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  • Locust swarm plagues Israel just in time for Passover

    March 5, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    A swarm of 1 million locusts crossed into Israel from Egypt.

    The locusts on Tuesday remained concentrated in areas of southern Israel near the border, but sightings were reported throughout the country, including Tel Aviv and the Carmel region of northern Israel.

    Residents of...

  • Not your grandfather’s Israeli wine

    February 20, 2013 | 8:57 am

    You can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine from one of Israel’s big five wineries — Carmel, Barkan, Golan Heights, Binyamina, Teperberg — or from other well-known brands whose consistent quality has earned them a solid place on American retail shelves, such as Tishbi, Dalton, Galil...

  • After the fire: A Torah’s trip to a secular kibbutz

    October 10, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    We land at Ben Gurion Airport in the heat of winter, on the first day of Chanukah.  At 11 a.m. Dec. 2, already it is 82 degrees in Tel Aviv—unusual weather for the rainy season in Israel. And it will get hotter. Much hotter.

    Moments before our wheels touch down, a brush fire breaks...

  • Golan Heights fire damages 500 acres

    June 20, 2011 | 10:05 am

    A fire on the Golan Heights damaged nearly 500 acres, including nature reserve territory and grazing land.

    The fire started Saturday morning near the Hexagon Pools nature reserve and was put out by 5 p.m.

    Visitors to the area were evacuated as the fire began spreading quickly due to dry winds, according to reports.

    Firefighters used two of the new firefighting airplanes acquired following the massive Carmel forest fire last December. The fire caused some unexploded landmines to detonate.

    Arson is expected in the blaze, Ynet reported.

  • Israel allocates millions to repair Carmel

    June 14, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Israel has allocated millions of dollars to repair the damage caused by the Carmel wildfire.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz instructed the government to release the funds following a decision made by the Carmel Rehabilitation Steering...

  • Mickey Mouse and Co. heading to Haifa

    January 4, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    Haifa is poised to be the next home to a Disney amusement park.

    A 20-acre, $168 million entertainment complex including a 25-screen multiplex and a Disney amusement park is set to be built near the Carmel Tunnel.

    The Walt Disney Company’s investment arm Shamrock Holdings and the Israeli New Lineo cinema chain announced the plans Tuesday.

    The new complex is estimated to open in 2013.

  • Federations to dole out $2.4 million in fire aid

    December 21, 2010 | 10:53 am

    The Jewish Federations of North America said the federation system will distribute $2.4 million to help Israel recover from the Carmel Mountain fire.

    JFNA, the umbrella organization of the more than 150 Jewish federations in North America, made the announcement Monday.

    The fires...

  • Palestinian firefighters denied entry into Israel for tribute

    December 14, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Three Palestinian firefighters were refused entry into Israel for a ceremony honoring Palestinian firemen who helped battle the Carmel blaze.

    Only seven of the 10 firemen were to be allowed in for the ceremony that was scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon in the Druze village of...

  • USAID ends fire assistance

    December 14, 2010 | 10:52 am

    The United States Agency for International Development completed its forest fire assistance to Israel.

    USAID wrapped up operations in Israel on Dec. 10, a statement released Monday said.

    The United States, which mobilized assistance within hours of the outbreak of the devastating fires on Dec. 2, delivered $1.65 million in assistance, USAID said, most of it in fire retardant.

    The fires in the Carmel Forest in Israel’s North killed 43 people.

  • Catching the firefighting bug

    December 10, 2010 | 11:06 am

    The death of 16-year-old Elad Rivan in the Carmel Forest fire last week has put the Fire Scouts on the map, piquing the interest of teenagers around the country in what had previously been a relatively unknown organization of volunteer firefighters. In the wake of Rivan’s tragic...

  • Op-Ed: Response to fire illuminates challenges for Israel

    December 8, 2010 | 11:16 am

    One of the reactions of Israelis to the fact that their government called on the international community for assistance to combat the Carmel Forest fire is a sense of shame. After all, Israel is a leader in the high-tech world and an innovator in dealing with crisis situations. Now...

  • Op-Ed: Fire’s devastation can lead to positive change

    December 8, 2010 | 11:14 am

    It is hard to explain just how devastated Israelis are by the Carmel fire. But it is easier to explain how that devastation can become a positive force for positive change, right now, in Israel.

    The fire consumed at least 42 lives, thousands of forested acres and millions of shekels...

  • House of Representatives mourns fire losses

    December 8, 2010 | 10:51 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives mourned the loss of life in Israel’s worst-ever forest fire and pledged to support assistance.

    The nonbinding resolution passed unanimously Tuesday “mourns the loss of life and extends condolences to the families affected by the fire in northern...

  • Carmel Forest Fire Google Map

    December 7, 2010 | 12:41 pm

    This is a map of the the areas affected by the Carmel forest fire in northern Israel, which began Thursday Dec. 2. 

    View Areas Affected by Carmel Fire in a larger map

  • Disaster in Northern Israel: 40 dead as fire rages across Carmel Mountains [VIDEO]

    December 2, 2010 | 12:29 pm

    40 people died on Thursday as a huge brushfire was raging across the Carmel Mountains near Haifa, resulting in the death of some 40 people and hurting dozens of others, among them prison guards and firemen.

    Firefighting crews were still battling with the flames into the evening...