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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 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.

Fires Still Spreading Countrywide, Police Investigate Pyroterrorism

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Habayit Hayehudi) twitted on Wednesday: "Only someone this country doesn't belong to is capable of burning it."

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.

Trump Names Anti-BDS Governor ‘Nikki’ Haley as US Envoy to UN

Pres.-elect Trump has appointed anti-BDS Governor Nikki Haley to the pivotal position of US envoy to the UN.

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."

Masses to Attend World’s Biggest Shabbat Meal in Hebron

The connection between the Torah portion and Hebron has made this holy city a prime destination this Shabbat, with an estimated 20 thousand guests expected to stay in Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

Court Rejects Freedom of Information Request to Shield Archeologists from BDS Attacks

Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.

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.

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.

Fire Burns Geva’ot Forest in Gush Etzion

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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