Friday, September 29

As the sun sets in the west...

Riding into the Shabbat sunset...
(Photo: Dave Bender)

This is a nice item before Shabbat, as well.

Shabbat Shalom.

Police: criminals behind Rishon car bombing (UPDATED)

One person was killed, and at least three pedestrians sustained light to moderate wounds when a car exploded at 98 Herzl Street, corner Carmel.

One person bearing an Israeli ID card was killed inside the vehicle, according to Mayor Meir Nitzan, speaking with Channel 1 TV. Police and security forces say the individual, who was positively identified, had a criminal background.

Nitzan alluded to a high speed car chase earlier in the day during the interview, but did not provide details, citing police intelligence concerns.

More at Ynet News.

There are currently 17 alerts for terror attacks throughout the country; police forces are beefed up along "seam line" areas in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and in the capital's Old City as Muslims conclude the first day of Ramadan month prayers on the Temple Mount.

Security forces succeeded in foiling no less than ten terror attacks in the last two weeks, including discovering a ten kilogram bomb belt in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus several days ago. There are also reports of plans to kidnap Israelis, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Due to the terror alerts, security forces this morning imposed a curfew on the West Bank and Gaza that will continue until after Yom Kippur, Monday night.

JerusalemOnline news update: 00:00, Sept. 28th (Video - Channel 2 TV)

  • Outgoing IDF chief rabbi regrets Gaza pullout
  • Katsav swears in Supreme Court deputy chief justice
  • Secular Israelis learn about Yom Kippur

Last chance for repentance - and getting that ringtone... (Video)

Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," is at it again, demanding Jews that have wronged him throughout the year call his special on-air hotline so he can forgive them. Or so they think, hehehe...

Anyone know where to get that ringtone?

And the comments to it are cute. Stupid, but cute:

savesa (1 day ago)
is that a real holiday, i have been waiting years for my "jew*ish*" inlaws to call and to apoligize. hang on let me get my list to check off the apoligies as they roll on it.. lol
midsun (21 hours ago)
If you call that number, you get a message from Stephen.

pjpajamamuch (6 hours ago)
hahahhaha. kaph daled yud. the hebrew letters made it all awesome.

themastersb (3 hours ago)
I called the number and it was invalid.

The previous (hilarious) version of this skit is here.

(Cross-posted on Israelity)


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