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Israel begins punishing countries who supported U.N. resolution

Israel is suspending diplomatic ties with nations that supported the controversial United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, condemning Israeli settlements on land claimed by Palestine.

Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, defended the response with Jake Tapper on CNN:
Dermer interjected, “Israel’s enemies are celebrating this resolution, that’s all you need to know.”

Israel has cut off diplomatic relations with: Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand, Malaysia in retaliation for the vote.

Dermer also explained how, in his view, Obama has worsened relations between the United States and Israel on the settlements:
Many have characterized this inaction by Obama in the face of the United Nations condemnation as a “parting shot” from Obama as he sees his domestic policy legacy threatened by the incoming President-elect Donald Trump. The response from many Republicans has been to vehemently support Israel, even to the point of demanding the U.N. be defunded so long as the resolution stands.

Netanyahu Wins, Obama Fumes

by Javier Manjarres

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just thumb this nose at President Obama, again, this after the powerful conservative Israeli leader won his third straight election, and election that was mired with controversy and accusations that Obama operatives were in Israel actively trying to defeat Netanyahu.

There is no secret that there has existed a rift between the U.S. and Israel ever since Obama took office, leaving many to question whether the Obama administration was still fully supportive of Israel.

The problems between the two countries began a few years ago when Obama suggested that Israel push back their borders to where they were in 1967. A defiant Netanyahu scoffed at the suggestion, saying that Israel could not roll back its borders because of the decades-long aggression that Israel’s neighbors have shown since that 1967.

Then there was the whole “Bibi Comes to Washington” issue that caused Obama to pitch a fit. Earlier this year, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats took issue with Netanyahu’s slated speech in front of the Congress, saying that Speaker Boehner, who invited to speak Netanyahu, broke traditional protocol about inviting a head of state to speak in the U.S.

Democrats tried in earnest to prevent Netanyahu from speaking, even threatening to boycott the speech. After everything was said and done, Netanyahu gave his speech, while thirty-some Democrats shunned his address to Congress.

Two of Netanyahu’s biggest supporters, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both applauded the election results.

Senator Marco Rubio/ The Shark Tank
“Today’s parliamentary elections in Israel remind us of what unites our two countries and what distinguishes Israel, as the only true democracy in the Middle East, from its neighbors. Millions of Israelis took to the polls to choose their representatives, and ultimately shape the government that will guide their country in the coming years.

“Now that the Israeli people have made their decisions, it is time for the Israeli political process to work. Whatever the outcome of that process, the United States will continue to stand firmly with our ally, Israel. We will stand by the Israeli people and their duly elected political leadership.”-Sen. Marco Rubio

Ted Cruz
“Prime Minister Netanyahu has been an extraordinary leader for Israel, and I congratulate him on what appears to be a victory today. His electoral success is all the more impressive given the powerful forces that tried to undermine him, including, sadly, the full weight of the Obama political team. American officials should not be undermining the elected leaders of our closest allies, especially when Prime Minister Netanyahu’s heroic – even Churchillian – opposition to a nuclear Iran has done such tremendous service to U.S. national security. The American people are proud to stand steadfastly with our Israeli brothers and sisters. May our friendship grow and prosper, and may the Nation of Israel stay forever strong.”-Sen. Ted Cruz


Howard Stern – “If You’re Anti-Israel, You’re Anti-American!”

Wow. I never thought I would say this, but… I totally agree with Howard Stern.

Please don’t tell my mom. She’d never get over me saying that.

Look, I don’t like Howard Stern’s brand of entertainment – never have, never will – but that doesn’t mean he can’t be right now and again. This is one of those times. Last week he had a caller looking to goad him into a fight over whether or not Israel was at fault for what is happening in the Middle East, but Stern was having none of it. He responded in true Howard Stern style, lambasting NBA star Dwight Howard, pop star Rihanna, rocker Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, and anyone else seeking to lay the blame for violence in Palestine at Israel’s feet.

Stern pointed out that Israel is under constant attack; they are the only Western Democracy in the Middle East, and the only nation there with Western values willing to stand against terrorism.

I’ve posted the video/audio of his epic rant below, but please be warned…

The language is definitely not safe for work (or for genteel ears). Stern’s commentary is littered with F-Bombs and liberal use of other foul expletives. Please be warned.





Barack Obama and John Kerry, obviously upset at the beating that Hamas has been taking, pledged yesterday to give $47 million dollars to help Hamas rebuild their supply of missiles to fire at Israel and to reopen the network of underground tunnels that Israel just destroyed to protect themselves. Well, if the news agencies were reporting the truth, that’s what it would sound like. But since we have to play “liberal news media make-believe”, please note the following item about “humanitarian aid” for the poor, suffering Gazans:

The United States pledged $47 million in humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, the Associated Press reported Monday. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been forced to leave their homes as fighting between Hamas and Israel moved into its third week.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to talk about the aid with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting late Monday in Cairo, the AP said. Nearly a third of the money, $15 million, was to go to assist the U.N. refugee mission in Gaza, a State Department analysis of the aid released Monday indicated.

Kerry arrived in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, for talks to work out a cease-fire between Israel and the militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza.


ROCKET COUNT: Hamas fired over 1365 rockets at Israel

That’s about one rocket every 10 minutes.

Israel Defense Forces


By Kobi Snir
Red Alert provides real time alerts every time a terrorist fires rockets, mortars or missiles into the State of Israel.


Red Alert provides real time alerts every time a terrorist fires rockets, mortars or missiles into the State of Israel.

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Customer Reviews
A Reminder To PRAY For Israel

by Nunyer Bizness
I feel immense sadness when I hear the alarm. But I realized I could do much more than cry, because the alarm is a reminder to pray!! When you hear the alarm, PRAY immediately for the protection and safety of the group(s) that are under attack at that moment. (The alarm tells you specifically which settlement is under attack). Pray quickly, because the people only have from 15 seconds to a minute to reach safety. This is not a time for long drawn out prayers, this is a time for a short, specific prayer to God Almighty for the protection of Israel.

Astonishing… Surreal

by Antny
Downloaded the app after seeing it on Fox News. Was very curious to assess the frequency of attacks, so I set up the notifications and alarm (siren). Then the alarm went off… over… and over… and over.

I think the app could benefit with a map; maybe have pins dropped at the locations under attack. Might be useful to have a daily counter, and even the type of weapon used (rocket, artillery, heavy mortar, etc.).

But as it stands it is a stark reminder of the daily threat the citizens of Israel live under.


by Adamthebug
This is a remarkable and shocking app that gives you a small glimpse into how stressful things are in Israel right now.

Every time this app sounds off, that means thousands of people are running for shelter and praying for a miss.

One bit of feedback I do have, though, would be to add a link to google maps on the alerts listing, so those off us not familiar with Israel’s local geography could actually see where these places are.

Israel: Air Raid Sirens Sound Code Red Alert in Tel Aviv

by Umberto Bacchi


A trail of smoke is seen from a lookout point after a rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip towards IsraelReuters
Air raid sirens signalling a rocket strike have been sounded in several major central Israel cities, including Tel Aviv and Rishon Letzion.

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said the Israeli missile defence system, Iron Dome, shot down the single rocket,
Residents scrambled to take shelter as the Code Red alert sounded in the central area.

Islamist militant group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the rocket launch.

It was the first time in two years that a Code Red alarm has sounded in Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial capital, which lies some 70 km (45 miles) north of the Gaza Strip.

A peace conference sponsored by Haaretz newspaper and held at Tel Aviv’s David Intercontinental Hotel was briefly evacuated.

Haaretz US editor Chemi Shalev tweeted:

Numerous high profile politicians and officials took part in the conference, including President Shimon Peres and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. Both spoke hours before the rocket alert.

Earlier, authorities had instructed Tel Aviv residents to ready private protected rooms and shelters and open public bomb shelters in schools across the city.

IDF said that Hamas has fired more than 130 rockets towards Israel since last night.

Tensions in the region are at their highest for years following the murders of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem.

In response to rocket fire, Israel has launched a military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

IDF tweeted:

The Israeli government has given the military authorisation to mobilise up to 40,000 additional troops to the Gaza border as part of the so-called Operation Protective Edge.

The army said it conducted air strikes in the region. Last night, 12 Palestinians were killed as Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Strip.

Four Palestinians were killed by a targeted strike on their car in Gaza City while another airstrike on a house in Khan Younis, a southern area in Gaza Strip, killed at least seven Palestinians and wounded more than 20 people.

Israel’s Netanyahu Advises Obama On Iraq

If there should ever be someone who is considered an expert on terrorists, it would be Israel.
Check it out:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his opposition to widescale American intervention in the Iraq crisis, advising President Obama that “when your enemies are fighting one another, don’t strengthen either one of them. Weaken both.”

Netanyahu spoke Sunday to NBC’s David Gregory about the possible U.S. reaction to the lightning offensive led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an ultra-violent Sunni Islamist group now in control of most of Iraq’s north and threatening Baghdad.

The conflict pits the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government — nominally allied with America but also very close to U.S. rival Iran — against Sunni tribesmen and nihilistic Sunni terror groups spreading rapidly through Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region.

The Iraqi government has asked the U.S. government to conduct airstrikes, and President Obama has already promised 300 military advisors to support the Iraqi security forces.


Israel’s Netanyahu calls Iran nuclear deal ‘a historic mistake’

JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister harshly condemned the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday, calling it a “historic mistake” and saying he was not bound by the agreement.

Speaking to his Cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world had become a “more dangerous place” as a result of the deal and reiterated a long-standing threat to use military action against Iran if needed, declaring that Israel “has the right and the duty to defend itself by itself.”

Israel believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, and in the weeks leading up to Sunday’s agreement, Netanyahu had warned the emerging deal was insufficient.

He had called for increased pressure on Iran, and warned that any relief from economic sanctions would make Iran less willing to compromise during a coming, six-month period aimed at reaching a final agreement.

Netanyahu told his Cabinet that Sunday’s deal gave Iran much-needed relief from the sanctions, but left most of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure intact. In particular, he cited Iran’s continued ability to enrich uranium, a key step in making a nuclear bomb.

“What was reached last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement, it is a historic mistake,” Netanyahu said. “Today the world became a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world made a significant step in obtaining the most dangerous weapons in the world.”

Voicing what he called Israel’s right to self-defense, he said, “I want to clarify that Israel will not let Iran develop nuclear military capability.”

Earlier, Netanyahu’s Cabinet minister for intelligence issues, Yuval Steinitz, said the deal was based on “Iranian deception and (international) self-delusion.”

Yet he and other officials said Israel would have to turn its focus to the outcome of the final negotiations.

The exact details of Sunday’s deal, hammered out in Geneva between six world powers and Iran, were not immediately known. Israel was not a participant in the talks but remained in close touch with the U.S. and other allies during the negotiations.

In a statement, the White House called the nuclear agreement an “initial, six-month step.” Over the coming six months, the world powers and Iran will try to reach a final agreement that the White House said would ensure that Iran never develops a nuclear bomb.

The statement said the deal limits Iran’s existing stockpiles of enriched uranium, and curbs the number and capabilities of the centrifuges used to enrich and would limit Iran’s ability to produce “weapons-grade plutonium” from a reactor in the advanced stages of construction. It also said there would be “intrusive monitoring” of Iran’s nuclear program.

The statement also played down the extent of the relief from international sanctions, noting the “key oil, banking and financial sanctions architecture remains in place.” It said any relief would be revoked if Iran did not keep its commitments.

Israel had called for far tougher measures, saying that stockpiles of enriched uranium should be removed from the country, all enrichment activity should be halted and the plutonium-producing facility should be dismantled.

Israel considers a nuclear-armed Iran a threat to its very survival, citing Iranian calls for Israel’s destruction, its development of long-range missiles capable of striking Israel and Iran’s support for hostile militant groups along Israel’s borders. It dismisses Iranian claims that the nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

In recent years, Israel has repeatedly threatened to carry out a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities if it concludes international diplomacy has failed to curb the Iranian nuclear program.

But if military action was difficult before, it seems all but impossible in the current climate.

“Israel doesn’t have legitimacy right now … to conduct an independent military option against Iranian installations,” said Yoel Guzansky, a former Israeli National Security Council staffer who was responsible for monitoring the Iranian nuclear program.

“How can Israel, after the entire international community sat with Iran, shook hands with Iran and signed an agreement, operate independently?” he said. “It will be seen as someone who sabotages 10 years of trying to get Iran to the table and trying to get a deal.”