Yeshiva World News is providing a “readout” on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s phone call today to President Obama to discuss the situation in Israel:
YESHIVA WORLD NEWS: Prime Minister Netanyahu called the President today to provide an update on the situation in Israel and Gaza. The Prime Minister expressed his deep appreciation to the President and the American people for the United States’ investment in the Iron Dome rocket and mortar defense system, which has effectively defeated hundreds of incoming rockets from Gaza and saved countless Israeli lives. The President reiterated U.S. support for Israel’s right to defend itself, and expressed regret over the loss of Israeli and Palestinian civilian lives. The two leaders discussed options for de-escalating the situation. . . . Read More
The video above is a recap from Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Day 4 of the “Pillar of Defense” operation against the terrorist rocket attacks coming from Gaza.
Netanyahu asked Obama and Merkel to convey a message to Egyptian President Morsi that he should press Hamas to stop the rocket fire— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 17, 2012
Here is video showing passengers aboard the Mavi Marmara attacking Israeli Defense Forces before they ever even boarded the ship. Critics of Israel had claimed all the passengers aboard the ship were peaceful activists, and that Israeli forces opened fire on them without any provocation at all.
Instead this video shows them hurling plates at the soldiers, spraying them with water hoses, and throwing stun grenades into their boat. It also shows passengers wielding metal rods and chains they would later use to attack the soldiers once they made it on board.
H/T Cheryl H.