Monthly Archives: May 2007

The words of Rav David Zeller, who died today

The Tree of Life By: Rabbi David Zeller zt"l For the most part, we live in a world that doesn't acknowledge the existence of the Self, the Soul or of God. Where it is acknowledged, it...

Palestinian Armed Forces Extend Their Missile Range

-- Israeli security officials have confirmed to the Middle East Newsline that Palestinian armed forces have been extending the range of their missiles to achieve a missile range of 25 kilometers, which would enable Palestinian strikes against major cities in Israel in an effort to strike much of southern Israel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad were improving their indigenous missiles in cooperation with Iran and Hezbollah--DF Arrests Top Hamas Leaders--U.S. 'Concerned' By Arrests

Military Analysts: Israeli Army Is Directionless

Israel is reflexively reacting to Hamas and is basically following the latter's script, without any policy or goals of its own.Also detailed:-U.S. Endorses Abbas-Hamas Vows To Target Ashkelon-Israel Government Wanton Neglect Of Shelters In South

Gaza Missile Kills Israeli Woman

The timing of the attack coincided with the preplanned visit to Sderot of Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, who accompanied European Union envoy Javier Solana to a meeting at the Sderot municipality, where Livni had announced earlier in the day that she wanted to acquaint Solana with the human implications of the missile attacks on Sderot.

Inside Story: Why Did Prisoner Negotiations Fail With Hamas?

It can now be revealed that Hamas demanded that Israel release dozens of Israeli Arab convicts who are imprisoned for security offenses in exchange for the release of Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit, who was captured last June by Palestinians. Israel summarily rejected the demand to release Israeli Arab security convicts.

More Gaza Rockets Hit Sderot

Chronicle of the weekend and eye-witness reports from the scenes of incessant rocket fire in Sderot.

From Israel: Getting Hotter

The Security Cabinet today approved attacks against Islamic Jihad and Hamas commanders responsible for the current Kassam escalation. There will be both air and ground operations, with attacks on arms supplies as well. And, indeed,...

Akiba Hebrew Trades Principle For Principal

Replacing names of Jewish educational institutions in Philadelphia with names of donors is not a new phenomenon. The Moses Dropsie College was renamed for Walter Annenberg, while the Solomon Schechter school has been renamed the Raymond and Ruth Perelman.

Israel Allows Retaliation, But No Plans For Offensive

A source in the prime minister's office did say to the leading Israeli newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, that in the event of continued rocket fire, the prime minister may authorize attacks targeting Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. However, no large-scale incursion into the Gaza Strip has yet been announced despite Hamas' efforts to bring Israel into its conflict.

Hamas Fires Into Sderot

Hamas, the ruling faction of the Palestinian Authority government, took credit last night for firing 21 missiles into Sderot, the main city of Israel's Western Negev southern region.