Thursday, August 30, 2012

Muppet urges Israelis to prepare for possible emergency

A photo shows the cover of a new emergency pamphlet being distributed nationwide
by Israeli Army's Home Front Command August 27, 2012.
The Israeli muppet on the cover puts a happy face
on some grim warnings in a country preparing for possible war with Iran.
 Reuters
The Israeli muppet on the cover of a new, emergency pamphlet being distributed nationwide puts a happy face on some grim warnings in a country preparing for possible war with Iran.

Israelis, the military-issued booklet says, would have only between 30 seconds and three minutes to find cover and hunker down between the time air raid sirens sound and rockets slam into their area.

The 15-page pamphlet has started to appear in mailboxes across the country, and instructs Israelis how to prepare a safe room or shelter for emergency situations.

On the cover a smiling Moishe Oofnik, the Israeli muppet version of Oscar the Grouch - the resident pessimist of the U.S. children's show Sesame Street - sticks out of the trash can he calls home.

Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

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