25 Cheshvan 5778
14 November 2017
Excellent Quote of the Day
“The “Left” has forgotten what it means to be Jewish.”
Avi Gabbay, head of the left-wing Israel Labor Party
As you might imagine, Gabbay’s statement, which is absolutely correct, has been met with thunderous opprobrium from Gabbay’s fellow lefties.
The News on the Israeli Street
Deployed, un-deployed, deployed, un-deployed, deployed…
Such has been the story of the Iron Dome batteries just outside of Ashdod this week–the batteries that are clearly visible from Highway 4. First they were up, then they were taken away to some other location; now they are back up again.
The IDF announced last night that Iron Dome batteries have been placed throughout central and southern Israel as we await Islamic Jihad’s response to the tunnel explosion two weeks ago.
What is increasingly absurd and dangerous is the fact that there are not enough Iron Dome batteries to go around. The threat here in the South must constantly be measured against the threat in the North. The Iron Dome batteries are transferred from location to location by large trucks.
What would happen if an attack came from the north and south at the same time? Or while the batteries are being carted from one area to the other?
A lot of people would be out of luck.
Little Snippets: From Netanyahu to Jordan to Hezbollah…
Snip 1: Netanyahu let it be known yesterday that he would find it difficult “to resist” President Trump’s new peace plan which is due out in January.
Say what? Talk about revealing your negotiating position before you start.
Snip 2: Israel has informed Jordan that unless it reopens the Israeli Embassy there, the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal is dead.
It’s about time that Jordan be held accountable for its actions.
Snip 3: As at first believed, the drone shot down over the Golan two days ago was made by Iran and operated by Hezbollah.
Is this really a surprise?
Amazon is coming, Amazon is coming, Amazon is here…
Amazon is now on the ground in Israel, actively working to set up a huge development center here. Their initial plan is apparently to employ some 1000 computer programmers, and to do so they have begun to raid programmers from other companies.
Prior to now, the salaries of programmers in Israel have been about 40,000 shekels a month ($11,500). But Amazon has caused a major disruption in the job market by offering 60,000 shekels a month ($17,000). Plus benefits.
While this may seem like a good thing, the smaller tech companies cannot afford to pay so much, and many are already looking to relocate to areas where labor is cheaper.
Do You Want To See What A “Rock” Looks Like?
Have you ever been driving in your car with your family beside you, and suddenly a pebble hits your windshield? Most people register a mild shock and just keep on driving.
But can you imagine driving in your car with your family and having a “rock” of the size in the picture suddenly smash into your windshield? What would your reaction be then? Would you be able to maintain control of your car, or would you lose control and crash?
The picture above is of a “rock” that was thrown at an Israeli motorist’s car yesterday at Neve Tzuf. Obviously, it is still lodged in the windshield. The car was being driven by a 26-year-old man, and his wife was sitting in the passenger seat.
Miraculously, the man maintained control of the car, but his wife was wounded and had to be hospitalized.
This is what Israelis in Judea and Samaria face everyday. This is why community members are camped out in front of Netanyahu’s residence demanding better security on roads throughout the area.
Yesterday, Palestinian terrorists threw “rocks” and Molotovs at Israeli motorists at El Khader, on the Gush Etzion road beside Hevron (bus hit), Sinjil (bus hit), Tekoa, on Road 443, Kedem, Beit Ummar, El Arub, A-Ram, Saleh, Yatta, Maale Amos, Nabi Saleh, Neve Tzuf (the above picture, Israeli wounded), Hawara, Karmela, Mahuila, Kiryat Arba, Deir Nizam (Israeli wounded), Hevron (Israeli wounded), Husan Bypass Road (pregnant woman wounded), Halhul, Ofra, Luban al-Sharqiya, and at Yossi Shuk’s monument.
In some of the above locations as many as 7 different attacks took place. In total, more than 50 terror attacks were reported by residents of Judea and Samaria.
Information for the above comes from Rescue Judea and Samaria, hakolheyehudi, and rotter.
So now, dear reader, you know what a “rock” looks like.