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Thousands Flocking to Hebron for Shabbat

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
The IDF says it is prepared to protect all the visitors to this ancient Jewish city.

#Pyroterorism on Israelis’ Minds as Fires Continue to Rage, Thousands Evacuated

The difficulty in establishing whether a fire was set deliberately has to do with the fact that in arson cases the fire destroys most of the evidence. In Haifa, on Thursday, for instance, investigators were certain that at least some of the fires were the result of arson, but they failed to come up with conclusive evidence.

Gaza Tomato Farmers Export Harvest to Israel

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 24, 2016
Gaza farmers are able to export their tomatoes to Israel for a better price than they would get locally.

Terrorists Attack Israeli Bus Near Ofra

Stoning attacks against Israeli drivers have not stopped on the roads of Judea, Samaria and around Jerusalem.

PyroTerrorism Not New, ‘Inspired’ in Past by Al Qaeda

The idea of using fire to attack a targeted population did not originate with Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority.

Live-Blog: Israel Battles #PyroTerrorism: Thursday, Nov. 24

JewishPress.com is blogging the efforts of Israel's firefighters and security personnel battling pyroterrorists.

Friendly Nations Send Firefighter Aircraft to Help Israel Battle the Flames

Numerous foreign Mediterranean, European and eastern European nations sent aerial firefighters to help Israel.

Arrests Made as Israel Burns

Israeli security officials cautiously admit at least "some" nationwide fires caused by pyroterrorists but underline dry, windy weather conditions helped.

Israeli Firefighters Battle Nationwide PyroTerrorism

Four Arab suspects are arrested on allegations of deliberately setting fires in the Jerusalem Corridor.

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.

Elbit Gets US Army Mortar Weapon Systems $103 Million Contract

The award of the mortar weapon systems solidifies Elbit Systems of America's position as the leading provider of mortar systems for the US Army.

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

23 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
MK Boker says government funding for fire buffer lines could have prevented injuries and property damage.

Attorney-General to Probe Submarine Purchase

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

42 Teams, 4 Planes Fighting Zichron Yaakov Fire through the Night

According to weather reports, eastern winds are expected to reach 55 MPH speeds in the north and be in the 40 MPH range in central Israel.

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.

Fire Burns Geva’ot Forest in Gush Etzion

22 Heshvan 5777 – November 22, 2016
A blaze in Gush Etzion sent the Geva'ot forest up in flames, sending firefighting teams to the site.

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.

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