Ha’aretz, as of 1:47 a.m. Israel time:
Army Radio reported that a separate Iranian ship, carrying 60 Iranian activists, was being prepared to sail to Gaza via the Caspian Sea.
Ynet (Yediot Aharonot) is also hot on the story:
However, other Iranian figures are not ready to give up. Iranian Member of Parliament Mahmoud Ahmadi clarified that another Iranian vessel is due to leave next Tuesday or Wednesday to show solidarity with the people of the Gaza Strip. The ship will carry some 50-60 Iranians, food products and medicines. It will sail from the Caspian Sea to Turkey and from there to Gaza.
Instead of using state funds trying to boost “the Jewish people’s connection to the Land of Israel” by teaching the traditional prayerbook to secular kids, perhaps Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar could devote the cash to an improved geography curriculum, increasing Israeli students’ connection to Planet Earth. Lesson three will be devoted to large, landlocked bodies of water.
Actually, maybe increased study of the Jewish calendar is a good idea. The Ha’aretz story suggests that the source of the item is the fun-loving young journalists at Army Radio, who ran an upside-down item about Persian rulers. But Purim is in the month of Adar, not Tamuz. Try again, kids.