Posts Tagged ‘gilad shalit’
What it’s like for me and about 1,000,000 others living in Southern Israel after 4+ days of continuous rocket and missile barrage from Gaza…
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Israel eliminates 2 top Popular Resistance Committee terrorist leaders on Friday, thus foiling another massive terror attack on Southern Israel…The palestinians in Gaza reply with more than four days of almost continuous rocket and missile bombardment of Israeli cities and towns…
On today’s show:
What it’s like living through this surreal adventure…
Israel’s fantastic Iron Dome missile defense system stops 90% of the missiles in mid-air…
What is really happening on the ground, here, in Southern Israel…
Also…Israel continues to pay the price in blood for the Gilad Shalit prisoner release swap deal…
Plus…In spite of it all…Record numbers of tourists flock to Israel in February…
All this and more on The Marty Roberts Show
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Israel Ponders the Release of Murderers and Terrorists to Free Gilad Shalit From Palestinian Kidnappers in GazaWritten by Marty Roberts on June 26, 2011 – 2:28 pm -
The government of Israel is considering releasing from Israeli jails scores of arab terrorists…terrorists that have already murdered hundreds of innocent Jews…
Our hearts are torn over the pain and suffering already endured by Gilad Shalit and his loved ones, after being held in captivity in Gaza for five years by heartless, inhumane palestinian terrorists. We MUST do everything possible to obtain his release…NOW.
Jewish law and Jewish morality places the redeeming of Jewish captives amongst the highest priorities of any Jewish community…but not at any price. We are required to be certain that the redeeming of one precious life does not become the cause of later, even greater LOSS of life…
It is the responsibility of the government of Israel to do everything in its power to obtain the immediate release of Gilad Shalit. It is also the responsibility of the government of Israel to protect and defend the lives of the rest of Israel’s citizens. The government must not only think about Shalit today, but must consider tomorrow, the DAY AFTER his release…What is likely to happen?
This nightmarish “day after” scenario posited by my friend Dr. Aaron Lerner at IMRA seems all too likely to occur, should the government decide to free arab terrorists of the most dangerous variety in return for the release of Gilad Shalit…
Observation: The day after release of Shalit in huge trade
The following is a reasonable prediction of what will happen after Gilad
Shalit is released in a huge trade:
Reprinted from imra.org.il Dr. Aaron Lerner
1. Every terrorist group and even freelancers make absolutely every
effort to grab someone to replace Shalit.
2. The country is on high alert due to intelligence reports of plans to
kidnap another soldier.
3. Many of the attempts are foiled.
4. Thursday is a nightmare for both soldiers and their families as
soldiers make their way home for the weekend from their bases. Ditto for
Sunday as soldier return. In both instances the roads are clogged with the
cars of parents who opted to transport their children themselves rather than
rely on public transportation.
5. Within a relatively short period, a soldier is dragged off the streets
of Israel but the terrorists kill the soldier because they find that they
are unable to hide him.
6. Ultimately one of the kidnappings succeeds when a soldier dragged off
the streets reaches Gaza after being smuggled out to Egypt – all this before
it is even certain that a soldier is actually missing.
7. The IDF carries out various attacks but since Israeli intelligence is
clueless as to where the soldier is being held and since Israel wants to
avoid condemnation at this time for a massive operation, most efforts to
gain the release of the captured soldier are diplomatic and via PR.
8. The country is depressed, frustrated and there are articles in the
paper that many families with children slated to enter the IDF are seeking
ways to keep their kids out of the army.
9. There are calls to meet the demands of the terrorists to gain the
release of the new kidnapped soldier.
10. Some former senior defense-intelligence officials issue a call to
release all terrorists now being held by Israel once they have been
interrogated for information so that there is no longer any reason for the
terrorists to kidnap Israelis.
11. Under the banner “Peace Now: For the safety of our soldiers” former
senior defense-intelligence officials issue a call for Israel to make every
and any conciliation required to reach a final status agreement with the
The above series of events might not transpire, but the odds that they do
are magnitudes greater than optimistic scenarios.
The former senior defense-intelligence officials who assert that Israel
knows how to deal with security threats are correct. There will be security
alerts, etc. but none of these activities will stop the kidnapping from
taking place with every terrorist group and even freelancers making
absolutely every effort to grab someone to replace Shalit.
Now that’s not to say that the recommendation of the former senior
defense-intelligence officials who are pushing for Israel to carry out the
trade aren’t right.
Its just that they should have the intellectual honesty to concede where we
may find ourselves after the deal.
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Fighting with one hand tied?
And what about the ongoing Kassam missile attacks on southern Israel?…
Also…Marty gives you the background on the wave of kidnappings, real and less-than, taking place in Israel over the past month…
And…Hitchhiking in Israel…The Rabbis come out forbidding it under today’s circumstances…
Plus…Updates on the Israeli military campaign against Hamas and terrorism in Gaza, Judea and Sumeria…
All this and MORE…
Did The Lion of Judah Fall Asleep Again?
HAS Israel awoken to the danger She is facing?
This is the current leadership’s greatest test…
His release continues to be Israel’s Number 1 objective in the current battle with Hamas in Gaza…
But what about the missiles?
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Marty updates you on the particulars of the military assault and brings you background information about events leading up to today’s military developments in Gaza…
The palestinian terrorist guerrilla assault on the southern Israeli border post…
The kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit…
Recent kidnapping attempts on Israeli civilians…
The successful kidnapping of Israeli student Eliyahu Asheri…
All this and MORE…
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We Must Bring Gilad Shalit Home…But at What Price?
It’s the fourth anniversary of the capture of 19-year old Israeli Gilad by palestinian terorists…The country is once again engaged in debate, protest marches, commemorations, demonstrations on how high a price the Israeli government should be willing to pay for this hostage being cruelly held by Hamas in Gaza…
A look at the issues involved…moral, ethical and Halachic (considerations of Jewish Law)…
Plus…The lights go out in the ancient Roman Colosseum in a show of unity with Shalit and the Israeli/Jewish people…irony of ironies…
Also…A word or two about the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz and the Period of Mourning over the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem…
And…Crossword puzzles for the blind…Made in Israel…
All this and more on “The Marty Roberts Show”…
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Deal delayed due to refusal to allow terrorists into West Bank
As captive soldier’s family begins protest march to Jerusalem, it is revealed that six months ago Israel agreed to release some 100 terrorists involved in murder of 800 people, but refused to allow their return to West Bank due to security concerns based on Jibril, Tannenbaum prisoner swaps
Reprinted from YNetNews.com…Roni Sofer…Click to read article
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A classic post and podcast from the archives!!!
The Sleeping Lion Slowly Awakens: Israel’s War on Hamas in Gaza Continues
…Arrests of scores of Hamas government officials in Judea and Samaria, as the operation also expands into Northern Gaza…
Israel is finally beginning to treat the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority as the terrorist gang that they really are, including their so-called political leadership…Mass arrests now…Can targeted assassinations be far behind?…What’s left of their leadership has gone to ground…
Also…Preparations to move into northern Gaza to silence the Kassam missile launchers…
And…Israeli jets break the sound barrier over Syrian president Assad’s palace…Is he getting the message?…Will there be a response on Israel’s northern border?…
All this and MORE…
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Israel:The Lion of Judah Awakens
You can only step on the tail of the “Lion of Judah”: Israel, for so long before he wakes up and strikes back…
Israel’s War on Hamas Continues
The palestinian Hamas terrorists are preparing their welcome for the Israeli army in Gaza…
President of the Palestinian Authority
Leader of Hamas
Is he on his way to an Israeli prison cell?
We can only hope…
Still being held hostage by Hamas
Israel’s military operation in Gaza is designed to secure his safe release…
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The United Nations Shows Its Colors Once Again…Moon Attacks Israel While Ignoring the Plight of Gilad ShalitWritten by Marty Roberts on March 21, 2010 – 4:19 pm -
More proof of the uselessness of the United Nations. The secretary general felt it was appropriate to visit the territory where an innocent Israeli, Gilad Shalit, has been held hostage against all rules of international law for almost 4 years. No Red Cross visits, no family visits, no verification of the conditions of his “imprisonment”. Not only did Moon visit the terrorist enclave of Gaza, but he used the opportunity to lash out against the “good guys” once again…Israel, of course. (BTW…terrorists held in Israeli jails are afforded regular visits by family members and the Red Cross, not to mention the opportunity to study for and obtain university degrees!)
The UN has outlived the usefulness of its existence…I would not waste another dime on its upkeep…
Ban Ki-Moon Blames Israel for Gaza Suffering, Ignores Smuggling
United Nations Secetary-General Ban Ki-Moon visited Gaza Sunday and blamed Israel for its economic woes while ignoring terrorists’ smuggling of weapons for use against Israel and the documented abundance of food and opportunities for Arab exporters.
Reprinted from INN Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
He also did not mention the resumption of Kassam attacks on southern Israel. The Israel Air Force two days ago bombed several tunnels that Hamas had built for smuggling weapons and for use by terrorists to kidnap IDF soldiers.
The day before, IDF Military Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, briefed Ban on smuggling routes used by Iran via air, land and sea, and the Iranian aid for weapons to Hamas and Hizbullah.
However, Ban focused on Israel’s partial blockade of Gaza and called on Jerusalem to open all crossings for free passage of goods and merchandise. Israel has allowed daily humanitarian aid to flow into Gaza, even during the Operation Cast Lead war against Hamas terrorists last year. It has prohibited routine travel in and out of Gaza because of constant attempts by Hamas and allied terrorists to exploit the transfer of goods to smuggle in terrorists and weapons.
The Gaza economy was growing and prospering in the 1980s and 90s but suffered with the outbreak of the Second Intifada in 2000, also known as the Oslo War, prior to which Jewish communities in the region had employed thousands of Arabs in building and agriculture. Constant terrorist attacks forced Jews to rely on foreign labor, leaving the Gaza economy with higher unemployment.
The employment situation worsened after the 2005 unilateral withdrawal by Israel and the expulsion by the Sharon government of 9,000 Jews in Gush Katif and northern Gaza who had employed Gazan Arabs in agriculture and construction. The military coup staged by Hamas against Fatah three years ago exacerbated the problem.
Despite Egypt’s clamp on its border with Gaza at the city of Rafiah, Ban placed the blame squarely on Israel’s shoulders. Making his second visit to Gaza since the end of Operation Cast Lead, Ban stated, “I have repeatedly made it quite clear to Israel’s leaders that the Israeli policy of closure is not sustainable and that it’s wrong. It causes unacceptable suffering.”
Ban is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu later Sunday.
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Will it or Won’t it Happen?…Should it?…The story of the capture of Gilad Shalit…Still trying to achieve his release through a prisoner exchange…What does Jewish Law have to say about this process?…Also…The Mitzvah (commandment) of redeeming hostages…At what Price?…And what about the ramifications for the future?…Plus…The story of Rabbi Meir of Rottenberg…Perhaps the most famous Jewish ransom story of them all…All this and more on “The Marty Roberts Show”….
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Too horrible to even consider?…The CSIS has published what such a horrible scenario would look like…So why are Bush, Rice and Co. willing to roll the dice?…Bush has given his blessing to the delivery of enriched uranium by the Russians to Iran!!…Plus…Releasing prisoners with blood on their hands…It all depends on how you look at it…Is this really nothing more than word games?…Also…Wanted terrorists guarding the U.S. president in the Middle East…Good idea?…All this and more on “The Marty Roberts Show”…Listen to the show below…
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