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Rav Gaon of Vilna

Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Gaon of Vilna (~ 1720 c.e.)--Resup (talk) 13:00, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Medical help to al-Qaeda?

There was an interview on by Israeli Charge d'Affairs, who stated that medical help was indeed provided, to those who came to the border and asked for help. He stated that 'we know it was not IS', but that, to the effect, 'we do not know whether it was pro-Government or opposition' --Resup (talk) 18:53, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

...and the war in Iraq

  • Israel's Ambassador to Russia (2015-17) Zvi Heifetz interview to Pozner. 7 Novmeber, 2016
    Pozner introduces Iraq war, contorllable situation before the war and country destroyed afterwards, Colin Powell in UN with white powder vial, calls weapons of mass destruction charges false, and asks, how Israel evaluates (without interfering, as told in earlier part of the interview) that war
    Heifetz: there is a wheel and there is a road (meaning, perspectives differ). When the war started, we were the ones who paid the price. Missiles were shot at us. I had a 2 month old daughter, I had to wrap her in plastic, and feed her with milk through it (gesticulates to show), because we were afraid of chemical weapons. Found, not found, I do not know, it is not imp... (does not mat...)
    Pozner, no, it is an important question, Mr. Ambassador !
    Heifetz: ... who did they shoot at? Not Russia, they shot at us. (Tells about Saddam's sponsorship of terror). They shot at us, although we did not have any territorial dispute, no common border, but they found one country in the world to shoot their missiles at ...

--Resup (talk) 08:04, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

October 2023, Reported Hamas Music festival and Kibbutz massacres


Mostly social media

Not publicly released

(PS I am not getting why private screenings and why Gail Gadot) --Resup (talk) 15:33, 10 November 2023 (UTC)

Supanova rave at Kibbutz Re'im

At least 260 bodies would later be found at the festival site, according to Israeli rescue service Zaka. Some attendees were taken hostage, seen in social media videos being seized by their armed captors.
Breaking: Caught in the cross fire! A new video has emerged showing music festival goers were not the target of #Hamas rather IDF was engaging Hamas in the area and after intense battle the IDF ran towards the festival using the party goers as human shields. #Israel #Palestine
@TropicalVertic1 - This shows desperate attempts by rave security staff to try to shield partygoers from Hamas gunfire. It does not show IDF. Your caption is disinformation
Video: Participant shot, execution-style

09:23 on dashcam, top video, a hostage is escorted by attackers. Soon after, another participant playing dead behind a white car moves a bit. At around 09:23:31 another attacker approaches and shoots him, execution-style. The linked video is posted on Oct 9 at 00:44

Shani Louk Truck footage photos Festival footage Earlier life

Noa Argamani

Interviews with Survivors
  • (1). Sahar Ben-Sela, interviewed by Amanpour, 12 Oct. , 2023
  • (2). Yuval Uzan, interviewed by NewsNation, with translation from Hebrew to English by a relative, 11 Oct. , 2023
  • (3). Unidentified female, interviewed by Echo Kavkaza/Voice of America, speaking in Rus. , with Caucasian accent
  • (4). Ruri Svidler, interviewed by Anna Mongait, TV Rain (Rus. opposition channel), 10 Oct. 2023

(subjective rating, at face value: (3). 6.5 to 7.5 /10 ; (4). 5.5/10) ; (1), (2) in English, no rating needed, probably 7 to 8/10, or so/or above, for comparison with rating of 3, 4). In (1), shelter sizes and number of people in it appear to be clearly off, but he lost his girlfriend and nearly died, so understandable. In (3) she comes across as sincere, but she was scared and has limited amount of what to say. In (4), he escaped quickly and his road directions while commenting on video footage are confusing, and are not clarified by the interviewer.

(1), (2), wounded in the attack; girlfriend of (1) is killed in the attack. All say that during the attack they witness other people killed (1,3), or wounded/injured (2,4).

(2), (4) were escaping in cars, (1), (3) on foot.

According to witnesses, festival started after midnight, with some 3.5 hours delay, around 3.30/4 am. There were some 4000 people at this festival, at an off-road location. There was another festival nearby (1). Rockets were fired from Gaza, over them, at dawn. None is saying that any missiles or fragments of downed missiles landed anywhere near. Later on (time uncertain) an organizer yelled that attackers are approaching, starting panic and running around. (4) was planning to leave at 7 am and parked his car in front to do so; he was among the first to drive off; probably that was around 7 am but not for sure. Attackers arrived in cars and jeeps (4) They fired machine guns, RPGs, and used hand grenades (1). Intensity of fire was very high (1). There was police and medics at the festival (1), (4) , but it was insufficient. None is saying there was IDF at the scene. (1), (4) had some misgivings about police actions. (1) says that police directed them to shelter, which was later overrun and entered by the attackers; one policeman fought with the attackers, killed one, and managed to then escape. (4) makes allegations that police directing outflow of traffic were disguised attackers. He himself quickly passed the intersection where there are lots of burned cars (4.01 on the video), hit the gas and made a quick turn on unpaved/poor quality road (direction, location of that turn road is unclear from his interview). Later on he saw many burned cars at the same intersection and apparently for that reason concluded that police was attackers in disguise. (He also mentions talking to somebody to arrive at this conclusion, but this is not clear and not well audible). At 4.01 he says: I was driving from a stony road onto the paved road. The road to the left was closed by the terrorists, and they directed traffic to the right; and from right, another wave of people exited (meaning unclear, on our left we see burned cars which were moving towards us, not away from us; the main road is now unblocked, but could be at the time, there are burn marks on the main road and cars are moved from it to sideways. I am not getting from the testimony in which direction Ruri traveled, and where did he turn). He then says, that somebody who was few cars behind him and survived later posted a message [somewhere] claiming that a policeman =disguised terrorist pulled machine gun (of a brand he called magah or smth similar sounding) and starting shooting at everyone. (But the surviving other driver, whom we know nothing about, presumably was also escaping and driving off fast, so this does not sound as a reliable first hand account. Without saying it is clear what actually happened there. It is not impossible for terrorists to dress like policeman, but maybe this is a confused account of chaotic events. There will be some actual police presumably trying to direct traffic, and at some point it will be overwhelmed by terrorists. It does not appear likely one can get a good grasp of this speeding off in a car

--Resup (talk) 12:21, 14 October 2023 (UTC)

Yasmin Porat, interviewed by Israeli radio


Kfar Aza Kibbutz

"40 babies beheaded"
Kibbutzim Be'eri

Videos of unknown origin and veracity , posted Oct 7 at 11:24

Sergei Gredeskul

Sergei Gredeskul, DOB 1942, Soviet physicist. He and his wife were killed by HAMAS in his home on Oct. 7, 2023

Lists of Israelis killed (includes Col. Yonathan Steinberg, with photo) ) (includes major General Reuven Shishportish)

2023 Reported Ansrallah attacks on Israel

Moved to Yemeni Drone and Missile Attacks on Israel

US/UK direct support - War on 'Hamas'

See US and UK direct support Israel's 2023 'War on Hamas'

...and Iran, 2024

  • 1 Apr., 2024. Attributed to Israel strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, killing, among others, IRGC General Mohammad Reza Zahedi.
  • Israel on high alert due to Iran threat as US, Europe, Russia try to ease situation - JPost, April 11, 2024 (wayback machine; title later changed to
    Pseudo - 'leaks' that Ru is working to escalate do not have basis in facts and are self-pleasing fantaises. Yet, RU leadership is clearly convinced that the West is aiding Ukraine with weapons, funding, intelligence (sat included), guidance, targeting, communications, info support, etc; and is engaged in a proxy war against Russia, in which Iran is (at least situational/tactical) ally. Which shows a dramatic failure of the whole Western approach towards Ukraine. And at some point in time may have unintended but heavy consequences. --Resup (talk)--20:50, 11 April 2024 (UTC)
    Attempts to frame Russia into all this appear opportunistic. Clearly, this particular cycle, in the narrow sense, was started on Israeli clocks, for whatever reason. Apart from Oct 7 attack, there is also Iranian nuc. program, which present US admin is apparently not doing anything about, being heavily focused on Russians and Ukrainians continuing to kill off each other and obliterating their living spaces and spiritual values, in the unnecessary and wasteful (for the West, including) war. Russia at present cannot protect, by acceptable means, even a dear ally from a massive Western attack. Without was in Ukraine, it would not have even the reason to back Iranian weapons programs or geopolitical aspirations; but those considerations are not even accounted for. --Resup (talk) 13:58, 13 April 2024 (UTC)
  • "Iranian Attack Expected on Israel in Next Two Days" - WSJ, April 11, 2024 7:47 pm ET (23:47 UTC)
    Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel as soon as the next 24 to 48 hours, according to a person familiar with the matter. A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made.
  • Hezbollah launches explosive-laden drones, dozens of rockets at northern Israel - Times of Israel, April 12, 2024
  • Iran’s IRGC seizes ‘Israeli-linked’ ship near Strait of Hormuz -Aljazeera, +photo, April 13, 2024
  • "Iran knows the location of all Israeli nuclear facilities", "ready to strike" --report quoting Iranian sources, April 18, 2024
  • Tehran plays down reported Israeli attacks, signals no retaliation - Parisa Hafezi and James Mackenzie, Reuters, April 19, 2024
    Iranian media and officials described a small number of explosions, which they said resulted from Iran's air defences hitting three drones over the city of Isfahan.
    "The foreign source of the incident has not been confirmed. We have not received any external attack, and the discussion leans more towards infiltration than attack," --Iranian official said.
  • IRNA: Second Brigadier General Siavash Mihandoost said that the sound was heard in the east of Isfahan as the city’s air defense fired at a suspicious object. No damage has been reported in the incident, the official added.