Saturday, November 4

Tel Aviv: River of Light in a waning sky (Photo)

Tel Aviv: River of Light
(Photo: Dave Bender)

Shot this image of north Tel Aviv skyline, traffic and water during a sudden cloudburst last week in the quickly ebbing day, as dusk closed in on drivers headed home; others still lighting the office towers into the night.

More images are here.

Cross-posted at Israelity)

The Rabin assassination: Another look

Carl, over at IsraelMatzav pours scalding water on the annual memorial over the Yitzhak Rabin assassination, laying out his take, throwing serious, sincere doubts on Yigal Amir's guilt in the murder:
YNet wonders why Yigal Amir stays in the public light. They went to 'experts.' The 'experts,' all leftist professors, wring their hands and complain about "the groups that stand behind Amir," "that the political system is leaning increasingly more to the right," "the educational system escaped all interest," and one professor who claims that Amir is not in the public light, and describes him with an obscenity I will not repeat.
He's posted a series of Israeli news video clips, supporting his contentions. Worth a viewing.

(This isn't Barry Chamishland, either, 11 years later, there are enough responsible, respectable voices wondering about the whole affair, not the least of which being Rabin's late wife, Leah).

Meanwhile, in a jarring counterpoint, the ceremony itself is taking place as we go to press at the square where it all happened.
Here is the Knesset's Rabin memorial page.

Saul Singer at The Jerusalem Post has a moving requiem about Rabin, the assassination, and a changed Israel.

Gaza: Human shields & the 'cycle of violence'

(AFP/Saif Dahlah)
Omri over at Mererhetoric has a good take, IMHO, on ongoing events in the Gaza Strip between the IDF and Palestinians, especially a blow-by-blow account covering the cynical use of female human shields to allow gunman holing up in a mosque to escape capture.

Thoroughly Fisking Reuters, he eviscerates their coverage of the incident. Long, but worth a close reading, to get a clearer picture.


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