Monday, July 17

'Kvellation' from the London Times Online

Well then!

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."


Israel UN Amb. Gillerman on Lebanon War (Video)

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Gillerman, on the OReilly Factor on Fox News. Click on screen shot for the full video. ( Hat tip & screen grab:

Bush gives Blair a Texan talkin' to on Hizbullah (Video)

"In an open-mike night moment, President Bush was caught speaking by an open mike during the G-8 conference to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Let's just say that folks who doubt his committment to Israel and defeating Islamic terrorism should be comforted by the following:
'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.

'Disproportionate Response' (Editorial Catoons)

Kassam rockets hammer Ashkelon, Sderot baby clinic

"Violence? No Way! Let's take responsibility." Israeli bank
bus stop poster campaign against youth violence. (Photo: Dave Bender)

From Ynetnews:

"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.

Gaza Strip is on left edge, Ashkelon on right: "strategic facilities"
(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, one

landing 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.)

Sderot residents are following closely the escalation in the north and ask repeatedly not to forget that fighting for Sderot has also claimed lives.

"We know that the fighting in the north is very difficult and our hearts go out for them, but also here the Qassams continue and it's only a miracle that no one was hurt," said a resident of Zikim.

Don't you forget that. Don't I remember:

"Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal talks about what the constant barrage of Kassam rockets has done to his town, its residents, and demands that the government take action."

Read it all.

JerusalemOnline news update: 00:00, July 17th (Video - Channel 2 TV)

Channel 2 20:00 TV News: brief, concise and translated into English.


Web Israel At Level Ground