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Iran is very much a player here. If they have the bomb they'll drop it.
The Iranian president has stated that ''the Zionist regime is beginning to melt''. In a speech held in the city of Tabriz, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted ''an explosion of anger against Israel'' within the Muslim countries in the surrounding region, and demanded that ''the corrupt western powers be held accountable'' . (Guysen.Israכl.News)
Ahmadinejad calls on Islamic nations to mobilize against Israel
"The fundamental and rooted problem of the Islamic world is the existence of the Zionist regime. The Islamic world has to mobilize its facilities to solve this problem."
The Home Front Command will continue to issue orders to residents through the media.
One person was killed and 15 were wounded - one seriously - when four Hizbullah-fired Katyusha rockets landed in central Nahariya on Thursday morning. A rocket scored a direct hit on a house killing its inhabitant.
At Nahariya Hospital, patients were moved to secure rooms on lower floors, and about 60 expectant mothers were taken to underground shelters, said hospital deputy director Moshe Daniel. He said elective surgery has been halted. `We are on very high alert," Daniel told Israel Radio. "We are prepared." Full story here
Olmert declared Hizbullah attack an 'act of war' by Lebanon. So was Shalit. So were the hundreds of kassam rocket launches. All from Gaza - sovereign Gaza. An act of war (one of many) and when Olmert promises the response will be...very, very painful -- it should be.
IAF hits PA Foreign Ministry in Gaza
There's talk of Netanyahu joining Olmert's cabinet. Good idea. They need Netanyahu.
BTW, I always considered the cold war to be WW3......hence the headline.
Beirut airport closed after Israeli aircraft fire rockets at the main runway of Beirut international airport in Lebanon. BBC
Israeli aircraft have fired rockets at the runways of Beirut's international airport in Lebanon, forcing its closure and the diversion of flights.
The IDF said that the airport was targeted because it was used by Hizbullah to import weapons.
It follows the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants.
Please note the BBC's use of the word capture. The Hizbollah jihadis went into Israel, killed 8 soldiers and kidnapped two and the BBC calls that a capture.
The attacks on Israel that left eight Israeli soldiers dead and two kidnapped came from Lebanon.
The names of six of the eight soldiers killed Wednesday in a Hizbullah attack on IDF forces patrolling the Lebanese border were released for publication Wednesday evening: Sgt. Nimrod Cohen, 19, from Mitzpe Shalem; Sgt.-Major Eyal Benin, 22, of Be'ersheba and Sgt.-Major Shani Turgeman, 24, of Beit Shean. All the soldiers' families have been notified.
The fourth victim was later identified as Sergeant-Major Wasim Nazel, 27, from the Druze village of Kfar Yanouch. Earlier, Nazel's family was mistakenly informed that he had been kidnapped. JPost
Meanwhile, as the world lines up shoulder to shouler with the barbarians to destroy Israel, the Israels continue to work to save mankind;
It will soon be possible to order rain in Israel. A group of Israeli, Belgian and American researchers from Ben Gurion University in the Negev hope to transform this myth into a reality. ''The Geshem Project'' ('geshem' means rain in hebrew) could significantly reduce world hunger. (Guysen.Israכl.News)
A virtual simulation is planned for the near future in the Negev : for 80 million euro, the system put in place over a surface of 9 kilometers squared could bring rain to a region measuring 40 to 100 km2.
Insanity..........woe to those that call evil good and good evil. Give 'em plenty of woe.
UPDATE: Israel imposes a blockade off the coast of Lebanon. Israel lays land, air, sea siege to Lebanon