Monday, July 17
I guess I can hang up the ole' press card now, and say "I've made it:" I've been noted in the London Times Online News Log as running a "good update on cartoons and the Israeli media."
Ahh. Just a moment of sublime grace, yea verily, bear with me for but a nanosecond of true "kvellation." And certainly, mucho kudos and shoutouts to colleagues also referenced in the posting:
"Israel at Level Ground runs a good update on cartoons and the Israeli media. Westbankblog notes the increase in old fashioned rock on Israeli radio in between the news reports. Raising Yousuf, the diary of a Palestinian journalist bringing up her son in Gaza provides stories from the quiet, first front of the confrontation."
This is sorta' like my Steve Martin moment from the movie, "The Jerk" running down the street waving a phonebook, screaming: "I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book every day! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity, you're name in print, that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now."
'See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hizbullah to stop doing this shit and it's over,"It certainly looks like he gets it (video clip), and doesn't need the diplobabble to do so. It's blunt language for a blunt situation."
(Hat tip: Lawhawk)
ps - Apologies for no posts all day - my cable/telephone/internet provider, "HOT," had a broken main line here in Jerusalem being repaired most of the day.
Defense Minister Amir Peretz at Haifa press conference
Spot the diffrences:
bus stop poster campaign against youth violence. (Photo: Dave Bender)
"No remission of rockets in the southern front: Within one hour on Sunday five Qassam rockets landed in Sderot and Ashkelon. Overall eight Qassam rockets landed in Sderot and Ashkelon. One of the rockets landed near a strategic facility in Ashkelon, miraculously failing to hit the structure.
(national power station, fuel pipeline, oil storage farms), in between.
"Two other rockets landed in open fields in Kibbutz Karmiya and Moshav Mavki'im. Later Sderot was hit by three Qassams, onelanding in a babies' clinic, which caused some people to suffer anxiety."
Geez! Ya' freakin' s'pose?!
On Sunday morning two Qassam rockets landed in Sderot, one landed in a school and other [sic] in near [a] synagogue.
(Note to Ynet newsdesk team: either translate or edit - not both. I understand you're wiped from the war coverage workload - me too, but still... ed.)