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Netanyahu Fires Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon
Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Ari Soffer

Posted on 07/15/2014 12:03:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler

In a dramatic development Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has fired his Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon.

Danon, who is a member of Netanyahu's Likud party, has been a consistent and sometimes harsh critic of the prime minister's leadership. Sources close to the PM say Danon's scathing criticism of the government's decision to sign up to a ceasefire agreement with Hamas proved the last straw.

Hopes of a ceasefire crumbled after Hamas rejected it and fired dozens of rockets onto Israeli population centers, prompting Israel to respond with more airstrikes after several hours of restraint.

While some analysts - including Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman - have criticized the government's willingness to consider yet another ceasefire with Hamas, others have praised the decision to accept as a smart move which isolated Hamas internationally after the Islamist terrorist group rejected it, and gave Israel more legitimacy to continue its ongoing operation in Gaza.

"At a time when the Government of Israel and the IDF find themselves at the height of a military operation against terrorist organizations, and are acting with determination to ensure the security of the citizens of the country, it is unacceptable that the deputy defense minister attacks so sharply the actions of the government that is leading the operation," Netanyahu wrote in a statement explaining his decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dannydanon; danon; israel; netanyahu; stih; stisraelhamas
Definitely ... he needed to be FIRED!
1 posted on 07/15/2014 12:03:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
When my old friend and I went to the Holy Land with a Steve Ray (former Baptist minister turned Catholic) group: Footsteps of God tour, we all remarked that there were soldiers EVERYWHERE. I never saw so many soldiers in my entire life.
They wouldn't be there unless it was necessary.
2 posted on 07/15/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Star Traveler

In terms of leadership, I agree.

In terms of what is right or not, I heartily agree with Danon.

These cease fires are only temporary and Hamas always rearms and attacks again.

Time to put Hamas down fully has passed many moons ago.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: cloudmountain

Can you imagine what 48,000 more looks like? That’s how many more were just called up!


4 posted on 07/15/2014 12:14:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: DoughtyOne

“These cease fires are only temporary and Hamas always rearms and attacks again.”

Going to be tougher to rearm now that Hamas is on Egypt’s $hit list.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Star Traveler

The problem in Israel is the enemy within... by this I not only refer to the Islamic squatters within the land of Israel/Judea/Samaria/Gaza....but also most particuarly the enemy Jews within the government in Jersualem.
The ones who continually weaken Israel or give away its lands or who don’t let the IDF elminiate threats to Israel’s citizens (and the little country’s survival).

“”A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” CIcero


6 posted on 07/15/2014 12:23:09 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Hopefully so.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 12:26:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Star Traveler
Can you imagine what 48,000 more looks like? That’s how many more were just called up!

It's hard for me to imagine where they would go. I guess they will be stationed everywhere there is a Muslim.
Our final guide on the Steve Ray Footsteps of God tour was a Palestinian Roman CATHOLIC Arab. His entire extended family was the same.

I am glad I was able to visit the Holy Land.

One thing was interesting.
We went to our Lord's tomb, right next to where he was crucified...but there was no more "hill" of Calvary.

Apparently the ROMANS took down the entire hill because so many new Christians were going there and the Romans weren't happy about it.

So the Romans TOOK DOWN the ENTIRE hill of "Mount Calvary" so the precise place of the crucifixion is RIGHT next to our Lord's tomb. I kept looking for "Mount" Calvary. GONE since the 3rd or 4th century.

8 posted on 07/15/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Star Traveler

“Definitely ... he needed to be FIRED!”

Oh yeah! No doubt about it.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 12:30:37 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: DoughtyOne

“In terms of what is right or not, I heartily agree with Danon.”

Netanyahu is playing a difficult and complex game. He has proven himself a master making many hits and few errors. He needs the latitude to play it as he sees fit. Now, if he coordinates with other government officials to give the appearance of internal strife, that’s one thing. For example he might ask a former general to bring certain facts to light and those facts may or may not seem critical of Netanyahu’s position. But they send a message to the other players. If, however, he has a loose cannon on the deck then that cannon has to go.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: DoughtyOne

Sure...but the Air Force guys did need a breather...seriously. Thise ground crews need to sleep sometime!


11 posted on 07/15/2014 12:37:55 PM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: Gen.Blather

I have liked Netanyahu for a long time. I haven’t always agree with his actions. I do agree with your comments. I understand the principle you’re touching on. Your comments make sense.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 12:41:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: gr8eman

I would suspect they haven’t had all their aircraft in the air. Did I read somewhere here that they have hit 1100 or so targets so far? That was an ambitious campaign.

It could be Israel would like to some time to set up for more action too.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 12:43:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Star Traveler

Interesting comments at the end of the article.

You seem to know what’s going on...is there a whiff of BiBi fatigue in the air? It seems like it’s been growing a little stronger over the past few months.

Or is this just how folks “vent”?

Thanks.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 12:59:09 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: gr8eman
"...but the Air Force guys did need a breather..."

Roger that. They can sustain indefinetly if they must, but even a one shift (12-hour) break is nice.

15 posted on 07/15/2014 1:30:53 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Star Traveler.
Danon, who is a member of Netanyahu's Likud party, has been a consistent and sometimes harsh critic of the prime minister's leadership. Sources close to the PM say Danon's scathing criticism of the government's decision to sign up to a ceasefire agreement with Hamas proved the last straw... While some analysts - including Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman - have criticized the government's willingness to consider yet another ceasefire with Hamas, others have praised the decision to accept as a smart move which isolated Hamas internationally after the Islamist terrorist group rejected it, and gave Israel more legitimacy to continue its ongoing operation in Gaza.
This will mean that the usual Jew-hating jackholes of world diplomacy will be scrambling to push the terms of the cease fire "agreement" toward something Hamas can accept.
16 posted on 07/15/2014 2:18:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DoughtyOne

Hey D-1...

I just wish the Israelis would finally, once and for all, stomp the living hell out of the sand fleas.

You leave an enemy standing behind you, and he fires rockets at you as soon as he can.

It’s time for them to secure Gaza and put it to bed.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 3:14:46 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DoughtyOne
The point is that Israel gained a lot from this decision, because Hamas had to refuse it or lose face. Their refusal has strengthened Israels international standing, which certainly needed help.

N was smart enough to recognize a win-win situation when he got it.

18 posted on 07/15/2014 4:43:04 PM PDT by expat2
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To: NFHale
They can>/b> continue, because Hamas refused, as expected.
19 posted on 07/15/2014 4:45:16 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Star Traveler

Everyone knows Hamas would refuse a ceasefire and/or break it immediately, so I see accepting the cease-fire right away as a VERY smart move by Israel. I don’t see what they have to lose because it totally legitimizes their responses WHEN Hamas breaks or refuses the ceasefire.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 4:57:21 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: NFHale

Gets my vote...


21 posted on 07/15/2014 5:50:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: expat2

How many decades has Israel pulled this same routine, hoping to win public opinion? Has it worked? LOL There’s more Israeli hatred out there than ever before. Europe is awash in it. It exists here too.

Don’t buy off on the idea the world is coming around. You know it isn’t, when it comes to Israel.

Bibi means well, but several years from now, we’ll be right back here again, and Israel will pull up short of the goal to curry favor with people who will never judge it fairly.

Not conquering your enemy never works.

We had the NVC on the ropes a number of times. We called ceasefires and guess what. The talks fell through and the NVC attacked again with more force. We finally gave up.

Kill the enemy! Kill the enemy! Kill the enemy!


22 posted on 07/15/2014 5:53:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: catnipman

Lets let thousands of rocket rain down on your neighborhood and then let you wax rhapsodic about calling a cease-fire so the enemy could rearm and start it all over.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Lets let thousands of rocket rain down on your neighborhood and then let you wax rhapsodic about calling a cease-fire so the enemy could rearm and start it all over.”

Well, since Hamas rejected the cease-fire, Israel has already announced they’re going to rain a shit storm on Hasmas in the next 24 hours, and now no one will have a moral leg to stand on in condemning Israel. Israel knew all along the “cease-fire” was never actually going to happen, so they had nothing to lose by playing along for a few minutes and everything to gain.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 8:45:41 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Bibi is the Mitt Romney of Israel IMHO.....


25 posted on 07/15/2014 8:59:27 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: cloudmountain

I was there in 1987 and many soldiers were all over and did have soldiers take us to our hotel. had to get used to that.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 9:07:32 PM PDT by primrose (w)
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To: catnipman

This is not how it normally works out. Just because Bibi got lucky this time, it’s not something to crow about. You watch. There will be a cease-fire, and Hamas will rain rockets down on Israel again.

Right now there are huge stores of weapons in Southern Lebanon again. This is all cyclical.

Israel has got to put the hurt to these folks and refuse to let up until the other side takes a pass on doing it all over.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 9:43:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Nextrush

I wouldn’t got that far. As I said, I like Netanyahu. Signing on to cease-fires with terrorists is very very iffy.

I’m not a big fan of Romney either, but I don’t think he would be dismantling our military right now like Obama has been. With the right military advisers, he might actually work out for us militarily.

He sure wouldn’t be putting in place the team Obama has been.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 9:46:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Regardless of party, the defense policy of this country has stopped short of total victory like World War 2.

Iran was behind those IED’s when W Bush was president and Iran got off without consequences for it.

Pakistan’s intelligence agency created the Taliban in Afghanistan that gave Bin Laden his base of operations.

Drones are no substitute for victory anywhere including Israel’s situation in Gaza today.

Limited no win police wars from Korea to Vietnam and the ones since are not the answer for the US or Israel.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 2:47:19 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: expat2

Well, they’ll refuse, they’ll run out of ordnance, they’ll scream for talks, while they’re getting resupplied, all the while painting the Israelis as they aggressor...

The Israelis will agree to to cease fire, a few months will go by, the Palis will be resupplied, and it’ll start over again.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 5:52:26 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Nextrush

I agree with your comments. I will say that I am not as up to date on the Taliban creation as you seem to be, having been created by Pakistan’s intelligence agency.


31 posted on 07/16/2014 9:15:43 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Star Traveler

God Bless Bibi.

Wish he was OUR President.


32 posted on 07/16/2014 9:44:35 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: DoughtyOne

I was listening to the BBC News back in the 1990’s when it all came down and the Taliban takeover came from the south out of Pakistan.

In 2001 under US attack, they retreated back into Pakistan.

And its from Pakistani territory that they have waged war against the international forces and the government of Afghanistan harassed from time to time by some drones.

Its been discussed for years in intelligence circles how the ISI Pakistani Intelligence Agency created the Taliban and this has also figured in public discussion as well.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 11:55:46 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: cloudmountain

I saw online on a website of a tour of the church in which Jesus suffered and died, plus rose, and there was in the virtual tour what look like what was preserved was what was left and it was not much is left of that hill of Calvary left, it is inclosed.


34 posted on 07/16/2014 2:32:09 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cloudmountain

Site of the virtual tour:

http://www.custodia.org/


35 posted on 07/16/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cloudmountain

Also:

http://www.custodia.org/


36 posted on 07/16/2014 2:39:03 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Wonderful news for their new organ!
Thanks for sharing.
37 posted on 07/17/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Biggirl
My old Texas friend and I went on the tour in person in 2011. It's something EVERY Christian should try to do. It was the most wonderful and rewarding trip I have ever taken.

People save their pennies for vacations all the time. A trip to the Holy Land is worth every nickel.

38 posted on 07/17/2014 6:48:22 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: primrose
I was there in 1987 and many soldiers were all over and did have soldiers take us to our hotel. had to get used to that.

What a way to live.
No thank you.
I'll stay right here in the good ole USA.

39 posted on 07/17/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Your welcome!


40 posted on 07/17/2014 8:33:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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