9:29 pm: Ashkelon hit by Grad rocket.
7:55 pm: Grad rocket strikes Kiryat Malachi.
6:38 pm: Islamic Jihad threatens to expand fire to other cities.
6:26 pm: Impending rocket alert siren Ashkelon beach region.
5: 12 pm: Impending rocket alert siren Netiv.
4:56 pm: Impending rocket siren Yad Mordechai. Continue reading “Relative calm” (Jerusalem Post) in southern Israel
Like all people who only have the best intentions, these days “the only real journalist in Malta,” Daphne Caruana Galizia, must be as happy as she hasn’t been since the death of Osama bin Laden (Al Qaeda). Finally Gaddafi seems to have left Tripoli, and now, as “Dee says” on Ms Caruana Galizia’s blog, “the mad dog and his cubs” have yet only to be “smok[ed] out” from a few more “filthy cellar[s]” in which they might be hiding now and in the near future. And since everybody else, in a great historical moment like this, just should not worry all that much, but first of all be happy and full of solidarity, another member of Daphne’s blog ummah, “A. Charles,” recommends from the comment section of one of Daphne’s recent posts: “The next thing which people of goodwill should do is to celebrate this victory in Valletta on Saturday.” (Should only, and otherwise be strongly ashamed and hide well, because we have a real liberal democracy here at the time, while under Mintoff that thing would still have been far more compulsory.) Continue reading Celebrating the victory of “Libyan freedom” (Daphne Caruana Galizia) in Tripoli (Libya) and in Valletta (Malta)
And in one of the dumber things ever, the IDF will be going dark for ‘Earth Hour’.
Israel’s military is observing “Earth Hour 2011,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Office stated from darkened offices on Thursday. As a result, the lights at numerous IDF installations – including the Kirya, Tel Hashomer, and Tzrifin bases – were turned off. Continue reading Some criticism of Israel by Sultan Knish