In the course of the year since my last birthday, I saw something which, entirely unexpectedly, convinced me that my wish could someday actually come true - it was a terrible fire
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.
Arye Dery's proposal would leave civil defense to Home Front Command, while entrusting municipal emergency procedures to his ministry.
Shapira says there is a 'grave deficiency' in legislation that must be remedied urgently to guarantee effective protection of Israelis.
Four years after blaze, fire department says it's better prepared.
The snowstorm that left parts of Israel without electricity must be seen as an opportunity to remove the army from the home front defenses.
Justice Ministry committee determines that Eli Yishai, Yuval Steinitz and Yitzhak Aharonovitch can receive NIS 50,000 each to cover costs of legal representation in response to state comptroller's report.
Decision recognizes the late Faviola Bohadana, who had been living with the girl’s biological mother, as step-parent of three-year old child, who will now be compensated.
During his term as finance minister, Yuval Steinitz managed the books competently, but missed opportunities for visionary leadership.
Two years after the biggest fire in Israel's history, the Carmel forest and its residents and businesses are working to flourish again.
The finance minister is asking for the state to repay his legal expenses for countering allegations raised against him in a report on the 2010 blaze; the amount he is asking for is three times the maximimum set by the state.
Relatives of the 44 people killed in the disaster expressed outrage that no one cited in the report as bearing responsibility has been held accountable.