has grappled with the idea of hostile Islamic theocracies like Iran
weapons and long range missiles. The country has been hard
at work at missile defenses, which it now brags are virtually
impenetrable. But the small nation has another
new weapon up its sleeve, to prevent a missile threat -- texting.
According to newly
released information from the Israeli government, eViglio
and Ericsson will be contracted to construct a new system which will
send SMS text alerts to citizens who might be in the area targeted by
an incoming missile.The system will reportedly cost around
$7M USD.The messages will come in multiple languages (Hebrew,
English, Russian, Arabic and Amharic). They may also be
broadcast to TVs, radios, websites and "billboards".
eViglio and the government brag that the system will be the first
such SMS alert system that will detail how regions will be affected
by an incoming assault based on their geography.The system
may also double to provide citizens with information in event of a
natural disaster, such as a hurricane or earthquake. Manmade
threats are not the only dangers the small nation faces. Israel
historically has suffered a major earthquake every 80 years and it
overdue for one.If you live in Israel (or are visiting)
you might want to keep those phones charged and keep an eye on them.
After all, while most hope for a new and lasting security for Israel,
history would suggest otherwise -- be the threats manmade or
natural.In the meantime Israel and its U.S. defense
contractor allies are hard at work on both groundand air
weaponry to keep a step ahead of its would-be attackers.
The nation is also working to improve its architecture, which is
reportedly ill-prepared for a major earthquake event.
quote: All they did was reclaim holy land that arguably they have rights to and the Muslims are hell bent on destroying them completely.
quote: However, their activities over the last 50-60 years have not been one of a self contained nation- their activities have resembled one of an imperialist nation whose interest is consuming more land for themselves.
quote: ...they have adopted friendly stances.
quote: Syria allows Israel to export goods through it and also provides supplies (such as water) to Israel.
quote: The countries are not completely hostile in spite of the fact that Israel continues to place Palestinians as second class citizens and build settlements on Palestinian lands.
quote: they just lose the wars the launch against us and on several occasions we have gained land in victory.
quote: Syria is not in a position to allow or disallow Israel anything. Natural sweet water is shared between the nations of the levant - to an extent.
quote: What most people do not understand is that most of the hatred and abuse towards palestinians originate from the other arabs themselves!
quote: You should review history and read up on the wars Israel has started Moshe Dayan (a prominent Israeli commander of the Haganah and IDF) himself has acknowledged Israeli aggression and provocation in the Six Day War.
quote: Israel has also occupied Lebanese territory and even set up Nazi style (ironically) internment camps on Lebanese soil.
quote: The decades long occupation of South Lebanon was not the result of Lebanese aggresion or warfare
quote: ...and only withdrew after it became too costly to hold the grounds.
quote: There are many other examples of Israeli imperialism and hostility you should look into.
quote: A) This is an economic arrangment, not a military one, which implies that Syria chooses to provide water supplies. Syria probably does so in the interest of peace and economic cooperation. An Imperialist country who simply wanted to see Israel destroyed would not cooperate.
quote: B)If, as *you* seem to *imply*, that Syria has no choice in the matter, this would qualify as the behavior of a powerful imperial force imposing its will on a less powerful adversary- in effect taking resources (which is of course the hallmark of any imperial effort).
quote: If this is true, then all the Arab nations should love Israel for removing Palestine from the map and settling on Palestinian land and all the Arab nations should coexist with Israel peacefully in thanks for the continued elimination of a hated people.
quote: Wait, remind me again- who is settling Palestinian territories? Is it other Arabs or Israelis?
quote: Did you know that Israel is probably the only country in the world where you can be convicted of rape, by lying about your race to a girl?
quote: A palestinian was recently convicted of rape after calling himself "Daniel" to a jewish girl, having consensual sex, and then being "outed" as a palestinian. Rape by deception, its called...
quote: ...its one of the things that will show you just how racist Israel really is.
quote: Both parties are to blame for the current situation.
quote: Not to mention the large population of Arabs and Persians living inside their borders might not be too supportive of attacking the neighbors.
quote: Not to mention the large population of Arabs and Persians living inside their borders
quote: What they can do and actually did is launch short, full scale wars against us (1948, 1967, 1973) AND constantly harass us with terror campaigns, raids on our civilian population and fire from afar (katyusha and qassam rockets) on our towns and cities. Fortunately, they have failed in all their military endeavors.
quote: AND constantly harass us with terror campaigns, raids on our civilian population and fire from afar (katyusha and qassam rockets) on our towns and cities.