When I saw Anna Angel’s name in the news headlines this week, I had to take a double look because for a second I thought it was my name. I have been haunted by this woman’s story and unable to sleep since reading about her. I cannot stop crying for this woman I do not know. This...
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Bat-Sheva and Hofit Hayat, mother and wife of deceased Israeli firefighter Danny Hayat, shared their story and grief with the families of the 19 Hotshot firefighters who died on June 30 in the Yarnell, Ariz., wildfire. The two women relayed their experience in Arizona when visiting...
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A major fire in the Jerusalem area believed to be arson is under control.
More than 40 firefighting squads and two firefighting planes came together to put out the fire on Wednesday near the Hadassah Ein-Kerem Medical Center. Some hospital visitors were evacuated, according to The...
July 20, 2012 | 11:04 am
Moshe Silman, who set himself on fire during a Tel Aviv rally last weekend, died Friday afternoon after succumbing to second- and third-degree burns.
Silman, 57, had poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire during a July 14 demonstration marking the one-year anniversary...
July 12, 2012 | 10:24 am
Two African migrants were injured after a fire was allegedly set at the entrance to their Jerusalem apartment.
The fire broke out early Thursday morning; firefighters reportedly found rags soaked in an accelerant at the entrance to the apartment.
Its residents, a man and his...
July 9, 2012 | 2:49 pm
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A Jerusalem apartment home to migrant workers from Eritrea was set on fire.
Ten Eritreans were rescued from the burning apartment early Monday morning; four were injured in the blaze.
An initial investigation by the Jerusalem Fire Department found that the fire was the result of...
February 1, 2012 | 2:55 pm
At least four Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.
Three rockets hit Wednesday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces, though some Israeli news reports put the number at five. An additional rocket hit about three hours earlier. No damage or injuries were reported.
In the last month, 29 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel, according to the IDF.
January 12, 2012 | 7:47 am
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Two cars owned by Arabs were set on fire near the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.
The words “price tag” and “revenge” were spray painted near the site of the suspected arson attack, which occurred early Wednesday morning.
No suspects have been identified, but the graffiti...
December 15, 2011 | 8:09 am
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A Canadian teenager was arrested for allegedly setting a Jewish classmate’s hair on fire after making anti-Semitic remarks.
Winnipeg police have charged the 15-year-old boy with assault with a weapon following an investigation of the Nov. 18 incident in the hallway of a local high...
October 24, 2011 | 10:57 am
October 24, 2011 | 9:03 am
More than 40 fires broke out across northern Israel over the weekend, many of which are suspected arson attacks.
While some of the forest fires are being considered the result of negligence, many are being investigated as arson attacks due to their multiple sources of ignition,...
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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.
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...
April 28, 2011 | 11:36 am
An apparent arson attack destroyed a renovated kosher supermarket in New York City that was set to reopen.
The Seasons market in the Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood of Queens reportedly was set alight early Monday morning, during the Passover holiday. The attack ruined the inventory...
April 21, 2011 | 3:55 pm
Unknown vandals broke into the synagogue on the island of Corfu and burned books two centuries old as well as kipot and tallitot.
The break-in occurred at approximately dawn Tuesday, the second day of Passover.
Firemen arrived within minutes and prevented the fire from spreading...
April 20, 2011 | 12:03 pm
A suspect in last week’s attempted arson at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) was charged on April 20 with 19 separate counts of arson and burglary in the Hollywood area by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the agency in...
April 11, 2011 | 2:29 pm
The cause of a fire that destroyed a Chabad preschool in Brooklyn is under investigation.
The Educational Institute Oholei Torah School in East Flatbush was destroyed on Sunday morning, the New York Daily News reported. No one was in the building. The school normally serves about 100 children aged 3 to 5.
Several fire companies fought the hourlong blaze.
School officials told reporters that classes will be held elsewhere until they can rebuild.
March 16, 2011 | 11:08 am
Two cars owned by Arab students at the Safed Academic College were set alight following a campus event to promote dialogue between Jews and Arabs.
Anti-Arab graffiti also was spray-painted on the walls of the college following Tuesday night’s event, according to reports. “Arabs get...
March 16, 2011 | 10:58 am
Japan said Wednesday that further assistance from the United States was needed to help keep the nuclear cores at a power plant from overheating, after last week’s quake and tsunami knocked out the plant’s cooling systems.
Tokyo may also request the help from members of the U.S. military stationed in Japan, government spokesman Yukio Edano said.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has sent two experts to Japan, and had been asked to send cooling equipment.
Read more at Haaretz.com.
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