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1:35 PM Israeli Chief Rabbinate Declares Next Shabbat, "Parashat BiShalach" -- a day of praise and thanksgiving over the successful IDF "Cast-Lead" operation. (PDF)
1:12 PM Turkish PM's wife says Shimon Peres lied in Davos, bursts into tears.
“Everything (Israeli President Simon) Peres said was lie,” Emine Erdogan told reporters in Davos after she burst into tears.
Tayyip Erdogan stormed out of an angry debate on the Gaza war with Peres at the Davos forum on Thursday. Erdogan said his reaction targeted the moderator of the session not Peres or the Israeli people.
Emine Erdogan organized earlier this month an Istanbul meeting entitled "Women for peace in Palestine” in which first ladies from Muslim countries condemned the Israeli offensive on Gaza and called on the international community to end the suffering of women and children there. (source)
12:01 PM JoeSettler here updating again:
The Enemy Within.
Ha'aretz is reporting that Leftists in Israel are compiling "blacklists" consisting of photos and id lists of IDF officers who participated in defending Israel. As in the past, these compiled lists will presumably be given to various Leftist (former Israeli) lawyers in European countries so they can begin filing legal suits against individual soldiers when they travel overseas.
Following in that vein, Haaretz is joining the protest against the appointment of Col. Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, head of the international law division (ILD) in the Military Advocate General's office to a post in faculty of the Law Department in Tel Aviv University - essentially because of their claim of her involvement in alleged IDF "war crimes" and that would prevent the University from "exposing" IDF actions during the war - which is also what they want TAU to do too.
11:40 AM Jameel here: Was very busy this morning meeting with the IDF for local area security matters.
In the meantime, here's a great collection:
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