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Putin Sending 2 Giant Firefighting Planes to Israel

In August 2016 two Be-200s were sent to Portugal to help in extinguishing forest fires. Four days later it was reported that the fire was prevented from spreading in the direction of two settlements and a national park.

HAIFA IS BURNING

Haifa police are now certain the fires that broke out throughout the city on Thursday morning were set by arsonists, as one of the fires appears to have been set just outside a fire station in the city – the idea being to delay the response of firefighting trucks to alarms.

IAI New System Prevents Mid-Air Collisions [video]

Increasing congestion in civil air space poses a growing challenge to flight safety in general and for military operations near or within civilian airspace in particular.

Bereaved MK Lashes Out at Finance Ministry Over Fire Crisis

MK Boker says government funding for fire buffer lines could have prevented injuries and property damage.

Four Arrested for Violating Fire Ban, Igniting Blaze Near Nataf

Four people have been arrested in connection with at least one of the fires that have raged across the country.

Attorney-General to Probe Submarine Purchase

The Attorney-General's office has decided to investigate the purchase of the submarines from Germany.

­­Israel On Fire: Netanyahu, Erdan to Ask Neighboring Countries For Help

The government is reaching out to other nations for aid in battling the ongoing blazes across the country.

‘Muezzin Law’ Ready for Vote Despite Arab, Rivlin Objections

MK Issawi Freij (Meretz) announced that separating the Shabbat calls from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism.

MK Glick to Petition High Court Against Netanyahu Temple Mount Obstruction

Should Glick persist with his petition he is likely to be sanctioned by his Knesset faction, the Likud, and be barred from speaking from the podium and submitting bills.

Spectacular 3,800 Year Old Pottery Vessel Excavated near Tel Aviv

“It literally happened on the last day of the excavation, when right in front of our eyes and the of the thrilled students, an unusual ceramic vessel c. 18 cm high was exposed, bearing the image of a person."

30 Arrested for Arms and Drug Trafficking

More than two dozen Jews and Arabs were arrested for drugs and arms trafficking in a second sting operation.

Update: 40 Families Stay With Neighbors in Kibbutz Revadim

Forty kibbutz families were evacuated from their homes after smoke from a fire polluted the air.

Israel Police Estimate Fires Could Burn For Days

Police commissioner Roni Alsheikh estimates the rash of fires could continue to burn for two more days.

NYT: Trump Would ‘Love To Be The One’ To Make Peace Between Israel, PA

President-elect Donald Trump meets with NYT and puts to rest misinformation about his stance on alt-right, KKK and neo-Nazis.

205 Firefighters Still Guarding Zichron Yaakov

There's no estimate on the cost of the damage to infrastructure and homes after a huge blaze in Zichron Yaakov.

Homes Destroyed, Infants, Children Injured in Raging Fire Near Zichron Yaakov

More than 40 firefighter teams and eight firefighting planes were deployed to help Zichron Yaakov.

Responding to Meretz Petition, State Tells Court Rabbi Karim Does Not Believe in Raping...

In its response on Tuesday, the State noted that Rabbi Karim's responsa were prefaced with a proviso that these are not his legal rulings but rather his review of rabbinical law.

Bennett Asking Trump Advisors to Substitute Palestinian Autonomy for State

Netanyahu's office issued a written directive at 4 PM Sunday asking cabinet ministers not to make contact with the president-elect or his staff.

Judge Hands 100 Shekel to Destitute Thief

The defendant had been indicted on stealing seven beer bottles from a convenience store in Jerusalem while attacking the vendor and threatening him with a knife.

Neve Shalom Residents Evacuated in Late-Night Blaze

Fires raged at the Latrun Forest and outside Beit Shemesh, close to the community of Neve Shalom.

Polish PM Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Israel

The prime minister of Poland was involved in a complex motor vehicle accident in Israel.

37 Arrests in Wide-Ranging Sting Operation

An undercover police sting has netted marijuana, cocaine and arms in a multi-site raid across Israel.

Stone-Throwing Teen Terrorist Gets 9 Years in Jail

The radical Islamist teen killer of a Jewish family man in Jerusalem is sentenced to 9 years in jail.

Netanyahu Nixes MKs Return to Temple Mount

PM Netanyahu says this is not the time to allow MKs and ministers to return to the Temple Mount.

Appointment of IDF Chief Rabbi Delayed by Court

The rabbi's appointment as IDF chief rabbi is being held up by secularists angry at remarks he says they misunderstood.

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