The big show won’t be until Monday, when the government hopes to bring most of the foreign diplomats in the country to Eilat, but the IDF has already posted its final inventory of the weapons discovered on the Klos-C - the Iranian weapons ship that was intercepted off the coast of Sudan this past week.
After detailed analysis carried out by the Engineering Corps, the IDF found 40 M-302 rockets, with a range of between 90 to 160 kilometers, hidden in crates.
The Klos C also carried 180 120mm. mortar shells and some 400,000 7.62mm. bullets.
“These are advanced weapons that were intended to threaten the security of millions of Israeli civilians. The IDF will continue in its mission to prevent arms smuggling across the Middle East to various terrorist organizations, under Iranian cover and funding,” the military said in a statement.
Before being intercepted, the ship was heading for Port Sudan, where the Iranian Quds Force had planned to pick up the rockets and move them overland via Egypt and into Gaza through smuggling tunnels, the IDF determined.
Thank G-d the IDF was able to stop this.
Meet Pvts. Leah and Sara Baumann, twin sisters who made Aliyah to Israel and joined the IDF
Please take a moment to remember the Fogel family - baby Hadas, 4 year old Elad, 11 year old Yoav and parents Ruthie and Udi - brutally murdered in their beds three years ago in Itamar by Palestinian terrorists.
We will forever honor their memory.
יהי זכרם ברוך
Yored Ha’Erev (Evening Falls) from the Idan Raichel Project’s album Quarter to Six
Evening falls, flooded in silence
In the windows of the houses there is a faint light
A darkened dirt track leads to the house
And the barking of dogs calls out hello
Evening after evening I get lost
And I smile to myself when I remember
It’s not at all like what I thought it would be
When I imagined that we would be grown up
And it feels so simple and relaxed
And there are no storms that bring you to life
And it isn’t what I always dreamed
But it’s good enough for me
Do you even remember things we dreamed
Beautiful places, distant cities
Everything will always be in our favor
And then we will live out all our dreams
And don’t promise me that one day we’ll be more
Such words washed with time
It’s all a game, whole lives have already disappeared
In a sea of lost people we were another wave
— Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Following Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for a mammoth $19 billion, the world is on the lookout for the next great mobile messaging app. And Samba, a sleek and fun new Israeli mobile video messaging app, might be just that.
Samba co-founders Barak Hachamov, Shay Erlichmen, Ronel Mor and Oren Meiri say this combines the “convenience of asynchronous communication, with the power of face-to-face communication.”
Sometimes all you need is a beautiful beach!
Iran sends out ships of terror. Israel heals Syrian war refugees.
An Arab Muslim mother from northern Israel who is aspiring to a life in politics called out fellow Arab women on Tuesday for failing to differentiate between the Jews and Arabs with whom they are in conflict.
Commenting on a Facebook event page protesting the sexual harassment and torture of female activists in Egypt, Anet Haskia (who was interviewed in the latest issue of Israel Today) said Palestinian women should take a close look and realize how humane their Jewish “enemies” really are.
To the Palestinian women who commented on that event page, and apparently tried to draw Israel into the issue, Haskia had this to say on her own Facebook page:
"We are talking about the rape of Arab women in Egypt and other Arab states, and you still try to make a connection to Israel? Jewish men do not rape Arab women and girls! It is Arab Muslim men who are raping you, so focus this campaign on them and leave Israel alone."
Haskia has created her own Facebook movement called Another View (Hebrew) that is working to bring local Jews and Arabs together in true coexistence.