Sophomore jinx

Griff Witte is quickly becoming my favorite Middle East correspondent. He adds to his impressive debut with an excellent sophomore effort, Strikes in Gaza Kill 18 Palestinians; Hamas Rocket Barrage Injures 2 Israelis. (That’s facetious.) First he writes that Israel is now under attack from Grad missiles. Seven rockets have landed in the city of

Occupation saves babies

You read an article like this: A report commissioned by the United Nations says Palestinian terrorism is the “inevitable consequence” of Israeli occupation — a claim Israel rejected Tuesday as inflammatory.The report — posted on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Web site — says that while Palestinian terrorist acts are deplorable, “they must be understood

3 spies and six days

On June 5, 1967, the Six Day War began. It was one of the great military victories of our time as Israel held off the more numerous Arab attackers and captured the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Old City of Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria (otherwise known as the West Bank of the Jordan River.)


I don’t agree with disengagement. But I also don’t agree with this. Pray, if you will, that the PM will change his mind, but praying or holding a ceremony for his death is beyond the pale. It’s not that I believe that these ceremonies work; as Sha! points out: What I want to know is: