Gaza War 2014


Gaza War Diary Sep. 15, 2014 DAY 70 2 Am – LEBANON/HEZB’ALLAH/GALILEE/GOLAN???

by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Preparations for Rosh Hashanah abound.  In stores, markets & our homes.  Families are gathering, hopefully whole & safe. 

Huge turmoil surrounds the Jewish State of Israel.

ISIS or ISIL depending on how you interpret those ‘call’ letters is a current threat.  Radical Islam is attacking wherever they perceive weakness.  But, those with inner will & strength are fighting back – with arms & in the War of Words.  The Jewish State of Israel is strong & of good courage after a hot summer of “Az’aka” Code Red Sirens, Rockets aimed at our civilians – especially in the South.  That seems over but, we know Hamas will rebuild their aggressive industries:  arms manufacture & smuggling, re-digging tunnels into Israel to attack – whatever they can get away with. 

Let’s pray fiercely that our country & her leaders can assure our peace.

Have a sweet, quiet night,  All the very best,  Gail/Geula/Savta/Mom

Hezbollah planning ‘large raids’ into Galilee, senior army source says By YAAKOV LAPPIN  09/14/2014 16:58   Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Hezbollah not looking to join Hamas in battle.

Hezbollah slams Islamic State for seeking to ignite sectarian strife in Lebanon.

Report: Iran & Hezbollah questioning unwavering support for Assad.

Although war is unlikely now, small incidents can quickly escalate, officer warns; IDF will defeat Hezbollah, but conflict could drag out for as long... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Sep. 14, 2014 DAY 69 #2 11 Pm Re: ISIS! With Maps!

Originally published on 09/14/2014 | by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

I wasn’t paying attention to ISIS but, WOW!  It’s right on our border.  It’s not an ‘it’ but a “THEY”.  Remember that P. Barack Hussein Obama uses the acronym:  ISIL which means Islamic State in Levant – That includes Israel as the Land Bridge to Egypt.  Obama did not make a mistake.  He fully intends to include Israel in that ISIL acronym. Now, let’s pay attention. 

J.E. Dyer, CDR, USN (ret.) really writes well & lays out the whole scenario. (Yes, a lady Commander (ret.) from the US Navy.)  Please print out the 3 maps she included so you have references when the news hits the fan.  I usually shrink the photos that I include but, these maps need fullness of space.  This excellent piece by CDR. (ret.) Dyer was sent by  Thanks to him.

BTW, the Kurdish Peshmerga are rising up well in defense of their people, as warriors, as a real people who deserve their own autonomous, independent State….(as opposed to some others who may have been faking it for a lo-o-o-ng time!?!)  I’ve always thought that the Peshmerga were one of our 10 Lost Tribes.  We sure could use such fighters by quantity & by quality.  They are fighting with very poor weapons & (hopefully) succeeding.  We’d be proud to have them as... Read More

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Sep. 14, 2014 DAY 69 #1 REMEMBER the WOUNDED!

Originally published on 09/14/2014 | by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Shavua Tov!  A good week to all.  BTW, last night on Shabbat at 10 pm, we heard an “Az’aka” here in Jerusalem.  All 6 of us ran down to the Miklat.  Then we noticed it was from my cell phone ‘app’ which sounds the Red Alert Siren & lists the places the rockets are coming.  The real siren was for the Golan Heights – an ‘errant’ shell from Syria battle – ISIS, you know.  But, it was a startling wake-up call, especially for my 2 grand children just returned from visiting family in America this summer.  As a journalist/commentator I want to know where we are under attack.

Gaza terrorists targeted Israeli civilians with thousands of rockets Flash 90

REMEMBER THE WOUNDED.  That’s only one reason why I keep calling this ‘letter’ my Gaza War Diary.  See the 2 ‘good’ stories at the end of the following ‘cautionary tales’.

We haven’t released the total number of our wounded casualties – protecting their privacy & their family’s feelings.  However, you must know, we do have wounded, some light, some medium, some heavy. 

I remember being on a Herut Leadership Mission into Lebanon on Aug. 4, 1982 during the First Lebanon War, called:  “Peace for Galilee” which discovered huge tunnels equipped with Yassir Arafat’s plans, weapons & explosives to attack... Read More

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Gaza War Diary UNRWA at WAR Report Sep. 12, 2014 DAY 67

by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

The 9/11 tragic anniversary has passed on.

Here we have a full & excellent analysis of UNRWA AT WAR by 2 very excellent research analysts & my friends, David Bedein & Arlene Kushner.

I offer you this treatise as further verbal, written & footnoted ammunition in the ongoing & upcoming Lawfare attacks on the Jewish State of Israel & the Jewish people for defending our State & our People.

Please be sure your Congress-people, Knesset members, Members of Parliament in all countries – as well as – MSM MainStreamMedia people of all categories receive this – ASAP.  The world is coming down on us in many fashions.

Have a quiet, peaceful Shabbat & night, All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Mom 

Home  Israel Resource Review from

UNRWA at WAR: An examination of UNRWA statements and actions during the Israeli-Hamas conflict of 2014

by David Bedein and Arlene Kushner – 14 Elul 5774 (Sep. 9, 2014) June 27 – August 23


As UNRWA statements and actions are reviewed, certain factors become readily evident:

UNRWA, which has a mandate to function as a humanitarian relief organization, consistently and inappropriately politicizes its positions. That politicization is expressed via a virulently anti-Israel stance. UNRWA is controlled by or allows itself to be used by Hamas. Its representatives studiously avoid mention of Hamas behavior that is egregiously destructive to the civilians of Gaza. UNRWA... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Sep. 11, 2014 DAY 66 #2

Originally published on 09/11/2014 | by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Thus it is still 9/11 in the USA, my old home country.  I was just interviewed on Franklin Raff’s radio show at 1590, WCGO – Chicago.  That it was 9/11 resonates here in Jerusalem.

Many more Websites & informationals for you to enjoy over the coming Shabbat & Sunday.

Mainly, get a grip on how Israel is leading the fight against a determined enemy.  We’ve won against Hamas – for now.  Everything is back to the new normal here.  Quiet, no “Az’akas”, but the knives are out to get us in the UN & the world MSM:  MainStreamMedia.

Have a quiet night.  All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Mom

Reality check

Why Egypt offered to solve the ‘Palestinian Problem’   By Caroline B. Glick

Published Sept. 10, 2014

President Mahmoud Abbas (C) greets Abdal-Fattah al Sisi (L)

Something extraordinary has happened.

On August 31, PLO chief & Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip.

Then Abbas told his Fatah followers that he rejected the Egyptian offer.

On Monday Army Radio substantiated Abbas’s claim.

According to Army Radio, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi proposed... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Sep. 11, 2014 DAY 66 8 Pm

by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Sep. 10th:  Small mistake on Sep. 9th, Day 64:  Joint Chiefs of Staff Secret Memorandum to President Johnson was dated June 29, 1967 not 1969.  Sorry.  I’ve written it so many times I let my memory take me away.  Always check dates!


9/11/2001 Do you remember where you were when 9/11/2001 ‘happened’? 

Manny woke me up.  It was 8:30 am in Chicago.  He said he thought it was a movie when the first plane hit the  World Trade Center.  I wrote all day.  Sent out 8 different updates as the day exploded on & on with different events, suspicions, the 2 Towers down, the Pentagon, Pennsylvania.  Sears Tower, Chicago closed as suspected target.  The White House thought to be a suspected target.  The planes hit; the Towers exploded or imploded over & over again as the shocked TV stations re-ran, & re-ran the horror.

The Title of my 8 updates was:  “THEY’VE AWAKENED A SLEEPING GIANT!”  was a quote from the Japanese Commander of the devastating attack of Japan on Pearl Harbor – while their diplomats were ‘negotiating’ in Washington.

America fought back then & entered WW2 against the Japanese & the Nazis.

Why did thousands of our brave soldiers, sailors, pilots & Marines have to be murdered before we acted? 

Why does Israel have to be attacked over & over... Read More

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Gaza War Diary  Sep. 8  DAY 63  2:30 Am

by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

The controversy over Israel’s Right to Exist & her Land is again raging.

Israel has declared 1,000 acres of barren land to be State Land, after investigating its ownership for years.  The world howls.  P. Barack Hussein Obama is “enraged”.  Not at the killing of tens of thousands in Iraq & Syria as ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria – plus ISIL, the Islamic State of the Levant battle the civilians there to take over.  Not at Iran’s burgeoning Nuclear Bomb Capability.  Not at Hamas digging more Terror Tunnels to infiltrate Israel’s peaceful villages to kidnap & massacre civilians. Obama is not “enraged” at the death of 72 Israelis.  No, Obama is “enraged” at the allocation of 1,100 acres of empty land to build 2,200 Jewish homes – in the ancient Jewish homeland of Judea…the name of the Jewish peoples heritage.

Should we really build 2,200 homes for Arabs in Jerusalem?  They & the world won’t thank us.  & Obama will still be “enraged”.

Iran is supplying the Hezb’Allah in Lebanon with weapons, money & logistics.

Martin Sherman provides a “Catalogue of Canards”, of literal lies that lead to War & defeat Peace – especially all over the Middle East & North Africa.

These are flaming falsities which we all must fight back against.  We have skills: writing, speaking, networking,... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Sep. 7 DAY 62

by Gail Winston

GAIL WINSTON  Gaza War Diary  Sep. 7  DAY 62 

Dear Family & Friends,

Yes, the Word-War is still ongoing.  Israel will be criticized no matter what she does.  Therefore, she must do the Right thing(s)!  Never give up!  Never give up our Homeland!  Stand up for our Rights to Our Land & Our People, because it says to in Our Book!  Remember G-d gave the Torah to us as the Jewish people to bring to the world. 

That the Islamic world stole it, corrupted it into their words in order to rule over the Jewish people is their problem.  That’s why they are the Bloody Death Cult, willing to kill with brutality all who are different from them…even other Muslims who think differently. 

Muslims of different cults never keep agreements between themselves.  For sure, they’ll never make or keep any honest agreements with the Jewish people.  Check out the results of OSLO 1, 2 & the HEBRON PROTOCOL then chuck them all into the wastebasket.

So, after a beautiful Shabbat, full of children & grandchildren, back to work, pounding the computer keys to bring some righteous sanity to our people & our world.

Have a wonderful, quiet, peaceful night, All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Mom

Joan Rivers Dies at 81  ARUTZ 7 By Tova Dvorin  9/4/2014, 10:21 PM

Media personality dies after being taken... Read More

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Israeli children in bomb shelter Flash 90

Gaza War Diary Sep. 5 DAY 60 Shabbat Shalom! 3 Pm

by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

A short letter today, Erev Shabbos.  So much inspirational & informational material flowing over the Internet into my Inbox.  What to include?  As much as possible that strikes my eyes as important, interesting & even educational.  These commentaries can become your verbal ammunition when you face & confront Jew hatred.

Israel & the Jewish people are being attacked all over the world with so-called anti-Zionism, which is really anti-Semitism which is really simple (or complicated, conflicted, ridiculous) Jew hatred out loud.  Even some unfortunate Jews are spewing it.  Why do I label them as ‘unfortunate’?  Look what they’re missing! 

Judaism has the most beautiful traditions to offer them & the whole world.  We are entering the time of the High Holy Days of Judaism: a month with 4 major Holidays to enjoy, plus some additional celebrations –One of the most joyful celebrations in Israel was the Drawing of the Water during Sukkot. The Sages noted that “Whoever never witnessed the Simchat Beit Hashoeva has never in his life seen true joy”.  The singing & dancing in so many shuls (synagogues) fill Jerusalem with light & glory.  Judaism provides a very rich way of life, lots of simchas (celebrations), blessings (everyone blesses the birthday girl or boy & they bless them in turn), good rules for living... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Sep. 4 DAY 59 12 Am Midnight

by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Remember, Hamas is ISIS & ISIS is Hamas. They all come from the same root:  Muhammad’s  Koran & examples from his life.  They all spring from the Muslim Brotherhood, sort of – with a very few exceptions.  They are a Blood Cult; a Death Cult; they approve of be-heading, polygamy & child sacrifice.  From this orientation comes their using their own children & women as “human sacrifices”.

I wonder if Hamas started the Gaza War & ran it for 50+ days because it was an effective cover-up of ISIS’s extreme actions in the other Arab Muslim countries. That is, we (Israel & the West) would not ‘see’ or ‘notice’ the extreme crimes of ISIS & the other Jihadis because it was normal Muslim behavior, i.e., Dog bites Man.  Not a big media story.  However, if Israel was accused of ‘war crimes’ as set-up by Hamas & Islamic Jihad, they ‘win’, because it becomes big media story:  Man bites Dog & Israel is pilloried for ‘winning’.

Or, if not, because they wanted Israel to be charged with war crimes in the UN in order to criminalize, discredit, de-legitimize, divest, boycott & sanction (pick another accusatory word) Israel.  If Israel is forced to waste her time & money fighting these existential battles of “one” against “all”, then Israel is reduced... Read More


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