Israel - An 'Act of War' Declared
This morning’s top quote by... President George W. Bush
"See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this Sh*# and it's over."
Read what else was said at Forbes
BBC News has a little troubling news to report this morning. It goes in part like this... The Iranian foreign minister has held talks in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Read story in full HERE
>>> 5:40am CDT
Fox News Channel reports... Alarms went off just a few minutes ago as a new Rocket Attack was on its way in Haifa. Two landed safely in the ocean and I’m not sure where the others landed. No word on damage or casualties if any. More to come...
>>> 6:25am CDT
Fox News Channel now says an Israeli Jet is reported to have been shot down. Not confirmed at this time...
>>> 6:30am CDT
Fox is now reporting another Rocket Attack on Haifa. No word on damage or casualties if any. (If I’m correct... one hit on the hill above the Port.)
> IsraelNationalNews.com reports... Hizbullah terrorists fired long-range Katyusha rockets at Israeli communities Sunday night and Monday, striking Haifa again and reaching closer to central Israel than ever. Read this story in full HERE
>>> 6:55am CDT
Fox is reporting more Rocket Attacks on Haifa but it looks like all of them hit safely in the Sea...
Again Fox is reporting more Rocket Attacks on Haifa... but again it looks like they too hit safely in the Sea...
Note: Fox is also reporting that a building is down from the attacks earlier at 6:30am CDT.
At this time... An Israel spokesperson has said that no Israeli Jet was shot down as earlier claimed by Jordanian TV. Read more on this at WISHTV.com
jpost.com has a good read this morning. It goes in part like this... "We have no intention of operating against Syria at this time," Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday. According to Halutz, "Hizbullah has been trying to pull Syria into the conflict." Read this story HERE
Here’s an interesting read from our friends at the DEBKAfile. It goes in part as follows... Hizballah leader Hassan Nassrallah and top command are holed up in Hermel, the northern Lebanese panhandle bordering Syria. Read this report in full HERE
Read more updates at DEBKAfile’s Homepage
A short recap of events of late by CNSNEWS.com
Ynetnews.com reports... Prime Minister Ehud Olmert addressed the Knesset plenum Monday regarding the fighting in the north: “Israel did not ask for these confrontations, but there were those who interpreted our will for peace as a sign of weakness. Our enemies were wrong to think our restraint was a sign of weakness." Read story in full HERE
Bloomberg.com is reporting... U.S. military today stepped up the voluntary evacuation of American citizens in Lebanon and prepared for a potential mass exodus, as Israel continued attacks on Hezbollah bases in Lebanon.
While watching a live news feed by Shepard Smith and Jennifer Griffin on the Fox News Channel... a barrage of Rockets hit around them and hit a house about 300 yards away from their location. No casualties reported. Fox reports several areas in northern Israel were hit including Haifa...
So much for me saying the rocket attacks slowed down at nighttime over there. Well... during the first few nights of these attacks... that was a true statement. But for the last two nights... these rocket attacks just seem to keep coming and coming and...
IsraelNationalNews.com has a good partial summary this afternoon that goes in part like this... IDF ground forces moved into south Lebanon on Monday, confirmed a senior army officer but said the operation was limited to clearing land for a buffer zone.
FoxNews.com is reporting... Hezbollah has sharply rejected talk of a cease-fire Monday, accusing international proposals for the end of violence a ploy to help Israel continue striking Lebanon. Read story in full HERE
Photos by Fox HERE (Warning– Some are Graphic)
jpost.com has a read out today about the IAF fighter jets bombing stockpiles of long-range missiles that were capable of reaching Tel Aviv. Good hunting today IAF!!!
MiddleEastOnline.com is reporting... Tanks and troops are in the northern town of Beit Hanun conducting what is their deepest Gaza incursion since withdrawing from the impoverished territory barely 10 months ago, closing the doors on a 38-year occupation... Yet "Operation Summer Rain" has left at least 87 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier dead since July 5. Read this story in full HERE
U.S. Department of State
(Current information - A message to American citizens in Lebanon)
Daily UPDATES of EVENTS on GROUND at IDF Official Website
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HAARETZ.com News Flashes
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IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority) - TV NEWS in ENGLISH
JerusalemOnline.com - Has TV NEWS in ENGLISH
Iran-- Syria... Checkmate!
July 12, 2006
(One of her best post ever!)