UPDATES 8 am Israel time, Saturday, September 13 2014:
**Several thousand Israeli Arabs in the town of Umm al-Fahm “apparently” marched against ISIS/DAAS yesterday chanting “The U.S. supports ISIS to destroy Islam and divide the Arab World.”
This contorted message was the product of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch which organized the march. It should also be noted that the Islamic Movement is also responsible for the ISIS/DAAS flags that have incredibly appeared recently on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem–flags that the Jerusalem police have chosen to do nothing about.
**Intense fighting continues in and around Quneitra which is located in the buffer zone between Israel and Syria on the lower Golan Heights (Syrian side). In the last 24 hours, fighters from the al-Qaeda Al Nusra Front have retaken villages recently lost to Bashir Assad’s regular Syrian Army forces.
**With an entourage of 140, Lady Gaga landed in Israel yesterday.
Shortly afterward, she tweeted:
We are here Israel! I simply cannot wait to perform in Tel Aviv, thank you for the kind welcome. #artRAVETelAviv pic.twitter.com/Uema4rbTht
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 12, 2014
Normally your humble servant does not report on the entertainment news, but it is good to see entertainers flocking into the country again. Tomorrow, we will be going to Tel Aviv for a concert given by one of our favorite American singers, Tony Bennett.
**Speaking at a session of his own party, Beit Yehudi (Jewish Home), party Chairman and Economic Minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett said that Israel would be heading for elections after the coming high holy days (read “sometime after mid October”).
Whether this prediction is true or not, recent polls show Jewish Home winning as many as 20 seats if an election were to be held, and it is no secret that Netanyahu is wooing Bennett as a replacement for Avigdor Lieberman given the latter’s breaking of the coalition between Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu.
**In a few minutes, your humble servant and family is heading for Sderot to give our support to our fellow southerners. More on this trip tomorrow: