The Day In Israel: Sun Oct 10th, 2010

Hizbullah arch terrorist Hassan Nasrallah has spoken ahead of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon.

nasrallah ahmedinejadMoney that Hizbullah received from Iran helped rebuild Lebanese houses destroyed by Israel in 2006’s Second Lebanon War, according to Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah.

He spoke on Saturday ahead of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon.

“Hizbullah does not trust Lebanese government bureaucracy, therefore the Iranians paid in cash,” Nasrallah said in a televised broadcast.

“The Iranian president is arriving as a guest of Lebanon, and he was invited by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman himself,” Nasrallah said.

Nasrallah also poo-poo’d recent reports of Ahmadinejad’s plans to throw stones at Israel.

“The recent reports that Ahmadinejad intended to visit the Lebanon-Israel border in order to throw stones across were ridiculous,” Nasrallah continued.

Although this seems to conflict with another report:

The Hezbollah leader said the Iranian president should drop his plan to throw a symbolic stone at the Israeli side of the border. “If Ahmadinejad will heed my advice, I will tell him, ‘Throw a stone? You can throw something much larger at Israel’.”

I don’t believe either report, since when does Nasrallah refer to Israel as anything other than the enemy or Zionist entity?

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)

8:10PM: Palestinian Media Watch has the latest from our “peace partners” the PA.

During the month of Ramadan, PA TV broadcast a special daily quiz program from refugee camps in Lebanon and in Syria, in which residents were asked to name five cities “in Palestine” or “the countries sharing borders with Palestine” in order to win $100 cash prizes. The PA TV host gave cash prizes to those who defined Israeli cities such as Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Ramle, and others as Palestinian cities and to those who disregarded the existence of Israel as a neighboring country. Referring to Israel, the host said, “All of Palestine is occupied.”

The following are transcripts from this PA TV program,The Cedar and the Olive Tree, whose purpose was to reinforce the message that the Palestinian Authority does not recognize the legitimacy and jurisdiction of Israel anywhere. PMW is citing a number of examples from the program, including messages that recur, to demonstrate the use of repetition as one method of political indoctrination used by the Palestinian Authority and PA TV.

Notice the dumbass at 0:43 who makes the easiest $100 she’s likely to ever make.

6:24PM: The Lebanese are evidently nervous about something:

National News Agency field correspondent, Taher Abou Hamdan, reported Sunday that Israeli enemy has been acting suspiciously over the past 24 hours along the blue line, particularly along occupied Shebaa farms.

The Blue Line is a border demarcation, which covers the Lebanese-Israeli boundary. The line was published by the United Nations on 7 June 2000 for the purposes of determining whether Israel had fully withdrawn from Lebanon

Israeli tactics included infantry movement, motorized patrols and unmanned fighter-plane flights, all covering the blue line, and crossing over towards the Lebanese side of Ghajjar town. Patrolling soldiers surveyed the Wazzani spring and its surroundings for over half an hour, before retreating towards the Israeli side of occupied Ghajjar town.

UNIFIL and Lebanese army patrols intensified along the Lebanese side of the blue line, keeping an alert status against any sudden Israeli attack.

3:42PM: Ha’aretz has more on the female IDF soldier accused of stealing military documents pertaining to Iran.

An Israel Defense Forces soldier has been indicted for allegedly stealing a disc-on-key holding classified documents from the National Security Institute, it emerged on Sunday.

The Southern Command military court last month charged the soldier, who had served in the teleprocessing department, for endangering the security of the state. Some of the documents in question dealt with classified information on Iran.

The soldier is suspected of taking home the disc-on-key, which contained some 600 private documents, during her period of service at the NSI in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem in 2009.

The soldier claimed that she had taken the disc in order to prove security failures existed at the NSI.

The defendant took the disc-on-key precisely because she discovered that the NSI had been using it to save classified documents – something that is forbidden by the army. She confessed to the act on the same day, when investigators discovered the disc to be missing and approached her.

Her lawyer said that she had not even looked at the documents in her possession.

1:30PM: The Jerusalem Post with some worrying news (hat tip: Shy Guy)

A female soldier in the IDF has been accused of stealing military documents pertaining to Iran and endangering national security, Israel Radio reported on Sunday.

The classified documents, said to be numbering in the hundreds, were purportedly taken with a USB key.

More details were not available at the time of this report.

11:40AM: In the battle for their peoples’ hearts and minds, both PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and head Hamashole Ismail Haniyeh seem out of their olive-picking minds.

Fayyad olive pick

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (R) assists Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest in the West Bank village of Iraq Borin near Nablus October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Ismail Haniyeh olive pick

Gazan Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, picks an olive during a tour of olive oil factories and date groves, at the beginning of olive harvest season, near the Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

But in the battle to look more ridiculous, Fayyad wins hands down.

9:20AM: Anatomy of a hit-and-run.

PMW Bulletins
PA TV awards $100 prizes for denial of Israel’s existence

PA TV awards $100 prizes
for denial of Israel’s existence

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

During the month of Ramadan, PA TV broadcast a special daily quiz program from refugee camps in Lebanon and in Syria, in which residents were asked to name five cities “in Palestine” or “the countries sharing borders with Palestine” in order to win $100 cash prizes. The PA TV host gave cash prizes to those who defined Israeli cities such as Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Ramle, and others as Palestinian cities and to those who disregarded the existence of Israel as a neighboring country. Referring to Israel, the host said, “All of Palestine is occupied.”

The following are transcripts from this PA TV program,The Cedar and the Olive Tree, whose purpose was to reinforce the message that the Palestinian Authority does not recognize the legitimacy and jurisdiction of Israel anywhere. PMW is citing a number of examples from the program, including messages that recur, to demonstrate the use of repetition as one method of political indoctrination used by the Palestinian Authority and PA TV.

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