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  • Criminal investigation won’t be opened into Carmel fire

    December 27, 2010 | 11:14 am

    Israel’s attorney general will not open a criminal investigation into the Carmel fire.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided Monday that there is not enough evidence to merit opening an investigation into the actions of several government ministers, including Prime Minister...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Teen who admitted starting fire is released

    December 7, 2010 | 8:51 am

    The teen arrested after admitting to starting the Carmel Forest fire was released from police custody to house arrest.

    The teen admitted to smoking a nargila water pipe and dumping its embers into an open area before returning to school last week, the day the blaze erupted, near his...

  • Israel fire update: Uncontrolled, 42 dead, 17,000 evacuated

    December 3, 2010 | 11:23 am

    The fire raging in northern Israel was still out of control as the sun set on Friday, with 42 people reported dead.

    At least 17,000 Israelis were evacuated from the area of the blaze, which spread closer to Haifa on Friday. The University of Haifa, which was evacuated on Thursday,...