- 8:15 PM this evening, Palestinians hurled multiple firebombs were thrown at cars on the highway 55 between Kfar Saba and Karnei Shomron. No injuries reported, but the police and IDF did close the highway for an hour, resulting in a car accident with lightly wounded motorists.
- I was supposed to go to Kever Yosef last night. Last night was the "Ushpizin" of Yosef, and over 1000 people were allowed in. A new tomb marker has been installed and the dome has been fixed -- both of these were destroyed by an Arab mob 10 years ago, and it took 10 years for them to be fixed.
- Delusional Israelis take part in yet another pro terrorist flotilla, which was intercepted by Israel's Navy today.
During their interrogation, the Israelis said they wanted to transfer humanitarian aid to Gaza as well as bring a message of peace. Yonatan Shapira, a former Israel Air Force pilot who took part in the sail, said soldiers resorted to violence while taking over the boat.Oh no! He was "tasered"? How about all the lethal rockets being shot at Israel daily by Gaza?
"There are no words to describe what we went through," he said. "The IDF Spokesperson's Unit is trying to paint a picture as though the takeover was not violent, but the soldiers' actions were violent and disgusting. I was tasered by a soldier. Our message is that the occupation in Gaza cannot continue."[ynetnews]
Too bad these Israelis care more about Gaza and its terrorist government, than say, kidnapped IDF soldier, Gilad Shalit.
- It has now been revealed, in an investigative piece by the Washington Times, that J Street was brazenly lying every single time they repeatedly claimed that they have received no funding from George Soros.
It also turns out that the lion’s share of J Street’s funding has come not from small grassroots donations by American Jews as J Street claims, but from a mysterious, unknown wealthy woman from Hong Kong, who provided more than half of their funding in 2008/9.
Some more information on George Soros that I hadn’t known about before: During the Holocaust, he was a member of the Judenrat, who collaborated with the Nazis by assisting them in confiscating Jewish property. He does not deny having done this, and to this day, says that he feels no guilt whatsoever over it, since – in his words – “if I wasn’t doing it, somebody else would be taking it away anyhow” (PajamasMedia) [h/t: Lurker]
- Caroline Glick's eye opening analysis of what Israel's Left is really after.
Following the example of its counterparts in the West, for decades the Israeli Left has carefully cultivated its image as the fun side of the political divide.- The Jerusalem Post had a disturbing round of Op-Ed pieces starting with one from Israel's worst PM ever, Ehud Olmert, who brags about his idea for relinquishing Jewish soverignty over Har HaBayit.
In a thousand different ways, the public was told that the Left is on the side of tomorrow. It is the home of optimism. If you want a cheery future, if you want to party all night long and never get a hangover, the image-makers told us the Left is the place to be.
From the Left's perspective, the peace process between Israel and the PLO was the fulfillment of its promise. It was also its key to a permanent cultural monopoly and control of government.
Israelis who objected to handing control over the country's heartland and capital city to the PLO were nothing more than gloom and doom preaching, messianic extremists. The Right was angry. The Left was happy. The Right was the party of war. The Left was the party of peace. The Right was suspicious and tribal. The Left was optimistic and international.
Read it all here.
- Right before Sukkot started, Israeli Arabs rioted in the City of David/Silwan neighborhood. Here are some photos of their peaceful demonstrations (from Palestinian websites, PANet and Palestine 48 and rotter.net)
I doubt you saw these pictures in your local newspapers.
That's all for now. Have a Happy Sukkot...and my apologies to the Chabad readers who buy their etrogim from Eretz Yisrael.
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