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  • Arson seen as cause of Jerusalem forest fires

    July 6, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Arson is suspected in several Jerusalem-area forest fires that have destroyed nearly 250 acres of trees.

    Israeli firefighters on Saturday battled blazes in the forests of kibbutz Maale HaHamisha near Jerusalem that are believed to have been started by Molotov cocktail firebombs...

  • Chile calls on Israel to compensate for park fire

    January 3, 2012 | 11:20 am

    Chilean investigators reportedly believe that a fire in a popular national park is the work of arsonists, though an Israeli remains charged with negligently starting the blaze.

    Some Chilean lawmakers have called on Israel to compensate Chile for the damage because an Israeli...

  • Rabbis thank countries that helped with forest fires

    October 25, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Conservative movement rabbis thanked envoys from countries that helped Israel douse forest fires, including some that now have difficult relations with the Jewish state.

    Washington-area rabbis Stuart Weinblatt, who directs Israel policy for the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinical...

  • Arson suspected in major Jerusalem forest fire

    July 18, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Arson is suspected in a major forest fire in Jerusalem that led to the evacuation of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.

    The fire was under control by Sunday night after burning nearly 40 acres of the Jerusalem Forest and forcing the evacuation of Yad Vashem and some streets...

  • Carmel aftermath: Israel allocates $223 million for preparedness

    January 10, 2011 | 10:50 am

    In the wake of the Carmel Forest fire, Israel’s government approved more than $223 million for homefront emergency preparedness and disasters.

    Nearly $100,000 will be allocated to establishing an upgraded national fire service and an aerial firefighting force, according to the bill...

  • Who is to blame for deaths in Israel’s Carmel forest fire?

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 6, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    In the wake of Israel’s destructive Carmel forest fires last month, the battle over who’s to blame has intensified. Some Israelis have blamed their government for not being prepared, pointing fingers at Prime Minister Netanyahu and at Shas Interior Minister Eli Yishai. Now Shas...

  • In fire’s wake, lessons learned, friendships found

    December 8, 2010 | 10:03 am

    First, of course, are the dead and the injured. Almost all of them young, in a training program for prison guards, trapped in a bus, incinerated. Who by fire? That, says the prayer, God decides: “On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed: How many shall pass...

  • Displaced children face renewed trauma

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 8, 2010 | 10:00 am

    Displaced children face renewed trauma

    by Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Senior Writer

    Chaim Peri and Yemin Orde children.

    A standout among the many tragedies of the Carmel fires is the severe damage to the Yemin Orde Youth Village in Northern Israel, which has displaced all of its...

  • Fire's devastation can lead to positive change

    December 7, 2010 | 4:45 pm

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

    By Rachel Liel and Daniel Sokatch

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—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,...

  • 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

  • Fires of war can’t extinguish the magnitude and majesty of Galilee’s forests

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "We're all healing -- emotionally, psychologically, ecologically," said Paul M. Ginsberg, director of the Forest Department in the Northern Region Office of Keren Kayemeth Leisrael (KKL), the Israeli arm of the Jewish National Fund. He stood on a hillside looking over the Hula...