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  • Civilian airspace in northern Israel closed over fears

    May 5, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    Israel closed the airspace in its North to civilian traffic following attacks on Syrian targets that were believed to be carried out by the Israeli military.

    The closure comes after the Israeli military moved two Iron Dome missile defense batteries to northern Israel near Safed...

  • Dozens of fires break out in northern Israel

    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,...

  • Northern Israel’s boutique mystique

    July 5, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    When Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer and Amber Tamblyn paid a visit to Northern Israel with “House” creator David Shore as part of a weeklong trip sponsored by America’s Voices in Israel, the stars of the hit Fox series admired the tranquil beauty of the Galilee...

  • 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...

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  • Top Haifa cop the latest victim of Carmel fire

    December 6, 2010 | 9:40 am

    The number of Israelis killed in a massive fire in the Carmel Forest rose to 42 with the death of Haifa Police Chief Ahuva Tomer.

    Tomer, the the police chief since March 2009 and the highest-ranking female officer in the Israel Police, died Monday.

    She was burned over 90 percent of...

  • 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,...

  • International aid arrives as Carmel fire continues to rage

    December 3, 2010 | 12:09 am

    Seven fire-fighting aircraft landed in Israel early Friday, the first arrivals of a planned international airlift sent to aid the battle against a massive brushfire ripping through northern Israel.

    Over 15,000 residents, including 600 prison inmates, were evacuated as the blaze...

  • Israel’s Carmel fire: Haifa Police Chief Ahuva Tomer critically injured

    December 2, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    Head of the Haifa Police Department, Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer was critically injured on Thursday as a result of the huge brushfire in the Carmel region.

    Tomer was driving behind the bus full of prison guards that burned up in the flames. Two more police officers were declared...

  • Seven mild earthquakes hit northern Israel

    November 16, 2010 | 9:41 am

    An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit northern Israel, the seventh temblor in two days.

    Tuesday morning’s earthquake hit near the border with Lebanon, and marked the highest magnitude quake of the seven that began on Sunday evening with a 2.7 temblor, Haaretz...

  • Northern Israel needs investment to bolster it—- security and development are linked

    August 14, 2008 | 12:04 am

    The graffiti on the Galilean bomb shelter that greeted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wasted no words: "Wake up Sharon, Olmert's in a coma."

    Watching Olmert tour upgraded and refurbished bomb shelters in the north after the release of the Winograd Report last spring prompted jokes in...

  • Olmert downgrades aid from American Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    [JERUSALEM, Aug. 8] "You are not to directly quote the prime minister," Ehud Olmert's press handler told a group of American Jewish journalists I've been traveling with this week.

    This directive came today as we sat in a conference room in Olmert's Jerusalem offices. It seemed a...
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