The Day In Israel: Wed Nov 25th, 2009

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro has accused Israeli President Shimon Peres of threatening “the life and safety” of Venezeulan President Hugo Chavez and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Here’s what Peres actually said:

“They [Chavez and Ahmadinejad] won’t hold, not because any of us is going to kill them; their own people are getting tired of them. So if you want good relations with them, consider that they are passing passengers. It’s a short-term relationship. So don’t waste too much on them.”

Sure, he isn’t running over to kiss them, but it is hardly a threat.

If anything, it’s giving them the bird.

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)

10:55PM: Hamas has decided to suspend negotiations over the release of Gilad Shalit until after the Muslim feast of Id al-Adha, claiming Israel is hindering a prisoner exchange agreement between the two sides because of its refusal to release all prisoners demanded by Hamas.

“Israel still hasn’t accepted the demands of Schalit’s captors,” al-Haya said. “We hold Israel responsible for the delay in reaching a prisoner exchange agreement.”

6:48PM: It’s Dersh vs J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami, moderated by Eliot Spitzer, with nary a prostitute in sight.

4:30PM: If you are not following me on Twitter, you are a bloody idiot missing out on the whole Israellycool experience, including my Barghouti pop song titles.

4:00PM: Old and busted: Viagra or Cialis

New hotness: Zionist Death Shock TM to the privates.

3:48PM: Israeli actress Gal Gadot is set to appear with Tom Cruise in a new film.

Whatever you do, Gal, don’t accept his invitation to see his book collection.

3:00PM: Israel is set to announce a 10-month settlement freeze.

6:16AM: Major Nidal Hasan’s first cousin expresses his shock that cuz perpetrated the evil terror attack at Fort Hood.

Note how he proclaims he’s shocked “especially since the history of this family is non-violence,” while pictures of arch terrorist Yasser Arafat adorn the wall behind him.

6:10AM: Head Hamashole Ismail Haniyeh has reportedly canceled his pilgrimage trip to Mecca as hopes rise for a Gilad Shalit-for-terrorists exchange deal.

Which means we won’t be seeing him like this.

Meanwhile, Israeli is reportedly waiting for the response of Syrian-based chief Hamashole Khaled Meshaal.

6:02AM: Heil Hassan?

hizbullah nazis - AFP

Hezbollah fighters parade during a ceremony organized by the militant Shiite Muslim group on the occasion of Martyr’s Day in the southern suburbs of Beirut on November 11. US prosecutors on Tuesday accused 10 people of having supported the Shiite militant group Hezbollah with weapons, fake passports, counterfeit money, stolen laptops and game consoles. (AFP/File/Ramzi Haidar)


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

israellycool causematch 2023

Daily Updates

Delivered straight to Your mailbox


By signing up, you agree to our terms