December 29, 2008

Gaza Round Up Part Two

************Updated 5:36 P.M. P.S.T.********************
The first round up I produced about the current situation in Gaza can be located here. Part two can be found beneath this. As always I will do my best to try and update this as possible throughout the day. If you have posts that you think should be included email them to talktojack-now-at-sbcglobal-dot-net or let me know in the comments.

FYI- I gather these links from a variety of places. In some cases I am tipped off via email and sometimes through the blogs I am visiting. I do my best to try and provide credit where it is due. My apologies for any credit that I miss giving out.

We'll start out with some links to stories in the MSM:

CNN reports that Israel is in an all out war with Hamas. There are a number of blogs linking to this story moaning over support for Israel's actions. As always I'd like to see what they would say if their next door neighbors spent all day throwing bricks at their homes.

The Washington Post reports that Israel is pounding targets in Gaza. Nice to see that some people keep repeating the "we may not like it, but Hamas is the legally elected government so we have to deal with them line." They are being dealt with in the appropriate manner. You don't hold hands with people who are trying to kill you.

The Grey Lady wrote about Arab Anger. Great, show your anger with Hamas and then let's see what happens.

Surprise, surprise, the protests have started.

Spiegel Online reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel blames Hamas for the current violence.

In the blogosphere we have a collection of posts that are worth reading. Take a look at:

Palestinians Need Israel To Win.

The Gaza war on Twitter and Hamas shot Egyptian guard, Egypt blams Hamas for israeli attack

From Ricki's Mom we have Israeli News.

The Rebbetzin's Husband asks What is a Refugee Camp? At the Augean Stables The Double Disgrace of Hamas: Victimizing their own People.

At Writes Like She Talks there is another short roundup of posts about this topic. Solomonia has a number of good links as well.

Double Tapper shows a better way to use Rockets. From What Warzone we have By Far, the Most Signficant Development in the Gaza Conflict That No One is Talking About.

Treppenwitz calls it Revenge of The Nerds. A Soldier's Mother who writes What I Want...and What I'll Do.

Daled Amos provided Israel At War: A Primer, International Law and The Fighting in Gaza and Did Someone Mention Hizbollah?

Daled Amos also found Israel's War On Hamas Now Includes YouTube. In case you are wondering, it is a war.

Joshuapundit blogged that IDF Troops Have entered Gaza. At Shiloh Musings there is A Prayer for Our Soldiers and Campaign War.

Dave shared Gaza: The real reasons Israel - finally - retaliated (Update 4)

Arpeh has Gaza War In The Eyes of The BBC and Me.

Jameel is still liveblogging here. Aussie Dave is doing the same here.

Westbankmama is offering Some Perspective. The Other MCCAIN blogged Appeal Against The Thunderstorm.

Avodah Ivrit shared Insanity.

Carl has Sky News: Will Israel undertake a ground operation? and Israel's sorry history in Gaza.


Over at Hot Air we have Video: Israel attacking Hamas’ infrastructure of power. Michael Oren writes in The New Republic about a Crisis and an Opportunity and Yossi Klein Halevi has Why Gaza Matters.

BTW, Memeorandum has some other worthwhile links. Soccer Dad has Hamas And Its Boosters.

Gateway Pundit provided Surprise!... George Galloway Joins Violent Pro-Hamas Rally at Israeli Embassy in London (Video) and Pro-Israel Protesters Mobbed By Hamas Supporters in Toronto.

GP also linked to a post by Winston about the protest. Yid With Lid says that Israel Must Regain its Deterrence and discussed Disproportionate Response.

The Sand Monkey said My Head Hurts and Ghaza Again.

Dov Bear shared a post here and joining the war here. Tikkun Olam has Last Night of Chanukah,or: Oferet Yetzukah.

Seraphic Secret reveals Why We Fight.


Batya said...

I sent you a post from my correspondent in Netivot. Here's the second Notes from Netivot. Keep checking Shiloh Musings for more.

Avodah Ivrit said...


Please consider exchanging links with us.

Thank you.

YMedad said...

Did I overload you?

rickismom said...

Tzipporah said...

What is it with these idiots (like ki-mun) who keep calling Israel's defense "excessive" force?

What are they supposed to do? Send over some DEFECTIVE bombs? Or maybe only aim for places where people don't live (and where there AREN'T any terrorists)?

Come on, people. Get your thumbs out of your .. ahem .. ears.

Anonymous said...

I am neither a Jew nor an Israeli, but I find it despicable and hypocritical that those bleeding-heart liberals cry 'wolf' when Israel strikes back at the scurrilous Hamas who has been provoking and needling the Israelis all along with rockets. Israel, or any other country, has the right to retaliate and deflect aggressors. Jack's hero, Hitler, is an example who should have been stood up to by the world early on. I am sure those Israeli-bashers has not had a rocket land on his house or home. How would those naysayers decrying Israel feel if their neighbors denied them the "right to exist"? Think about that?

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of girlie men the Israelis are to go to war against a civilian population that has no national army, air force or navy, I guess since they got their butts kicked in 2006 by Hizballah, another organization that has no national army, navy or air force, they are scared and confused, typical cowards the Israelis.

Lady-Light said...

Jack, I sent you a link to my post on the war. Did you get it? I don't see it included here. In case you didn't, here it is again:

Jack said...


Got it.




Nah. My kids do that.


Got it.


You said it.


Sorry, I don't quite follow.

Second anon,

Your comment doesn't merit any real response. Suffice it to say that you are entitled to your opinion, even when you are wrong. Keep reading big guy.


Got it.