How many enemy rockets were fired into your country this week?


If your answer is “None”, then:

  • You’re not a citizen of Israel.
  • You may actually take the Israel section of The Guardian seriously.

This is cross posted by the blog, This Ongoing War:

Far, far from the attentions of the analysts and the reporters and the photographers and the editors and sub-editors, some 30 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel from Gaza in this past week.

The intentions of the jihad-minded terrorists are to wreak injury and damage, and very fortunately those intentions were barely fulfilled: a teenage girl was injured Tuesday in a Qassam rocket attack on Kibbutz Zikim in the Ashkelon Beach area (don’t feel bad if you were not aware – almost no one is, thanks to the minimalistic reportage). That missile exploded in an open field near a kindergarten, causing two other people to be treated for shock and damaging and damaging a number of buildings in the area.

The outcome could easily have been unthinkably worse. The jihadists aim to sow fear and insecurity. And in this they succeeded this week, as they always do.

Traveling outside of Israel this has meant we have not been updating this blog as often as circumstances justify. Hope to get back on track in the next day or two.


414 comments on “How many enemy rockets were fired into your country this week?

  1. There is a simple truth at the heart of modern Zionism which is that the Jews always wanted to share with the Arabs.

    Who are you trying to kid Ariadne?

    [We] must be prepared either to drive out by the sword the [Arab] tribes in possession as our forefathers did or to grapple with the problem of a large alien population, mostly Mohammedan and accustomed for centuries to despise us.” (Israel Zangwill, 1905 Righteous Victims, p. 140 & Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 7-10)

    Ben-Gurion himself said in 1937, “No Zionist can forgo the smallest portion of Eretz Israel.” (see p162 Fateful Triangle The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians)

    In 1938 Ben-Gurion said to other Zionists, “after we become a strong force, as the result of the creation of a state, we shall abolish partition and expand to the whole of Palestine.”

    “A partial Jewish state is not the end, but only the beginning … I am certain that we will not be prevented from settling in the other parts of the country, either by mutual agreement with our Arab neighbors or by some other means…[If the Arabs refuse] we shall have to speak to them in a different language. But we shall only have another language if we have a state.” p162 Fateful Triangle The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians
    Arthur Ruppin, 1913

    “Land is the most necessary thing for establishing roots in Palestine. Since there are hardly any more arable unsettled lands. . . . we are bound in each case. . . to remove the peasants who cultivate the land.” (Righteous Victims, p. 61)
    Moshe Smilansky writing in Hapoel Hatzair in the spring edition of 1908

    “Either the Land of Israel of Israel belongs in the national sense to those Arabs who settled there in recent years [before 1908], and then we have no place there and we must say explicitly: The land of our fathers is lost to us. [Or] if the land of Israel belongs to us, the the Jewish people, then our national interests come before all else. . . . it is not possible for one country to serve as the homeland of two peoples.” (Righteous Victims, p. 58)
    The socialist Zionist Hahman Syrkin, the ideological founder of Socialist Zionism, 1898

    “Palestine is thinly populated, in which the Jews constituted today 10 percent of the population, must be evacuated for the Jews.” (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 7)

    We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture ….. Recently there has been appearing in our newspapers the clarification about “the mutual misunderstanding” between us and the Arabs, about “common interests” [and] about “the possibility of unity and peace between two fraternal peoples.” ….. [But] we must not allow ourselves to be deluded by such illusive hopes ….. for if we ceases to look upon our land, the Land of Israel, as ours alone and we allow a partner into our estate- all content and meaning will be lost to our enterprise. (Righteous Victims, p. 91)
    Moshe Sharett, the first Israeli foreign minister, 1914

    “The Arabs loved their country as much as the Jews did. Instinctively, they understood Zionist aspirations very well, and their decision to resist them was only natural ….. There was not misunderstanding between Jew and Arab, but a natural conflict. …. No Agreement was possible with the Palestinian Arab; they would accept Zionism only when they found themselves up against an ‘iron wall,’ when they realize they had no alternative but to accept Jewish settlement.” (America And The Founding Of Israel, p. 90)
    Similarly, Ze’ev Jabotinsky also wrote in 1923:

    “The tragedy lies in the fact that there is a collision here between two truths ….. But our justice is greater. The Arabs is culturally backward , but his instinctive patriotism is just as pure and noble as our own; it can not be bought, it can only be curbed … force majeure.” (Righteous Victims, p.
    Ze’ev Jabotinsky

    Muslims who go further down the Nazi path every day are in pursuit of exactly the same aim as the Nazis.

    As usual, you have it backwards:

    Special Place in Hell / Rebranding Israel as a state headed for fascism

    http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/special-place-in-hell/special-place-in-hell-rebranding-israel-as-a-state-headed-for-fascism-1.290977

    “We will not be citizens of a fascist state purporting to be Israel”

    http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/events/1286745470

    The Crackdown on Israeli Dissidents

    http://www.counterpunch.com/hallinan03092010.html

    Segregation of Jews and Arabs in 2010 Israel is almost absolute

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/segregation-of-jews-and-arabs-in-2010-israel-is-almost-absolute-1.321728

    A Special Place in Hell / My generation ruined Israel. Yours could save it

    http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/special-place-in-hell/a-special-place-in-hell-my-generation-ruined-israel-yours-could-save-it-1.291968

    Israel’s Troubling Tilt Toward Apartheid

    http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/031910.html

    Fear of peace will be the death of Israel

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1147257.html

    Brothers in arms – Israel’s secret pact with Pretoria

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/feb/07/southafrica.israel

    ‘This is like apartheid': ANC veterans visit West Bank

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/this-is-like-apartheid-anc-veterans-visit-west-bank-865063.html

    The lovely image of Muslims shovelling out the invaluable artifacts from Temple Mount into a rubbish dump should say all that needs to be known about the genuineness of their territorial claims.

    Here’s some lovey images for you:
    A few pictures of burnt mosque, care of attacks by settlers

    http://www.dawn.com/2010/12/31/snapshots-from-war-zones.html?pid=6559

    http://tinyurl.com/2fzjjy5

    http://tinyurl.com/29gyjt3

    Lot’s of dead Palestinian children – Israel’s specialty

    http://tinyurl.com/24p7dcg

    http://tinyurl.com/2fy2vxs

    http://tinyurl.com/2feq6lr

    http://tinyurl.com/2fml577

    http://tinyurl.com/2cttuer

    http://tinyurl.com/2ek33en

    Sharing certainly hasn’t paid for Israel.

    By sharing, you mean stealing someone’s car and letting them keep the spare tyre.

  2. “Shingo,

    A) Across the street from a synagogue with “The Torah is a Book of Fiction”
    B) Across the street from a church with “The Bible is a Book of Fiction”
    C) Across the street from a mosque with “The Koran is a Book of Fiction”

    Of these three examples, which would one expect to issue actual death threats from congregants?

    Again think of Theo Van Gogh, Salman Rushdie.”

    Followed by…

    “January 1, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Shingo

    Of these three examples, which would one expect to receive actual death threats from congregants?

    Depending on the place, all three.”

    REALLY? ALL THREE??

    Among the three, the synagogue, the church and the mosque, you believe that all three would be equally likely to issue death threats?

    The people in this photo:

    with placards that say…

    “slay those who insult islam”
    “europe you will pay demolition is on its way”
    “behead those who insult islam”
    “butcher those who mock islam”
    “europe you will pay your extermination is on its way”

    Would they most likely attend:

    A) A synagogue
    B) A church
    C) A mosque

    Which in your well considered, educated opinion is the most likely home of those pictured holding the placards?

  3. Infidel

    now here I must lodge a protest –
    the combination of ShinGo and well considered let alone educated strikes me as definitely odd.

    i.e. being suffed to the hilt with facts doesn’t make one qualify as educated.

  4. Throughout the centuries of Ottoman rule the Arabs never once claimed Palestine as theirs, nor did they raise a finger to displace the Turkish rulers, even when the flag of Arab revolt was raised by the British T. E. Lawrence in other parts of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Neither the Nili movement, nor the Jewish Legion, nor the intense Zionist political effort and its military contribution to victory in the First World War had the faintest parallel among the Arabs of Palestine.

    by ELIEZER LIVNEH
    (former Mapai Knesset Member)
    and SHMUEL KATZ
    (former Herut Knesset Member).

    http://shmuelkatz.com/Articles/WillAppeasementLead.pdf

  5. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…

    Before 1967, Professor Bernard Lewis summed up the Arab attitude: “They [the
    Arabs] are agreed that Israel must be destroyed, but not on how this should be
    accomplished. The official Arab demand is no longer for immediate destruction of Israel,
    but for its reduction to the frontiers laid down in the 1947 partition proposals – obviously
    as a first step towards its disappearance”

    (The Middle East and the West, 1964, p. 125).

    http://shmuelkatz.com/Articles/TheMeaningOfWords.pdf

  6. Throughout the centuries of Ottoman rule the Arabs never once claimed Palestine as theirs, nor did they raise a finger to displace the Turkish rulers, even when the flag of Arab revolt was raised by the British T. E. Lawrence in other parts of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Neither the Nili movement, nor the Jewish Legion, nor the intense Zionist political effort and its military contribution to victory in the First World War had the faintest parallel among the Arabs of Palestine.

    False.

    The San Remo Conference was a conference between the allies regarding how they were going to slice ‘n’ dice the FORMER Ottoman territories in 1920. The Turks ceded sovereignty over all this territory via the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. The League of Nations ratified these Mandates by way of the Articles of Mandate.

    Both the San Remo conference and the Balfour Declaration pertain to the cretion fo a Jewish homeland in Palestine, not the Ottoman Empire.

  7. Before 1967, Professor Bernard Lewis summed up the Arab attitude:

    How funny, on December 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm, Just a Thought posted this:

    - Turkey’s genocidal massacre of Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians

    And now Aridane is quoting someone who denied there was an Armenian genocide.

    The Keystone Cope still can’t get your talking points together.

  8. I struggled back to see what futher lies Shingles is mooing.

    What lies was this ink supposed to address Ariadne, or are you simply throwing mud in response to being embarassed by my previoous post?

  9. It’s the narrowness of what passes for your “mind”, Shingles.

    Hate sites and a visually-impaired glimpse of something you “thought” you saw. There really isn’t much to you but your productivity of your toxic nothings is high.

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