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to friday's deadly terror attack in paris. you see the dow jones industrial average up 175 points. we take you live right now to the eiffel tower as, of course, it is lit up in red, white and blue, the colors of the french flag. and emotional wounds still raw at this hour as france continues to mourn less than three days after a coordinated terror attack that killed 129 people, injured hundreds more. president obama in turkey today defending our nation's strategy to fight isis while critics and political opponents make their disagreements well known in this form. and, folks, i need to tell you, this is a developing story and breaking right now, 15 -- the list of governors who now say they will refuse to accept syrian refugees in their states. that number, we keep changing the graphic. it is growing by the minute.
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as it stands at 15, we'll let you know which states are shutting the door on syrian immigrants. the french president today saying he wants to extend the state of emergency for three months following the attacks at six locations including the national soccer stadium, a crowded concert hall and several restaurants. a global manhunt is on for the man considered the mastermind of the attacks. unbelievably, he's belgian-born. he is a jihadist who is one of the most active isis fighters operating in syria. but, again, born in belgium. the response from the french law enforcement community swift. french police conducting 168 raids, detaining 23 suspects, putting more than 100 under house arrest as they hunt down the perpetrators. the skies over syria screamed with action, the french military launching bombing raids on raqqa
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after the terrorist organization took responsibility for the attacks. all of the targets france looked at were destroyed. we have every angle covered for you. geraldo rivera live in paris, general jack keane on why nato is absent instead of launching action, and the former israeli ambassador to the united states on what the nations of the world are doing wrong when it comes to protecting their citizens. ambassador danny ayalon live with us exclusively. we'reless than an hour to the closing bell, the market climbing up even higher. we're now up 186 points for the dow. let's start the "countdown." ♪ ♪ liz: breaking news, it is 9 p.m. in paris, a city in mourning, but already fighting back. you are looking live at the eiffel tower, as we mentioned, lit with the colors of the french flag. ironically or not so, the same colors as ours, red, white and blue. and here in the u.s., take a
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look at this, the two flags hanging side by side outside the new york stock exchange. we need to tell you that president obama ordered flags at federal buildings including the white house to fly at half staff as a mark of solidarity with the french people. risk and reward host deirdre bolton is live in paris as the city comes to grips with the attacks. right now at the highest levels we've got military might mobilizing, but we cannot see it. you, however, can see the emotion, the pain and the anger in paris. what can you tell us at this hour? >> certainly. so, liz, i am, as you mentioned, right in front of the statue, i know you speak french as well. she is the symbol of the french republic. and you said it, there are mourners here, there have been visuals since this happened round the clock, thousands of people at this point coming. they are leaving tea candles,
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flowers, poems, some notes of anger, quite frankly, towards the terrorists who took their friends or their loved ones. you mentioned the answers here and what politicians are doing about it. i just wanted to show you a few local papers. you have -- [speaking french] exactly what you were saying, liz, and i know you have numerous guests on this hour, but it is about the response. this word is on almost every headline of every paper that you buy here, although a little more conservative, le monde, the point being, of course, this is a tragedy. you have been reporting on it. as we have said, it is the biggest attack on french soil since world war ii. so a lot of questions still to answer. there is, of course, that one terrorist who was part of it who is, apparently, in belgium. there is a manhunt going on for him right now and then, obviously, french authority -- authorities continue to search in a much larger way for the network that supported those
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killers here. as you said, liz, a lot of emotion and a lot of open questions too. what will france do about the migrants? you know the culture well. they pride themselves on being an open culture, an intellectual culture, but there are a lot of changing attitudes. you even had the former french president, nicolas sarkozy, saying essentially anyone who has a sensitive document, anyone who has ties or has expressed any kind of support for isis should be tracked with a kind of electric armband, essentially under house arrest. so some people calling for pretty big solutions, liz. liz: yes, it sounds like it. deirdre, thank you very much. watch deere drink leave -- deirdre live, 5 p.m. eastern, with more on this. we need to get you to the u.s. embassy in paris where john kerry is speaking. let's listen in. >> between civilization and medieval and modern fascism, both at the same time. and that is why every single nation-state in the region and
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around the world is opposed to dash. and so the violence, the terror, the senseless murder of 132 people and injuring of hundreds more including four americans, this is an assault not just on france, but coming on the heels of brutal attacks in lebanon, iraq and elsewhere, it is an assault on our collective sense of reason and purpose. an attack on civility itself. and i want to thank the men and women who bravely reported to the scene of the attacks and those who continue to work around the clock to heal the injured, restore calm and provide relief. among those who died on friday night was an american student, naomi gonzalez. naomi had come to paris for the
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same reason so many americans do and have more centuries, to expand her horizons, enrich her education and experience the magic of this city. as one of her former classmates put it, naomi's death, the world lost such a beautiful, shining light. now, i understand the sadness of those who knew be her and other -- knew her and other victims. the world is diminished by their deaths, and no words of comfort or sorrow or even resolve can change that. we don't have the power to bring them back, so we must do instead what is within our power, and that begins with a sense of fierce solidarity among good and decent people everywhere, with the vow that we will never be intimidated by terrorists and with the promise that we will never allow these murderers to
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achieve their vile aims. no one should doubt that the light still shines in the city of light and that darkness will not ever, never overpower it. as history records, paris has known even darker moments, and it has overcome them. the people of paris joined by their friends, partners and family across the globe will stand up for and live by the values that light the world, the underlying principles that form the backbone of our laws and the's sense of our common human -- the essence of our common humanity, the pursuit of justice and the embrace of peace, the belief in the dignity and the worth and the rights of every human being -- [speaking french] tonight the u.s. embassy in paris joins the many other
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landmarks around the world shining the lights of the republic. we do so as a reminder to the brave people of france that your american sisters and brothers will stand with you shoulder to shoulder as we have stood together throughout history. tonight we are all parisians, and as the old motto of this resilient city says, and as parisians have painted across the social media in recent days days -- [speaking french] we will not let our sorrow for the loss of life overcome us. we will not lose sight of all the good that we are working together to do. we will not change our course or cancel our plans, including our
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plans to come together in paris later this month for the u.n. climate conference. and president obama told me today how much he looked forward to being here and being part of that important moment. ultimately, we will defeat dash and all who share their despicable ideology. and we are on the course to do so. we will continue also to show compassion to those who seek refuge from the violence that the terrorists engender. we will fight to insure that the world that our children inherit is richer in love and shorter on hate. we will work to bring like naomi gonzalez a beautiful shining light to areas, places that are couched in darkness. that's our responsibility, that's our duty, and we will do our duty side by side, and we
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will prevail. [speaking french] [speaking french]
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liz: secretary of state john kerry finishing a very impassioned speech outside the u.s. ambassador -- embassy right there in paris. he was saying, and as i translate, he was saying like naomi gonzalez, the california girl who was killed in these attacks, as you see, he said, we will aim to be like her, the shining rays of light from the sun. very impassioned, giving a nod to that one american who was lost among the more than hundred others who were killed. as you see, the embassy is lit in the blue and the white and the red. very impassioned, some might argue way more than what we heard from president obama during the g20 speech, a whole different sort of atmosphere, of course, there in turkey. but here in paris, the emotion clearly is very sensitive. nearly 72 hours since the attacks that rocked paris, calls are growing for nato, the north atlantic treaty organization, 28 countries in that alliance to respond.
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the charter, and i shouldn't have to remind you of this, but maybe we have to remind nato, essentially says an attack on one is an attack on all. that, of course, is rule five. but taking action to defeat isis would require a full consensus of all the member countries. the attacks prompting an intense hulling between, look -- huddle between, look at this, president obama and russian president vladimir putin earlier today. the two leaders leaned in close to chat with each other on the sidelines of the g20 summit. that, of course, was yesterday. thirty minutes they spoke together appearing to really, perhaps, listen to each other. former u.s. army vice chief of staff general jack keane is here. now he's a fox news military analyst. general, isis is long overdue for nato to finally respond. why have they not yet? >> well, first of all, i think they look at isis as just a terrorist organization. most terrorist organizations emanated out of the countries
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themselves inside of nato. they're not looking at who isis truly is. isis has formed the islamic state, the partial land of two countries. they are conducting a conventional war against us in that part of the world. they've expanded into nine other affiliate countries, and -- and this is unprecedented -- while conducting a conventional war, they have literally attacked and killed and wounded over 900 people in the last 12 days -- liz: okay -- >> -- in three countries. liz: all the more reason when you've got something like 25,000 military aircraft, 300 sea-faring boats and different types of ships who could attack. at some point how big does it need to get before nato jumps in, or should we forget them s and you've got the u.s., you've got russia, and now you've got france, and i would like to show our viewers the front page of "the new york post" where it says avengers. deirdre was showing us the french newspapers, but this is very strong as well.
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and it is a nod to francois hollande of france who jumped in and started attacking. >> oh, sure.and, certainly, it'd attack in a year he's had. this is an expected response. listen, the french move out. when they had interest in mali, mali was about to be toppled, they put their paratroopers in there and stopped it. so decisive action on his part does not surprise me. the feckless action you're referring to coming with nato, these leaders do not want to step up and deal with this problem. listen, england is attacking iraq only and refuses to -- liz: those were the french planes taking off overnight going to raqqa in syria. as i mentioned, we also have this breaking news, folks, you need to come back to me, and i don't know if we have the graphic. it has gotten so big, we now have 15 states here in the united states, 17, two more added, wisconsin and north carolina, 17 governors -- we are updating this graphic as we
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speak who are saying, no, we are not going to take syrian refugees in our states here in the united states. general keane, right now we're looking at a very tense situation overseas, but we also have to wonder how to protect ourselves here, and these governors aren't waiting around. >> we have to be careful about this, liz. one, we should not overreact and, two, we should not get defensive. the reality is, is that we've always accepted refugees. 10,000 refugees is a modest intake. germany's taking 10,000 a day, and in some respects this open border policy they've had invited some of that. but i believe we have the capacity in this nation not to close the door to refugees who are in need and also make certain that we're not going to have a security problem from them. come on, this is america. and we need leadership to calm other people's fears. put the intelligence services and the law enforcement leaders in front of the congress and have them tell the congressmen here's what we're going to do
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with those 10,000, and get the congress' blessing and confidence on that issue, is what i would recommend. liz: well, it's interesting to hear you say that perhaps we shouldn't react this way about the refugees, although there's real emotion here considering you have one of the bomb people -- terrorists, people who had strapped the bombs, that he had come possibly through greece as a syrian refugee. so it is touchy, it's emotional, and right now i don't think there's any real consensus on what's going on. general, thank you. >> good talking to you, liz. liz: general jack keane, it's a real value to have you right here on staff. closing bell, we're 43 minutes away, and what have we seen? we have only seen this market go higher. we are now up 201 points. this as we start to see a bigger jump when secretary of state john kerry came outside in paris and spoke very passionately about this. the u.s. is next, so says the terror group that sprayed blood this paris on friday. the latest threat from isis, and
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charlie gasparino tells us how ceos are protecting their companies in the wake of the attacks. all that and much more. we're live or right here for you, we're talking you all the way through it. stay tuned. ♪ ♪
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liz: what is stunning with about 39 minutes before the closing bell rings is this on our screen, the magnitude of the paris tragedy largely muted in the country's stock market which was down just a tiny fraction of a percent today. in early trade the cac fell just about a percent but a barely closed lower. we did see french luxury named like louis vuitton and hermes move lower. the markets here have zero problem fighting back in their own way, and we have defense names particularly playing offense. s&p is up about 26 points, and we've got the dow jones industrials up 208 points. let's look at those names,
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everything from lockheed martin to, of course, general dynamics, rockwell collins, everything up anywhere from 1.5% to nearly 4% for raytheon. according to the u.s. state department, it has approved the sale of thousands of smart bombs worth $1.29 billion. the sale going to saudi arabia. lawmakers now have 30 days to decide whether to approve or block the sale. international terror is a major economic as well as emotional issue for multi-national corporations, so you can only imagine that ceos have, ever since 9/11 really, been taking major action to guard against overwhelming threats. what has changed since friday night in paris? charlie gasparino has been speaking to ceos. >> yeah. and i've been talking to c suite executives since yesterday, actually, and i've been asking them about the economic impact. as you saw, the market impact has been somewhat muted x there's a lot of reasons for that -- liz hiz muted?
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dow's up 223 points. >> well, i mean be, defense stocks are up, some airline stocks are down, but generally this is not a huge reaction to this from the market standpoint. but there has been an economic reaction, and this is what i think a lot of people are losing focus of, particularly since 9/11, but it's been building over the years, what have companies done to protect themselves in the face of terrorism? ceos will tell you they are keeping, one of the reasons why they're keeping more cash on hand, it's not just because of the tax -- the corporate tax rate here, it's because of terrorism. they need to be liquid in the face of something like a 9/11 or something like that went on in paris that would destabilize the economy. and we should point out that one of the people, one of the ceos who has gone on record saying this is jeff immelt, the ceo of ge, where he said point-blank the reason for the cash on hand is because of the growing threat of terrorism. and until we deal with the terrorism problem, companies are not -- companies are going to
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keep more cash. and you would say -- i should make two points. just from an economic standpoint, something interesting happened last year. congress and president obama did something. they passed something called a terrorism risk insurance act. that means the federal government comes in and backs up some insurers in case of catastrophic terrorism impact on a company. so that seems to be one of the things they did a year ago which in the light of what we're seeing now, the increase, potential for terrorism is a good thing. liz: of course. well, everybody's on their own at this point, and any company who doesn't have a plan isn't smart. however, last night i was communicating with maurice -- [inaudible] be three of their employees were at bataclan, at the concert venue, they all died. this is a huge conglomerate. he is devastated. he told me he is very upset. and you can only imagine, these were people on their own private time. there's not really much a company could do to protect
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those people. >> well, terrorism is always going to have an impact, because it prevents people from carrying out their normal life. they don't spend as much money, go to the same bars. i just can imagine when that place reopens, if it's going to be the same place. that's in the micro sense n. the macro sense, it's had an impact on how corporations -- liz: gotta have a plan. >> how they prepare. one of the ways is keeping this cash on hand just in case. they need to be liquid if something devastating happens, and every time there's something like this, you know, you're going to see more ceos, corporate ceos looking at their balance sheet and making sure it's okay. liz: i just want to get people updated on some breaking news, 17, 17 is now the number of states and the governors behind those states who are saying we will not take syrian refugees here in the united states. seventeen have rejected those refugees. we are -- >> one democrat that rejected them? liz: i mean, you've got wisconsin, north carolina, you've got arkansas, i believe
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illinois is in there, maine -- >> no democrats. liz: let's check that, we need to check that. >> it's a telling -- liz: we need to go back to paris, because the dow is up 228 points. the symbol of france, the eiffel tower, remains closed today. security reasons but emotional reasons as well. flags lower today half staff all over the globe in honor of those killed in paris. the stunning revelation that many of the terrorists are french and belgian nationals has given way to a massive global manhunt. fox news' rick leventhal live in the city of lights with the ratest on the search for the mastermind, rick, behind the deadly terrorist attack. what can you tell us? >> and, liz, apparently the eighth terrorist to actually slip through the fingers of french police, apparently due to an incredible breakdown in communications among law enforcement. he was at the border, stopped by french police. they already knew, authorities did, that he had been connected to one of the rental cars used
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in the attacks, but apparently the local police didn't know that. they checked his id, and they let him go along with two other men in his vehicle, and now this manhunt has offered up for this guy, salah, who they believe handled lo gistsics and rented the car for the attacks. authorities have carried out numerous raids trying to find this dangerous fugitive and his associates but so far without success. they did arrest and charge at least two others, they continue to hunt for insurgents in an area well known for ties to radical extremists where many have left to join isis in syria and iraq. french and belgian authorities have carried out more than 150 raids in the last couple days and detained more than 100 people, but they have not found the suspected mastermind, abdel hah immediate awide. he reportedly planned that train attack backing in august
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thwarted by those american heroes. he apparently was behind the paris massacres on friday night as well. and isis magazine claims this man snuck into belgium to lead a terrorist cell and escaped back into syria after the attacks. and even though his picture had been broadcast on television, it's been an unfortunate situation, obviously, as police carry out these numerous raids to try and find him and the others who may have been involved including a woman, liz, who they say was spotted in some of these attacks and also the guy who built the seven bomb vests they used to blow themselves up at the end of those attacks. this definitely is a city that's on edge, liz, but it is rebounding in some ways. we should mention that the eiffel tower officially reopened this afternoon, and it is lit up in red, white and blue, the colors of the french flag tonight. liz: yep. we've got that shot live right there, rick. and one quick thing here. you know, the attack on the "charlie hebdo" magazine where it was just absolutely devastating --
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>> reporter: yeah. liz: -- that was january 7th of this year. you talk about all the response, and we're raiding, and we're -- the police are going in. were the french a bit lack a daze call -- lack a days call, perhaps, and i hate to say this, but did they simply think it wasn't going to happen again? what are you hearing on the ground there? >> reporter: well, they knew there was a threat from radicals, and as you probably heard the president say earlier, it's very difficult to stop a few people who are willing to die to kill others. i'm sure that there's a lot of discussion now about what might have been done to prevent these attacks, and there's certainly a lot of discussion about what can be done to prevent future attacks but, yeah, they're been attacked before. this place was devastated back in january, and it's devastated again now. it has an impact on the economy as well, liz. there was a report this afternoon that 50% of the reservations at the top hotels here in paris have been canceled in the wake of these paris attacks. it's a very busy holiday season now. the same thing happened in
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january, and it took a month or two to recover from that. the same thing could happen again. liz: i can tell you this, the 28 nations of nato call 50% of the gdp of the entire planet, and yet nato can't get together to start dealing with this situation. rick, thank you. we'll be watching all of this and more. rick leventhal right there in paris, and we're looking at a closing bell that's 29 minutes away. this market cannot be taken down for the moment, up 226 points. we have only gained and gained over the last couple of minutes. the s&p now up 28, the nasdaq is charging ahead. gold is up just slightly. the that fear trade where people pile into gold, nonexistent right now. however, what is existent, very much so, is the islamic threat. it is not just threatening the u.s., it's got a standing order, always, to attack israel. so we've got the former israeli ambassador to the united states. he's here to tell us what israel
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has been doing right and what the rest of the world is doing wrong when it comes to protecting its citizens from terrorists. it's a fox business exclusive. and this particular quote all the way back from 1899 and sir winston churchill seems prescient right now. quote: islam is as dangerous as a man -- in a man as rabies in a dog. it has already spread throughout central africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern europe might fall as the civilization of ancient rome. that from sir winston churchill, the river war, 1899. stay tuned, we're coming right back.
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liz: 24 minutes before the closing bell rings. the breaking news -- and i cannot stress this enough because it is a shining beacon, at least, for the moment -- is our u.s. markets jumping today, not shaken, not stirred by what has happened overseas. up 232 points now for the dow jones industrials. our markets are charging ahead. look at the s&p, up nearly 30 points right now. but we need to mention this, just as tourism and hotel stocks are getting hit in the wake of the paris attacks, marriott international doesn't let terrorism get in the way of announced plans to buy starwood hotels for $12 billion. now, this combined company is going to create the largest hotel chain in the world, marriott up about 84 cents. interestingly, starwood is dropping $3.76 -- 2.76, but down 3% is nothing too dramatic when it comes to the movement of these two names. we'll be watching this as well. now here's a question. it almost seems rhetorical, but
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is the u.s. the next target for isis? a chilling new video shows isis militants threatening washington and other western states. as many cities step up security efforts, cia's director john brennan said they are just trying to kill as many people as possible, and we have to do everything we can to contain their growth. listen. >> their agenda is to kill, pure and simple. i refer to them as murderous sociopaths. they have this nihilistic approach that they are trying to kill as many people, you know, young children, whatever, it doesn't matter to them. it's a warped, it's a twisted mentality, and that's why we have to do everything we can as urgently as we can, in my view, to contain their growth inside of the middle east, but also beyond. liz: israel knows a lot about that. that's why we are honored right now to have the former ambassador to the united states from israel, danny ayalon. thank you very much. >> good to be with you, liz. liz: it's just unbelievable, and
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we appreciate you coming here exclusively. what is israel doing, and what has israel done? because you guys have always been target number one with these people. >> well, absolutely. well, first of all, you have to identify and you have to describe the problem. and the problem is a radical, i would say rabid ideology of radical islam. when i hear even john brennan, which i respect very much, talking about some sociopasts, they're not sociopaths. they are radical islamists who have an agenda to kill our way of life, do away with our values and take over x. this is what we have to know. all you have to see is what their publish in their magazines, what they talk about in their imams, what they preach in the mosques and in schools and everywhere else. so once you know what the problem is without equivocation, without political correctness, you know how to allocate your resources and assets. liz: israel has never really much cared about people
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criticizing it for doing what other countries may feel might be politically incorrect. you just have to tune out that noise, do you not? >> absolutely. you know, we are a democracy which we are very vibrant democracy which we are much proud of. but we are a democracy under attack, and we have to defend ourselves and our values and our ways of lives. so we say human rights before -- or human lives sometimes before human rights. liz: interestingly, you know, you talk about what's being preached in the mosques, the chatter on even sony playstation chat room, that's how they were communicating. what's app, who knows the way that they were speaking, but that requires investigators. israel, and i need our viewers to understand this, it's out in the open. there's an entire television channel run by hamas that's on the cable system in the palestinian regions. they have a show where the anchors took off their suits, and they now dress in the hoodies that are rem -- reminiscent, of course ors of
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these militants. >> absolutely. liz: it's right out this for you guys. >> and they hold summer camps for kids who are 3 years old and up to teach them how to be suicide bombers and to come dressed with a suicide bombing belts and all that. yes, we know all the threats. but we're very much geared towards -- liz: but, ambassador, the united states is a huge country. israel is much smaller. what are we doing wrong? >> well, first of all, you have to identify it, and you cannot talk about some fascism or violence. you have to say a spade is a spade, and these -- not all muslims are terrorists, for sure not, but all terrorists today are muslims. these are radical islam. and the sources are not just in iraq and in syria or in yemen or in the palestinian authority or in gaza. they are also spread all over with latent or, you know, cells, silent cells -- liz: currently, and this is a developing story that has only got been bigger this hour -- gotten bigger this hour, we now
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have 17 governors of the united states here who are saying we will not take syrian refugees, 7, and this number -- 17, and this number is changing as we speak. ambassador, your father was algerian, your mother was polish. my grandmother came here from romania. she came through to new york. but for that opportunity, and yet right now we see that one of the terror attackers in paris had come through greece on october 3rd. and as we, as we try and wrap our minds around that, do you just simply say got to shut it down? >> absolutely. listen -- liz: you're saying, yes, these states are correct? >> absolutely. because, you see, when i hear somebody says it's all political -- it's all economic deprivation, this is not the case. the 19 murderers of 9/11, they were all from well-to-do families. osama bin laden was a billionaire. the terrorists who were caught in london, they were second generation of muslims from a
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well-to-do. it's a matter of ideology. we have to understand that they attack us no matter what we do. liz: well, they're among us. look at that graphic. we have close to 2,000 syrian refugees already here in the united states. many in california. listen, i don't know why new jersey's not on there, we've certainly got a a lot of, you know -- well, i would suppose that would be mostly of arab descent overall. you don't want to paint everybody with the same brush, but do now, ask questions later is what the israelis do. >> you don't wait for them to come attack you. this is why you have to have good intelligence services with assets on the ground with. you cast a wide net of intelligence. and you're not shy by inviting people or going to their homes, doing investigations, doing arrests. sometimes you have to pry into privacies, you know, going into cell phones or -- liz: the french are doing that now. >> but preemption is the way. you can't wait for them to come
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and attack you, that's too late. liz: former ambassador to the united states, danny ayalon, we so appreciate you stopping by. he's in town for 24 hours. he was a captain in the israeli defense forces, and we're honored to have you. thank you. >> my honor, thank you. liz: closing bell, we're about 17 minutes away. since 2014 -- and we just showed you this -- some 2,000 syrian refugees have been vetted and admitted to the united states. but this superimposed over 17 governors today alone here in this country saying no more, the door is slammed shut. we're going to find out what's the latest on that, what is the vetting process? is it strong enough here in this country? stay tuned. ♪ ♪ it pushes us to go further. special olympics has almost five million athletes in 170 countries. the microsoft cloud allows us to immediately be able to access information, wherever we are. information for an athlete's medical care, or information
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♪ liz: less than 72 hours ago and arguably still, paris under siege after six organized attacks paralyzed the city. it could be argued that at the heart of this tragedy lies immigration. one of the jihadists, ahmadal mohamed, who blew himself up outside the national soccer stadium, was found with a syrian passport. the french prosecutor's office, though, says his fingerprints match those of a refugee who passed through the greek island of leros on october 3rd, then entering syria. reports say he traveled through four more countries, two of them unaccounted for. he was among 218,000 people who made that trek from the mediterranean to europe in october. this according to the united nations. for context, that's relative will the same number of crossings for all of 2014. the u.s. currently letting in 10,000 refugees while germany has already accepted 93,000 and
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pledged to take 500,000 more. but, look, the president allowing them, letting them in doesn't mean they'll really have anywhere to go. fifteen states here in the united states have already said, not here. actually now it's 17, sorry. got to update this as we speak. listen to presidential candidate governor john kasich on fox business. he's actually joining the charge. listen. >> let me be clear, there should be nothing done on this, no more entry into this country. at this point in time until a significant amount of time has been invested in who these people are. and if we can't determine who they are, then they can't come in. it's just that simple. liz: jeff flock is following the developments. let's talk about the vetting process, jeff, because here in the united states it may be a little more stringent than other countries, but what is required for any one of those people this that line coming from syria to make it to the u.s.? >> reporter: well, liz, we've got a quote and, actually, let me change the order of the graphics i wanted to do. let's do that quote first from
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one of the relief and refugee organizations that explained what the process is. and i quote them. refugees are the single most scrutinized and vetted individuals to travel to the u.s. they undergo more than seven security checks by intelligence agencies including biometric tests, medical screenings and required in-person interviews with the department of homeland security. so the argument from the state department and these organizations is they are very strongly vetted. and here's the deal, liz, already there are thousands of syrian refugees in the u.s., and it continues to increase. take a look at the numbers. it was a trickle back in fiscal year 2010, about two dozen. it is now in the last year, since 2014 to 2015, almost 2,000 syrian refugees are here in that time. where are they going? they are going largely to large states, but to some of the states that have actually said that they can't come anymore, california has 223 just in the
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last year, texas, over 200, michigan nearly 200, illinois 150. and here's another one, liz, this is breaking news. these organizations, these relief and refugee organizations are questioning whether these states, these 17 states so far have the right to reject these refugees. one organization says -- and i quote them -- states could be subjected to discrimination lawsuits if they try to exclude specifically syrian refugees. they say that would not be constitutional is and not permitted, and they'll take them to court to try and stop it. so here you go. liz: jeff, the cia's james woolsey told fox business let in orphans, that's it. what do you think of that? >> reporter: one way to go. one way to go. i mean, the fact is these refugees -- and i'll tell you, not only syrian refugees but in the last year here are the numbers from iraq and iran. we admitted 3,500 refugees from iran, another 13,000 from iraq.
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these refugees have been coming. they're already here. liz: yeah, they are. thank you very much, jeff. thank you. and, again, the number stands at 17, 17 states shutting the doors, saying we're not taking them. so this is coming to a head, trust me, because at some point president obama is going to have to deal with this situation. because on the one hand he's saying the u.s. will take 10,000, on the other we have many different governors saying, just can't. we had danny ayalon, the former ambassador to the united states from israel, saying shut it down for now. closing bell ringing in seven minutes. despite all of the turmoil in france, look at these markets. the dow jones industrials up 214 points. calm on the floor of the new york stock exchange, but is it calm before the storm, or are the markets perhaps desensitized to these acts of terror? either way, the markets continue to fight back. the dow up 214. don't go away. ♪ ♪ a deer leaps into the road
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liz: at this hour, with a few minutes left to go, defense stocks have been jumping. lee munson says the so-called war trade, making money off misery is strategy, quote, for amateurs. lee joins us. portfolio wealth advisors cofounder and cio. lee, what do you mean by that amateurs? >> i think the market decided this is not a big global mark crow event. these attacks will not fundamentally change defense spending going forward like 9/11 did. liz: hold on. raytheon is at lifetime high this second, lee. >> do you at this that really is a great way to make profits? if raytheon's earnings will dramatically increase because of that very event i find that hard to believe. if you want to make a case for defense spending who will be in the white house next year, that is one thing. just because a lot of people are going in there, bidding up the stock, what is the fundamental profit story behind this?
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will we spend a much more because of events of last week? i don't think so. liz: i'm not sure it is only events last week. i think it's a long, long future we have fighting these barbarians. if not war sector, what best for people to make money on a day where pretty interesting, counter intuitively, the dow is up 232 points? >> well, because the market likes certainty. we know this wasn't a major event. people are more calm knowing they can go forth without so much terror response. if you look at places like health care, which had great relative momentum against the s&p over the last month, it's a great example where you can find value but not fall into value trap. look at something like amgen versus pfizer. they both pay dividends. be careful not going for a dividend-paying stock that is not overpriced like pfizer or someone like amgen. you have to buy value and stay away from the fad that might
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have the air run out of it after this news cycle is over. liz: lee, thank you very much. lee munson. folks we need to tell you, with just a few minutes left here. make it one minute, we have a pretty significant rally on our hand by any standard. that will do it for "countdown to the closing bell." thank you so much for joining me. i had it to david and melissa. david: thank you very much, liz. france declaring war on isis. that nation launching hundreds of raids overnight, arresting 23 people on the ground. while french warplanes bombarding key targets in syria. melissa: the mastermind of the attacks that killed 129 people has been identified. a manhunt is on the way for him and another terrorist who slipped past security. we're live from paris. david: breaking news all overthe place. the attacks are raising huge concerns whether the u.s. should be accepting syrian refugees, when a syrian ref few fee may have been among the -- refugee among the killers in paris.
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number is growing of governors who are refusing to take them in while ben carson and others on campaign trail calling on congress to stop funding any programs that allow these refugees to come here. melissa: before we get to that, let's show you stocks today, rallying into the close. [closing bell rings] the dow is up more than 230 points, 235 points. crude oil driving a lot of the trade, up $1.30. it was better than 3%. it was the energy stocks that led the way higher. david: over the weekend a lot of traders were fearing market was panic after the terror attacks. the exact opposite happened. ashley webster on floor of new york stock exchange. ashley, why the rally? >> interesting, david. a couple of things, traders believe markets were oversold last week of the attacks on paris happened on friday evening. gave investor and markets time to digest everything going on over weekend.

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