‘Iron Dome doesn’t answer threats’
Tel AvivÂ University professorÂ and noted military analyst Reuven Pedatzur on Saturday strongly criticized a ballisticÂ missile defenseÂ conference and exhibition held in Tel Aviv last week, calling the organizers’ and speakers’ claims that currentÂ defense systemsÂ can protect Israel from missile and rocket threats false and disingenuous.
Pedatzur’s harshest criticisms were reserved for the ArrowÂ missile defenseÂ system, which, he said, does not present a defense against a possible nuclear strike from an Iranian ballistic missile. He said that since the system is not sure to work every time, and because a single atomic bomb can constitute an existential threat to Israel, the system is pointless.
He added that it didn’t matter if the system worked 99 percentÂ of the time, and called its developers’ claims of such success rates “absurd and ridiculous.” Â J’Post has more
Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinian stone-throwers in theÂ West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah May 7, 2010. Israeli border police used tear gas andÂ rubber bulletsÂ to disperse Pali [Muslim] agitators and Israeli activists during a violent protest over a land dispute with Jewish settlers peopleÂ in the area.
Muslims in the ancient city of Hebron set fire to the city’s historic Jewish cemetery yesterday.
If you do a search for “Western Wall” in the AP Images website, you will see approximately 200 images taken over the past year.
The caption in virtually all of these pictures says that the Western Wall is “Judaism’s holiest site.”
This is wrong.
Judaism’s holiest site is the Temple Mount, the exact spot where Muslims built a mosque where the Temples used to stand.
Write to AP to correct this falsehood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who cares? Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran. It has no significance to Muslims, none at all. Israel, Â however, means everything to the Jews. Â The Arabs want to destroy the Jewish state and make up the wildest claims on a daily basis, mixed in with a fanatical frenzy that can only end in disaster.
We are often told that the Al Aqsa Mosque is the “third holiest site in Islam.”
Well, even today, this is only true for Sunni Muslims.
Shiite Muslims place Jerusalem asÂ number five,Â behind the mosques in Mecca, Medina, Najaf and Karbalah. And Sufi Muslims have aÂ completely different list.
Calling Jerusalem the “fifth holiest site in Shiite Islam” doesn’t quite have the same ring, though.
(As far as I can tell, the “Ibrahimi Mosque” (Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron is not even on the radar of either Muslim sect as being a top mosque, and of course the mosque that may have existed near Rachel’s Tomb has only been considered importantÂ in the past few years. )
The Pro-Orens Have it At Brandeis!
Those students, faculty, Brandeis alumni and interested others who are eager to hear Ambassador Oren speak now number 3,164 and counting on aÂ petition. Those who believe that his presence will be “divisive” and “polarizing” now number only 249 andÂ counting.
The pro-Orens have it! Phyllis Chesler
“Yuman Rites” Watch
Carl in J’lem:
UN Watch has launched a campaign toÂ prevent Libya from being seated on the United Nations ‘Human Rights Council.’ A bid to seat Iran failed recently.
It would actually be fitting for Libya to be part of the ‘Human Rights Council.’ They fit right in with the thug regimes that are there. The problem is that the ‘Human Rights Council’ actually has some real power.
I guess the Obama administration’s joining it has had a lot of effect, hasn’t it?
This is from an AP report on the IAEA’s efforts to pursue a ‘nuclear free zone‘ in the Middle East.
Hezbollah says it’s ready for fresh war with Israel â€“ and stronger now
(CSM)-Â Nearly four years after Hezbollah fought invading Israeli troops to a standstill in south Lebanon, the militant Shiite group says it’s prepared for a fresh conflict and confident of victory. ZIP/CSM
Obama Administration “Afraid To Mention Radical Islam”
Is there any other kind?
TheÂ Weekly Standard believes the Obama administration is afraid to make any mention to Radical Islam. Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn based their report on the fact that the administration failed to detect three terrorist attacks, while staying mum on those attacks after two of them were foiled.
Pointing to the recent attack attempt at Times Square and the airport shoe bomber in Detroit on Christmas day, plus the successful attempt at Fort Hood in which one man shot and killed several many Â fellow soldiers, the men claim the administration is working on nothing but dumb luck. (Shooting 13 people dead and wounding 40 severely is “SEVERAL?” Who are the bastards who distort the news to such a ridiculous low?)
They go on to claim that the administration has done everything int their power to minimize the significance of each attack, attempting to hide the “connections to the global jihadist network.” Â Indyposted has more>>
(Ynet) Lebanon has filed aÂ complaint with the UN Security CouncilÂ claiming that Israeli soldiers entered its territory in the area of the Shebaa Farms and confiscated 185 goats, the Lebanese Daily Mail reported Saturday.
More Â from eye on the world..