Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers greetings for Rosh Hashanah 5774. A Shana Tova to you Mr. Prime Minister!
And she’s supposed to be the smartest newscaster on TV?
As the Israeli Ambassador pointed out on MSNBC over the weekend, Israel has had thousands of rockets shot at it from Gaza since 2009. Ms. Maddow has the audacity to tell viewers ‘we do not know exactly what started this most recent round of fighting’ (See this link too)?
MADDOW: And of course the whole trip to Asia comes in the midst of a very scary flareup between Israel and Gaza. Now, we do not know exactly what started this most recent round of fighting, but we do know that an Israeli air strike killed the top commander of Hamas in Gaza on Wednesday. And we know then that that was followed by rocket attacks aimed at southern Israel and then Tel Aviv and then today, Jerusalem. Israel has been pounding Gaza with air strikes. The attacks appeared today to be rapidly escalating, including signs that Israel is preparing for a ground incursion into Gaza. The New York Times tonight citing reports of Israeli tanks massing on the border with Gaza.
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- Clinton flies in as Israel puts Gaza ground invasion ‘on hold’ (standard.co.uk)
Stay united & strong.
Via the AP:
Israelis celebrated their country’s 64th anniversary Wednesday with fireworks and military processions at a national ceremony in Jerusalem.
The festivities came immediately after Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of militant attacks, an annual ritual of twinning grief with elation and pointing out the link between the two.
Preparations for Independence Day were marred last week when a lighting rig collapsed during a rehearsal, crushing a young soldier to death.
Speaking at the official ceremony, Parliament Speaker Reuven Rivlin cautioned against extremism of all stripes, naming ultra-Orthodox Jewish zealots, ideologues who burn mosques and activists who delegitimize the state as “those who threaten the future of Israeli society.”
Government statistics showed that Israel’s population grew by 137,500 since last year to 7,881,000. The Central Bureau of Statistics said 75 percent of the population is Jewish and 21 percent is Arab. The remaining 4 percent represents tiny minorities or immigrants who are not Jewish.
Traditional Independence Day celebrations include dancing in city streets and family cookouts in national parks. Some military bases open Thursday for visits, and Israeli cities host open-air concerts in honor of the holiday.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wishes you a ‘Merry Christmas.’
How many world leaders issue a Christmas message like this? Not many.