Those unfamiliar with the pecking order of Israel’s pols are left in the dark about their hierarchy of ‘no go’ zones – for Islamic missile squads.
This blogger unfortunately knows the score, hence her frustration at the leadership’s failure to lead, for well over a decade. As indicated previously, Israel’s political leadership were (until now) gripped by PC paralysis; hewing to western leadership’s dictates: Do Not Harm the Gazans ! (or other Arab/Muslims) who lunge for Israel’s underbelly.
Some backup for the above can be found here – //adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/15/war-update-a-recharged-idf-on-the-march-hunting-down-islamic-jihadists-separating-their-heads-literally-addendum-to-idf-exacts-major-price-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/, but the past is the past…moving right along…to the latest target of the Islamic barbarians…Tel Aviv.
And it is not as if yours truly doesn’t understand its nucleus, as the center of much commerce, and all its attendant import. But, come on folks….should the lives of Tel Avivians (and their neighbors…from the Gush Dan region) be more worthy of protection, than their hard scrabbled brethren from southern cities?
Moreover, should the fact that many of our ‘leading lights’ live in said central locations, and revel in its stomping grounds, afford them more protection?
Beg to differ.
In any case, ‘times-are-a-changing’…now that Tel Aviv has become the ‘new south’.
See here – http://www.debka.com/article/22535/Two-Gaza-rockets-explode-in-Tel-Aviv-area-No-casualties
And here too -
DEBKAfile Intelligence update:
‘Palestinian rocket barrage escalates for Egyptian PM’s Gaza visit. Israeli ground forces build up’
As Hamas government officials greeted Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil on his arrival for a short visit to the Gaza Strip, Friday morning, Nov. 16, Palestinian rocket crews stepped up their barrage against Israel. After Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu acceded to Cairo’s request to suspend military action for the visit, air strikes were resumed over northern Gaza to counter Palestinians fire across the South: Dozens of rockets exploded in Beersheba, Ashdod, Hof Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Shear Hanegev, Ofakim, Sderot, Eshkol and Kiryat Malachi. There were several panic victims and direct hits to houses.
Thursday night, long-range Fajr rockets exploded in Greater Tel Aviv region, Israel’s urban and commercial heartland (3 million population) – two landing near Bat Yam or the sea and one or two between Rishon Lezion and Palmachim.
IDF armored, artillery and mechanized infantry units continued to stream to the Gaza border Thursday and Friday, gathering at jumping-off positions for crossing into the enclave in the next stage of the operation. Reservists are reporting for duty on the orders the defense minister issued for 30,000 call-ups. They are reporting at schools in various towns which were converted to registration stations.
Schools in the heavily battered south remain closed indefinitely and all locations within 40 kilometers stay on emergency footing for rocket attacks.
The IDF is rushing forward the completion of the fifth Iron Dome battery after the first four stopped some 150 incoming rockets in the last 48 hours.
DEBKAfile: Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz and the high IDF command are pushing for the ground operation, Stage B of the Pillar of Cloud operation, to start without delay. The prime minister and defense minister prefer to wait.
Thursday night, as the operation wound up its second day, the Israeli Air Force intensified its action, conducting 250 strikes across the territory, supported from the Mediterranean by the Israeli Navy. They targeted rocket-launching positions, stores, silos, arms and ordnance dumps and the eight tunnels snaking under the border fence for use in terrorist attacks and exploding booby-traps. A generator was hit near the residence of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
Our sources report that Thursday, some international airlines cancelled flights to Israel. International airline officials told DEBKAfile that security in central Israel is uncertain after Palestinian rockets from Gaza reached the Tel Aviv area. They fear Ben Gurion international airport at Lod may be next.
The sources noted that the landing of a rocket in the sea off Bat Yam posed a serious aviation hazard because it occurred under the flight path of passenger planes bound for and departing Israel. Intense Israeli Air Force activity over Gaza was making commercial flights additionally “hazardous if not impossible,” they said.
Air France was the first to reschedule flights and advise passengers to call in before setting out for their airport of departure.
Also on Thursday, the US embassy in Tel Aviv advised its nationals and staff to avoid non-essential travel to southern Israel and the children of staff to stay home from their schools in the Tel Aviv area.
A skeleton staff would operate the embassy with most of the diplomats and personnel taking the day off and staying home for their own safety, in case Yarkon Street where the building is situated were to come under Palestinian rocket fire.”
And this is where the above is headed www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162158#.UKZHPYfFXcw, as commanders prepare troops for a ground invasion.
Lest anyone dares to suggest that this blogger does not empathize with her fellow Jews from the central region…don’t even go there.
NEVERTHELESS, our leaders and the ‘branja pack’ (the Israeli equivalent of American brat packs) are now tasting the terror, felt by over a million fellow Jews for years, as they scurry to and fro towards bomb shelters! And it didn’t have to be this way….at least if they paid attention to ALL the evidence documented above!
Whither goes one part of tiny Israel, so too does the rest. Hopefully, our leadership, as well as centrally located Jews, learn their lessons well!
UPDATES FROM DEBKA:
“SIGNS OF AN APPROACHING FULL-SCALE WAR INCREASED FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 16. THE IDF OBTAINED GOVERNMENT APPROVAL TO CALL UP RESERVES IN ADDITION TO THE 30,000 ALREADY APPROVED. HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE PLACED ON EMERGENCY FOOTING AND PATIENTS NOT NEEDING URGENT TREATMENT WERE SENT HOME. THE SECURITY CABINET MEETS URGENTLY AFTER 550 PALESTINIAN ROCKETS FIRED IN THREE DAYS. JERUSALEM AND TEL AVIV WERE TARGETED FRIDAY BY HAMAS WHICH REPORTED FIRING TWO “HOMEMADE M-75” MISSILES EACH AT ISRAEL’S CAPITAL AND COMMERCIAL HUB. THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES IN EITHER TOWN.
THE JERUSALEM SIREN WAS HEARD IN OUTLYING TOWNS MEVASERET ZION, MOTZA ILIT, BEITAR ILIT, KIBBUTZ MAALEH HAHAMISHA, ORA AND HAR ADAR.
ISRAELI GROUND FORCES CONTINUE TO STAND BY ON THE GAZA BORDER AWAITING GOVERNMENT ORDERS TO GO IN.”
Jerusalem, our beloved city, targeted too!! http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=292171