Head of national firefighters’ association says entrance exams have been changed in a way designed to prevent women from joining force.
The prime minister launched a preemptive strike against both the submarine affair that threatened to drown him and against the firefighting failures that quickly surfaced.
Almost everyone — homeowners, insurance companies and the finance minister — benefits from the Israel Tax Authority’s hasty decision to declare the recent blazes politically motivated arson.
The American Boeing 747 supertanker costs $275,000 a day to operate. This is small change for Netanyahu, but big change for the Israeli taxpayer.
The prime minister's boasts that Israel would be prepared for the next mega-fire, made after the Carmel forest fire disaster, went up in smoke over the last few days.
Lessons have been drawn from the Carmel fire six years ago, but Hezbollah would provide a much greater challenge. Meanwhile, investigators are looking into that first blazes, caused by accident and nature, sparked politically-motivated arson.
Former fire commissioner: If not for lessons drawn from 2010 Carmel disaster, 'situation today would be much worse.'
'We’re a fighting unit, just like Golani and the Paratroops. We too have a heritage to be proud of,' says Lior Tehrani.
Fear of fires and need of firebreaks prompted authorities to launch culling project, now suspended and under review.
No reported injuries so far in the blaze engulfing the top floors of a building on Ramat Gan's Bialik street, right next to the Ayalon Highway.