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  • Israeli leaders criticized over deadly 2010 Carmel forest fire

    June 20, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Israeli leaders were sharply criticized in a government watchdog’s report on Wednesday into emergency services’ lack of preparedness for a 2010 forest fire that killed 44 people, but there were no calls for dismissal.

    The fire, the deadliest in Israel’s history, raced through the...

  • Out of the ashes

    December 8, 2010 | 10:13 am

    In the aftermath of the deadliest fire in Israel’s history, Israelis this week set to the task of burying the dead, cleaning up and figuring out what exactly went wrong — and who is to blame.

    Even before the blaze in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa came under control Dec. 5,...

  • Report: Fire services are Israel’s weak link

    December 8, 2010 | 9:07 am

    The Fire and Rescue Services organization is the weak link in Israel’s emergency readiness, a report said.

    The report issued Wednesday by Israel’s State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss said fire preparedness is the responsibility of the Interior Ministry, and it called on the...

  • Netanyahu, Peres honor foreign rescue workers

    December 7, 2010 | 11:42 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu honored foreign rescue and fire fighting delegations that assisted in putting out the Carmel Forest fire.

    During a ceremony Tuesday at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, the Israeli leaders presented...