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Thieves Steal IAF F-16 Engines

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

F-16 engines, worth millions of shekels, were stolen from an Air Force base in central Israel, according to Walla.

Unlike previous incidents on IDF bases which included jeeps (in May) and large amounts of ammunition (in February) being stolen, this time there were no holes in the fence. It is suspected that the thieves had inside help on the base.

Due to their weight, the thieves must have actually driven the engines off the base.
If you see any exceptionally fast cars flying down the road, you’ll know why.

Police: Sharp Increase in Terrorist Activity Since Gaza Operation

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Since the commencing of Operation ‘Pillar of Cloud’ the police have recorded many events of terrorist activities and public disturbance in Judea and Samaria, which constitute a sharp increase in terrorist activity in the region. Stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at cars, roads were blocked and tires were burned, marches were conducted. 201 events of rioting were documented by the police during the period of the operation. 136 rioters were arrested. 18 suspects of stone throwing were released, one suspect of throwing a Molotov cocktail was released; all the rest remain in custody.

On Nov. 20th an Israeli woman was critically wounded near the village of Hussan by rocks thrown at her car. On Nov. 22nd shots were fired at a bus in Gush Etzion, no one was wounded in this incident.

The police have stated that they will not tolerate disturbances, and they intend to use their full authority to bring to justice anyone who chooses to disturb the peace.

Tazpit News Agency has documented the increase events as well. The following is a log of the events documented by the agency, which occurred on Monday, Nov. 19th:

 

During the previous night, at the village Urif (near Yitzhar) – Police were attacked with stones, one policeman was slightly injured.

09:00 – Za’tara (near Tekoa) Dozens of Arabs rioted and blocked the road. The IDF responded with riot control measures.

11:00 – Dozens of Arabs blocked Route 443 in a protest against the Gaza operation. The rioters damaged the security fence.

11:00 – Disturbances of dozens of Arabs in Qalandiya, near Jerusalem.

11:25 – Bridge of Bir Zeit, about 200 Arabs tried to get to the Benyamin Highway, some throwing stones and burning tires. The IDF responded with riot control measures. During the public disturbances a fire bomber was identified as he prepared to throw a petrol bomb at the soldiers. They returned accurate fire. A knee injury was identified.

11:40 – Anun Junction (near Hebron) road blocked to movement of Jews due to some 100 Arabs rioting and throwing stones at IDF forces and Israeli vehicles.

13:30 – Damage caused to several Israeli vehicles due to stone throwing on Route 443.

13:50 – Furik Junction near Itamar, 200 Arabs rioting, burning tires and throwing stones. IDF troops pushed them off the road, which is used by both Arabsand Israelis.

13:55 – Road between Itamar and Elon Moreh blocked by stones. A number of Israeli vehicles were damaged, one of the cars of an Elon Moreh resident on his way to the south after receiving an emergency IDF call up.

14:00 – Dozens of Arabs rioted near the Ofer base, throwing stones and burning tires.

14:00 – About 30 Arabs blocked route 60 near Ofra, IDF forces dispersed the crowd. Stones were thrown at them.

14:00 – Nakhaliel, a number of Arabs trying to infiltrate the community. After arrival of Security forces they fled the scene, leaving PLO and Hamas flags on the fence. The security fence was damaged.

14:30 – Stone throwing at Benyamin, on the Abud bypass road. Stone-throwing continued until the night, causing damage to several Israeli vehicles.

14:30 – Riot of about 30 Arabs throwing stones at IDF forces and Israeli vehicles traveling on the Trans Benyamin road. Disturbances continued until the night, causing damage to several Israeli vehicles.

14:30 – Disturbance of approximately 50 Arabs from the village of Deir Abu Meshal in Benyamin. Stone throwing continued until dark.

15:00 – At Betilu, located near Neve Tsuf, rolling of stones and burning tires by dozens of Arabs. Road closed to Jewish traffic on and off.

16:40 – A terrorist who tried to throw a fire bomb at an IDF force near Beit Hadassah in Hebron was killed by soldiers.

16:30 – Throwing of stones at the bus in El Fower (South Hebron)

17:00 – Hebron – riots of dozens of Arabs in several locations, throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and burning tires.

18:00 – stone throwing at Husan bypass road near Betar. Several Israeli vehicles damaged.

18:00 – Throwing stones at Israeli cars and a bus at the intersection of Yitzhar.

18:30 – Highway 55 near Azzun, near Karni Shomron. Dozens of Arabs threw stones at Israeli vehicles and IDF forces while burning tires. Army responded with crowd dispersal means.

The Road Map To A Happy Marriage

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Creating direction in a marriage is similar to going on a long journey. To get to where you want to go, you need to have a plan that includes directions, supplies and the ability to navigate along the way. You will also have to be prepared for many possible factors that may interfere with your trip, including wind, rain, unpredictable mechanical breakdown and human error. Most importantly you will need a map to guide and help reorient you in case you lose your way.

Many couples who seek my advice are simply lacking the guidance of a relationship road map.

Take Shmuel, 25 and Rivky, 23. They came to speak with me about the lack of excitement and enthusiasm in their marriage. They had only been married for about six months, but were already feeling as if they were traveling down a bumpy road to an unknown destination.

From the outset they looked like the perfect couple – well-dressed, articulate and extremely well-educated. All of the excitement surrounding their engagement period and wedding had just about ended. Now, in their sixth month of marriage, they were feeling unequipped to deal with each other’s emotional needs. They were constantly bickering about the small things – like garbage collection, cooking dinner and cleaning up around the house.

Marriage wasn’t supposed to be so hard. Unable to cope, they started to withdraw from one another, instead of working together to solve their problems. It’s important to note that these were two healthy individuals who had the potential to have a great marriage, but they were lacking a roadmap or emotional GPS that could guide them on how to communicate and gain greater understanding of one another.

This couple’s relationship was clearly going off course. They needed guidance to stay focused on their destination.

To make their job easier, I suggested that they follow an emotional road map based upon what I call “The Four C’s of Relationship Theory: Connection, Control, Communication, and Conflict Resolution.” Together, they provide a clear guide to help couples evaluate where their relationship is going, and where and how to make changes if necessary.

Imagine, for example, if Shmuel and Rivky could read each other’s minds and understand what makes the other happy or sad, or scared and the way each wants to be cared for.

The Four C’s help couples see the bigger picture, and then make a distinction between the areas that demand attention, and those matters that are superficial and should not be the focus of their relationship. For example, you may find yourself arguing over small things like washing the dishes or doing the laundry. You may also be feeling as if your spouse is overly controlling and denies your feelings. Or, you may feel the two of you are drifting apart and aren’t as connected as you used to be. If so, should you try to be more assertive? Or should you learn more about you spouse’s inner world, increase the amount of quality time you spend together, and carefully work through their issues with them? A look at the Four C’s should provide an answer.

The following chart summarizes the principles of Relationship Theory.

 

The First “C”: Connecting to
Your Spouse’s Inner World

Learning about the total person you are married to is one of the main goals of marriage. As a therapist, I help couples explore both sides of their personalities – their external behavioral characteristics as well as their inner emotional worlds.

It’s important to note, that as human beings, we live in two distinct emotional worlds: an outer world and an inner world. The outer world is merely a façade, a layer which covers up our deeper and unseen emotions. The inner world, however, is the place that holds the key to understanding what makes people tick. Regrettably, many husbands and wives never learn about the complex and delicate issues in the other’s inner world; each relates only to the other’s outer or external side of their personality.

How in touch are you with your spouse’s inner world? Listed below are common negative behaviors that are based upon underlying “inner” world emotions. Take a few moments to evaluate your awareness of these issues.

Homefront Command : What To Do in a Rocket Attack

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Israel’s Homefront Command has revised its instructions to citizens living within rocket fire of Gaza, and publicized a video with English translation to broadcast important directives.

For those within 40 kilometers of Gaza:

  • If you hear the sound of air raid sirens, enter into a protected area immediately.
  • School has been cancelled
  • Do not convene or congregate in groups
  • If your workplace does not have a bomb shelter, do not go to work.
  • Shopping centers are to be closed

Israeli news website Walla published an image illustrating the amount of time residents of various parts of the country have to find shelter in the event of a siren.

According to the image, residents of Sderot have just 15 seconds to find shelter, residents of Ashkelon have 30 seconds, residents of Ashdod have 45 seconds, residents of Be’er Sheva have 60 seconds, resident of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and southern Samaria have a minute and a half, and residents of Netanya and Herzliya have 2 minutes.  If missiles are fired from Israel’s north, either from Hizbullah in Lebanon or Al-Qaida from Syria, residents of Tiberias, Haifa, and Gadera have 60 seconds to find cover, residents of Carmiel and Tzfat have 30 seconds, and residents of Nahriya and the Golan should find cover immediately. If at the time of a siren or emergency warning,  you are found in:

A building:

Go into a bomb shelter or safe room (if one is not available in your building, enter the innermost room of your house), closing the doors and windows.  Those living in the top floor of apartment buildings should quickly exit their apartments and enter the stairwell, descending to the middle floor of the building.

Outside:

Enter the nearest building immediately.  If there are no buildings close by, or you are in an open area, lie down on the ground and cover your head with your hands.

In the car:

Stop on the side of the road, exit the car, and enter a building or protected area immediately.  If there is no building, or you are in an open area, exit the car and lie down on the ground, covering your head with your hands.  If you cannot exit the vehicle, top on the side of the road and wait 10 minutes before continuing on your journey.

If no other instructions are given, you may leave the secure area after 10 minutes.

Homefront Command also issued specific instructions for workers in a variety of situations and job types, including government and essential workers.

Today’s Incidents in Judea and Samaria

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Arabs from Isawiya in east Jerusalem rioted near the Har Hatsofim Hospital, on Mt. Scopus. The rioters threw stones at security forces, blocked the road and shot fireworks at the hospital compound. Spokesperson for the Border Police stated that the Border Police on site kept the rioters away, opened the blocked road and responded with crowd dispersal ordnance against the rioters.

Arabs from the village of Jenya blocked the road and threw stones at cars on the road leading to the Talmonim block in the Benyamin region. Cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. The road was later reopened by security forces.

A group of some 20 extreme left activists demonstrated outside a military base near Beit El. Eight of them tried to scale the fence and infiltrate the base. IDF forces dispersed the demonstrators. Those who tried to enter the base forcefully were arrested by the police.

Update on Injured IDF Officer

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Captain Ziv Shilon was named as the officer injured in a terror attack on Tuesday along the Gaza border. Shilon, a Givati company commander (not Golani as originally stated) lost part of his hand in the attack.

Details on the attack are still not clear, it is believed the explosion occured when Shilon was opening a gate that was on a road being checked for explosive.

But, it is still not clear if it was a roadside bomb or a mortar that exploded.

Shilon is currently at Seroka hospital where is still listed in serious condition.

Related Story: Givati Officer Seriously Injured

Palestinians and Foreign Provocateurs Block Road 443

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Some 30 Palestinians and foreign provocateurs blocked traffic on road 443 on Tuesday afternoon.  Road 443 is a main highway that connects Jerusalem and Tel Aviv via the city of Modiin.

Police and Border Police cleared out the protesters and traffic continued on its way.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/palestinians-and-foreign-provocateurs-block-road-443/2012/10/16/

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