UPDATES 9 am Israel time, Saturday, September 28 2013:
*Palestinian terrorists in Gaza continue to fire rockets into southern Israel with complete impunity. For the third straight day, the families of the Chof Ashkelon region near the Gaza border have been sent running to their bomb shelters–this time in the middle of the night at 12:15 am. Two loud explosions were reported by hundreds of people on the ground.
The IDF, busy as always protecting Hamas (click here to read), has not responded militarily, but, once again we have the “IDF spokesman theater of the absurd”: it was a false alarm, the missiles hit in Gaza, etc.
*And “oh by the way”, thousands of our new friends in Gaza spent the day burning coffins draped with Israeli flags, burning Netanyahu and Peres in effigy, and calling on their brothers and sisters in “the West Bank” to join Hamas and the “resistance.”
*The White House this morning informed Israel that “it has a right” to be skeptical about Iran and Hassan Rouhani . . . All your humble servant can say is “Thank you Mr. President” for telling us what our rights are, and “Have a wonderful day phoning, facebooking, and tweeting your new friend in Iran.”
*All of that phoning, facebooking, and tweeting has, of course, made Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations “soooo passe”. Now that Obama has been so easily disarmed and charmed by Rouhani, who wants to listen to Netanyahu warn about the Iranian nuclear program? After all, peace is at hand–Obama, once more, has isolated Israel in the international arena.
*The last 24 hours have seen numerous riots in eastern Jerusalem (in Issawiyya and Shuafat) and throughout Judea and Samaria. Hebron was especially hard hit. One heretofore unknown Palestinian terrorist group announced that yesterday was the beginning of the 3rd intifada.
Though I know, dear reader, that you need no enlightening, your humble servant is going to share you with some photographs of the above events and others so that you can get a visual taste of what is going on in the neighborhood:
Let’s begin with the “celebrations” in Gaza referenced above:
The other side of the above picture:
Another nice picture from Gaza:
So, enough of Gaza, let’s move on to Iran with a lovely “presidential” picture of Obama chatting with his new friend Rouhani put out by the White House:
From chatting and Kool-Aid to reality: a picture posted on Facebook a couple of days ago by David Siegel, a Consul-General of Israel. It looks like Israel really does have “a right” to be skeptical after all:
Now we move to the United Nations where the flatulent Security Council voted unanimously to eliminate Syrian chemical weapons:
Meanwhile a sea of tanks at a Russian arms expo this week . . . lucky for all of us that Obama let us know in his U.N. speech that there is no longer a cold war:
“Demilitarized” Russian troops storming ashore this week in a joint military exercise with Belarus:
Let’s end today with a picture of an Israeli soldier who was wounded in Hebron yesterday: