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Ceasefire Reported Between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

A purported ceasefire went into effect between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday at mighnight, apparently negotiated by Egyptian officials, putting an end to IDF strikes on terror installations in Gaza in exchange for a halting of rocket fire from terrorists.

The Israeli government did not confirm the announcement.

Over 80 missiles were fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza on civilians in southern Israel on Wednesday.  Three foreign workers and two Israelis were injured, and eight houses suffered damage.

IDF retaliation resulted in the deaths of three terrorist operatives from Gaza who were in the process of launching further attacks on Israel.

According to reports on Army Radio, the ceasefire was initiated by Hamas, who made its interest in making an agreements known through Egyptian intermediaries.  Sources in the capital city of Jerusalem said they believe Hamas initiated contact due to severe Israeli damage inflicted on their terror centers.

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha begins on Friday.

In August 2005, opponents of the forced withdrawal of Jewish residents from the Gaza communities of Gush Katif warned that Gaza would become a hotbed of terrorism if Israel relinquished sovereignty on the area.  Since then, over 8,000 rockets have been launched against civilian targets in Israel.

Rockets on Southern Israel, 3 Foreign Workers Injured, IAF Hits 3 Launchers

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Three foreign workers were badly injured by Hamas and Popular Resistance Committee rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel on Wednesday morning.

The men, two of whom are in critical condition, were hurt when a chicken coop they were working in was attacked by missiles.

Seven houses also suffered direct hits as a result of the missile attack.  Dozens of rockets were fired on the Eshkol, Shaar Hanegev, and Hof Ashkelon regional councils.  In those attacks, one women was lightly injured running for cover and several Israelis were treated for shock.  School has been cancelled in the areas, with citizens urged to remain close to bomb shelters.

Seven rockets were also intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which were aimed at the metropolis of Ashkelon.

Israeli air and ground troops responded to the attacks, with Hamas leaders urging members to evacuate bases for fear of Israeli reprisals.  Fighter planes launched against three targets in northern Gaza, killing three Hamas terrorists – one in Beit Lahia who was preparing to launch another rocket and two more in another area planning to do the same.  IDF tanks also fired against rocket-launching targets.

In an interview with Army Radio on Wednesday morning, IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai assured citizens “if things in the south seem dreary, I promise you that it is worse in Gaza”.

Reports indicate that Gaza terrorists now possess launchers which can fire several missiles at once.

Earlier Tuesday, Palestinian terrorists detonated bomb in the Kissufim region on the Israel-Gaza border, seriously injuring an IDF company commander.  The soldier was taken to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba in serious condition.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to that attack at the beginning of a meeting with visiting Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, saying “Iran supported Hizbullah’s terror attacks in Bulgaria, Iran is supporting terror attacks now against us in Gaza,” and promising “we will fight and we will hit them very, very hard – very hard.”

Russia Scuttles Anti-Israel Resolutions at UNESCO

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

In a rare instance of breaking step with the Arab world, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) caused the organization to defer condemning Israel in a series of votes on Wednesday.

Five resolutions proposed by the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, and Syria were scuttled by Russia, which presented a plan to delay the resolutions for 6 months in order to send a UN fact-finding team.  The plan passed, with France the only European country to vote against.

The resolutions accuse Israel of trying to change the character of Jerusalem by conducting archaeological digs without the approval of former occupying country Jordan, allowing Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, allowing Jews to live in Judea and Samaria, neglecting education in Gaza, and alleged mistreatment of the Druze residents of the Golan.

UNESCO considers the entire Old City of Jerusalem and its surrounding walls as a world heritage site.

Mofaz to Fight Levy Report

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Shaul Mofaz, head of the Kadima party, attacked Prime Minister Netanyahu on Wednesday for his plan to try to legally pass the Levy Report (on the Israeli Territories). Mofaz says he plans to go to the State Attorney’s office to try to block it.

According to Mofaz, Netanyahu is trying to adopt it because of his fear of the Feiglinites (Moshe Feiglin supporters in the Likud).

Mofaz continued to say that passing the report is not in the interest of the Zionism, and will lead to the destruction of the Jewish majority in Israel and the isolation of Israel in the world.

Jerusalem Mayor Kicks Off Arab Street Namings

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will inaugurate a street in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Wednesday in the name of a famous Egyptian singer.

The ceremony at 3:30pm will name the street Umm Kultum, after a beloved Egyptian singer, the daughter of an Imam, who died in 1975.

The naming is part of a project to name all streets in Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem.  According to a press release by the Government Press Office, many streets in those neighborhoods have never been officially named.  Now, 145 new street names have been approved and will be affixed to roads in Zur Baher, Beit Hanina, Shuafat, Issawiya, Abu-Tor, Silwan, and Ras Al-Amud.

Day By Day: The Temple Mount Arrests Over Sukkot

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Over the Sukkot holiday, 12 Jews were arrested and many more were harassed and denied religious rights on the Temple Mount. Eight of the arrests were for prayer crimes and three were for peacefully protesting the policies of discrimination and denigration.

A day-by-day report from activists in the field:

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 1st Day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot

7:30 am – Jewish pilgrims ascend the Mount with Likud activists Moshe Feiglin. Feiglin is arrested with Chagi Weiss (son of Professor Hillel Weiss) for the crime of praying.

9:00 am – Several dozen observant Jews wait for over an hour at the Mugrabi Gate until being denied entrance. The police, however, allow non-Jewish Tourists to continue to enter the Mount without hindrance.

12:30 pm – The police allow Jewish pilgrims to enter the Mount, however the visit is restricted to several minutes and to a short path between the Mugrabim and Shalshelet gates. One Jew, Haggai Yekutiel from Elon Shvut, was arrested for an arguing with a policeman over the shortened ascent.

Arrest totals = 3

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 2nd Day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot

8:00 am – Police permit a Jewish group of pilgrims to ascend the Mount only after making them wait for a half hour, during which time only non-Jewish tourists are allowed in. According to eye witnesses, security personnel are heard complaining, “The religious standing in line interfere with our job.”

8:30 am – The police arrest two Jews on the Mount. Menahem Ben-Yashar, 87 is arrested for bowing down and Elyashiv Cherlow, the son of Rabbi Yuval Cherlow is arrested for reasons not clear.

9:00 am – The police arrest Yehuda Liebman from Yitzhar for no apparent reason.

Arrest totals = 3

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 3rd Day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot

8:30 am – Jewish pilgrims on the Mount are attacked by the Waqf officials over suspicion that one Jew prostrated towards the spot of the Temple. One of the Waqf officials kicked and punched the Attorney Yehuda Shimon. Other Waqf officials threatened photographers who were filming and tried to break cameras. The police did not make any arrests.

9:00 am – Police arrest Moshe Puah for closing his eyes, while on the Mount.

1:00 pm – Over seventy observant Jews are waiting since 12:30 pm to ascend and make pilgrimage to the Mount, however the police continue to allow non-Jewish tourist to flow freely through Mugrabi gate. The police finally announce that the mountain was closed to Jews. The crowd refused to disperse and protested the blatant discrimination of allowing only non-Jewish tourists to ascend the Mount, but closing the Mount to Jewish pilgrims coming to celebrate the holiday. Riot police are brought in and begin to use great force and violence against the Jewish crowd. Yosef Elyashiv Sade, a resident of Nahariya, witnessed a policeman aim a stun gun aimed towards people in the crowd. Another gentleman Meor Nazari, noticed that the policeman also threatened a 14-year-old boy with the stun gun as well. The police arrested 3.

The videos of the violence can be seen on you tube here and here.

Arrest Totals = 4

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 4th Day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot

The Temple Mount is closed to all Jewish Pilgrims and non-Jewish tourists.

2:00 pm – Hundreds of Muslims throw stones at the Mughrabi Gate. Police enter the Mount and disperse the rioters.

Shabbat, Oct. 6, 2012 5th Day Chol Hamoed Sukkot, Shabbat

The Temple Mount is closed to all Jewish Pilgrims and non-Jewish tourists.

Sunday, 7,10,2012 Hoshana Rabbah, Sukkot

8:30 am – Police arrest Aviad Shapira and Moshe Spitz on the Mount with their children. Spitz was accused of bowing, but Shapira’s arrest cause was not made clear.

Jewish Oral Surgeon Puts Drill to Anti-Semitic Dental School

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Talk about a root canal.

Sixty years after Perry Brickman was thrown out of Emory University’s dental school simply for being Jewish, the retired oral surgeon from Atlanta went back to the school on Wednesday to receive an official apology. University President James Wagner offered a public mea culpa to Brickman and other Jewish students who faced anti-Semitism at the school between 1948 and 1961.

The apology was in part due to Brickman’s research about Emory’s dark legacy, which he detailed in the documentary film “From Silence to Recognition: Confronting Discrimination in Emory’s Dental School History.”

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