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Israel Facing Attacks on 3 Fronts, Strikes Back in Gaza and Golan, Awaits US Support at UN
Algemeiner ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2012 4:29 PM | Michael Widlanski

Posted on 11/11/2012 9:44:43 PM PST by robowombat

Israel Facing Attacks on 3 Fronts, Strikes Back in Gaza and Golan, Awaits US Support at UN NOVEMBER 11, 2012 4:29 PM

Michael Widlanski

Israel fired its own rockets into Syria for the first time in nearly 40 years after Syrian artillery shells hit an Israeli army base bordering a civil-war-torn Syria, and the action came as more than 100 rockets and mortars fired by Hamas and other Palestinian groups struck Israel’s southern towns and villages closing schools and factories.

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded, two gravely, when the terrorists in Gaza attacked the border fence and Israeli forces inside Israel, and half a dozen Palestinians were killed when Israel struck back at the Palestinians who were trying to storm the fence or to launch more rockets into Israel.

Israeli communities throughout the Negev and as far north as Gedera were affected by the mortar and rocket attacks, some of which included heavy Grad rockets.

Israeli officials said the artillery shots into Syria were deliberately aimed to miss any targets, and were meant as serious warning shots to the army of President Assad which has been shooting at rebel forces near the Syrian-Israeli ceasefire lines.

Such sudden rising violence comes at a time when the PLO—led by the supposedly “moderate” Mahmoud Abbas—plans to move to isolate Israel at the UN with a vote on Palestinian statehood this month. Abbas has ignored US requests not to bring the move to the UN General Assembly.

Several leaders of the Israeli Left had only days ago said that Abbas had given up on Palestinian claims for a right to “return” refugees to Israel, but Abbas subsequently retracted the remarks in Arab media interviews.

The sharp rise in pressure on Israel on two military fronts and on the diplomatic front is expected to be a sore test for Israel and for President Barack Obama who was re-elected less than a week ago amid promises that he would not let Israel stand alone against threats.

But the new security crisis reflects the rise of Islamist forces, most importantly in Egypt where the new Muslim Brotherhood leaders boldly backed their kindred Islamist organization, Hamas, warning that Egypt might scrap the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty if Israel sends land forces into Gaza.

“Egypt will not be silent if there is any aggression against the Palestinians,” declared Hamas leader Ismail Haniyyeh, who serves as the Hamas ”prime minister” in Gaza.

His remarks seemed to have been scripted and timed together with those of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi who made almost identical remarks in Cairo.

“Egypt will not stand by if there is any aggression launched against the Palestinians,” said Morsi, who is also a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Inside Israel’s security community, there is a growing realization that any deterrent value from the 2006 and 2008 Israeli military operations has vanished.

Alex Fishman, the military commentator of Yediot Aharonot newspaper said that Israeli leaders would have to do something severe militarily in order for Israel to regain its ability to deter terrorists.

Dr. Michael Widlanski, an expert on Arab politics and communications, is the author of Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat published by Threshold/Simon and Schuster. A former reporter, correspondent and editor, respectively at The New York Times, Cox Newspapers and The Jerusalem Post, he was Strategic Affairs Advisor in Israel’s Ministry of Public Security and teaches at Bar Ilan University.


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1 posted on 11/11/2012 9:44:51 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Good luck with thet US support, Isreal. Doh’bama is in charge


2 posted on 11/11/2012 9:49:37 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: robowombat

Israel can expect as much support as our Ambassador Stephens got from this administration.

Also, note the wonderful effect of the Arab Spring in Egypt.
Morsi says Egypt will not stand-by and allow aggression against their Palestinian brothers. Good job to the State Department. Their incompetence and foolishness knows no limit.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 9:50:02 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Obama tightened the screws around the Jews

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4 posted on 11/11/2012 9:55:00 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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Obama tightened the screws around the Jews

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 11/11/2012 9:55:59 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Smedley

Can you see the look on Obama’s face when God appears and suppresses and defeats the Syrian and Egyptian forces? He’ll realize he’s made a bad mistake aligning himself with Allah...


6 posted on 11/11/2012 9:58:57 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: robowombat

This does not bode well for anyone.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 9:59:03 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Nachum

This is awful. Thank God, Bibi is smarter than all and prepared.
Keep praying.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 10:00:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Nachum

This is awful. Thank God, Bibi is smarter than all and prepared.
Keep praying.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 10:00:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: robowombat

Going exactly as planned by Valerie.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 10:13:42 PM PST by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: robowombat

And now it begins in earnest.....


11 posted on 11/11/2012 10:19:51 PM PST by Nifster
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To: jsanders2001

Israel doesn’t need the support of God to defeat their muzzie neighbors, but that said, God bless Israel.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 10:23:44 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: robowombat

Fox exit Poll voter percentages

Jewish Total 2%

Obama/ Romney
69%/ 30%

Obama certainly doesn’t have any pressure from American Jews to support Israel. They think he is just spiffy.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 10:37:49 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
Jews of America who know not their G-d, their Torah, their Land (Eretz Yisrael) and are ignorant voted for Obama. Jews who are in on the opposite of the spectrum (a minority) and who may know the Hebrew language as well, voted for Romney.
14 posted on 11/11/2012 10:59:16 PM PST by Netz (Netz)
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To: robowombat

Go Israel. Kick ass...


15 posted on 11/11/2012 11:22:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: robowombat

There is abject poverty in every nation surrounding Israel. Seen it with my own eyes. Nothing to do with the existence of Israel. Everything to do with Arab culture. Some cultures are fit for destruction.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 11:48:21 PM PST by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: Nachum

looks like that is what is happening


17 posted on 11/12/2012 12:11:45 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Nachum

looks like that is what is happening. even if the jews and israel were taken out of the equasion the world would still have huge muslim problem..and they would still be exporting terrorism..it is their doctrine


18 posted on 11/12/2012 12:13:08 AM PST by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Nobody in this admin or at state WANTS to support Israel. If they do it at all, it will be faint lip service. This is what they knew would happen from the gitgo.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 12:39:55 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Netz

Many of the leaders of the anti-Obama movement are Jewish, and we worked damned hard to get that red bastard out of office, and will continue to do so with the same objective.

Many of our religious brethren are just plain stupid, blind, or have adopted the Weimar Republic mentality re the rise of Hitler. We are good Germans so he won’t do anything against us. WRONG.

We know who the enemy is. Been fighting for our existence for thousands of years, which is why the Jewish people have been called “the canary in the mine.” Some of us know danger when we smell and see it. Unfortunately, too many others refuse to open their eyes to the truth.

That is why God invented 2x 4s and we intend to swing them mightly.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 12:46:32 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: dalebert

Plus the stupid anti-muslim movie they tried to blame on Israel would have been the arabs’ excuse for attacking and the US excuse for standing down. After all, Israel would have brought it on herself by insulting their ‘holy effing prophet’ and inciting the poor, oppressed muslims to violence and rage and everystuff. And didn’t our fearless leader announce to the world that the future does not belong to those who insult their holy effing prophet?


21 posted on 11/12/2012 12:50:59 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: robowombat
Too bad! All the Jews that voted for Obama voted for another Holocaust. Israel is on it own.
22 posted on 11/12/2012 12:58:25 AM PST by Plumres
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To: robowombat
Israel . . . Awaits US Support at UN

That could be a long wait!

23 posted on 11/12/2012 2:07:42 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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24 posted on 11/12/2012 4:41:54 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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25 posted on 11/12/2012 5:20:18 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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26 posted on 11/12/2012 5:20:47 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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27 posted on 11/12/2012 5:21:50 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: jsanders2001
Can you see the look on Obama’s face when God appears and suppresses and defeats the Syrian and Egyptian forces?

Are you prepared for that NOT to happen?

28 posted on 11/12/2012 5:29:34 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Eagles6

Going exactly as planned by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Read Ezekiel 38 for how this ends. There is real shock and awe coming, and Israels enemies will be on the receiving end.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 5:31:06 AM PST by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: BlueStateMadness

The poverty in Arab countries has everything to do with the fact that they curse Israel and actively try to destroy her.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 5:50:44 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta (In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: Smedley
Israel doesn’t need the support of God to defeat their muzzie neighbors, but that said, God bless Israel.

Why do you think little Israel is "unexplainably" so powerful? Do you think it's just by accident?
31 posted on 11/12/2012 6:08:26 AM PST by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

My guess is that they attribute this poverty to their failure to destroy the “Crusader state.” (How ironic is THAT description!).


32 posted on 11/12/2012 6:12:20 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: crosshairs

Well put!


33 posted on 11/12/2012 7:00:40 AM PST by Doneel
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To: Mom MD

We’ll not know the time but things appear to be lining up that way.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 7:49:13 AM PST by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: robowombat

Obama and Clinton are fools — Israel as well as US citizens are so screwed


35 posted on 11/12/2012 8:20:15 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: vpintheak

This item from LIGNET. It appears that Assad might be trying to pull Israel into his troubles to get his enemies to then attack the Israelis as he would make the case for the need for Muslims to unite to oppose the infidel Jews.

Israel Being Drawn Into Syrian Conflict

Mortar shells fired into the Golan Heights from Syria over the last 24 hours led Israel to attack targets in Syria for the first time since 1973 and risk drawing Israel into the Syrian civil war. The attacks coincide with Syrian opposition groups agreeing over the weekend to form a new coalition. These developments probably will not affect the Syrian conflict in the short term but have the potential of creating pressure on the Assad regime to hasten its fall.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 10:34:33 AM PST by robowombat
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37 posted on 11/13/2012 5:39:11 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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38 posted on 11/13/2012 5:39:50 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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39 posted on 11/13/2012 5:41:03 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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bump!


40 posted on 11/13/2012 8:25:19 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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