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16 novembre 2008 7 16 /11 /novembre /2008 08:50
Au moins 4 terroristes lanceurs de Qassams et de Grads tués, 6 blessés, dont apparemment des membres dirigeants des Comités populaires de résistance (brigades Salah-al-Din). Si le Hamas prétend encore être tenu par la Tadiyah (trève), il semble déléguer d'autres factions pour mener ses basses-oeuvres et faire monter les enchères, en cas de nouveau cycle de "négociations". En particulier, notre correspondante vivant à Asckhelon ("Aschkele") insiste sur la possession inédite de missiles Grad lancés sur sa ville par le Djihad Islamique, alors que seul le Hamas était censé en détenir jusqu'à présent. Le Djihad a toujours été utilisé pour préserver un semblant de "légitimité" au gang d'Haniyeh et lui laisser les mains libres pour s'entretenir de ses conditions avec les services égyptiens du Général Suleiman. En réponse, le discours des dirigeants d'Israël "s'adapte" à ce double-langage, de protection minimale des résidents du Sud, pris en otage, et de menace de représailles proportionnelles à cette nouvelle campagne de terreur, initiée depuis Téhéran par des Mollahs inquiets du ramollissement de leurs troupes djihadistes,  s'enkystant dans la "trève" à géométrie variable. A ce rythme, ce sont 120 000 habitants des alentours de Gaza qui s'apprêtent à dormir dans les Ma'hsanim (abris de béton), sont préventivement "remis à jour" par des piqûres, au cas où les dégénérés d'en-face décideraient de doper leurs missiles au Gaz toxique... Et vont continuer de manifester contre l'inertie relative des autorités, comme prises de cours, endormies par le chant des sirènes (tzva adom)... de la trève "si- je- veux -quand- le- veux" des terroristes qui leur dictent leur agenda politique (voir discours teinté de défaitisme d'Ehud Barak rappelant juillet 2006 pour n'être tenu responsable d'aucun aventurisme...).
2 rockets fired from Gaza; 4 gunmen killed in IDF strike

Shortly after two Qassams land near kibbutz in Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel, IAF strikes rocket launching cell in Gaza City. Hamas leaders in Strip hold consultations on ceasefire over weekend, convey message to Palestinian organizations to continue lull

IAF chopper over Gaza (archives)  Photo: Reuters
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Latest Update:  11.16.08, 09:12 / Israel News
Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported that four gunmen were killed and six people were injured Sunday morning in an Israel Air Force strike east of the Gaza City neighborhood of Sajaiyeh.


The casualties are believed to be members of the Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing. The IDF reported that it had attacked a cell placing rockets on a launcher.


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Abu Mujahed, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees said that senior organization members were killed in the strike. "The occupation has harmed us and is killing our people, and we realize that the war has been reopened and that the enemy must prepare for a response," he added.


Earlier Sunday, two Qassam rockets were fired from the Strip. One landed near a kibbutz in the Eshkol Regional Council, and the second is believed to have hit the same area. There were no reports of injuries or damage.


It is still unclear how the IDF strike will affect the Egyptian efforts to mediate between the sides. The Hamas leadership in Gaza held consultations over the weekend in regards to the ceasefire with Israel, and decided to convey a message to the Palestinian organizations that the truce should be maintained.


Some 20 Qassam and Grad rockets were fired at the Gaza vicinity communities and the seaside city of Ashkelon over the weekends.

Mortar shells fired at Israel on Saturday (Photo: AP)


A Hamas member told Ynet that ahead of the talks on extending the current ceasefire, which ends on December 19, the movement will ask for a renewed discussion about the details of the truce, and particularly about the Gaza crossings.


Hamas will demands that the crossings are opened as the renewed ceasefire takes effect.


A movement operative noted that the ceasefire violations began when Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza and Hamas responded to the Israeli activity.


The man added that Hamas was exerting efforts in convincing the organizations to give a chance to a renewed truce, which will be more honorable as far as the Palestinians are concerned. He stressed that if the movement's demands are not met, the current lull would collapse and there would be no new lull.

Qassam rocket (archives)  Photo: AP
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Ministers at odds over response

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Saturday evening in regards to the ongoing rocket fire, "If there is lull and the time is not utilized for the next attack – there will be calm in return. If Israeli citizens are attacked – Israel will respond forcefully in order to protect its citizens."


Defense Minister Ehud Barak, on the other hand, stressed that "the IDF is fully prepared for a strong operation that would be very painful for the other side, but two years ago we already witnessed what snap decisions can do to Israel's security," hinting at the Second Lebanon War.


Vice Premier Haim Ramon warned of Israel's poor hand on Wednesday night, saying the State was not responding appropriately to the continued Qassam attacks from the Gaza Strip out of fear that ministers and Israel Defense Force officers will be accused of breaking international law when going abroad.


"The government's role is to take the chance that we might not be able to travel to Belgium and eat chocolate, but that we fulfill our duty and defend the citizens of this State. We cannot manage the war against Gaza with our hands tied," Ramon said.

Meanwhile, the Ashkelon parents' committee decided Saturday night to open the schools in the city as planned on Sunday, despite the ongoing rocket fire. The Beit Yehezkel School will be closed due to parents' protest over the lack of fortification.


The parents' committee plans to hold demonstrations throughout the week in protest of the rocket fire.


Hanan Greenberg and Shmulik Hadad contributed to this report
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http://www.meforum.org/article/2008<br /> Syria Can't Be Flipped<br /> by Michael Rubin, Forbes.com, 12 November 2008<br /> <br /> <br /> "Not talking doesn't make us look tough -- it makes us look arrogant,"<br /> <br /> President-elect Barack Obama declares. Throughout his campaign, he has promised renewed engagement after eight years of moribund diplomacy. Chief among his diplomatic targets is Syria, low-hanging fruit unencumbered by the political minefield that would result from engaging the Hamas-dominated Palestinian government. Obama has already dispatched once and future adviser Robert Malley to discuss his regional agenda with Syrian leaders.<br /> <br /> Aaron Miller, another veteran Clinton-era peace processor, wrote on Nov. 4 about the Syrian temptation. A Syrian deal, Miller argued, would weaken "Syria's connection to Hamas and Hezbollah, and "the Syrian-Iranian relationship." Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, for his part, appears a ready partner.<br /> <br /> In a congratulatory telegram to Obama, the Syrian leader expressed<br /> <br /> "hope that dialogue would prevail to overcome the difficulties that have hindered real progress toward peace, stability and prosperity in the Middle East."<br /> <br /> It is tempting to believe that U.S. diplomacy can flip Syria. The last rejectionist Arab state, Syria is a lynchpin not only in the Arab-Israeli peace process, but also in efforts to resolve Iraqi insurgency and Lebanese instability. Alas, as audacious as Obama's hope might be, Syria cannot be flipped. It may be fashionable to blame Bush for the failure to seize a Damascus olive branch, but the real problem has less to do with any U.S. administration and much more to do with Arab history and political culture.<br /> <br /> For more than a millennium, Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo have competed for the leadership of the Arab world. Soon after the Prophet Muhammad's death, the Umayyad dynasty established Damascus as the seat of the Islamic empire. Less than a century later, the successor Abbasids transferred the caliphate to Baghdad.<br /> <br /> In the 10th century, the Fatimid dynasty built Cairo as the seat of a counter-caliphate to challenge Abbasid--and Baghdad's--dominance. The Mongols sacked Baghdad in 1258 and put an end to Arab dominance in the Islamic world. The Ottoman (Turkish), Safavid (Iranian) and Mughal (Indian) empires filled the vacuum and created a new paradigm that would last for centuries.<br /> <br /> World War I shattered the Middle East as much as the Mongol invasion had seven centuries earlier. From the Ottoman Empire's ashes arose a new cast of Arab states, the most important of which coalesced around new leaders in Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo. Each struggled to exert leadership across the entire Arab world. Israel became a useful template around which they could posture and against whom they could act as each sought to outdo its rivals in a claim to Arab leadership.<br /> <br /> At times, two rivals would join forces but never has there been solidarity among all three. In 1958, for example, Egypt and Syria joined together to form the United Arab Republic. Rather than join with Cairo and Damascus, Baghdad created its own counter-union with Amman. Neither union lasted. Each Arab leader chafed at political and diplomatic subservience to the other.<br /> <br /> The next decade saw Baathism's rise in Syria and Iraq. The more alike the two capitals grew, the fiercer their rivalry became. Unity is not an Arab virtue. As each struggled to lead the rejectionist camp, Cairo struck its own claim to leadership. Uncomfortable under the same Cold War umbrella as its rivals, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat switched back to the U.S. camp and, some 30 years ago, recognized Israel.<br /> <br /> Impeded by pride, culture and history, Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus will never coexist as partners. Sadat flipped Egypt because he understood leadership meant either dominating or standing apart from his fellow Arabs. Washington eased Egypt's transition with more than $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid; more than $50 billion in sum so far. Iraq flipped, but by force, at a cost far higher.<br /> <br /> Diplomats seeking to flip Assad are asking him to commit political suicide. Syria has less than 20 million citizens to Egypt's 80 million; for Damascus to work in the same coalition as Cairo is to subordinate itself to it. Absent the crisis of resistance, Assad has little reason to justify rule by his Alawite clan, a minority Shiite sect, among a disenfranchised Sunni Arab majority.<br /> <br /> Aid will not facilitate. For Assad to settle for less than Egypt's aid package would be to confirm his subordination to Hosni Mubarak. A higher package is outside reality: Even the most profligate congressmen cannot stomach another commitment of $50 billion, an amount that could be driven even higher once Tehran begins a bidding war for Syrian loyalty.<br /> <br /> So why does Assad flirt with the West? He derives his power from rejection of the West and Israel, but he knows history. He understands that he can both embrace process and ignore peace. So long as the West conflates diplomacy and inducement, Assad can pocket irreversible incentives: A reprieve from the Rafik Hariri murder investigation, concessions on territorial disputes, an end to sanctions and heightened trade.<br /> <br /> When the time comes to reciprocate, Assad can walk away, as his father so often did, leaving Washington with far less leverage than before. Today, Obama's supporters see policy as the difference between good and Bush. They sing change, but to privilege rhetoric above reality is dangerous hubris.<br /> <br /> <br /> Michael Rubin, editor of the Middle East Quarterly, is a senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.<br /> <br /> <br /> Related Articles<br /> <br /> Where Is Bashar al-Assad Heading? <br /> Syria and the United States: Bad Habits Die Hard <br /> Syria and Iraq ˆ Repression
<br /> Publié le 12/11 sous un titre adapté : http://lessakele.over-blog.fr/article-24700560.html, merci.<br /> <br /> <br />


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Ne vous est-il jamais venu à l'esprit d'en savoir un peu plus sur le titre de ce blog ?

Puisque nous nous sommes aujourd'hui habillés de bleu, il conviendrait de rentrer plus a fond dans l'explication du mot lessakel.

En fait Lessakel n'est que la façon française de dire le mot léhasskil.

L'hébreu est une langue qui fonctionne en déclinant des racines.

Racines, bilitères, trilitères et quadrilitères.

La majorité d'entre elle sont trilitères.

Aussi Si Gad a souhaité appeler son site Lessakel, c'est parce qu'il souhaitait rendre hommage à l'intelligence.

Celle qui nous est demandée chaque jour.

La racine de l'intelligence est sé'hel שכל qui signifie l'intelligence pure.

De cette racine découlent plusieurs mots

Sé'hel > intelligence, esprit, raison, bon sens, prudence, mais aussi croiser

Léhasskil > Etre intelligent, cultivé, déjouer les pièges

Sé'hli > intelligent, mental, spirituel

Léhistakel > agir prudemment, être retenu et raisonnable, chercher à comprendre

Si'hloute > appréhension et compréhension

Haskala >  Instruction, culture, éducation

Lessa'hlen > rationaliser, intellectualiser

Heschkel > moralité

Si'htanout > rationalisme

Si'hloul > Amélioration, perfectionnement


Gageons que ce site puisse nous apporter quelques lumières.

Aschkel pour Lessakel.



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