The Israeli army has launched an 'early warning' website at www.oref.org.il, here, that "will offer postings in English and Arabic as well as Hebrew providing emergency information such as live alerts for missile attacks, audio-visual instruction manuals, and forums with security experts." (AFP)
"The Home Front Command, which sees great importance in the relations with the Israeli population, is now in the frontline of technology," Major General Yitzhak Gershon said in a statement.
"The new website reflects the lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War." [snip]
In July, Israel's state comptroller blasted Prime Minister Olmert for "intolerable" failures in protecting civilians during the 2006 war against Lebanon's Hezbollah Shiite militia.
In Israel, both the government and army are responsible for providing services to civilians in time of war, from maintenance of public shelters, to rescue, medical and basic administrative services.
During the 34-day war with Hezbollah, the Shiite militia fired over 4,000 rockets into Israel, forcing a million residents to flee, paralysing the northern part of the country and catching the public shelters system unawares.
Good for the Israelis. With Syria possessing chemical weapons and nuclear materials, and with Hezbollah and Syria still plotting in Lebanon, and Hamas with the Palestinians ... Israel must take every precaution. Hamas said:
"Palestinians have the right to oppose Israeli occupation by all means available," Hamas said yesterday, following media reports of a thwarted suicide attack set for Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur."
Israel can't forget about Iran either:
Ahmadinejad in his own words on Iran's nuclear program, on Islam, on the West, and more, at Insight Into Today's Middle East.
Expert Sources here at Insight Into Today's Middle East.
Trackposted to Right Pundits, Outside the Beltway, Is It Just Me?, Rosemary's Thoughts, 123beta, Big Dog's Weblog, Shadowscope, Nuke's News & Views, Webloggin, Phastidio.net, The Amboy Times, Leaning Straight Up, Cao's Blog, Conservative Cat, Stageleft, third world county, Woman Honor Thyself, The World According to Carl, Walls of the City, Blue Star Chronicles, The Pink Flamingo, CommonSenseAmerica, Dumb Ox Daily News, The Yankee Sailor, OTB Sports, and Public Eye, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.