Something Massive Was Just Discovered Under Ground In A Key Region Of Israel That Could Ratchet Tensions Higher

Israel’s relationship with surrounding nations could change significantly because of a recent discovery in their nation.

Massive oil reserves have been found near their Syrian border.

“There is enormous excitement,” Yuval Bartov, chief geologist for Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of Genie Energy, an American company, said Tuesday. “It’s a fantastic feeling. We came here thinking maybe yes or maybe no, and now things are really happening.”

The potential of the discovery is vast, Bartov said. The field could meet Israel’s domestic oil consumption needs for many years, eliminating any need to import oil from Arab neighbors. Israel uses about 270,000 barrels of oil per day.

“We are talking about a strata which is 350 meters thick and what is important is the thickness and the porosity,” Bartov said. “On average in the world, strata are 20-30 meters thick, so this is ten times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities. The important thing is to know the oil is in the rock and that’s what we now know.”

No timetable for actual drilling has been released.

The reserves were found in the Golan Heights, captured from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War and formally annexed by Israel in 1981. The region already contains vital underground water sources that provide Israel’s chief source of fresh water.

The location could pose a problem. Syria has never fully relinquished its claim to the region and the United Nations has urged Israel to return the land to Syria. At a time when Russian-backed forces are fighting rebels in Syria, the discovery of oil in a disputed region raises the potential for new conflict over ownership.

The region is already the subject of rocket attacks from beyond Israel’s borders.

h/t: Fox News

Legendary Musician Said Something Unbelievable About Israel, And Howard Stern REFUSED To Be Silent

Warning: Video Contains Graphic Language 

Radio personality Howard Stern is known for speaking his mind, and he didn’t hold back in a scathing retort to former Pink Floyd member Roger Water’s latest rant against Israel.

Waters has long supported the anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and has urged fellow rock stars not to perform in Israel. Waters recently published an open letter to Jon Bon Jovi. By performing in Israel, Waters claimed, Bon Jovi was “shoulder to shoulder with the settler who burned the baby.”

Stern fired back on Tuesday.

“He’s writing letters to Bon Jovi. ‘Don’t go there, it’s a terrible place.’ Where do you want the Jews to go, Roger? You want them just to go back to the concentration camps? What is it you want?” Stern said.

“He’s got to shut up, Roger Waters. If you take a look over there — Roger, genius, Mr. Pink Floyd — there are so many Arab countries and so much land around Israel, if you threw a pin in a pool, that’s what Israel is,” Stern said.

Stern emphasized that Israel took unwanted land.

“Where’s the one place they can stick Jews where no one will be offended? Because the Jews are getting killed all over the world,” Stern said. “Give them a little homeland on a desert where there’s no water, where essentially no one could live. Israel was created in the middle of a desert in a portion of the world no one wanted, until Jews showed up there. ”

Stern had harsh words for Palestinians.

“The Palestinians are these Arabs that could live in Egypt, that could live in Saudi Arabia, but guess what? Those countries don’t want them either. So they have a country, and Israel has a tiny little country and it bugs the s— out of Roger Waters,” Stern said.

As for Bon Jovi, he ignored Waters demand and performed in Tel Aviv on Oct. 3. During the concert, he told the crowd that Israelis should adopt his song, “We Don’t Run.”

h/t: Business Insider

VIDEO: Russian Warships Launch Massive Naval Air Strike On Not Just ISIS

Backed by Russian cruise missiles, Syrian troops launched a major offensive in western Syria Thursday.

“Following the Russian military airstrikes that diminished the fighting capacity of ISIS and other terrorist groups, the Syrian armed forces maintained their military initiative,” Syrian army chief of staff Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayyoub said Thursday, announcing what Syria labeled a major military operation.

On Wednesday, four Russian ships in the Caspian Sea fired 26 missiles into Syria, hitting 11 targets, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported. The missiles flew 930 miles to strike their targets. It was the first use of cruise missiles in Russia’s escalating war in Syria.

Also on Wednesday, Syrian ground forces supported by Syrian allies worked in coordination with Russian air power to launch attacks in several western Syria villages.

The attacks are part of a coordinated strategy involving Syria, Iran, Russia and the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, the New York Times reported, quoting an unnamed official with the alliance.

The actions sparked concerns that Russia was not seeking to target ISIS, as it has proclaimed, but instead is attacking groups opposed to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

“What we’ve seen in initial airstrikes that Russia carried out beginning last week were primarily targeting places where ISIL (ISIS) wasn’t ensconced, didn’t exist, didn’t have a presence and frankly it was where moderate Syrian opposition forces are generally located,” said Mark Toner, the deputy spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Syria.

“I’m also concerned that Russia is not targeting ISIL (ISIS) but instead attacking the Syrian opposition and civilians,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The Russian presence in the region is growing, said Douglas Lute, the U.S. ambassador to NATO. Lute said Russia is deploying its most advanced tanks, air defense systems and attack helicopters. Lute reports that Russia has also amassed a fleet of 10 warships in the Mediterranean Sea.

h/t: BBC

Exposed: Here Are The 25 Politicians Who Have Benefited From Planned Parenthood The Most…

Sadly, it is not surprising that every Democrat that has voted against defunding Planned Parenthood since 2000 received financial contributions from the organization.

Life News reports that it was Senate Democrats who blocked a measure to defund Planned Parenthood in August in a 53-46 vote on a cloture motion. This tally fell short of the 60 votes required to block a senate filibuster.

The Blaze assembled a list of the top 25 beneficiaries of Planned Parenthood political contributions, whether through its PAC or employees. Not surprisingly topping that list is Barack Obama, who some have described as the most pro-abortion president in United States history. Every single one of the top 25 recipients since 1990 was a Democrat.

Image Credit: TheBlaze

Image Credit: TheBlaze

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, during the 2014 election cycle, PP gave $892,000 to Democrats and $3,100 to Republicans. The 2012 election cycle was even more generous to the Democrats, with $1.2 million to Dems compared to $26,600 to GOPers,” TheBlaze reports. 

“The financial ties between Planned Parenthood and Democrats run deep, with the taxpayer-funded women’s health care and abortion provider’s employees and political arms donating at least $25 million to party lawmakers over the past 15 years,” according to Fox News.

As reported by Western Journalism, the number one provider of abortions has come under increased scrutiny following a series of undercover videos which implicate it in the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.

Additionally, Sue Thayer, a former center manager for Planned Parenthood for 17 years, is expected to testify on Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee that the organization has been systematically defrauding the American taxpayers, the Daily Caller reports. By federal law, Planned Parenthood is barred from using taxpayer money to perform abortions.

In testimony prepared for the committee, Thayer writes:

Because I had access to the billing system for the whole affiliate, I also know that Planned Parenthood would bill Medicaid for abortion-related services – ultrasounds, office visits, blood tests, medications, and other services that were part of an abortion. These types of Planned Parenthood Medicaid billings for abortion-related services have also been found by government auditors in New York and Washington.

“Thayer said Planned Parenthood would ask low-income patients to pay for services and pills and then still bill Medicaid for the full amount. Thayer said Planned Parenthood would receive full payment from Medicaid and count the patient’s payment as a voluntary donation,” according to the Daily Caller. 

Planned Parenthood receives approximately $500 million per year in federal funding.

One Presidential Candidate Just Went After The Oregon Shooter’s Father With Some Brutal Words

The Oregon school shooter’s father has recently been speaking about the need for gun control.

He said in a recent media interview: “How on Earth could he compile 13 guns? How can that happen? They talk about gun laws, they talk about gun control. Every time something like this happens, they talk about it, and nothing is done.”

Now Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is challenging the father in a recent blog post on his site. He wrote:

This killer’s father is now lecturing us on the need for gun control and he says he has no idea how or where his son got the guns. Of course he doesn’t know. You know why he doesn’t know? Because he is not, and has never been in his son’s life. He’s a complete failure as a father, he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public. He’s the problem here.

Much of Jindal’s post is focused on general cultural decay and how it led to the Oregon shooting. It is entitled, “We Fill Our Culture With Garbage, and We Reap the Result.”

Jindal writes: “If anyone is at all serious about changing any of this, they must address the root problems, and those are cultural decay, the glorification of evil, the devaluation of human life, the breakdown of the family, and specifically the complete abdication of fathers.”

Jindal is not done taking the father to task after his earlier statement, but he instead writes:

He brags that he has never held a gun in his life and that he had no idea that his son had any guns. Why didn’t he know? Because he failed to raise his son. He should be ashamed of himself, and he owes us all an apology. When he was asked what his relationship was with his son, he said he hadn’t seen him in a while because he lived with his mother. Case Closed.

Is Jindal right? Does the father bear some responsibility for his murderous son?