This article may be updated (multiple times) when and if I feel like addressing Jew-hate Tweets and the like from Jew-hate genre liberals, on this latest war/jihad against the Jew nation. Latest updates 24th July and 25th July. Scroll to the bottom for the Felix Gilman Tweets (July 25th update).
So the latest jihad against the Jews gets underway, initiated by the Left’s fellow anti-Zionists, the HAMAS jihadist terrorist group whose charter calls for the liquidation of all Jews everywhere. Ably supported by Israel’s “peace partner”, the Holocaust Denier who heads Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas, who has recently welcomed Hamas itself into a unity Palestinian Authority government (what makes him Israel’s peace partner I guess). A joint Fatah-Hamas unity government that is thus jointly responsible for daily waves of rocket attacks on Jewish towns, cities, farms and the like, targeting Jewish men, women, children and babes for death and maiming, rocket attacks that now reach Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In fact Fatah rocket crews have been operating in Gaza, not just Hamas and other jihadist groups. This is the Fatah-Hamas unity government that Obama and Kerry continue to insist is a peace partner for Israel and that US taxpayers and the EU continue to fund. That’s what makes Obama, Kerry and the entire US administration utterly delusional, it’s also definitive confirmation that they are Jew-haters. Thanks US Jews for overwhelmingly voting for a horribly anti-Semitic US administration, and that includes liberal US genre Jewry. If I hadn’t told you before: fuck you and keep your children safe.
In fact as I predicted here, the farcical peace talks with Jew-hating Muslim fanatics (Fatah) pushed on Israel by the Jew-hating Kerry and his boss, could only lead to a new round of jihadist initiated violence. Journalist Ruthie Blum points out all this over here.
So as liberal TA Jews run for the bomb shelters as rockets explode overhead (so far intercepted by Iron Dome but watch for that shrapnel), as Jerusalem comes under fire, and especially southern cities like Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, even Beersheba come under sustained rocket fire; the world, the UN, many Muslim nations (thankfully not all), the Western media, the NY Times, and the Israel hating Western Left (so-called human rights groups included), inclusive of the Israel-hating ‘Jewish’ far Left, respond in their knee-jerk Pavlovian manner, the only way Jew-haters can respond, with Jew-hatred that is. Evil Israel, how dare you do anything to fight back against jihadist rocket fire, how dare you. Palestinian civilians are getting killed, sure they are used as human shields by Hamas, which openly boasts about doing such a thing, a war crime according to Geneva Conventions. A war crime that Hamas proudly and cynically commits, a war crime that we will blame on Israel; and ignore the other war crime of Hamas, the one that started this war in the first place. That is the targeting of Jews for death with rockets (3.5 million Israelis, Arabs among them, are in direct line of fire of Hamas rockets, many obtained from Syria and Iran, especially the new long-range ones). That’s different of course. War crimes committed by Hamas and Fatah are not war crimes, since their targets are Jews. Jews are expendable, unlike the lives of precious Hamas rocket crews.
Hamas have even targeted the Dimona nuclear reactor! Responses from Obama, the UN and the usual suspects is as you would expect…. crickets. Yawn, it’s all interrupting Obama’s game of golf one supposes. As far as our anti-Israel genre folk are concerned, the silence is deafening. When not worse than silence… These guys couldn’t spell HAMAS if their lives depended on it, then again HAMAS and Fatah are their fellow anti-Zionists… Crickets on the Twitter feeds from the anti-Israel genre folk is to be expected, they are anti-Israel after all. So duh I guess. Thing is it would be no problem if they say/Tweet nothing at all, if they were never political to begin with; but they are always political, all of the time pretty much, on pretty much everything. Except Hamas rocket attacks on Jews and for that matter Muslim jihad attacks, bombings, massacres on their fellow Arabs, Muslims and the infidels, from Syria, Iraq to Afghanistan, Libya and Mali, from Somalia to Lebanon and Nigeria, Yemen to Kashmir.
Truth is our harshly anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian genre Jews such as Charles Stross, Lavie Tidhar, Felix Gilman, Nir Yaniv, Laura Anne Gilman, Rose Fox, Farah Mendlesohn (check the archives of this blog) and other Court Jews such as Scott Edelman, and the king and queen of genre Court Jews, given that they are the President and VP of the SFWA itself, Steve Gould and Rachel Swirsky, have painted themselves into a corner. If they are going to Tweet on this, it has to be from a pro-Palestinian angle, along the lines of ‘the poor Palestinians, suffering at the hands of the Israelis’, obscenely ignoring the fact that Hamas started this war in the first place, with wave after wave of jihadist rocket attacks. It can never ever ever ever be from an anti-Hamas angle, because these anti-Israel Jews have thrown in their lot with the Hamas and Fatah supporting, Jew-hating Palestinians. The best they can do is prattle the odious moral equivalence baloney between Hamas, dedicated openly and proudly and for Allah’s sake, to another holocaust of millions of Jews, and the IDF itself, which is all that stands between the Jews and another Holocaust (the kind of moral equivalence that moronic mantras such as ‘cycle of violence’ translate to. The kind of moral equivalence employed by Amnesty International). And yes such odious moral equivalence is likewise anti-Jewish agitprop. And if you don’t know why, well that’s your problem.
In fact Israel’s Israel hating Tel Aviv based liberal Ha’Aretz newspaper (the Israeli equivalent of the anti-Semitic NY Times) has been carrying pro-Palestinian propaganda, even as Tel Aviv is under rocket fire. Even as the Ha’Aretz building itself is now in the line of rocket fire, even as ‘the bubble’ of Tel Aviv is burst, these self-loathing morons remain mired in their self-loathing. NO MATTER WHAT. They are still frothing about West Bank settlements, still, as if that’s what is causing rocket fire from Judenrein Gaza. Yes these liberal ‘Jews’ are insane. What else is new? I wonder whether Tel Avivian pro-Palestinian Nir Yaniv (a big cheese in Israeli SF, well it’s a small small pond. Yaniv is a big mate and co-author of Lavie “the Palestinians have become the true Jews” Tidhar) is giving thanks to Iron Dome, which is literally saving lives in the Tel Aviv environs as I write this; and the soldiers, technicians and engineers employed by the Israeli government and IDF (I assume his mate Tidhar’s ‘fake Jews’ by corollary) to operate that system and ensure its efficient functioning, or maybe he thinks it’s the fairies operating it. Maybe he’s cursing the eeeeeeeeevil settlers as he runs for a bomb shelter (assuming he does run to a shelter, I mean I don’t know or give a fig really), doubt he curses Hamas (supported by his mate Tidhar’s “true Jews” aka the Palestinians). Even now.
And then there’s that other Tel Avivian Abigail Nussbaum, genre critic and reviewer, who has plenty to say on Elizabeth Moon’s ‘Islamophobia’, but gushes over Jew-haters, such as the late Iain Banks and China Mieville (check the archives of this blog for the details). I know what I’m dealing with here, far Left and even some mainstream liberal Israeli Jews are sick, mentally ill. Literally and I don’t exaggerate at all. Imagine even The NY Times running pro Al-Qaeda propaganda the week of 9-11, or pro-Nazi propaganda in 1944. Ha’Aretz and liberal Jews are under no such qualms, it’s anti-Israel propaganda all of the time. If Dimona were hit, would Ha’Aretz blame the settlements, even as their anti-Israel ‘journalists’ were dying from radiation fallout? Don’t bet against it.
The thing is by not Tweeting at all on the latest conflict, the likes of the ‘Jewish’ Stross and the ‘Jewish’ Tidhar are… well it’s kind of deafening in its silence SO FAR, not just that, but there’s a kind of awkwardness there, an embarrassment. What to Tweet? I mean they couldn’t Tweet support for Israel and the Jews under siege, because they are anti-Israel, so that’s out of the question. It’s not just that they would offend their anti-Semitic fan club and their anti-Semitic colleagues (Paul Graham Raven, China Mieville, Ken MacLeod, Michael Cobley, Hal Duncan, Nick Mamatas, Saladin Ahmed etc. Well pretty much the ANTI-ISRAEL genre Left as a whole on both sides of the Atlantic), they would offend their own self-loathing and self-flagellating sensibilities. The smartest thing to do here would be just to continue Tweeting the usual trivial garbage that they always Tweet. And that’s what they are doing. Predictably enough. Now that may not seem offensive at all, I mean if they are not Tweeting anti-Israel propaganda… . And yet it still is offensive. That’s because they have never had any problem Tweeting and pontificating (in blogs and other avenues) outrageous anti-Israel garbage before (as the archives of this blog reveal). So it’s their disgusting, albeit fashionable, modern day record of new anti-Semitism as anti-Israelism that damns them now. No matter what they do. Short of a U-Turn in their ideology, and that ain’t gonna happen.
So the least offensive thing they can do is shut up. And yet it’s still insulting. Because they have never shut up before, when it comes to their love affair with Palestinians and their contempt for the Jewish homeland. So now their silence in the face of the latest round of ‘let’s kill the Jews in the name of Allah and blame the Jews when it all goes wrong’ is like staying silent as the Nazis came to power in Europe in the 1930s and were passing anti-Jewish legislation and the rest. It’s just cowardly, the silence on the elephant in the room that is Hamas’s and Fatah’s i.e. the Palestinians’ war against the Jews; when at the same time these liberal genre Jews have had no problem tweeting/blogging and spouting anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian agitprop before. Year in and year out.
Of course, they can do even worse than that, they can Tweet/blog anti-Israel propaganda as Israel is under siege, under rocket attacks across the south and center of that tiny nation. The thing is whatever they do (short of a religious like conversion, that is an abrupt and radical departure from their entire previously held political Weltanschauung. And that would be a miracle), they are damned by their record of anti-Israelism i.e. anti-Semitism.
Here though is a curious recent Tweet (July 11th/12th) from the anti-Semitic Israeli writer and editor Lavie Tidhar:
“One day, this war will be over. And we’ll have the merchandising rights.”
Note the non-condemnatory nature of the Tweet, it’s ‘war’, as if it just happens, one of those things, it’s not HAMAS, it’s not Muslim extremism, and it’s all so hahaha, let’s make a joke of it. Is anybody going to object, that Tidhar’s Tweet is not made taking into consideration the latest war in the Middle-East? That would be disingenuous. Tidhar’s ‘fake Jews’ aka Israeli Jews (implicit in Tidhar’s calling Palestinians “the true Jews”. Check link above for the details) take cover in bomb shelters, or get called up to serve in the IDF (an oppressive institution to Tidhar), as his “true Jews” aka the Palestinians launch wave after wave of rockets targeting ‘the fake Jews’ in their homes, factories, malls, offices, kindergartens, schools, highways, streets, restaurants, farms, parks etc.
Tidhar would predictably do worse, with this inevitable Jew-hate Tweet of his from July 22nd (I updated this article on July 24th, some time after my initial comments on Tidhar above. Sooooo predictable. Jew-haters gonna Jew hate):
Sayed Kashua’s “Why I Have To Leave Israel”, now in the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/20/sayed-kashua-why-i-have-to-leave-israel …
If you can stomach that Jew-hate selective moral outrage and lying hypocritical article of Arab-Israeli Sayed Kashua’s, go ahead and read it. Naturally it comes from the Jew-hating Guardian of which the anti-Semitic ‘Jew’ Tidhar is a fan. Of course. It also featured at the traitorous Ha’Aretz. Thanks for leaving Israel Sayed, the less Jew-haters (Arab and ‘Jewish’ Jew-haters such as Tidhar, alike) in Israel the better. Murderous and serious ‘Death to Arabs’ hate from Jews is thankfully rare in Israel (and these morons spouting out that garbage don’t know the difference between Arabs and Muslim extremism, not all Arabs are Muslims, never mind Muslim extremists), and not promulgated by the government, armed forces, media, synagogues, schools and Israeli institutions. ‘Death to Jews’ is however endemic in Palestinian society and Arab Muslim Middle-Eastern society. It’s on the Hamas charter, endemic to Fatah and its Holocaust Denying president Abbas who praises suicide bombers as martyrs for Allah; it’s in the Arab and Palestinian media, the mosques, schools where Jews are explicitly labeled as subhuman. And it’s the mentality that engendered the current Hamas terrorist war to begin with, that motivated Hamas to fire rockets at Israeli towns, cities, farms, schools, kindergartens, parks, boulevards, buildings, malls (and our international airport) every day during the war and dig tunnels into Israel in its attempt to infiltrate and kill as many Israeli civilians as they could. Palestinians have celebrated suicide bombings, 9-11, terrorist attacks on Jews, kidnappings of Jews. Hamas have planted bombs underneath kindergartens in the tunnels they dug into Israel (this is discovered at the same time Kashua pens his article, but you know that don’t fit his narrative. And Tidhar’s neither), they have hid behind women and children when fighting the IDF, threaten journalists for reporting the fact that Hamas is firing rockets from next to a hospital and other civilian buildings, homes, and storing rockets at mosques and UNWRA schools (that’s plural) and as I write this up, they were firing mortar rounds at an Israeli field hospital at the Erez border crossing into Gaza treating Palestinian civilian wounded (wounded from use as Hamas human shields, and from Hamas rockets and even mortar rounds that have fallen short and landed in Gaza, on their own Arab population).
You won’t hear any of this (and way more atrocities of Hamas’s that I don’t even bother to mention) from Kashua any more than you will hear it from Tidhar, deafening silence, and for one reason only. Jew-hatred pure and simple. So Kashua is emigrating to America it would appear, well given the growing Jew-hatred there, I’m sure he’ll feel at home. A win for Israel, a loss for America. Tidhar is comfortable among the Jew-hating liberal pseudo-intellectual elite in London. Stay there. Please.
At the time of Tidhar’s latest Jew-hate Tweet that I paste above (22nd July), about thirty IDF soldiers have been killed in Gaza fighting Hamas terrorists hiding behind civilians. Tidhar would never Tweet in sympathy for the fallen Israeli soldiers (hardly!) and their grieving families, and the Israeli nation and world Jewry that grieves for them. After all the best of the best (IDF’s elite combat units) are all that stand between the Jews and another Holocaust, and just general mass murder of Israeli civilians. It’s why Jew-hating liberals hate the IDF so much, the same reason Muslim extremists and neo-Nazis do, the IDF gets in the way of mass murder of Israeli civilians. Tidhar’s Jew-hatred it is clear is every bit as bad as anybody’s I have criticized at this blog, including China Mieville, Anna Tambour, Charles Stross, Kathryn Cramer, Farah Mendlesohn, Michael Bishop, Ken MacLeod and Nick Mamatas. That is saying a lot. Tidhar’s self-loathing is as extreme and as hardcore as it gets. Let me be clear: there are lots of Jews like this, including in Tidhar’s native Israel. Yes it is very distressing and to Israel supporting Gentiles (and many Jews coming to think of it), even incomprehensible. It isn’t incomprehensible though, but I don’t bother going into the complex roots of such psychopathology at this blog. Scholars on anti-Semitism have written and continue to write about it, some with more insight than others of course.
Tidhar has gotten the support of the genre far Left as a whole in his clashes with myself (well duh) including the ‘Jews’ Rose Fox, Laura Anne Gilman, Scott Edelman, Felix Gilman, Charles Stross and Nir Yaniv (all in the archives). Does this mean they are all anti-Semitic? Yeah pretty much.
Here is Jew-hater, genre communist writer and editor Nick “Butt-fucking is just mentorship between a man and a child” Mamatas (not Jewish), a big mate of Tidhar’s, with a predictable Jew-hate tweet (that he retweeted):
Retweeted by Nick Mamatas
‘…the 12,000 missiles fired from Gaza over twelve years resulted in twenty-two fatalities—a kill rate of 0.175%.’ http://wp.me/p1PBvi-qj
Gee are you disappointed that not more Jews have been killed by your fellow anti-Zionists HAMAS, Fatah and Islamic Jihad terrorists firing rockets, Mamatas and crew? Hey what about property damage? If more Jews were killed, would you sympathize with them then, Nick Mamatas? Of course not. Your stats ignore Jews maimed and wounded btw. Those deaths would be far higher if Jews weren’t taking cover in bomb shelters, if rockets weren’t destroyed by Iron Dome and other missile defenses. There would be far more rockets penetrating Israeli airspace if not for the Israeli air force (that you despise so much Nick Mamatas), targeting and destroying rocket launchers, missile storage depots and related terrorist infrastructure. Are you upset that Hamas and their jihadist allies fire rockets blind? The fact that the Palestinians are at war with the Jews is why you sympathize with them so much to begin with, Mamatas and gang, however you may vehemently deny and lie about it. It’s why we have this war, this jihad to begin with. And you expect and demand, still, that the Jews/Israel abandon the West Bank to the self-same Fatah-Hamas entity that is firing rockets from Gaza! That doesn’t just make you and your ilk naive, it is way worse than that. It means that you support a policy that would see way way more rockets come in from the West Bank onto Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem etc. That’s the reality. What Jew-haters these communists and Leftists are. If only they were honest about it, like their fellow anti-Zionists (Mamatas is a self-admitted anti-Zionist) the neo-Nazis, and Hamas itself, Fatah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the anti-Zionist Al-Qaeda, ISIS, the Iranian regime, the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood (who founded Hamas), Boko Haram and all Muslim extremists everywhere.
Anti-Semite, the ‘Jewish’ Charles Stross has been Tweeting harmless stuff the last few days, jokey stuff on dentures, the penalties for gun trafficking in the US, some tweets on UK and Scottish politics (Cameron, and Scottish National Party related) and genre related stuff. No anti-Semitic Tweets from him that I picked up. So far. [I wrote this on July 12th. It does not refer to his Tweeting after that date. I have too little time to read up on this moron's Twitter feed all the time (and others). And naturally I can't be bothered most often enough] The thing is, as I write and allude to above, Stross is so very political (he always tweets political stuff, he can’t help it); so it’s telling when the’ human rights’ obsessed ‘Jew’ is silent on rocket attacks every day, every hour pretty much, targeting Jews in the Jewish homeland for death and maiming, rockets that now reach deeper and further into Israel than ever before. In other words, he ain’t no Jew at all. Not in any meaningful sense. As if one didn’t know that already!
I mean if he wasn’t so political to start with, it would be fine. No problem. Thing is he is so political, so his silence is embarrassing, it says more about him than he could ever know. One senses a kind of awkwardness, a stifled sense of something… Of course Stross could do way worse, he could Tweet anti-Semitic gibberish (as a matter of interest here is Stross’s viciously anti-Semitic comrade Max Blumenthal – as this blog article of mine reveals, Stross is on board with Blumenthal’s Israel hatred – at a hardcore Jew-hate rally in New York city the other day. One can hear ‘death to Israel’ chants among the crowd, the same crowd dear Max B was addressing. More sickening details at the linked JPost article. Here as a matter of further interest, is Stross in friendly political Twitter banter with Mira Bar-Hillel, an odious and in-your-face anti-Semitic Jewess). He could put himself out there and do that, and that is what his fellow Jew-hating ‘Jewish’ Brit genre colleague does… Like Pavlov’s dogs, this one is so super predictable. Ring the bell (HAMAS starts a war with Israel. Again), and this one comes running with her Jew-hatred (Twitter response).
It’s from a twit supreme, a caricature of a hardcore Jew-hating ‘Jewish’ left-wing academic…
Here is the horribly anti-Semitic Tweet, entirely predictable, from the extremely anti-Semitic ‘Jewess’, genre editor and critic Farah Mendlesohn (that she retweeted) from July 11th:
Retweeted by Farah Mendlesohn
I think the mental derangement of Farah M is hard to beat, even by the standards of self-hating Jewdom. What physical attacks on Palestinians? Does she mean the air force strikes on Hamas rocket launchers, and infrastructure; or does she mean the abuse of a single border policeman beating up an Arab teen? You know amidst the horror of mass murder and maiming from Syria to Nigeria, Iraq to Somalia, Libya to Uganda. And Farah M can’t be bothered with any of that, that’s what makes her such a transparent anti-Semite. She can’t be bothered to even mention HAMAS. What a non-surprise. That’s what makes her such a self-hating Jew. Of course she can’t even be bothered to mention that civilians are openly and proudly used by Hamas as human shields, something many of the civilians support given their fanaticism. “Verbal attacks on Israel”!! How obscene. What else to expect? Didn’t know that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of rocket attacks on Israeli civilians – men,women, children and babies – translate to “verbal attacks”!!
Homes have been hit, a gas station was hit in Ashdod the other day, and a disabled man was severely burned. Farah M may tell him not to feel so bad, it’s just a “verbal attack” one supposes. One that burns your body. So Iron Dome is taking out Palestinian “verbal attacks” over Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Sderot, Ashkelon, Eshkol, Rishon LeZion, Beersheba, Rehovot, even as far north as Herzliya, and other towns and communities across southern and central Israel. Israelis, millions of them, have been taking cover from “verbal attacks” I guess; “verbal attacks” targeting Joooos in apartment buildings, malls, parks, streets, boulevards, gas stations, houses, schools, kindergartens, kibbutzim, community halls, colleges etc. And “verbal attacks” targeting Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona! Also which people is Farah M talking about, “getting upset”? Who would that be? Certainly not the Jew-hating British elite, with which she is firmly ensconced. Not the Jew-hating UK media. Does she mean British Jews? What a twit.
In the approx. 48 hour period or so preceding and postdating Mendlesohn’s Tweet from July 11th, this is what Israel has suffered (my own comments interspersed therein are in red text):
Saturday, July 12 1:10 p.m. Rocket sirens were heard moments ago in Kerem Shalom, near the border with Gaza.
12:56 p.m. Rocket sirens were activated moments ago in Ashkelon and the smaller towns and communities near the Gaza border.
12:52 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in Ashkelon and Gaza frontier towns. 12:13 p.m. Rocket sirens heard in Sdot Negev and Sha’ar Hanegev. 12:00 p.m. Rocket intercepted by Iron Dome over Rehovot, while at least two rockets fell in open areas near the city. 11:42 a.m. Palestinians fired a barrage of rockets at the western Negev, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and the Shfela region.
11:30 a.m. Rocket sirens were heard in Ashkelon as well as nearly a dozen other smaller communities near the Gaza frontier. 11:13 a.m. Rocket sirens sound in the Gaza frontier kibbutz of Nir Oz.
9:55 a.m. Residents of the Gaza border towns in the western Negev heard rocket sirens moments ago.
9:48 a.m. An operations center housed in the Al-Faruk mosque in central Gaza, which was used to store rockets and other weapons, was struck by the IDF early on Saturday. The Israel Air Force struck 60 terror targets across Gaza overnight between Friday and Saturday, bringing the total number of targets hit to 1,160. Ten terrorist operatives were killed in air strikes, including six involved in rocket fire on Israel, the IDF said. A launcher in south Gaza used to fire on Beersheba overnight was also destroyed.
This of course the reality of Israel’s shameful “physical attacks on Palestinians”.
Navy ships struck several targets, including a Hamas observation post and a location used as a meeting point by Hamas and Popular Resistance Committees. Since Monday night, dozens of operational infrastructure sites used by senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad members have been destroyed, the IDF said. 9:30 a.m. Palestinian officials in the Gaza Strip said at least 16 people were killed overnight Friday during Israeli airstrikes as Operation Protective Edge entered its fifth day. 3:55 a.m. 2 rockets landed in open fields outside of Beersheva while a third was intercepted by Iron Dome after Code Red sirens sounded in Beersheba and several other southern communities.
2:08 a.m. In the IDF’s fourth day of Operation Protective Edge 140 rockets were fired from Gaza and 27 of those were intercepted by Iron Dome batteries. 107 rockets hit Israeli soil. In response, 235 terror targets were struck in Gaza.
1:34 a.m. The IDF Spokesman’s office reported targeting several terrorists conspiring to launch rockets from Gaza.
12:17 a.m. Code Red sirens went off in the Eshkol Regional Council.
Friday, July 11 10:51 p.m. Israel Radio reporting that Iron Dome intercepted two rockets fired toward greater Tel Aviv.
10:34 p.m. Three rockets land in uninhabited areas in the western Negev. No injuries or damage reported.
10:15 p.m. IAF aircraft kills Palestinian terrorist responsible for Gaza rocket fire on Tel Aviv.
9:39 p.m. Two Israelis were injured when a Palestinian rocket struck a home in Beersheba. One of the injured, an 80-year-old woman, sustained injuries in the attack. She was rushed to Soroka Medical Center.
Part of the verbal assault on Israel, one assumes. I mean ask Farah M for a clarification if you so desire. On the other hand, don’t bother – red wolf.
9:17 p.m. The Iron Dome system intercepted Palestinian rockets launched toward the coastal town of Herzliya. The interception occurred shortly after sirens were also activated in the town of Ness Ziona, near Rehovot.
9:13 p.m. Palestinians in Gaza launched rockets toward central Israel moments ago. Residents of the Tel Aviv suburbs and greater Rehovot are strongly urged to seek shelter. 9:08 p.m. Rocket sirens sounded in Beersheba, neighboring communities
9:07 p.m. Amnesty International is demanding that the United Nations commission an independent panel to investigate possible war crimes by both Israel and Hamas. The organization released a statement urging the UN to investigate “violations committed on all sides amidst ongoing Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip and continuing volleys of indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel.”
Ah the Jew-hating Amnesty International with its moral equivalence between HAMAS and Israel. Amazed that they could even be bothered to mention HAMAS, they do one better than Farah Mendlesohn – red wolf.
8:55 p.m. The Iron Dome intercepted two rockets in the skies over Tel Aviv just moments after sirens wailed all across the city and in neighboring Holon. Residents of Tel Aviv reported hearing two loud explosions shortly after the sirens were activated. 8:39 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in the Hof Ashkelon regional council.
8:08 p.m. An anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF unit on the border with northern Gaza, injuring two soldiers lightly. They have been evacuated to hospital.
8:01 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in Ashdod, Ashkelon, and the Israeli towns surrounding the Gaza frontier.
7:56 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in Ashdod.
7:55 p.m. Gaza residents told Channel 2 that they are fearful of the prospect of an Israeli ground invasion in the Hamas-ruled territory. Gazans told Channel 2 that the operations in 2008 and 2012 were “child’s play” compared to the amount of Israeli firepower unleashed these past four days.
Well then they shouldn’t start a war, by targeting Jews for death and maiming, you think? What comes first, the moronism and hypocrisy from Jew-haters, or their Jew-hatred per se? Hard to say.
7:45 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in towns near the Gaza border. 7:42 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in Negev frontier towns. 7:34 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in Beersheba, Ashkelon, and western Negev towns near Gaza border. 7:22 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in Sderot. Iron Dome intercepts rocket. 6:59 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in the Hof Ashkelon regional council. 6:42 p.m. Iron Dome intercepts Gaza rockets over the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv. No damage or injuries was reported. 6:37 p.m. Palestinians in Gaza launched a barrage of rockets at central Israel. No sirens were sounded, suggesting that the rockets were in no danger of landing in inhabited areas. 6:33 p.m. Rockets fired at central Israel and the Shfela area.
5:57 p.m. Rocket sirens heard in Beersheba, Ashkelon, and Gaza frontier towns.
5:48 p.m. A fire that erupted in the old Jerusalem train station in the southern part of the capital was believed to have been caused by an arsonist who hurled a firebomb into the structure, Channel 10 reported on Friday. Investigators believe the arson was motivated by nationalist sentiments, according to Channel 10.
5:43 p.m. Many residents of Israeli towns adjacent to the Gaza security fence have left their homes in the face of massive barrages of rockets and mortars, Channel 10 reported on Friday.
5:20 p.m. Officers in the IDF high command told Channel 10 that Israel must shift strategy and launch a ground offensive in Gaza to remove the threat of Palestinian rocket fire on the country’s towns and cities.
5:05 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in Ashkelon.
5:03 p.m. Egyptian authorities operating on the Sinai-Gaza border thwarted an attempt to smuggle advanced GRAD missiles into the peninsula, Israel Radio reported on Friday. According to Al-Ahram newspaper, Palestinians tried to smuggle 20 GRAD missiles into Sinai, from where it would then seek to launch them into Israel.
4:57 p.m. Rocket sirens sound in frontier communities adjacent to Gaza border.
4:23 p.m. The IDF killed a terrorist in Gaza it said was responsible for rocket fire on Israel in recent minutes. Since the morning, the IDF has killed seven Hamas terrorists and others involved in rocket fire, including two who belong to long-range rocket fire squads who were spotted en route to carrying out additional launches.
Such terrible physical assaults. Simply shameful. Ask Farah Mendlesohn.
4:05 p.m. The army said that two of the rockets fired at Beersheba minutes ago landed in an uninhabited area.
3:44 p.m. Rocket sirens were heard in the Bnei Shimon regional council seconds ago.
3:42 p.m. Rocket sirens sounded in Beersheba moments ago.
3:28 p.m. The Code Red siren sounded in Beersheba and surrounding communities in the Negev on Friday afternoon.
3:00 p.m. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged heads of Muslim states to help the Palestinian people and lift the siege on Gaza, according to the Fars News Agency. He warned that the Gaza blockade and shortage of medical aid could lead lead to human catastrophe, adding that helping “the oppressed people of Palestine and preventing the Zionist regime from committing its atrocities are the common responsibility of all international organizations and freedom-loving countries.”
The fact that self-hating Jews such as Farah M are on the same side as the Muslim extremist Iranian president Rouhani is what makes them self-hating Jews. Pay no mind.
2:48 p.m. IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said terrorists in Gaza made a grave mistake by attacking the people of Israel. He warned that they were bringing disaster upon themselves by continuing to launch rocket attacks into civilian areas.
2:43 p.m. Code Red sirens sounded in southern Israeli communities in the Gaza vicinity. As threats of rocket attack continued throughout the day, sirens were activated in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, Bnei Shimon Regional Council and Netivot.
1:56 p.m. The Code Red siren sounded in Ofakim, near the major Negev city of Beersheba.
1:35 p.m. IDF update: Since midnight, Hamas has fired 44 rockets at Israel, the Iron Dome intercepted 11. The IDF has targeted 159 terror sites in the Gaza Strip.
1:20 pm. Code Red siren sounds in Ashdod and surrounding areas. Two interceptions by Iron Dome. Four more rockets land in Negev, outside a community in Eshkol Regional Council.
12:57 p.m. Code Red sirens continue in communities adjacent to Gaza frontier. 12:50 p.m. Two rockets intercepted in Ashkelon by Iron Dome as sirens sound in city; one explodes in open area outside of a kibbutz.
12:47 p.m. Code Red siren sounded in communities across southern Israeli, including the Eshkol Regional Council, the Sdot Negev Regional Council and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. Rockets fall in open areas, but no injuries reported.
12:31 p.m. Police report that a rocket fired from Gaza directly hit a house in the Eshkol Regional Council. The inhabitants of the home had already reached the bomb shelter before impact. No injuries were reported.
12:11 p.m. The Code Red siren sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council a little after noon on Friday as rockets from Gaza continued to pummel Israel, particularly in the South.
11:43 a.m. Sirens sound in the Hof Ashkelon regional council, followed by alerts in Ashdod.
11:00 a.m. Code Red rocket siren sounds in Sha’ar Hanegev, Sdot Negev Regional Councils as two rockets explode in open areas.
10:45 a.m. Iron Dome intercepts three rockets over the greater Tel Aviv area. Air traffic halts at Ben-Gurion Airport as sirens go off at in the area.
10:43 a.m. Code Red sirens sounded in Tel Aviv on Friday morning.
10: 27 a.m. A rocket fired from Gaza landed in open area in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage. Code Red sirens also sounded in the Sdot Negev Regional Council and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.
10:10 a.m. Code Red siren sounds in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, warning of a possible rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.
9:29 a.m. IAF hits launching pad that fired rockets towards Ashdod. 9:00 a.m. Rocket sirens wail in Eshkol Regional Council as Iron Dome intercepts two rockets, one explodes in open area.
8:20 a.m. A volley of rockets was launched from the Gaza Strip at southern and central Israel. One rocket struck a fuel tank next to a gas station in Ashdod, causing serious damage and a fire. Eight people were evacuated to a nearby hospital, one critically injured.
8:00 a.m. Code Red siren sounds in Ness Ziona, Ashdod, Rishon, Lezion, Netivot, Ashkelon and Gedera Friday morning.
6:45 a.m. One rocket was fired on Friday on a village in the Upper Galilee. There were no injuries in the attack. Artillery fire was directed at the area from which the rocket was fired, a senior army source said.
6:31 a.m. Blasts heard in Metulla.
6:30 a.m. Code Red rocket alert siren sounds in Ofakim, Netivot, and in Sderot.
6:15 a.m. Code Red rocket siren sounds in Sderot.
4:00 a.m. Rockets were fired from Gaza on Haifa, Hadera, and Zichron Yaakov. It was not yet clear how many rockets were fired or where they landed. Hamas’s military wing claimed responsibility for the barrage, Israel Radio reported.
3:32 a.m. Code Red rocket alert siren sounds in Haifa.
1:25 a.m. Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepts rocket over Ashkelon.
1:23 a.m. A Code Red rocket alert siren sounded in Ashkelon and in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
There you have it -red wolf.
So we have these Jews running to and sheltering in bomb shelters, or whatever cover they can find, from rockets packed not with explosive warheads and ball bearings, but “verbal attacks” or some such. Just ask Farah Mendlesohn.
Amazing how verbal attacks can set a gas station on fire, and destroy homes and cars, kill cows and rain shrapnel down on a Tel Aviv synagogue. These Palestinians (Tidhar’s “true Jews” let’s not forget) have real magical powers. Like shamans or something. I mean the things that Palestinian verbal attacks can do. Shameful indeed Farah Mendlesohn. You have no idea. What’s Farah going to say in protest, that she didn’t mean the rocket attacks when she said “verbal attacks”? No she has nothing to say on the Palestinian jihadist rocket attacks at all. Every fucking hour of every day during this war so far. That’s the thing. What Palestinian rocket attacks? What jihad? What’s a jihad? Of course the real physical attacks i.e. terrorism and mass murder, torture and the like that Muslims visit on one another (women and children included) from Syria to Iraq, Libya to Somalia, Pakistan to Afghanistan, and Iran to Nigeria and the Sudan pass without comment from the likes of Farah Mendlesohn. And Tidhar and Stross and gang. Never mind HAMAS’s reign and rain of terror. Yes well in other news, scientists announce the sun is a giant ball of fire that gives light and creates and sustains life itself.
Here are 2 predictable Jew-hate Tweets from self-hating ‘Jewish’ genre writer Felix Gilman. (check that article for how he knocked my blog in the most oblivious and obscene way, such a reveal) Gilman tweets about a Palestinian ‘human rights leader’ without any sense of irony. Does he mean the human rights of jihadists to have protection and immunity from the IDF daring to strike at the jihadists, in a war the jihadists initiated with their waves and waves of rocket terror onto Israeli civilians (of which Gilman has nothing to say, that’s what among other things makes him such a self-hating Jew, since it is such transparent bias), or does he mean the rights of jihadists to protect themselves from the IDF, hiding behind women and children, as a consequence of the war they started? Or both?
The second Tweet I comment on below….