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Feb. 28, 2017
Blasts State Comptroller’s Report on the
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a blistering attack on State Comptroller Joseph Shapiro’s report, due for publication Tuesday, accusing him of missing out on the really important lessons learned from the 2014 anti-terror Operation Defensive Edge.
“We inflicted on Hamas the most painful blow it had ever suffered and eliminated a thousand terrorists including their senior commanders,” he said. “I stand squarely behind the IDF, Shin Bet and all our security chiefs for protecting the country and its people. Our troops risked their lives and we are proud of them.” Addressing Likud parliamentary party meeting, Netanyahu denied that the security cabinet had not been properly briefed in the course of the operation.
from the report have sparked a storm of recriminations among the politicians and
generals who led the IDF’s 2014 operation, which ended nearly a decade of
constant Palestinian rocket fire on southern
DEBKAfile’s military sources take exception to the furious focus on a past war –
the post mortem of any conflict will always pick at faults – when the new
President Bashar Assad has just informed
therefore not surprising to hear Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah bragging
confidently about his ability to vanquish
Hizbullah allowed to attain a capability for shooting thousands of rockets a day
at Israeli cities from two countries? Why were the air strikes staged over
words have been poured out over the Hamas tunnels from the Gaza Strip., but what
about Hizbullah’s tunnels from
On February 23, an Israel Air Force fighter knocked down a miniature unmanned flying object over the Mediterranean coast of the Gaza Strip. It is already obvious that drones of one type or another, including the cheap and easily available quadcopter pocket drone, will serve the enemy in any future war, in large numbers.
When scores of pocket drones loaded with explosives are lofted, some may be shot down by Israeli warplanes and air defense systems, but some will escape and drop on target, because they are too small to be detected by the radar of air defense systems like Iron Dome and blown out of the sky.
example, the Syrian civil war. The Russian, Syrian, Iranian and Hizbullah’s
armies have clearly won that war and preserved a victorious Assad in power. In
the Islamic State beat the Iraqi army and captured vast swathes of
of this doctrine, Hizbullah, like Hamas, feels free to build up its arsenal
ready for the next war.
therefore, chose the tactic of inflicting maximum damage and casualties on
If State Comptroller Joseph Shapiro had addressed those present and future threats when he exposed the mishandling of the tunnels of 2014, his report would have served an important security and national purpose. But since he confined himself to determining who said what to whom – and why – his report is just a platform for political bickering.
ISIS Terrorists in
By VOA News
past three days, ISIS terrorists in
being threatened with punishment if they don't wear the niqab and farmers are
being forced to pay financial tribute to
recent show-of-strength campaign by
The violence poses a fresh challenge to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government to put down an ISPS-led insurgency in northern Sinai and prevent spillover that at times has reached the Egyptian mainland.
extremists have repeatedly targeted Christian residents, causing more than 100
Christian families to flee from the city of el-Arish. ISIS terrorists in
northern Sinai recently vowed in a video message to step up a wave of attacks on
the embattled Christian minority, a threat that highlights a possible shift in
tactics — targeting vulnerable and less-defended civilians instead of the usual
police and military targets. A devastating ISIS-claimed suicide bombing at a
to an employee of the
northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, bordering the Gaza Strip and
who as defense minister led Morsi's ouster, declared a state of emergency in
northern Sinai in 2014. Hundreds of soldiers and police officers have been
killed in the conflict and hundreds of houses along the
Still, the insurgency has shown little sign of calming. According to a second tribal leader, the militants are now raising cash by imposing taxes on the people running the smuggling tunnels. The IS militants, he said, “are living at large in Rafah.”
The government employee and the tribal leaders spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal. The Egyptian officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the press.
100 families from el-Arish and nearby have come to the Suez Canal city of
"They're exhausted, with urgent needs for food and children's clothing," he said, as one father carried off a sick infant to be evacuated by ambulance. "They're terrified of the violence and brutality of the terrorists."
government only agreed to put up the fleeing Christians in government housing in
"Hopefully we'll find a home and be able to stay here, but I don't know how I would move my business," he said. "Daily life looks normal in el-Arish, until you hear about terrorists shooting people in their own homes."
Some 1,500 Potential Immigrants Attend Aliyah Fair in NYC
1,500 people attended the Aliyah Fair at the ninth annual Nefesh B'Nefesh Mega
is Nefesh B'Nefesh's largest Aliyah event of the year, and opens a week of
orientations -- which will also be held in
those in attendance were doctors and high-tech professionals, who are expected
to follow in the footsteps of over 200 doctors and over 1,000 high-tech
employees who have moved to
Due to a
shortage of doctors and medical professionals in
Yehoshua Fass, the co-founder and executive director of Nefesh B'Nefesh, added:
"For the many people who attend, the Aliyah fairs we hold every year are a
turning point in their Zionist journey before the move to
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YOU SAY YOU WANT CHANGE?
By Frances Bernay-Cohen
I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.
Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.
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Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost
By Don Canaan (Commentary)
This year marked the 34th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.
Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.
Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.
Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.
Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.
The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.
Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."
April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.
That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.
Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."
The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.
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