Defense Ministry’s Refusal to Share Power Harmed Storm Preparedness

A national program charged with relieving home-front emergencies cost government millions of shekels but was shut down due to power-squabbles.

The state invested 80 million shekels ($22.8 million) in launching the National Emergency Authority, yet that authority was shut down last year – and was no use to the emergency services and authorities as they prepared for last week’s mega-winter storm.