was gravely wounded in the strike.

Update: Car Bomb Exploded Near Erez Crossing

Update: Car Bomb Exploded Near Erez Crossing

(IsraelNN.com) A car bomb went off on the Gazan side of the Erez crossing Wednesday afternoon, according to Voice of Israel Radio.

There are no reports of casualties.

Just Do It

Baby Girl and Sister Injured by Kassam Rocket Fire
1 Adar 5768, 07 February 08 01:05
by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) Two young girls were hit by shrapnel Wednesday afternoon when a Kassam rocket slammed into a playground in Kibbutz Be'eri, located in the Eshkol Regional Council. Both were lightly wounded and their mother suffered emotional shock.

Two-year-old Techelet was struck in the leg; her 12-year-old sister Yardena was hit in the shoulder. Paramedics removed a piece of shrapnel from the body of one of the girls before sending them both to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.

The children's mother, Gladys Za'arur-Fishbein, said there was no warning before the attack. "There were times in the past when we heard the Color Red alert system and then raced for cover," she said, "but this time the rocket fell without warning; it just exploded before my eyes."

The Hamas terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack.

Within the hour, another attack was fired from Gaza, this time at Sderot, scoring a direct hit on a house. Miraculously, no one was physically injured, although a number of people suffered emotional shock. The house sustained heavy damage.

The Popular Resistance Committees, a terrorist umbrella organization, claimed responsibility for the attack on Sderot.

The first rockets were raining down by 7:30 a.m., with a barrage exploding within the territory of the Eshkol Regional Council. All of the missiles landed in open areas. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.

Less than two hours later, another attack sent a Kassam whistling into a community near Sderot. This missile also exploded in an open area, with no injuries or damage reported.

The coastal city of Ashkelon, home to several strategic facilities, was the recipient of the third attack of the day, with rockets exploding at the southern edge of the city. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.

Government spokesman Mark Regev said, "These rockets are being fired indiscriminately into civilian population centers. We are obligated as a government to take the necessary steps to protect our people and we will continue to do so. The extremists shooting rockets are a legitimate target and we will act surgically to strike against hardcore terrorist cells."

Gaza officials cancelled a session of the Hamas legislature, fearing retaliation by Israel.

Israel Air Force fighter jets struck several targets in Gaza overnight in response to attacks on the western Negev Tuesday that wounded six civilians and knocked out power in Sderot. Hamas reported that four of its operatives were moderately wounded.

"We need to understand there is a war in the south," Vice Premier Chaim Ramon said in an interview with Voice of Israel government radio, echoing oft-repeated remarks by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other top officials.

"The war against Hamas has to be fought on all fronts," he said, adding that Israel would continue to use "the economic weapon" as well. The comment was a reference to the blockade imposed by Israel three weeks ago. All crossings remain sealed.
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If there is a war in the south, then why is only one side fighting it?

Israel must tell all Fatah and Hamas leadership including Abbas, you have four hours to bring an end to the rockets and motors from Gaza. If you don't end the attacks in that time frame we will kill you, very simple just do it.

February 05, 2008

3 Qassam rockets land in Ashkelon


Several loud explosions heard in south of city Tuesday night; no injuries or damage reported. Palestinians report IDF fired at launching cell in northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya. Earlier, 12 rockets launched towards Sderot, western Negev; 14-year-old girl moderately injured

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 02.05.08, 23:47 / Israel News

Three Qassam rockets landed Tuesday night in southern Ashkelon. There were no reports of injuries or damage. Hamas claimed responsibility for firing the rockets.

At around 11:15 pm, the Color Red alert system was activated in the city's southern industrial zone. According to police reports, several explosions were heard in the area.

Shortly afterward, Palestinians sources reported that a loud explosion had been heard in the Beit Lahiya area in the northern Gaza Strip. The sources estimated that the IDF had fired at the cell which launched to rockets towards Ashkelon.

Earlier Tuesday, Palestinians fired 12 Qassam rockets at the southern town of Sderot and the western Negev communities. A 14-year-old girl was moderately injured by shrapnel and three people were lightly hurt from smoke inhalation after a rocket directly hit a house in Sderot.

February 04, 2008

Knesset Proves Again They Are The Problem

Olmert wins narrow Knesset support in vote on Winograd JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 4, 2008

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert won narrow support in the Knesset plenum on Monday during a special session on the final Winograd report.

59 MKs approved a statement made by Olmert in response to the report, while 53 voted against and one abstained.

Addressing the plenum prior to the vote, Olmert said Winograd "forces the Israeli people and, first and foremost, its leadership to do some soul searching not only regarding the failures of the war but also concerning [weakening] basic values," adding that "national solidarity, lack of compassion and lack of proportion characterize the public discourse."

"I take full responsibility for the failures. There is no effective democracy without accountability and I accept that" Olmert said. "I'll use this responsibility to fix the flaws, implement the recommendations and jump-start the changes. I began with this the day after the war and I will continue with it [ceaselessly]."

The prime minister said the government and security establishment had no illusions over the consequences of the decision to attack Lebanon on July 12, 2006, including the suffering of the home front and the slim chances of a decisive victory over Hizbullah. He stressed, however, that the security establishment nevertheless recommended an operation disproportionate to Hizbullah's cross-border attack and capture of the two IDF reservists in order to change the status quo on the northern front.

Olmert reiterated his belief that Israel had accomplished a great deal in the war, and achieved most of the goals which it set. "The reality in the North since August 14, 2006 is an achievement for Israel. The peace and quiet, the prosperity and life without the immediate threat of terror are an achievement for Israel."

The prime minister said the report had redeemed him as well as former defense minister Amir Peretz and former Chief of the General Staff Lt.-Gen Dan Halutz of accusations that the IDF's incursion into southern Lebanon during the final 48 hours of the war was "a corrupt spin. "

"It's good that this claim was thrown out by the committee," he said.

It had not been clear in advance whether the prime minister would indeed have the majority vote.

While a rejection would have had no practical consequences, it would have nevertheless been a blow to Olmert.

Olmert's speech was disrupted several times by MKs in the crowd. At one point, a bereaved father sitting on the balcony began shouting at Olmert, forcing him to halt his speech for several minutes. "You're not my prime minister. I renounce my citizenship," the man shouted, before being escorted out of the hall at the request of Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik, and was joined by a group of bereaved parents who walked out in protest.

Olmert went on to say that his biggest critics, including opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu, were among the biggest supporters of the military campaign in Lebanon.

In a rebuttal to Olmert's speech, Netanyahu said that if the prime minister doesn't resign, then former defense minister Amir Peretz and former chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz should be reinstated to their former posts.

Netanyahu said the Winograd report showed that the political echelon failed in its management of the war.

"The Second Lebanon War was a failure and the ultimate responsibility for this failure lies with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert," Netanyahu said. The responsible parties, continued Netanyahu, "are the prime minister, the defense minister and the chief of staff."

Regarding Olmert's claim that he had to remain prime minister in order to fix the flaws reveled during the war, Netanyahu likened it to "giving the captain of the Titanic, if he would have survived, another ship to sail."

Turning to Olmert, Netanyahu said: "You are not showing responsibility because you are not prepared to pay any price. On the contrary - you complain when someone even suggests that you need to pay any price. You are delivering a lawyer's speech, but unfortunately not the speech of a leader.

Netanyahu said that the Winograd committee's findings beg the question of what Olmert was doing during the war. "What did you do there? You didn't decide on a strategy, you didn't present a policy. So what were you doing there."

Earlier in the session, Olmert was attacked by MKs from the left and the right for his decisions during the war and his refusal to resign in its wake.

Speaking to the Knesset earlier, MK Zehava Gal-On (Meretz) said "the peace camp is not a shelter for failed leaders," calling on Olmert to resign.

"You won your war for survival, but Israel lost...you gambled on soldiers' lives in order to achieve a semblance of victory. Mr. Prime Minister, the blood of our sons is crying out from the ground."

Critics were not limited to opposition members. MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) said: "Throughout the entire war I ran from one [TV] studio to the next to give you full backing for the decision to go to war. When the guns stopped firing, and we understood what happened - I believed we should take responsibility for what happened. What kind of example are you setting?"

MK Tzahi Hanegbi (Kadima) countered the criticism. "This war was not a success story, but at the same time the public feels that the decision to go to war was right. What is the source of the anger? That the Winograd committee did not fulfill the role the opposition intended for it? It wrote an impressive report instead of a damning one."

The Knesset has proven once again, they are the problem.

100% of the members of Knesset have proven time and time again that they place their career as a Knesset member above the interest of Israel.

Today it was the vote for Olmert, yesterday it was a vote an some other issue that was against the common good of the Jewish people, tomorrow they will do the same thing in on some other issue.

It is time for public minded people to rise up and bring the Knesset to where it should be a house for the common man of Israel.

Terror Returns In A Big Way Today

Alert Level Raised Nationwide as PA Terrorists Step Up Attacks
29 Shevat 5768, 05 February 08 12:52
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) Police increased alert levels throughout the country on Monday following a deadly suicide bombing in Dimona and an escalation in attacks on motorists by Palestinian Authority terrorists.

There will be a heavier police presence in crowded public areas Monday and Tuesday, along with intensified law enforcement operations aimed at catching illegal entrants from PA-controlled areas. In the western Negev, IDF soldiers were deployed Monday night to search for two Gaza Arabs who had reportedly managed to penetrate Israel by way of the Egyptian border. Defense officials have expressed concern that additional terrorists may have infiltrated Israel from the Sinai Peninsula.

PA terrorists opened fire on an Israeli vehicle on the road between Kfar Saba and the Jewish communities of Kedumim and Ginot Shomron in Samaria on Monday evening. No one was injured in the shooting, but the incident represents a sharp escalation over previous stone-throwing attacks on Israeli vehicles in the region. Several cars were stoned Sunday and Monday, causing extensive damage.

Jewish residents in the area say they are frustrated by the ongoing attacks. A flier was discovered near the Arab village of Azoun Monday warning the community that Jews will begin shooting if the stonings continue.

An Israeli motorist was lightly injured when PA attackers threw rocks at cars near Hevron on Monday night. The victim, an Israeli Arab, was wounded in the eye by shards of glass from a shattered windshield. In other PA terrorist attacks, Israeli vehicles were targeted by firebombs on Monday northeast of Ramallah and between Yakir and Revava. An Israeli bus was pelted with stones on Monday evening near Ramallah, as well. No injuries were reported in the latter incidents. %ad%

Suicide Bomber Was a Fatah Man
The suicide bomber who blew himself up and killed at least one other person in Dimona Monday morning has been identified as Fatah member Mussa Arafat, a member of the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades and a resident of Khan Yunis, in central Gaza. The Fatah faction is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who denounced the bombing and Israeli counter-terrorism operations.

"We succeeded to carry out the attack today and we take responsibility for it, along with the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades and the United Resistance Brigades, in response to the occupation and the killing of children and innocent people in the West Bank and the Strip," Al Aksa official Abu al-Walid told Hizbullah's Al-Manar television satellite network. The other two groups he mentioned are associated with Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The second suicide bomber, who was shot by a police officer before he managed to set off his explosive charge, has not been named.

The terrorists murdered a 20-year-old woman in the bombing and wounded several others. A 74-year-old man was listed in critical condition following the attack.

Defense officials said Monday night that the two Dimona bombers may have infiltrated from the Hevron region, and not from the Egyptian Sinai as was claimed by Fatah. Officials said the terrorists could have entered the Negev from the Hevron area with relative ease, as there is currently no security fence in the area. The bombers might have had some familiarity with Dimona that led them to attack the city, officials added.
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Israel needs to formulate a policy to combat terrorism instead of the ad hoc approach that it has followed until now.

Part of this policy must be a warning to the Palestinians that the families of terrorist will pay a price, not just the destruction of their home, as we have done in the past. The family must also be deported as part of the price for terrorism.

Lastly the actions of police officer Kobi Mor who shot the second terrorist in the head must be praised for preventing a bigger attack from happening.

February 03, 2008

War Sooner Rather Than Later

Shin Bet chief: Rockets, missiles were smuggled into Gaza

Shin Bet head states during security briefing that high quality weaponry, including anti-aircraft missiles, rockets, and anti-tank missiles, was smuggled into Gaza through breached border with Egypt
Roni Sofer

VIDEO - Considerable amounts of high quality weaponry were smuggled into Gaza through the breached border with Egypt along the Philadelphi rout, Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin stated during a cabinet security briefing Sunday.


Disking further stated that “its is difficult to determine the precise amounts, but a great deal of high quality weaponry, including long range rockets, antitank missiles and anti-aircraft missiles, was smuggled into Gaza, and these are weapons that usually do not find their way into the Strip.”

More troubling, noted that Shin Bet chief, is the fact that the breach along the Philadelphi route allowed many militants trained in Egypt, Syria and Iran, to return to the Gaza Strip.


Predicting that the border with Egypt might likely remain breached for quite a while, Diskin warned that “all activities that previously took place underground can now take place far more easily above ground.”

In response, Defense Minister Ehud Barak recommended re-sealing the border fence with Egypt at two points: Eilat and the Nitzana Border Crossing. He also noted that Israel has three main objectives vis-a-vie Gaza: Re-sealing the border breach; halting the Qassam rocket attacks on Israel; and in the long term, disengaging from the Gaza Strip completely.


Regarding the border fence with Egypt, the defense minister noted that “rebuilding the fence is an absolute necessity and we must start work on said fence immediately. We need this fence in order to contend with terror attacks, smuggling and crime.”


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert added that “Israel has a problem in Gaza, which did not come to be last week or the week before, not will it have simple, immediate solutions. We are examining all of our options and will respond appropriately. I agree that we need a border fence and are working to make that happen.”


Echoing Olmert’s statements, Vice Premier Haim Ramon noted that “we need a fence along the Gaza-Egypt border; it is a simple and cost-effective solution to many problems. We also need to disengage completely from the Gaza strip.”


More substantial border fence needed
Israel’s current border with Egypt stretches from Eilat to Kerem Shalom for some 354 miles, and is nearly completely breached along most of its length. There is a low fence which Israel placed along the border after the peace treaty with Egypt, and a barbed wire fence that the Egyptians have erected, but the more mountainous terrain along the border cannot be fenced in.


Security personnel and border communities have been calling for the construction of a more substantial fence for years, but it appears that the defense minister has only now acquiesced due to mounting concerns regarding terrorist infiltration into Israel following the border breach.


Egyptian security personnel have re-sealed the Rafah Crossing, breached by Palestinians last week, and now only the Philadelphi route remains open for entry into Egyptian territory. A Hamas delegation returned to Israel this weekend following deliberations with Egypt regarding the border breach.



Our enemy never gives up, they never waiver from their goal, the destruction of Israel and the murder of 6,000,000 Jews.

I say this, putting my own son at risk, since he is a soldier in the IDF, Israel must sooner rather than later go to war with the Palestinians and return to Gaza never to leave it again.

February 01, 2008

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.

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