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The Day in Israel: Wed Feb 25th, 2009

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed anger at obstacles Israel has placed in front of the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza, a situation that stems in part due to the uncertainty surrounding Gilad Shalit’s fate

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)

10:55PM: An Iraqi college professor has asked for a shipment of Hebrew books. Apparently not to burn.

10:52PM: British Foreign Secretary, John Mayer lookalike, and moral authority David Miliband has said that speaking to Hamas is “the right thing to do.”

10:46PM: Is it a bird?

Is it a plane?

Yes, it’s a plane. An unidentified Bulgarian one.

9:20PM: They may have fired off “only” a couple of rockets today, but don’t make the mistake of thinking the palestinians have not been busy. Here’s some of their other extra-curricular activities from today:

Israeli car damaged by Molotov cocktail near Ramallah

Palestinian tries to steal gun from soldier near Givat Ze’ev

IDF troops arrest Palestinian carrying pipe bomb near Jenin

2 Palestinians carrying knives arrested in Hebron

8:24PM: I owe Roseanne Barr a huge apology. It seems she is the key to peace in the Middle East.

madoff

ripped off all of the money that Israel’s supporters in America had. He is an agent for peace in a strange strange way. The money for Israel bonds and for settlements in palestinian territory is now gone. When i tell people that change occurs in the mental world and then replays itself out in the physical world, they cannot understand me. I know they will someday though, and right now I am just working to write so that I can hold the patent to the christ like Utopia that I am creating in cyber. Cyber is now the middle road between thought and physical formation.
God almighty does indeed work in mysterious ways his wonders to unfold…i prayed for peace in israel for the last ten years and now it is taking shape. I knew that it had to be done without bloodshed and despite jewish fear. It just happened because it is right. Evil has already begun to destroy itself since the tipping point. (read seeking contact in the archives)

6:33PM: Some more information has come to light on the Israeli cowboy (10:27AM update).

Police arrested a 69-year-old man on Wednesday for dressing like a cowboy and waving a commando knife around on the streets of Emek Yizrael.

During his interrogation, the man told the police that he was the “sheriff of Emek Yizrael,” and that he aimed to “take care of criminal matters.”

Clearly someone one bullet short (so to speak).

Meanwhile, in other crime-related news.

Police in Yiftah arrested on Wednesday a man who tried to steal dozens of shampoo bottles from a supermarket in the city.

According to reports, the security guard in the store spotted the man attempting to steal the goods, and tried to stop him. The man started to run away, but was eventually chased down by the security guard and other police officers who arrived on the scene.

No word yet on whether he was put up to it by Tzipi Livni.

6:03PM: Chairman of the palestinian Football Association and former Head of the palestinian Preventive Security Service in the West Bank, Jibril Rajoub, has come out in support of Shahar Pe’er’s visa denial at the hands of Dubai, and expressed hope that each country in the world would not host any Israeli sportsman.

Sportsmanship has never been their strong suit, has it?

5:47PM: Wart-nosed Hamashole Mahmoud al Zahar has said that Hamas planned to buy 1,000 caravans from Egypt  to house homeless residents of Gaza.

The great thing about this scheme was that the caravans could double as mobile rocket launching sites.

4:00PM: Since my last update:

  • The IAF predictably went all disproportionate on some smuggling tunnels. A Hamashole standing nearby reportedly bit his tongue, and a goat suffered some light wounds
  • Israel called Iran’s nuclear plant test run (see previous update) “bad news.”
  • Israel’s emissary to Egyptian-brokered truce talks with Hamas, Amos Gilad, apologized to Ehud Olmert for ripping him a new lower body crevice.

1:25PM: Iran has begun a test run on its first nuclear power plant.

1:05PM: Ha’aretz reports:

A senior Hamas official in Gaza accused the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority on Tuesday of scuppering a French- and Qatari-brokered deal for the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Sheikh Yunis El-Astel said that French and Qatari efforts to secure the release of Shalit in return for Palestinians jailed in Israel were on the verge success when senior PA officials scuttled the deal.

The officials did this because they feared the deal would weaken their position, El-Astel said.

In other news, senior Hamas officials apparently use words like “scuppering.”

10:27AM: A few weeks ago, we saw the emergence of the Israeli Spiderman.

Now introducing the Israeli Clint Eastwood.

09:20 69-year-old man in cowboy garb armed with knife arrested in Hadera (Army Radio)

9:07AM: Here is new “right-wing, extremist” Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ranting about the US.

9:03AM: Heh.

During a recent live broadcast of a popular children’ show on Iranian television, one young girl surprised viewers when she related how her father called her stuffed monkey ‘Ahmadinejad’, the name of the Islamic Republic’s president.

An Iranian news agency reported on Tuesday that, during a telephone call that took place on the show ‘Uncle Fornaj’, the show’s host asked a young female caller whether she was good girl who obeyed her parents.

“I’m a good girl and my father bought me a doll,” the girl responded, adding that the doll was stuffed monkey. “My father calls it Ahmadinejad,” she said in response to the host’s follow-up question.

No comment.

8:57AM: Palestinian terrorists fired two Qassams into Israel earlier this hour.

6:00AM: Fascinating footage of Tel Aviv in 1933 – 15 years before the establishment of the State of Israel.

The Jews you see in the footage were referred to as “palestinians” at the time.

5:53AM: The Israeli government has lashed out at UNRWA over the latter’s provision of political cover for Hamas, after they handed over a Hamas letter to US Senator John Kerry last week.

5:48AM: A senior PA official has stated that the peace process has died, given Israel’s impending new “extremist” government.

Yes, it is clearly Israel’s new government that has killed the peace process, and not the palestinian’s continuation of terror and election of a Hamas terrorist government in Gaza.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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