Just got to the hotel...............security insane (maybe because I am staying in Condi's hotel?) I stopped at Mini-Israel on my way in the Jerusalem. It is striking to me the respect and attention the Israelis paid to replicating in exact detail the mosques and the Muslims in prayer in these displays at Mini Israel. The Israelis duplicatd more mosques that temples. Oh, if the respect was mutual, what a wonderful world it would be.
Listenng to Kofi Enema right now speak on the Crescent News Network -CNN (no FOX- ugh.) He is spewing his vitriol at Israel and holding both responsible parties for the deaths in the war the jihad is exacting on Israel. This is the height of moral equivalence. It is sickening. Hezb'Allah is solely responsible for today's incident. Where is the world outrage at Hezb'Allah for using women and children as human shields? This is the issue.
Here in Israel, they are of one mind. They will not falter. Their existence depends on it. I STAND WITH ISRAEL.
Gotta eat something. I will tell you I have some extraordinary coverage coming in the next couple of days. Not at liberty to say right now though.
UPDATE: from NAOMI RAGEN;
1. Tonight, an IDF spokesman showed aerial photos of rockets being fired from residential areas in Qana. It showed the portable rocket launchers being parked beneath residential buildings. The spokesman said that the bombs dropped on Qana were dropped at 1 a.m. The reports of the building collapse took place at 7 a.m. Also, no bombs actually hit the building. So, who was responsible for the collapse of that building? Could Hezbollah weapons have exploded, destroying the building? Was it deliberate, a way to pressure Israel into a ceasefire the same way they did last time, in exactly the same spot? And why is no one in the media picking up on this time gap and asking questions?
2. The number of those injured is being supplied by Lebanese sources, and being quoted by all the news stations. So far, only 26 bodies have been recovered. But news reports are saying the number was twice that, and half are children. That too is supplied by unknown sources and repeated by the major media.
3. At 7 a.m. a barrage of Hezbollah rockets hit the shopping center and buildings of Kiryat Shmona, unlike anything else the town has experienced. Altogether 1500 kilograms of bombs have hit the area's approximately 25,000 residents remaining in their homes. Where is the outrage over that?
In related news; IRAN'S AHMADINEJAD HARDENS ITS NUCLEAR STANCE
The Guardian reported that Iran warned the west that attempts to broker a Lebanon peace deal at today's Rome summit are destined to fail and that the West ignores Iran "at your peril."
UPDATE: Israel agrees to suspend air operations over southern Lebanon for 48 hours to investigate strike on Qana, a U.S. State Dept. spokesman said.
UPDATE: SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL IN POLAND, Pro-Israel rally in Poland