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The Day In Israel: Sat Apr 11th, 2009

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Shavua tov, everyone. Let’s see what I missed over the Jewish Sabbath:

  • Egyptian police have shot dead a Bedouin driving a munitions-laden truck to Gaza, detained a man transporting $2 million to northern Sinai to be smuggled into Gaza to Hamas, detained as well 15 people who allegedly helped make rockets destined to be smuggled into Gaza, and confiscated the outer shells of 60 projectiles from a metal workshop.
  • I am guessing Egypt’s new-found action is at least partly motivated by their shared interest with Israel to stop Iran, who the Egyptians believe want to “occupy the world.” Hey, isn’t that supposed to be us?
  • And still on the subject of Egypt, they have reacted angrily to a speech by Hizbullah’s Hassan Nasarallah, saying he “wants to turn Egypt into a playground like Lebanon.” Kind of like a Pee Wee Herman, except way more violent and less inclined to be arrested for indecent exposure.
  • The Dutch Labor Party has insisted that the Netherlands impose economic sanctions against Israel if we don’t engage in dialog with the terrorists of Hamas. Methinks they have been smoking too much weed, or been hanging out in de keuken for too long.

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)

11:45PM: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has claimed that Iran now controls the entire cycle for producing nuclear fuel with the opening of a new facility to produce uranium pellets.

Meanwhile, Russia has said it won’t pressure Iran, yet Israel will reportedly sell the Russians pilotless drones.

11:32PM: 57-year-old Shimon Shiran, one of the victims of the Haifa restaurant suicide bombing in 2002, has died, having remained hospitalized in serious condition ever since the attack.

10:24PM: Oops.

A state of emergency was declared at Ben-Gurion Airport on Saturday afternoon after a Delta Airlines airplane did not respond to the control tower’s contact attempts.

After fighter jets were sent to escort the plane making its way to Israel, it was revealed that a technical problem in the aircraft’s communication system prevented the pilot from contacting the control tower.

9:43PM: Around the time that President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever Passover seder at the White House on Thursday – lauded by the National Jewish Democratic Council as showing “the personal and deep relationship he has with the Jewish community” and that “Obama is a true friend of the Jewish community” – his administration announced that it had signed a waiver allowing the PLO to maintain its office in Washington.

I guess he was hoping after 4 cups of wine, no-one would notice.

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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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