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There was at least one Qassam rocket attack against Israel every single day in May

Posted by avideditor on June 1, 2008

It is time for Olmert to step down and for Bibi Netanyahu to become the prime minister. It is important for Israel to defend its citizens and to stop giving terrorist land for “peace”. Ask the american indians how well trading land for peace worked out for them. 

I found this at the Elder of Zion:

 I finished up my May Qassam calendar, I noticed something that has never occurred before:

There was at least one Qassam rocket every single day in May. 

Every other months there are some days where none are reported, or that “only” have mortars. This was the first time in the 16 months I’ve been keeping track that there were attacks literally every day.

And even so, demand for real estate among Israelis in areas around Gaza is at an all-time high. Far more are moving there than are moving away, making terrorist claims that they aim to depopulate the nearby communities rather pathetic.

May 2008

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8 12 3 1 2 3 22
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Olmert offers 91.5% of Judea and Samaria, ‘Palestinians’ say not enough

Posted by avideditor on May 26, 2008

Olmert is trying to sell out the jewish people and state in his last days in office. Luckly the jihadis calling them selves the ‘Palestinians’ refused. Jihadis want war not peace. Olmert needs to be kicked out off office and the jihadis need to be kicked out of Israel now!

Here is the report from Israel Matzav:

Despite some denials that have been coming in throughout the evening, it appears that Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert has offered the ‘Palestinians’ 91.5% of Judea and Samaria, and has offered them land between Hebron and Gaza (for ‘safe passage’) in return for the rest. The ‘Palestinians’ have turned down the offer as not good enough.

Palestinian officials close to peace talks said Sunday that Israel has offered a West Bank withdrawal map that leaves about 8.5 percent of the territory in Israeli hands, less than a previous plan but still more than the Palestinians are ready to accept.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and other PA officials, however, told The Jerusalem Post that the report is unsubstantiated.

Also Sunday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted as telling backers that the negotiations have achieved no progress since they were restarted last November with a pledge to US President George W. Bush to try for a full peace treaty by the end of the year.

The Palestinian officials said that Israel presented its new map three days ago in a negotiating session. The last map Israel offered had 12 percent of the West Bank remaining in Israel. Israel wants to keep West Bank land with its main settlement blocs, offering land inside Israel in exchange. The land would be between Hebron in the southern West Bank and Gaza – at least part of a route through Israel to link the two territories.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the negotiations are being conducted behind closed doors, said Palestinians were ready to trade only 1.8% of the West Bank for Israeli land.

Israeli officials refused to comment.

I’ll comment. I don’t see any reason to offer that much. In fact, it’s suicidal, because somewhere in that 8.5%, just about every bit of what’s left of the rump State of Israel – God forbid – will be exposed to ‘Palestinian’ terror attacks. Including the airport. So what the heck is Olmert offering them? By the way, this does not include Jerusalem, which they hope to agree on later.

But ‘moderate’ ‘Palestinian’ President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen is losing patience again.

Abbas indicated skepticism about the prospects of the renewed talks.

“Nothing has been achieved in the negotiations with Israel yet,” Abbas told a meeting of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, according to a report Sunday in the Fatah-associated al-Ayyam daily and confirmed by meeting participants.

Domestic issues in both Israel and the US are diverting attention from peacemaking, Abbas told Fatah leaders.

“I fear the (corruption) probe against Olmert and the American preoccupation with the (presidential) elections will negatively affect the negotiations,” Abbas said, according to a member of the council, Salah Taameri.

Awwww….

The problem with these kinds of ridiculous offers is that even if the ‘Palestinians’ say no, they just become starting points for the next time. In fact, one of the reasons they are saying no now is because Ehud Barak offered them about 98% in 2001 at Taba (plus control of the above ground part of the Temple Mount and all the Arab neighborhoods in the Old City of Jerusalem) and they still turned it down. The ‘Palestinians’ figure there has to be a better offer on the way. And with Olmert negotiating with himself and the prosecutors, they are probably right.

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Opening check points leads to “palis” planting bombs the next day

Posted by avideditor on May 18, 2008

In accordance with the road map Israel removed check points yesterday. Guess what? Today the IDF found a bomb. Lucky no one was injured. 

Repeating the same mistake over and over with out learning is insane. Just look at the map. There is enough land for jihadis outside of Israel. Jews have been living in Israel for 3,000 years. It is time we no longer negotiate with terrorist. Read my short essay on what Israel should do here: The solution to the “Palestinian” curse on Israel

IDF Soldiers Discover Bomb Near Hevron 
(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers discovered a pipe bomb during a routine counterterrorism patrol west of Hevron on Sunday afternoon.The bomb, which was found near the Judean village of Beit Awa, was detonated safely by army sappers in a controlled explosion.

 

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Olmert continues to sell out the Jewish people as they take down road blocks

Posted by avideditor on May 18, 2008

I hope Bush and Olmert realize they appeasing jihadist by giving into demands of Fatah. By removing theses check points. They are going to have more blood on there hands when the jihadist get through. 

On Saturday night, the IDF opened roadblocks in the southern Mt. Hebron region to Palestinian movement. 

Jewish residents in the area are protesting, claiming that this endangers their security. Last week, the IDF also opened the Beit HaArava blockade in the Beka Valley and another 10 blockades in the Nablus region, in Tulkarem and Qalqilya. (Efrat Weiss)

 

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The Western Wall has been deemed too controversial for US President Bush to visit. Instead he will climb Masada, with PM Olmert as his guide

Posted by avideditor on April 10, 2008

Reading this article’s title brought shivers down my spine. It seems as if Bush and Olmert are trying to bring the jewish people to the massacres of the past (Masada), instead of a thriving future at the western Wall the future site of the 3rd temple. In every generation they rise up against us. The jihadis are not the only ones that are trying to kill the jewish people in my opinion, Olmert and the US government policy is a bigger threat. They are a wolf wearing sheep’s clothing. They pretend they want to help the Jewish people and by pass our defenses until they are close enough to kill.

Report: Western Wall Too ‘Controversial’ For Bush Visit: “The Western Wall has been deemed too controversial for US President Bush to visit. Instead he will climb Masada, with PM Olmert as his guide.”

Haaretz reported that Bush’s aids were leaning toward the Masada fortress. The site was where Jews held out against the Roman army, but were eventually beaten and committed suicide rather than face the humiliation and torture of captivity. Haaretz mentioned the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron, the Golan Heights and the Western Wall, explicitly, as places deemed too controversial for Bush to visit.

The Western Wall, also called the Kotel (“wall” in Hebrew) or Wailing Wall, is the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. The mount itself is occupied by two Muslim structures and Jewish worship there is severely restricted. The Western Wall is highly symbolic as it has been the focal point of Jewish worship in the most recent return to Zion. It was approachable via a small alleyway prior to the War of Independence, was off-limits to Jews under Jordanian rule following the 1949 armistice and was liberated in the 1967 Six Day War. Among the most famous photos in Israel’s history is that of IDF paratroopers looking up at the wall with awe following their participation in the battle for the Old City. Shortly after the victory, Israel bulldozed the area around the wall, creating a huge prayer plaza.

Muslims have recently been staking a claim not only to the Temple Mount, but to the Western Wall as well. They call it Al-Burak and say the religion’s founder, Mohammad, tied his horse there during a midnight journey that took him to “the farthest mosque” – which they say is a reference to the Jerusalem mosque later given that name.

The Bushes also want to witness the Biblical prophecy of the ingathering of the exiles first-hand. White House staffers report that the Bushes are looking to meet with recent olim (Jewish immigrants to Israel) during the visit.

Bush will not be visiting Palestinian Authority-controlled areas or meeting with PA officials during his visit to Israel, but will hold a meeting with Fatah chief and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Egypt afterward.

Media analyst Dr. Aaron Lerner of Israel Media Research and Analysis says that the phenomenon of Bush steering clear of the Western Wall does not bode well and belies statements by Israeli officials’ claiming an improved relationship with the US due to Israel’s willingness to make repeated concessions to Fatah. “Things are so screwed up that while the Pope can visit the Western Wall in what was clearly the “Israeli” portion of his visit, President Bush can’t make the same photo op as part of his historic trip marking Israel’s 60th anniversary,” Lerner opined. “And now an example of the incredible lack of thinking on the part of whoever is working on this trip: instead of visiting places associated with Israel’s rebirth or ancient life – the idea is a photo op at a place remembered in history for the group of Jews who committed suicide rather than fall captive to the Romans.”

Dr. Lerner concluded, with tongue-in-cheek: “Then again. How appropriate. PM Olmert, who critics warn is following a suicidal path with the Palestinians, will visit Masada with Bush.”

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Olmert: Time for a change in personnel

Posted by avideditor on April 6, 2008

Olmert is a traitor to the Jewish people and the state of Israel. I think he should step down now. Anyone that is not stepping out of his coalition is spitting on the Torah and has blood on their hands, Shas I am looking at you. It is just sick what Olmert is doing to the State of Israel. Some people blame Rice but I blame Olmert. After hearing this story yesterday I find that Rice is just a pawn and Olmert is the true problem for Israel. He said someone asked Bush something like: Do you think the American President that causes policies to devide Jeruslem will be blessed or cursed? Bush said cursed and he is doing all he can to make sure Olmert doesn’t do that. I hope the Jerusalem post story bellow is wrong and Olmert loses his coalition or loses his ability to be the PM this week.

Politics: Time for a change in personnel: “Gil Hoffman
THE JERUSALEM POST
The Knesset’s winter session marched in like a lion and out like a lamb.

It began in October, amid speculation about whether Prime Minister Ehud Olmert would survive the impending release of the 629-page Winograd Report. It ended Wednesday, with a 117-second Olmert speech in which he thumbed his nose at the people who six months earlier were sure that they would oust him.

Now Olmert has six weeks free of any annoying no-confidence votes, sordid speeches and pesky parliamentary perfidy. But he is not free of politics. This week proved that even when US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice comes to town to talk peace, and Syrian President Bashar Assad drafts reserves to hint at war, the lead headlines in the Hebrew press and the general public discourse will still focus on whether there will be war or peace in internal Israeli politics.

Current and former defense ministers Ehud Barak and Amir Peretz dueled in Labor. Shlomo Benizri became the seventh MK convicted in Shas. Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter unleashed a fierce attack on the government’s diplomatic policies in Kadima. And everyone speculated about how long Olmert would be able to hold onto power in the face of last Friday’s Dahaf Institute poll, which found that 59 percent of Israelis considered him a failure, and which ranked him tied with Barak for last in the ratings of Israel’s best prime ministers.

The latest spin that emerged this week was that Olmert would initiate an election as early as next month, when US President George W. Bush comes to town to celebrate Israel’s 60th birthday. Rice reportedly told an Israeli leader on Sunday that she wanted the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams to reach a deal by then on a declaration of principles that Bush could announce during his visit.

Politicians speculated this week that Olmert could take that declaration and immediately initiate an election as soon as possible; during the campaign, he would use the deal as his diplomatic platform to try to win another four years in power.

Senior politicians in all three of the largest parties spoke this week about a ‘May surprise’ as a realistic scenario. The thinking behind such a move would be for Olmert to try to catch his rivals in Likud and Labor when they are down.

The only problems with this thinking are that it makes no political sense for an unpopular prime minister like Olmert to unnecessarily risk ending his political career; that no planning has been done by Olmert or his associates behind the scenes to prepare for such a move; and that Israel never holds elections in the summer.

The following are five more likely scenarios about when the next election will be held, their probability, and what circumstances could bring make them a reality:

• November 2008

Likud faction chairman Gideon Sa’ar has been pushing for months to hold the next general election on November 4, which coincidentally is the date of the American election, and not coincidentally is when Israelis will go to the polls to elect their mayors.

Combining the elections would save the country lots of money and could potentially strengthen the larger parties by encouraging a higher turnout. But it could also create headaches, because the party funding for the two kinds of races is handled differently, and because 17-year-olds are allowed to vote for mayors.

This scenario could come about if Barak decides he needs to initiate an election soon to save his credibility, or if Shas decides to repent by toppling the government over negotiations on Jerusalem that its leaders should know full-well are in fact taking place.

Probability: Low

• February/March 2009

Barak told his associates this week that he does not see himself taking any steps to leave the coalition until after the municipal elections, because government funds give the party an advantage. Shas also needs more time to finagle more funds for its pet causes and ensure that mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s son becomes chief rabbi of Jerusalem.

November 4 is of course not only the date when people will go to the polls in Detroit, Dimona, Deganya and Denver. It is also D-day for the talks with the Palestinians that were initiated in Annapolis.

Olmert will do everything possible to reach a final-status agreement with the Palestinians by that deadline, to ensure his legacy and to give a parting gift to his close friend, US President George W. Bush.

He could then initiate an election 90 days later to run on that deal and try to win support from the entire center-left of the political map.

Probability: Very High

• May 2009

Same scenario as the last one, except that this time, Shas leaves the government when the Annapolis plan is unveiled, and Olmert manages to hang on for a while with a minority coalition, thanks to votes from Meretz and Arab MKs.

Holding on for another couple of months would allow the state budget to pass, and would accomplish an important goal for Olmert: He would last longer as prime minister than his rival, opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu.

Olmert has already passed Barak and Moshe Sharet in longevity. If he passes Netanyahu, he could try to make the case that he was not among Israel’s worst prime ministers.

Probability: Medium

• Fall 2009

No one in Israeli politics is seriously talking about
this possibility, in part because they cannot think so far in advance, and because they doubt that any government could last so long without an upheaval.

But this is the Middle East, where instability is a fact of life. Wars break out that have the power of persuading even Israelis to put politics aside for a while. This could delay an election that looked like it would have been in the spring to the fall.

Probability: Low

• November 2010

This is the actual date set by law for the next election. Olmert says all the time that this is when the next election will be held.

But it is doubtful that even Olmert believes that. Election dates in Israel haven’t been a sign of when an election will be held for decades.

It would take a miracle for Olmert, who hit a nadir of three percent in the polls after the Second Lebanon War, to finish out his term. And though miracles may happen in Jerusalem, they won’t for Olmert.

Probability: Extremely Low”

(Via avideditor’s shared items in Google Reader.)</

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