In this crowded hillside village that straddles Israel’s border with Syria, everyone seems certain that war is on the way. The village, which faces Syria to the northeast and Israel to the southwest, has watched with nervous anticipation as Israel’s military has heightened preparations along [...]
Understandably, the atmosphere is increasingly nervous in Israel, as Ruthie Blum of Israel Hayom reports: “When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday that, although much improvement had been made in the preparedness of the homefront, the far greater and more immediate concern to all [...]
Even ex-Mossad chief who opposes an attack on Iran seems to have given up
According to Yediot, the new talking points read: “Iran and Hizbullah are behind these terror attempts. If this is what Iran is doing now, imagine what it will do if its nuclear arms project reaches the goal.” The tabloid’s story was [...]
… Hitler wanted to own Switzerland.
Taking Switzerland, however, was a fool’s errand. The Swiss topology is not very conducive to invasion by tanks, which were some of Nazi Germany’s stronger assets. On top of that, while Germany would have been able to take Switzerland (although not without suffering significant casualties, as Switzerland’s populace was [...]
“In the next conflict with Gaza, even if it at a much lower intensity than a war, missiles will fall on Gush Dan — for all purposes, inside Tel Aviv,” Vilnai said.
He outlined Israel’s counter-measures, which include missile interceptors, civilian bomb shelters and a deterrent posture signaling readiness to retaliate hard for attacks on [...]
Switzerland, already home to more nuclear bunkers per capita than any other nation, has decided to pad its lead.
Mountainous and politically neutral, Switzerland has more than 300,000 bunkers, enough to shelter all 7.6 million Swiss with one million places to spare. But two decades after the end of the Cold War, the Swiss government [...]
The Cheapie-Cheap Fallout Shelter
This could possibly be one of the most uncomfortable fallout shelters on the planet that actually works.
There’s little room for the penny-pinchers in the underground sheltering market, with construction estimates of up to $400 per square foot, and prefab shelters with $50,000 price tags. “That’s why we came out with [...]
According to industry experts, bomb-shelter tech has changed little in the five decades since World War II. Today’s fallout-shelter offerings show that the industry standard is a far cry from the cheap-and-quick backyard bunker. Today, they’re bigger, stronger and setting one off is guaranteed to leave a crater in your checking account. Here are six [...]
The difficulty in trying to survive a nuclear event is that people can’t talk about it. So how can people be expected to save themselves when they can’t even talk about it?
Back in the 50’s and 60’s there were commercials about what to do during a nuclear attack. Now we get nothing. This is [...]
Switzerland has fallout shelters for everyone residing within its borders. The coverage is 114 per cent.
“Every inhabitant must have a protected place that can be reached quickly from his place of residence” and “apartment block owners are required to construct and fit out shelters in all new dwellings”, according to articles 45 and 46 [...]