Friday, July 20, 2007
Friday Afternoon Roundup - Refusal, Surrender and the Threat of War
In Israel things are going from bad to worse. With Ahmadinejad talking openly about a summer war and Syria and the Palestinians preparing for one, the Olmert government continues its disastrous reign over Israel.
Their latest concession is to allow the terrorist Badr Brigade to enter Israel from Jordan. Jericho and Kalquiya, which had to be recaptured once, have been turned over to Fatah. The Badr Brigade will enter Israel to hold it.
In Hevron 10 IDF soldiers consulted Rabbi Dov Lior and Rabbi Levanon and Rabbi Melamed over orders to replace border guards who were to be dispatched to hunt Zionist youth who were returning to Homesh. Rabbi Levanon and Rabbi Melamed told them to register a protest but fulfill their duties. Rabbi Dov Lior asked them for time to study the issue and after several hours informed them that they should refuse. After registering their protest, the soldiers eventually complied.
Over at Israpundit, Ted Belman has a disturbing post on Bush and the Saudi Plan
"They must guarantee that a Palestinian state is viable and contiguous. And they must lead to a territorial settlement, with mutually agreed borders reflecting previous lines and current realities, and mutually agreed adjustments.”
I should point out the Bush in effect for the first time, endorsed the Saudi Plan requiring ‘67 borders. The Roadmap is based on Resolution 242 which supports some land for peace and secure borders. This is a further erosion of Israel’s position. No one else has noticed this."
Daled Amos has a post on journalistic bias
Lemon Lime Moon has a post on Sun Tzu Know Your Enemy
From mainstream media news stories worth noting.
This features the rise of the Putin Youth in Russia meant to serve as the Russian equivalent of the SS.
Shabbat Shalom to all. May the coming month be a month of redemption and salvation and comfort.