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July 12, 2015 8:29 pm

Iran Unveils Cellphone Game Simulating Missile Strikes Against Israeli Targets

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Iran releases a cellphone video game which simulates missile attacks on Israel. PHOTO: Fars News.

Iran releases a cellphone video game which simulates missile attacks on Israel. PHOTO: Fars News.

Iran unveiled a new cellphone game last Friday which simulates missile strikes against targets in Israel, semi-official state news agency Fars reported on Sunday.

The release of the game, called ‘Missile Strike,’ came as world powers and Iran entered the third week of negotiations in Vienna aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

The game’s production manager, Mehdi Atash Jaam, said it “displays Iran’s missile power.” He added that “the Zelzal, Zolfaqar and Sejjil missiles (all built in Iran) are used by the players in the game’s first stage,” in order to “break into the Zionist regime’s air defenses and target Israel.”

Atash Jaam claimed that the game was developed “in retaliation for the console game, ‘Battlefield’, that includes scenes simulating attacks on Tehran and its Milad Tower,” Fars said.

Jewish human-rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center was incensed by the release.

“In the last two days chanting  crowds screaming ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’ then burning effigies of President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, now a ‘game’ like this,” Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper lamented in an email to The Algemeiner. “Does anyone but Barack Obama believe the world will be more peaceful as a result of a deal with the Mullahs? This regime is mocking us all and the final agreement hasn’t even been released yet.”

‘Missile Strike’ was released last Friday, on Iran’s annual “Quds Day.”

“Quds Day” is an annual event, initiated by Iran in 1979, and held on the last Friday of Ramadan. Its purpose is to express solidarity with the Palestinian cause and to oppose Zionism, Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, and the Jewish state’s very existence.

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  • Lauren Goldman

    Obama most likely doesn’t actually believe the world will be more peaceful. Given his actions, not his words, during last year’s war (condemning every defensive action taken by Israel and his refusal to label hamas, et al, as terrorist organizations), his true attitude toward Israel is glaringly apparent. As soon as Israel took action in response to the daily missile attacks, Obama’s sage advice was to “use restraint”, yet there were no such guidelines for hamas, and the indiscriminate rockets launched by hamas were barely alluded to.

  • michaelgarfinkel

    The smartest thing John McCain ever said was “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran.”

  • Michael Mayben

    Iran is a war provoking maniacal nation of radical Muslim extremist who would rather see the world destroyed than lose their goal of making Islam the one and only Earth religion.

  • Steven

    No sane person who has a little understanding of history and current events can believe that Iran is interested in the existence of Israel as a country. Israel and the whole world should deal with Iran from that point of view.