Sunday, August 30, 2009

Notice the Tshirt with Che'.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

AP editoriziling the "news"

New Fatah leadership boosts Mideast peace efforts

By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press Writer Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press Writer – Tue Aug 11, 2:57 pm ET
BETHLEHEM, West Bank – Fatah has elected a rejuvenated leadership that will likely bring the mainstream Palestinian movement (bold and color are my emphasis) more in line with President Barack Obama's vision for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement, according to unofficial results released Tuesday.

But a reluctant Israel and militant Islamic Hamas stranglehold on the Gaza Strip pose formidable obstacles (bold and color are my emphasis) on the road toward a peace accord....
Everybody should be breaking out in song and dance because "GOOD" Palestinian Fatah has elected a rejuvenated movement. "BAD" Israel who is linked to the bad Islamic Hamas pose formidable obstacles. Glad to see AP isn't injecting any editorializing in it's "news" articles. What happed to just the 5 W's: Who, What, When, Where and How?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sit Yasir, Fetch Abbas

Maybe it's time to buy a dog and name it Yasir Arafat or Mahmud Abbas.Muslims believe dogs can violate ritual purity and consider them unclean. Calling someone a dog is one of the worst insults in the Middle East. The problem is I like dogs too much to insult an animal with such a name.

Sadat's daughter takes on Hollywood movie

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press Writer Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press Writer – Sat Aug 8, 11:32 am ET
CAIRO – The daughter of Egypt's former president Anwar Sadat has filed a complaint against the makers of "I Love You Man," a 2009 Dreamworks film, for naming a dog after her father, her lawyer said Saturday.
Egypt's prosecutor will look into the complaint, but it is unclear what sort of action Egyptian courts could take against the Hollywood movie company.
In the movie, actor Jason Segel's character has a dog named Anwar Sadat. When asked if it's because he likes the former president's policies, the character replies it is due to the dog's resemblance to the Egyptian leader.
The name of the dog also appears in the credits as Anwar Sadat, playing himself, the dog.
"This is a disaster, a serious affront," said Samir Sabri, the lawyer for Rokaya Sadat, daughter of the former president and peace Nobel prize winner.
The film, directed by John Hamburg, opened in Egypt last month, but the scene with the dog had earlier been excised by the distributor. Word of the scene only came to light in the last week when it was publicized by an Egyptian Web site.
"This has caused serious psychological and moral damages to the plaintiff, as President Sadat is a prominent figure in the Arab history in general and in Egyptian history in particular," the lawyer's brief said. "Everyone agrees that he is a unique leader who was politically savvy, and has worked hard to serve his country."
Muslims believe dogs can violate ritual purity and consider them unclean. Calling someone a dog is one of the worst insults in the Middle East.
Commentators in Egypt have called the movie, which grossed more than $71 million in the U.S., another in a long series slights against Arabs and Muslims in Hollywood.

Monday, August 3, 2009

More misplaced sympathy and concern

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East, Robert H. Serry, center, visits Palestinian families a day after they were evicted from their house in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families in east Jerusalem on Sunday, then allowed Jewish settlers to move into their homes, drawing criticism from Palestinians, the United Nations and the State Department.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
So after the world meddles in an internal Israeli matter that went through a free democratic country's legal system - all the way to the Supreme Court - the UN must explicitly show it's misplaced sympathy and concern. When was the last time the UN visited people in Sderot, or victims and families from any of the homicide bombers or... you get my point.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hey Zahal, duck!

In this photo taken Sunday, June 14, 2009 Palestinian security officers loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas train in the West Bank town of Jenin. In a military-style exercise, everything went according to script: U.S.-trained Palestinian commandos, faces smeared with black camouflage paint and moves carefully choreographed, stormed a mock militants' hideout in an abandoned building, 'wounding' one gunman and arresting a second. Yet reality is far less accommodating in the Israel-controlled West Bank, where Palestinian forces try to expand islands of limited authority by proving their effectiveness, including by going after Hamas militants.(AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

It's just a matter of time before U.S. - trained Palestinian commandos are pointing their US supplied weapons, tactics and training at Israelis.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hamas is pro-Israel

Palestinians walk out of the National Islamic Bank in Gaza City. The first bank affiliated with the Hamas movement running Gaza opened on Tuesday in the Israeli-blockaded coastal strip which lies outside the Palestinian Authority's control.

(AFP/Mohammed Abed)

Notice the National Islamic Bank's sign. It has a piece with the shape of Israel on it. Obviously, Hamas has moderated it's rhetoric and has become pro-Israel - not.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Looks more like an "Exterminate Israel" rally

Masked Palestinians take part on an anti-Israel rally organised by Hamas movement in Nussirat camp in the central Gaza Strip March 27, 2009.REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA POLITICS CONFLICT)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Newsflash: Olmert grows a pair - finally

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem on February 15, 2009. Israel's security cabinet voted on Wednesday to condition a Gaza truce on the release of a captive soldier, a move that risked further complicating Egyptian efforts to broker a lasting ceasefire.(AFP/Emil Salman)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sen Charles Schumer Chattering Class focus on tiny porky amendments American people don't care

Hey Chuck, YES WE DO CARE!

Send flowers not rocketsd and suicide bombers

Israel lets Gaza export Valentine's Day flowers

Thu Feb 12, 10:26 am ET
KEREM SHALOM, Israel – Israel is relaxing its blockade of the Gaza Strip to let through 25,000 carnations headed to Europe for Valentine's Day.
But the head of the Gaza flower growers' association said that was "nothing" compared to the 40 million flowers a year that came out of the territory before the blockade.
The flowers will be Gaza's first exports in a year. Israel has blockaded Gaza since Hamas militants seized control of the territory in June 2007.
Israeli military spokesman Maj. Peter Lerner said Israel agreed to let the flowers through at the request of the Dutch government and Gaza farmers.
Lerner called the move an Israeli gesture and said it did not indicate any change in the overall policy toward Gaza.
But Mohammed Khalil, head of the Gaza flower growers' association, dismissed the move as "nothing."
Khalil said Gaza used to export 40 million flowers a year, so 25,000 carnations is insignificant.
"We had to feed the flowers to the animals because we couldn't export them," he said. "We are afraid of losing our reputation in Europe and are afraid to plan ahead."

Here's an idea....stop sending rockets and suicide bombers to Israel and I'm pretty sure the Israelis will have no objection to you exporting even 80 million flowers.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Daniel Pearl and the Normalization of Evil

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the murder of our son, former Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. My wife Ruth and I wonder: Would Danny have believed that today's world emerged after his tragedy?
The answer does not come easily. Danny was an optimist, a true believer in the goodness of mankind. Yet he was also a realist, and would not let idealism bend the harshness of facts.
Neither he, nor the millions who were shocked by his murder, could have possibly predicted that seven years later his abductor, Omar Saeed Sheikh, according to several South Asian reports, would be planning terror acts from the safety of a Pakistani jail. Or that his murderer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, now in Guantanamo, would proudly boast of his murder in a military tribunal in March 2007 to the cheers of sympathetic jihadi supporters. Or that this ideology of barbarism would be celebrated in European and American universities, fueling rally after rally for Hamas, Hezbollah and other heroes of "the resistance." Or that another kidnapped young man, Israeli Gilad Shalit, would spend his 950th day of captivity with no Red Cross visitation while world leaders seriously debate whether his kidnappers deserve international recognition.
No. Those around the world who mourned for Danny in 2002 genuinely hoped that Danny's murder would be a turning point in the history of man's inhumanity to man, and that the targeting of innocents to transmit political messages would quickly become, like slavery and human sacrifice, an embarrassing relic of a bygone era.
But somehow, barbarism, often cloaked in the language of "resistance," has gained acceptance in the most elite circles of our society. The words "war on terror" cannot be uttered today without fear of offense. Civilized society, so it seems, is so numbed by violence that it has lost its gift to be disgusted by evil.
I believe it all started with well-meaning analysts, who in their zeal to find creative solutions to terror decided that terror is not a real enemy, but a tactic. Thus the basic engine that propels acts of terrorism -- the ideological license to elevate one's grievances above the norms of civilized society -- was wished away in favor of seemingly more manageable "tactical" considerations.
This mentality of surrender then worked its way through politicians like the former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. In July 2005 he told Sky News that suicide bombing is almost man's second nature. "In an unfair balance, that's what people use," explained Mr. Livingstone.
But the clearest endorsement of terror as a legitimate instrument of political bargaining came from former President Jimmy Carter. In his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," Mr. Carter appeals to the sponsors of suicide bombing. "It is imperative that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Road-map for Peace are accepted by Israel." Acts of terror, according to Mr. Carter, are no longer taboo, but effective tools for terrorists to address perceived injustices.
Mr. Carter's logic has become the dominant paradigm in rationalizing terror. When asked what Israel should do to stop Hamas's rockets aimed at innocent civilians, the Syrian first lady, Asma Al-Assad, did not hesitate for a moment in her response: "They should end the occupation." In other words, terror must earn a dividend before it is stopped.
The media have played a major role in handing terrorism this victory of acceptability. Qatari-based Al Jazeera television, for example, is still providing Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi hours of free air time each week to spew his hateful interpretation of the Koran, authorize suicide bombing, and call for jihad against Jews and Americans.
Then came the August 2008 birthday of Samir Kuntar, the unrepentant killer who, in 1979, smashed the head of a four-year-old Israeli girl with his rifle after killing her father before her eyes. Al Jazeera elevated Kuntar to heroic heights with orchestras, fireworks and sword dances, presenting him to 50 million viewers as Arab society's role model. No mainstream Western media outlet dared to expose Al Jazeera efforts to warp its young viewers into the likes of Kuntar. Al Jazeera's management continues to receive royal treatment in all major press clubs.
Some American pundits and TV anchors didn't seem much different from Al Jazeera in their analysis of the recent war in Gaza. Bill Moyers was quick to lend Hamas legitimacy as a "resistance" movement, together with honorary membership in PBS's imaginary "cycle of violence." In his Jan. 9 TV show, Mr. Moyers explained to his viewers that "each [side] greases the cycle of violence, as one man's terrorism becomes another's resistance to oppression." He then stated -- without blushing -- that for readers of the Hebrew Bible "God-soaked violence became genetically coded." The "cycle of violence" platitude allows analysts to empower terror with the guise of reciprocity, and, amazingly, indict terror's victims for violence as immutable as DNA.
When we ask ourselves what it is about the American psyche that enables genocidal organizations like Hamas -- the charter of which would offend every neuron in our brains -- to become tolerated in public discourse, we should take a hard look at our universities and the way they are currently being manipulated by terrorist sympathizers.
At my own university, UCLA, a symposium last week on human rights turned into a Hamas recruitment rally by a clever academic gimmick. The director of the Center for Near East Studies carefully selected only Israel bashers for the panel, each of whom concluded that the Jewish state is the greatest criminal in human history.
The primary purpose of the event was evident the morning after, when unsuspecting, uninvolved students read an article in the campus newspaper titled, "Scholars say: Israel is in violation of human rights in Gaza," to which the good name of the University of California was attached. This is where Hamas scored its main triumph -- another inch of academic respectability, another inroad into Western minds.
Danny's picture is hanging just in front of me, his warm smile as reassuring as ever. But I find it hard to look him straight in the eyes and say: You did not die in vain.
Mr. Pearl, a professor of computer science at UCLA, is president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, founded in memory of his son to promote cross-cultural understanding.

Please add your comments to the Opinion Journal forum.Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page A15

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What's on the weather channel?

An Israeli cabinet minister publicly called for the assassination of senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, seen here in 2008, whose Islamist group controls the Gaza Strip.(AFP/File/Mahmud Hams)
Hamas calls for the extermination of the peopel of the State of Israel and the world says, "What's on the weather channel?"

Dr. Strangelove

Monday, February 2, 2009

Elder of Ziyon: Blowing apart "official" Gaza casualty figures

Elder of Ziyon: Blowing apart "official" Gaza casualty figures

Muslims murdering Muslims

Bomber in police uniform kills 21 Afghan policemen

By NOOR KHAN, Associated Press Writer Noor Khan, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 19 mins ago

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber in a police uniform detonated his explosives inside a police training center in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing 21 officers and wounding at least 20, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
What the world response to Muslims murdering Muslims? The expected. To quote Dan Gillerman the former Israeli Ambassidor to the UN,

"The Palestinians’ real tragedy is that they have not been able to produce a Nelson Mandela. Every single day, Muslims are killed by Muslims. You do not see a single Muslim leader get up and say, ‘Enough is enough.' It’s nearly as if we live in a world where if Christians kill Muslims, it’s a crusade. If Jews kill Muslims, it’s a massacre. And when Muslims kill Muslims, it’s the Weather Channel. Nobody cares."

Thursday, January 29, 2009

This will no doubt cause riots throughout the Muslim world

Congo: UN says Ugandan rebels massacre 100

KINSHASA, Congo – The United Nations says Ugandan rebels massacred 100 civilians in a northeast Congo village this month, the latest atrocity blamed on the insurgents.
U.N. peacekeeping spokesman Lt. Col. Jean-Paul Dietrich says Lord's Resistance Army rebels slaughtered at least 100 people in the village of Tora near the Sudan border on Jan. 16.
He said Thursday that the rebels went on to attack the villages of Kapili and Atande, killing two in each. Those attacks took place on Jan. 17 and Jan. 19.
Human rights groups say that before the latest bloodshed, the rebels already had killed more than 600 people in apparent retaliation for a military offensive against them being carried out by troops from Congo, Uganda and Sudan.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

[Comady] O Silly Muslims (virgins)!

This guy must be double-jointed

A member of the Palestinian National Guard holds his Kalashnikov as he surveys the damage of the bombed guard's headquarters in Gaza City. US President Barack Obama plunged straight into the Middle East conflict on his first day in office calling the Palestinian president on Wednesday after the last Israeli soldier withdrew from Gaza.(AFP/Patrick Baz)

It's an upside down world

The close relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is under threat after Washington supported Israel's onslaught on the Gaza Strip, senior Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, seen here in 2008, warned on Saturday.(AFP/File/Stan Honda)
Shouldn't the US consider breaking ties with countries like Saudi Arabia that support and promote terrorism?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Where is the equivalent Hamas and/or Fatah sign?

Israeli soldiers return to Israel from the northern Gaza Strip, Sunday Jan. 18, 2009. Israel declared a unilateral cease-fire in the Gaza Strip on Sunday meant to end three devastating weeks of war against militants who have tramautized southern Israel for years with rocket attacks. But hours after the truce took hold, militants fired a volley of rockets into Israel, threatening to reignite the violence.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Is there a difference?

Israeli left-wing activists protest outside President Shimon Peres' residence in Jerusalem. Israel's offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip has caused unprecedented suffering to civilian residents of the Palestinian territory, local human rights groups said on Wednesday.(AFP/Gali Tibbon)
Neturei Karta protest Israel December 28, 2008 in NYC.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Personally, I don't Starbucks

A Lebanese protester draws on a sign of Starbucks Coffee shop during a demonstration held by leftist group to protest against the Israeli ground attack on the Gaza Strip, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday Jan. 13, 2009. About a hundred demonstrators converged on west Beirut's branch of the Starbucks coffee shop and closed it down in protest over the Israeli attack on Gaza. Protesters are justifying their actions by claiming that the Starbucks corporation' owner donates money to the Israeli military.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Notice the Lebanese portester draws attention to "Jewish" - not "Israeli". Will they stop giving to Hamas because Hamas murders civilians using suicide bombers?

The new Hillary

For those of you who backed Obama... We are now getting a glimpse of what is to come from the Obama administration vis-a-vis Israel.  Here's what Hillary Clinton said during her Senate
confirmation hearing today.

"The President-Elect and I understand and are deeply sympathetic to Israel's desire to defend itself under the current conditions, and to be free of shelling by Hamas by rockets. However, we have also been reminded of the tragic humanitarian costs of conflict in the Middle East, and pained by the suffering of Palestinian and Israeli civilians."

It seems Hillary is "reinventing" herself and taking a decidedly different tack as it relates to Israel.  Who is the real Hillary? 

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Israel Rally, January 11, 2009 some more pics

Israel Rally January 11, 2009 - Signs

Elder of Ziyon: The myth of the "pro-Palestinian" rallies

You took the words right out of my mouth...I don't need to write anything when there are blogs like Elder of Ziyon.

Elder of Ziyon: The myth of the "pro-Palestinian" rallies

Egypt's role

I thought this Fox news anchor asked some good questions about Egypt's role vis-a-vis Hamas and the boarder tunnels. So just live to the video tape.

Israel Rally video January 11, 2009

Pax at the Israel Rally January 11, 2009

I found it interesting that the Israel Rally just happened to be held in front of the Pax Wholesome Foods restaurant

Israel Rally January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Marxist Anarchist doctor

Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert, center talks to reporters after arriving from Gaza along with his colleague doctor Eric Fosse, unseen in Palestinian ambulances at the Egyptian border crossing terminal of Rafah, Egypt Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Dr Gilbert called the Israeli offensive in Gaza 'completely useless' and compared the isolated Gaza Strip, home to 1.4 million people, to the Warsaw ghetto in Poland where Jews were forced to live during the Nazi occupation Describing the hospital where he worked, Gilbert said it was completely overwhelmed and that there weren't enough beds, operating rooms or supplies to take care of the wounded who kept flowing in daily.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
  • This is the same doctor who partricipated in an apparently faked video

"Protesters" or Anarchists

Protesters against Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip smash a Starbucks Coffee shop as they clash with British police in front of the gates to the Israeli Embassy in London, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Thousands of people, many carrying Palestinian flags, marched from Hyde Park to the Israeli Embassy and threw shoes at the Israeli Embassy.(AP Photo/Akira Suemori)
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  • What does the Gaza War have to do with Starbucks in London?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Rocket replicas are a sign of support for more rocket attacks

Sudanese, some carrying mock rockets marked with the name of Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups, demonstrate against the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, outside the republican palace in Khartoum, Sudan Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009.(AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
When people carry mock rockets are they "demonstrat(ing) against the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip..." or are they supporting the firing of rockets aginst Israeli civilians?

U.N. what positive contribution have you made to or for Israel?

UN soldiers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and a Lebanese soldier (left) in southern Lebanon. The main UN agency operating in the Gaza Strip suspended operations in the embattled Palestinian territory after a UN-flagged convoy was hit by tank shells, killing one person, a spokesman said.(AFP)
Please remind me once again what the U.N. forces have done for Israel...
1. Step out of the way when Egypt asked them so Egypt could attack
2. Provide vehicles to Hezbollah to kidnap Israeli soldiers and the hide that info.
3. Allow Hezbollah to rearm contravening U.N. resolution 1701
4. Hire terrorists to work in the UNRWA schools
5. Allow Hamas to store weapons and material in the schools
Please feel free to add.

Che Guevara - again - in Yehuda and Shomron

A Palestinian police officer grabs a stone-thrower during a protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Israel, Thursday Jan. 8, 2009. Militants in Lebanon fired at least three rockets into northern Israel on Thursday, ripping through a crowded nursing home and threatening to open a new front for the Jewish state as it pushed forward with a bloody offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed about 700 people.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

  • Here's Che' again

A Lebanese leftist protester, covers his face by a bandana with symbolic faces of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, as he shouts anti-Israeli slogans during a sit-in against the Israeli ground attack on the Gaza Strip, in front the Egyptian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday Jan. 10, 2009. Israeli forces pounded dozens of targets in Gaza Saturday and planes dropped leaflets warning residents of an escalation in attacks, as southern Israel came under more Palestinian rocket fire. Egypt hosted talks aimed at ending the violence.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Support Israel rally Jan. 11, 2009

Click on flyer to enlarge
Israel Solidarity Rally
Sunday, January 11, 2009
11:00 A.M.
42nd St. @ 2nd Avenue

Hamas Weapons in Civilan Areas

Hatip: Israellycool

Monday, January 5, 2009

Who says the tear is about the Gazans?

A tear drop is seen on the cheek of a Palestinian boy during a protest in Belgrade January 5, 2009. Palestinians living in Belgrade organized a protest against the recent Israeli offensive on Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic (SERBIA)
Maybe the tear is because his mother just scolded him.

Doll not cynically placed for cameras

Israeli police officers examine damage at a kindergarten after a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza hit the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Israeli forces pounded Gaza Strip houses, mosques and smuggling tunnels on Monday from the air, land and sea, killing at least seven children as they pressed a bruising offensive against Palestinian militants.(AP Photo/Avi Roccah)

The "blockade" is just an excuse

Gaza battle stretches into night despite truce calls
By Nidal al-Mughrabi Nidal Al-mughrabi – 1 hr 20 mins ago
GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops backed by air strikes fought to seize ground from Hamas militants deep inside the Gaza Strip on Monday despite international calls for a ceasefire in a conflict that has killed more than 540 Palestinians in 10 days.
Israel made clear its priority was to secure the safety of its citizens, while Hamas called for a lifting of the blockade of the enclave, crammed with 1.5 million people whose lives are growing ever more squalid. Many lack food, water or power.

1. So what was Hamas's reason for bombing Israeli civilians before the "blockade"? The alleged blockade is just the excuse of the day.

2. Q+A: Egypt in tight spot enforcing blockade of Gaza
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:15pm GMT
By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip, which killed at least 208 people on Saturday, have raised the stakes for Egypt in maintaining a blockade on the territory in spite of strong opposition from the Egyptian...";

Why doesn't Hamas bomb Egyptian civilians if the "blockade" is the reason? Obviously it must something something like the fact that Hamas want to destroy the Jewish people as their charter states.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

B'Rov Am Hadras Melech

Tonight in Elizabeth, NJ 4 synagogues came together to daven Mincha/Maariv and say Tehilim for the safety and success of the IDF. Three synagogues, Elmora Hills Minyan, Bris Avraham Center and Adath Israel moved their Mincha/Maariv davening to the J.E.C. (Jewish Education Center). We came together as one and recited Tehilim led by Rabbis Herman, Schwartz and Kinelsky. Following the Tehilim, Rabbi Herman recited the prayer for the IDF.

AP just being AP

I was looking at Yahoo News today for updates about Israel and noticed a pattern in the the majority of stories from AP. People have seen this before but it's ususally been over time. Thinking people scratch their heads and say to themselves, "Wow the AP stories written lately have been decidedly anti-Israel." Today is different because they all appear on one page.

Fighting in dense Gaza brings child casualties AP - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip - Samar Hamdan ran weeping through the street, trying to touch the body of her dead 11-year-old brother during a funeral procession in this northern Gaza town.

Rockets are again at the heart of a Mideast war AP - Thu Jan 1, 3:09 PM ET
CAIRO, Egypt - Most of the Hamas rockets targeted at Israel are rudimentary, cobbled together in small metal shops in densely populated Gaza. (color highlighted empahsis is mine)

Israel targets Gaza mosques used by Hamas AP - Thu Jan 1, 2:34 AM ET
JERUSALEM - Mosques and Muslim prayer halls have not escaped the relentless bombardment of Hamas targets in Gaza by Israel, which claims the Islamic militants misuse some of the holy sites as weapons depots and command centers.

UN: Gaza faces 'alarming' humanitarian situation AP - Thu Jan 1, 2:32 AM ETUNITED NATIONS - Gaza's 1.5 million residents are facing an "alarming" humanitarian situation under constant Israeli bombardment, with the main power plant shut down, overcrowded hospitals struggling to cope and very limited food supplies, U.N. officials said.

Gaza's tunnel economy collapses in bombing raids AP - Wed Dec 31, 5:11 PM ET
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Gaza Strip has lost its last lifeline after five days of Israeli bombing raids that destroyed dozens of smuggling tunnels under the sandy border with Egypt.