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  • After Actor Mark Ruffalo Calls for End to Gaza Blockade, Israelis Offer Him This Invitation

    09/03/2015 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/3/15 | Sharona Schwartz
    Residents of the Israeli border city of Sderot would like actor Mark Ruffalo to visit and learn how they feel living under the constant threat of rocket attacks, after he posted a tweet calling on Israel to lift its blockade on Gaza. Ruffalo also tweeted a link to an online petition that accused Israel of violating international law and keeping Gazans from receiving construction materials to rebuild homes destroyed in last summer’s military conflict between Israel and Hamas. The petition did not mention the terrorist group that controls Gaza. “I invite Mark Ruffalo to come to me for [Sabbath], to...
  • Miracle in Sderot: Rocket Hits House, But No Injuries

    08/08/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/14 | Uzi Baruch
    A rocket fired from Gaza scored a direct hit on a house in the embattled Israeli city of Sderot - but miraculously no injuries were caused as the residents were out at the time. However significant damage was caused to the property itself, and police were called to deal with shrapnel from the rocket. Terrorists usually pack Gaza-made "Kassam" rockets with nails, ball bearings and other pieces of shrapnel to maximise the lethality of the missiles. Several other rockets fired at the same time landed in open areas, including one in the city of Ashkelon and another in the the...
  • US urges ‘both sides’ to avoid civilian casualties; injuries in Sderot, Beersheba

    07/11/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/11/4 | Ricky Ben-David, Lazar Berman and Haviv Rettig
    Four days into Operation Protective Edge, over 400 rockets have been fired at Israel, and several Israelis were injured during Friday, even as Iron Dome intercepted most rockets heading into residential areas. The Israeli Air Force has carried out over 1,000 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip; Palestinian reports say at least 100 Palestinians have been killed. Prime Minister Netanyahu says all Gaza casualties are the fault and responsibility of Hamas, which uses Gazans as human shields while Israel does its best to avoid hitting civilians. Netanyahu also says the operation will continue until longterm calm is guaranteed for Israel’s citizens....
  • Parts of Sderot in Darkness After Gaza Rocket Attack

    07/02/2014 3:57:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/14 | Elad Benari
    A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists on Wednesday night, shortly before 1:00 a.m. exploded near a home in the city of Sderot and caused it minor damages. The rocket hit a local power line and caused blackouts in parts of the city, but there were no reports of physical injuries. Two other rockets exploded in open areas in the Shaar Hanegev region. There were no physical injuries or damages. The latest rocket fire follows a barrage of at least 20 rockets that were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday. A continuous rain of rockets have been fired on Israel this...
  • Parts of Sderot in Darkness After Gaza Rocket Attack

    07/02/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 7/2/14 | Elad Benari
    A home in Sderot damaged by a rocket Reuters A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists on Wednesday night, shortly before 1:00 a.m. exploded near a home in the city of Sderot and caused it minor damages. The rocket hit a local power line and caused blackouts in parts of the city, but there were no reports of physical injuries. Two other rockets exploded in open areas in the Shaar Hanegev region. There were no physical injuries or damages. The latest rocket fire follows a barrage of at least 20 rockets that were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday. A...
  • Gaza rockets hit Israeli town during Obama visit

    03/21/2013 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:14pm EDT | Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza and Ori Lewis in Jerusalem
    Two rockets fired from the Islamist-run Gaza Strip hit a southern Israeli border town on Thursday, drawing condemnation from visiting U.S. President Barack Obama. A group with links to al Qaeda, called Magles Shoura al-Muhahddin, claimed responsibility for the strike on Sderot near the Gaza frontier which wounded no one but damaged the side of a building. In an online statement, the movement said it had launched the rockets during Obama’s visit to show their attacks could not be stopped by Israeli air defenses—a possible reference to Israel’s partially U.S.-funded Iron Dome anti-missile battery. Obama, who was in Jerusalem about...
  • Gaza Fires 3 Grad Rockets, 3 Mortar Shells

    08/21/2011 2:44:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorist squads fired three Grad medium-range missiles and three mortar shells into Israeli territory Sunday evening. The rockets and shells exploded in open areas within the Eshkol and Hof Ashkelon local authorities. No one was hurt and no damage was caused. Security sources said that the Iron Dome systems successfully intercepted one rocket. Three missiles salvos were fired at Be'er Sheva and two at Ashkelon Sunday morning. One Grad missile hit a gymnasium in a high school. No one was hurt but the structure was damaged. Another Grad missile was intercepted.
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...

    06/07/2010 12:12:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 199+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 06.07.10, 07:03 / Israel News | Hanan Greenberg
    "Navy foils attack in waters near Gaza" SNIPPET: "As Gaza flotillas make headlines, Palestinian cell wearing diving suits attempts to launch attack from sea. IDF force spots cell members in waters of Nahal Aza area, opens fire. Al-Aqsa Brigades say four people killed, one missing. Shortly afterwards, IAF attacks rocket launching cell attacked in northern Gaza; one gunmen moderately hurt SNIPPET: "As the Gaza-bound flotillas continue to make headlines, the Israeli Navy thwarted an attack from the sea early Monday. According to the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Unit, a Navy force spotted a cell in the waters of the Nahal...
  • Terrorists Fired on Sderot with Russian-Made Rockets

    06/01/2010 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 247+ views
    inn ^ | 6/1/10 |
    Two rockets exploded in the Gaza Belt city of Sderot Wednesday night but both landed in open areas. No one was injured and no damage was reported in the attack. One of the rockets fired Sunday was identified by IDF personnel as a type never before launched from Gaza, a Russian S5K that was used in the war between Iran and Afghanistan.
  • Israeli warplanes bomb Hamas target, Gaza tunnels (Israel chooses to ignore Obama)

    05/19/2009 7:10:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 2,031+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/19/2009 | Reuters
    Israeli warplanes bombed a Hamas security outpost and tunnels by the Gaza border with Egypt on Tuesday, after a rocket fired from the coastal territory struck an Israeli town, Israeli and Hamas sources said. Palestinian medics said a woman in Gaza suffered moderate wounds from one of several air strikes against tunnels Israel says are used to smuggle weapons into the coastal territory. Another raid targeted a Hamas outpost near a border fence with Israel, a Hamas source said. It was the first time Israel has attacked the Islamic militant group since a January 18 ceasefire went into effect after...
  • Panic in Sderot: Woman hurt while running for cover

    03/31/2009 5:34:29 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 292+ views
    YNet ^ | 03.31.09 | Shmulik Hadad
    Four rockets fired at western Negev Tuesday afternoon. Sderot resident breaks leg after tripping while rushing to take shelter Several hours after the IDF clashed with terrorists in the Kissufim area, Red Color rocket sirens sounded throughout the western Negev Tuesday afternoon. Four rockets fired from Gaza apparently landed in open fields near Sderot. The first alert siren was heard at about 1 pm, and followed by a rocket landing in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage wee reported. Shortly later, two other Qassams were fired at the area. A woman and a teenage girl tripped as...
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
  • Qassam Kindergarten - Jihad on kids

    02/12/2009 12:12:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 191+ views
    The 'Qassam Kindergarten' Jihad   'Palestinians' Islamic Hamas, "loves" children, well, in their special 'death cult' type of way anyway.   You already know how they love their own children... to die for propaganda, and make every effort in succeeding in - unfortunately.   But there are children under the "wings of Jihadi love" of Hamas, the Israeli children in schools, in kindergartens, they are "favorites", favorites in Hamas' targets that is, planning the time/place when/where they go to school, thank God for so many miracles where children weren't harmed.   Call it 'Qassam kindergarten', 'Kindergarten Jihad', or plain 'Jihad...
  • Live from Sderot- A report from Michael Yon

    02/05/2009 9:12:02 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 3 replies · 480+ views
    There had been a light, cold drizzle just before the Muslim taxi driver picked me up in Jerusalem. It should be a 90-minute drive to Sderot, in southern Israel. Along the wet highway, I asked the driver to stop at a small town so that I could buy a juice, and inside the Muslim store a television was turned to news in English, showing success of the most recent Iraqi elections. In the past, candidates often hid their faces, but this time photos were posted all over the walls and buildings. A fundamental change has occurred. A wave of satisfaction...
  • Cabinet Passes Unilateral Ceasefire

    01/17/2009 1:00:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | Reported: 22:50 PM - Jan/17/09 | n/a
    ( The cabinet has voted to accept a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza. Two ministers voted against the proposal and one abstained from voting.
  • Mexico denounces violence in Gaza

    01/14/2009 4:21:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 79 replies · 2,162+ views
    PRESS ^ | Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:12:21 GMT | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Mexico condemns the excessive use of force associated with the Israeli army operation in Gaza, " a statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Tuesday. It also condemned "the continued launching of mortars into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip". Latin American countries have largely condemned Israel over its launch of 'Operation Cast Lead' on Gaza on December 27. Immediately after Israeli warplanes attacked the strip, Cuba called the offensive an "act of genocide" and a "criminal military operation, the bloodiest one executed by Israel against the Palestinian people." Three day later, the Bolivian Foreign...

    01/08/2009 2:46:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 80 replies · 1,666+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | January 8, 2009, 01:02 pm | Douglas Farah
    SNIPPET: "The fundamental truth is that Hamas' road to Iran runs through the international Muslim Brotherhood, and has for two decades. What is often missing in the discussion of the Muslim Brotherhood is that Hamas, according to its own founding charter, is an integral and armed part of the Ikwhan, not separate from it."
  • On Gaza: It’s Time The World Sees What American Leaders See So Clearly

    01/08/2009 6:14:27 PM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 451+ views
    Blogs of Zion ^ | 08 January 2009 | Chana Feldman
    On Gaza: It’s Time The World Sees What American Leaders See So Clearly Posted by Chana on Thu 8 Jan 2009 Last July President-elect Barack Obama visited Sderot, the Israeli town which has suffered most from Hamas rocket attacks eminating from Gaza. His words then were clear and unequivocal: “If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I’m going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing. In terms of negotiations with Hamas, it is very hard to negotiate with a group...
  • Intelligence Chief: Hizbullah may Attack

    01/05/2009 2:49:46 PM PST · by Cindy · 58 replies · 1,331+ views
    ISRAEL NATIONAL ^ | Reported: 13:13 PM - Jan/05/09 | n/a
    ( Head of Military Intelligence General Amos Yadlin warned Monday that Hizbullah may open up another front in the ongoing war. Yadlin warned that Hizbullah may fire Katushya rockets at Israeli cities in the coming days.
  • US VP: Rocket fire on Israel must stop"

    01/04/2009 9:07:32 AM PST · by Cindy · 98 replies · 3,536+ views
    YNET ^ | 01.04.09, 18:17 / Israel News | Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington
    Cheney stressed the US support for the Gaza operation, saying the rocket fire on Israel must stop.
  • Summary of Overnight Events, 03 January 2009

    01/03/2009 1:39:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 94 replies · 2,119+ views
    "Summary of Overnight Events, 03 January 2009"
  • Gaza War Videos You Won't See on Mainstream Media

    12/30/2008 8:42:46 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 1,544+ views
    PMW/Sderot Media/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/30/08 | Yidwithlid
    The MSM is busily showing video clips of the damage in Gaza many of them falsified. Palestinian Media Watch has reported this example: A Palestinian journalist has complained that the media and others are manipulating the images going out to the world "A mother of one of the martyrs stood by the door of the intensive care unit while crying... relatives and those around her were telling her what she should say to the television cameras: 'Say your son [before he died] prayed and went out.' Another tells her: 'Curse the Arab leaders'... The journalists [in the hospitals] are going...
  • Man lightly wounded as Kassam slams into Sderot house(Plus other updates)

    12/30/2008 4:29:21 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 2 replies · 347+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 30, 2008 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND ABE SELIG
    Gaza terrorists continued to attack southern Israel late Tuesday morning, lightly wounding a Sderot man when one of six Kassam rockets fired at the city hit a house. Another rocket landed some 500 meters away while a third hit a city cemetery. Three more rockets hit open areas. Approximately four rockets were launched in the direction of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Netivot. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the attacks. The rockets were fired as Israel let some 100 trucks carrying humanitarian supplies from Jordan, Turkey and international aid groups into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem...
  • WaPo steps in Pallywood Doodoo? - Gaza journalists are having trouble finding civilians

    12/29/2008 1:17:06 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 737+ views
    theaugeanstables ^ | Dec 29, 2008
    WaPo steps in Pallywood Doodoo? Something Smells ... Apparently, Gaza journalists are having trouble finding civilians among the casualties. Reports estimate 90% of killed are “militants.”
  • The GAZA Story That The Media DOESN'T Cover

    12/29/2008 9:16:00 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 687+ views
    Commentary/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/29/08 | Yidwithlid
    The loud noise scares the baby. But it could have been worse. The explosion in the courtyard could have been in the building--the babies could have died. Who is protecting the crying baby in Sedrot? The youngsters run away from the falling missiles. Who screams out their pain. Not the media. They don't call it targeting children--they call it circle of violence. The Girls hide under the desk, will the rockets hit them this time? Will they get killed next time....Why doesn't the Mainstream Media care? Where is the UN? Don't Jewish Babies Matter? That baby is still crying in...
  • (Only) Hamas to Blame for Deaths

    12/28/2008 10:21:37 AM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 753+ views
    sky news ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Hamas To Blame For Deaths 'Hamas To Blame For Dead' Sunday December 28, 2008 Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has told Sky News that there is no option but to use force against Hamas....the responsibility for civilian casualties lay with Hamas.
  • Leaders defend Gaza strike (on "Palestinians" who use kids as human shields)

    12/27/2008 5:34:04 PM PST · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 624+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec 27, 2008
    Jewish Leaders defend Gaza strike Boston Globe, United States Hamas's disregard for Israeli life is matched by its disregard for the lives of Palestinians living in Gaza. Using innocent Palestinians as human shields, Hamas purposely fires its missiles from homes, schools and community centers, confident in the knowledge that when Israel finally acts to stop the killing of its own civilians, Palestinians will also inevitably be harmed. The use of Palestinian civilians as human shields is not merely unspeakably cruel. It is also a fundamental violation of Palestinian human rights by the Hamas leadership. Israel cares deeply about protecting the...
  • Palestinian rocket misfires, kills 2 girls in Gaza (Pallywood fails to blame Zionists)

    12/26/2008 1:12:05 PM PST · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 553+ views
    yahooNews ^ | Dec 26, 2008
    Palestinian rocket misfires, kills 2 girls in Gaza AP – Masked Palestinian militants are seen during an Islamic Jihad rally in Bureij, central Gaza Strip, Friday, … GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A crude rocket fired by Palestinian militants fell short of its target in Israel on Friday, striking a house in the northern Gaza Strip and killing two schoolgirls. The attack came as Israel sent mixed signals over its plans to respond to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. Israeli defense officials say politicians have approved a large-scale incursion into the territory once rainy conditions clear. But at the same time,...
  • Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for rocket attacks on Israel

    12/21/2008 9:39:26 PM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 390+ views
    xinhuanet. ^ | Dec 21, 2008
    Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for rocket attacks on Israel Special report: Palestine-Israel Relations GAZA, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian armed group on Sunday claimed responsibility for firing rockets into Israel from Gaza Strip, which slightly injured one person. In a statement sent to the media, the Islamic Jihad movement said its militants fired 10 home-made rockets and several rounds of mortars into southern Israeli towns of Sderot, Ashkelon and Eshkol community. The statement said the rockets fire kept nearly an hour early on Sunday morning. Israeli sources said a Thai worker sustained minor injuries and a woman was treated...
  • When is a Ceasefire NOT a Ceasefire

    12/19/2008 11:08:51 AM PST · by Karliner · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Kislev 22,5769/ 19-12-2008 | Hani levi Julian 'Ceasefire' Over, Gaza Terrorists Add Sniper Fire to Arsenal by Hana Levi Julian ( The firing at farmers in the field is the final piece of evidence on the end of the 'calm' Gaza terrorists began the first official day after the end of the so-called "temporary ceasefire" early Friday morning with the usual barrage of Kassam rockets aimed at the western Negev. The attacks began at the usual hour, approximately 7:30 a.m., when Jewish children are walking to school and their parents and other adults are on their way to work, thus maximizing the chances of the missiles...
  • An Interview With Israeli M.K. Dr. Arieh Eldad

    11/01/2008 6:14:30 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies · 579+ views
    Gordon: There was an incident at a Beersheba Hospital involving a Palestinian woman terrorist who had received skin transplant treatments authorized by you. Could you describe that incident and what it illustrates about Israeli humanitarianism versus fanatic Islamic Jihadism? Eldad: I was instrumental in establishing the Israeli National Skin Bank, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations. This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the chairman of plastic surgery. This...
  • Qassam lands in Sderot backyard

    06/24/2008 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ASA Vet · 7 replies · 128+ views
    YNet ^ | 6/24/08 | Shmulik Hadad
    Ceasefire seems shakier than ever as Palestinians launch three Qassam rockets from Gaza. House damaged in Sderot, two women suffer from shock. Olmert: This is a blatant violation of ceasefire. Islamic Jihad vowed reprisal earlier for IDF operation in West Bank Shmulik Hadad Published: 06.24.08, 15:53 / Israel News Ceasefire shattered? Residents of Israel's south were rattled to hear the 'Color Red' rocket alert sirens blare throughout their towns twice on Tuesday afternoon as Palestinian terror groups launched three Qassam rockets from Gaza. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. One of the rockers landed in the backyard of...
  • The Mistakes That Launched 3000 Rockets (the usual, GOOD Israel vs EVIL Arab "Palestinians")

    06/24/2008 9:26:23 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 79+ views
    americanthinker ^ | June 18, 2008
    The Mistakes That Launched 3000 Rockets American Thinker, WA - Jun 17, 2008 The Mistakes That Launched 3,000 RocketsBy Richard A. Baehr When Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew 8,000 residents and all of its defense forces from the Gaza Strip in the late summer of 2005, he offered several rationales to support what he called "disengagement."  Regrettably, all but one have proven to be illusory.  The result has been disastrous -- leading to the creation of a lawless terrorist haven in the Gaza Strip from which the controlling Hamas faction has lobbed thousands of crude rockets indiscriminately into southern Israel,...
  • Welcome to Sderot

    06/20/2008 8:59:26 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1 replies · 70+ views
    “For Hamas, the key is to keep the rocket attacks below an understood threshold and Israel's response will be tolerable, precise and produce minimal collateral (Palestinian) damage. The Hamas pattern is to fire one, two or three rockets at Sderot. Wait a few days and do it again. Injure two, three, four Israelis. Kill one or two, but not more than that - this week. Increase the range and accuracy of the rockets incrementally. Hit Ashkelon, but just once. Then wait. Hit a shopping center, but if no one is killed, the Israeli response is unlikely to threaten Hamas rule....
  • (Islamic Palestinians attack Israeli civilians hours before "truce") Rocket barrages

    06/20/2008 7:24:41 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 118+ views
    justsixdays ^ | June, 18, 2008
    (Islamic Palestinians attack Israeli civilians hours before "truce") Rocket barrages day before truce: Sderot house hit; IDF retaliates. 18 Jun 2008 With less than 24 hours to go before the ceasefire, Palestinian terror groups opened fire at Israelis on the border and launched at least 29 Qassam rockets and ten mortar shells towards the western Negev. Seven rockets were fired within hours...
  • Jon Voight - from Hollywood to Chernobyl and Sderot

    05/18/2008 6:38:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 120+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 18, 2008
    If Jon Voight ever decides to give up acting, he could easily sign on as a Nefesh B'Nefesh emissary. Unlike many celebrities, who parachute in for quick, superficial jaunts through Israel, the 69-year-old Academy Award winner speaks of the country with the passion and knowledge of an insider. And despite focusing his week-long visit on some of the grimmer realities of life here, Voight, who is not Jewish, remains fervent in his enthusiasm for what he terms a "miracle in progress." "My business is story telling, and this is such a great story. To think in my lifetime that the...
  • Jon Voight to pay Sderot a solidarity visit

    05/07/2008 4:33:32 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 17 replies · 83+ views
    YNet ^ | May 6, 2008 | Staff
    Oscar winner Jon Voight is coming to Israel next week for his first solidarity visit to salute the Jewish state in honor of its 60th birthday. World-renowned for his roles in "Midnight Cowboy," "Coming Home," "Deliverance," "Mission Impossible," "Ali and National Treasure," among others, Voight will welcome Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl’s (CCOC) 80th rescue mission airlifting children from irradiated regions in Ukraine, Belarus and Western Russia to Israel; visit Sderot, which has endured 7,000 Hamas missiles and numerous casualties; comfort terror victims; and, go to Yad Vashem. “I’m coming to salute, encourage and strengthen the people of Israel on this...
  • Sderot Bombarded by Arab-Fired Kassam Rockets

    05/04/2008 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 72+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 4, '08 | Hillel Fendel
    ( Palestinian terrorists fired a volley of Kassam rockets at Sderot and environs Sunday afternoon, sending 6 people into shock and damaging a house and another building. A total of nine Kassams have hit the northern Negev today, including six in the afternoon bombardment, which began at 1:45 PM. One rocket hit a supermarket in Sderot, causing no physical injuries but sending six people to be treated in a nearby emergency health center for shock. Another rocket hit a house, damaging a wall and a bedroom, and sending one person to be treated for shock. A resident of the apartment...
  • WQXR’s dissonant sound [Radio Station of the NY Times refuses ad regardin Sderot]

    04/18/2008 11:20:12 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Letter published by North Jersey Jewish News ^ | April 17, 2008 | Max L. Kleinman
    A colleague, David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, has brought to our attention the fact that WQXR, the New York Times’ classical music radio station, refuses to air an American Jewish Committee paid advertisement on Sderot. Here was the text to be aired: Fifteen seconds. Imagine you had 15 seconds to find shelter from an incoming missile. Fifteen seconds to locate your children, help an elderly relative, assist a disabled person to find shelter. That’s all the residents of Sderot and neighboring Israeli towns have. Day or night, the sirens go on. Fifteen seconds later, the missiles,...
  • US left-wing bloggers to visit Sderot

    04/08/2008 5:00:34 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 159+ views
    Ynet ^ | 04.08.08 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Prominent writers, members of progressive American organizations known for their heavy criticism of Israel will tour the country, meet with top officials. 'We want to provide them with an eye-opening experience that will help them better understand the complexity of the Arab-Israeli conflict,' says trip organizer Ira Forman WASHINGTON – A group of influential bloggers from the left of the US Democratic party's spectrum will land in Israel on Thursday for a six-day visit. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has long since been exerting considerable efforts to bring the prominent writers for an extensive tour of the country, in recognizing the...

    04/05/2008 9:28:27 PM PDT · by Salem · 3 replies · 84+ views ^ | 03 April, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    The effort is the first time since World War II – when the Germans bombed London, and London children were sent off to families in the countryside to be cared for until the German assault ended – that a "people-to-people" campaign has been organized to remove children from a war zone. Sadly, indeed embarrassingly, the children are those of S'derot, an Israeli town of 19,000 near the border with Gaza that has been under a missile barrage since the Israeli retreat from Gaza in September 2005, with thousands of missiles to date. These have causing damage to property and injuries...
  • Israel is still fighting for independence

    04/05/2008 6:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 115+ views
    The Jewish Journal ^ | April 4, 2008 | Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
    On May 14, Israel will celebrate 60 years of independence. It's never been an easy independence. Israel is surrounded by regional instability and Israelis have needed to regularly fight their neighbors to maintain their independence -- if not their very existence. Despite those challenges, Israel has managed to retain a vibrant democracy for six decades. That dichotomous existence was clear on my latest trip to Israel last month, when I toured Sderot on the Gaza border and met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and other Israeli officials to discuss ongoing U.S.-Israeli relations...
  • A Town Under Fire Becomes a Symbol for Israel

    04/05/2008 9:00:50 AM PDT · by indcons · 2 replies · 54+ views
    NYT ^ | April 5, 2008 | ETHAN BRONNER
    ETHAN BRONNER SDEROT, Israel - This long neglected immigrant town a mile from Gaza, pounded by Palestinian rockets for the past seven years, is taking on a new identity, edging into the center of Zionist consciousness as a symbol of the nation’s unofficial motto: "Never Again." Like the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Sderot is now a must-see stop for those who support Israel or are being urged to do so. Several groups have set up offices to arrange visits to a damaged home or a trauma center. Foreign diplomats have been bused here by the government; a United...
  • NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind in Sderot for Purim (Gripping interview by Nachum Segal)

    03/24/2008 9:20:29 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 1 replies · 206+ views
    JM in the AM ^ | March 24, 2008
    NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind was in Sderot for Purim. Nachum Segal discussed this experience with him on Segal's radio program this morning. Listen here. ML/NJ
  • Israel PR Finds A Friend In YouTube Videos, SEO For Sderot

    03/12/2008 3:03:02 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 2,526+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | March 12, 2008 | Joel Leyden
    Israel PR Finds A Friend In YouTube Videos, SEO For Sderot By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ---- March 12....(INA) - The Israel public relations machine, which has been ignored, battered, bruised, abused and sent out to committee by several Israel prime ministers, may have finally found an ally in YouTube. Founded in February 2005, YouTube describes itself as "the leader in online video", and "the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience." People can see first-hand accounts of current events such as the hanging of Saddam Hussein, US F-16's as they attack...
  • Hollywood Benefit for Sderot

    02/29/2008 10:16:24 PM PST · by freedomrings69 · 11 replies · 106+ views ^ | February 25, 2008 | CBN news
    On Tuesday, some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Sylvester Stallone, Paula Abdul and Jon Voight, will take part in a fundraising, solidarity concert for the besieged Israeli city of Sderot, which has been hit by more than 7,000 Kassam rockets in the past seven years. Entitled "Live for Sderot," the concert features a performance by Israeli singer Ninet Tayeb. Along with leaders of the local Jewish community, Hollywood celebrities and movie stars, a delegation of 10 teenagers from Sderot will be guests of honor at Tuesday's event.
  • Israeli killed by Kassam hit on Sapir College in Sderot

    A student at Sapir College in Sderot was killed and one other person wounded by shrapnel after a Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the western Negev campus. Palestinian men gather around the wreckage of a car that gunmen managed to flee after an IAF missile strike near Khan Younis, Wednesday. Photo: AP Slideshow: Gaza violence At least five other people were reported in shock. Army Radio reported that everyone present on the college campus was being shepherded into sheltered areas. The rocket that struck the college's parking lot was one of a barrage of six fired late...

    02/27/2008 11:17:05 AM PST · by tedbel · 3 replies · 108+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Feb 27/08 | Ted Belman
    The Assault on Israel’s Right to Self-Defense was described by Abraham Bell in his article on International Law and Gaza. Dr. Avi Bell is a member of the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University, Visiting Professor at Fordham University Law School, and Director of the International Law Forum at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He clearly advised that Israel has the right of self defense and described the law as it pertains. But I was left with some nagging questions. What do the principles and rules he set out mean in practice. I wanted to know if Israel had...

    02/26/2008 3:07:24 AM PST · by tedbel · 4 replies · 92+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Feb 26/08 | Ted Belman
    Tonight, Toronto Jews and Christian Zionists rallied for Sderot and what a rally it was. Over 2000 people were in attendance including many high school and university students. They filled to capacity a huge hotel room. For many of us, Sderot represents a news story about the daily rocket attacks and the question of when and how is Israel going to stop them. No longer, at least for those in attendance. We were hooked up with the Community Hall in Sderot. Though it was three in the morning there, many residents of all ages with emphases on the youth, were...