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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.
JewishPress.com is blogging the efforts of Israel's firefighters and security personnel battling pyroterrorists.
Numerous foreign Mediterranean, European and eastern European nations sent aerial firefighters to help Israel.
The pyroterrorism burned down the yeshiva and school, but no one was injured.
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.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Habayit Hayehudi) twitted on Wednesday: "Only someone this country doesn't belong to is capable of burning it."
At some point an alarm broke out, the branch manager showed up and called the police.
Scientists at the Technion have developed new technology to more accurately diagnose and treat cancer.
Hundreds of Israelis gathered across the country on Monday to pray for the welfare of their Syrian neighbors the night before the holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur.
Police suspect that millions of dollars which had been reported as donations from abroad were, in fact, laundered funds of Israeli Arab citizens.
The little girl’s mother told the Israeli caregivers: “I would lie if I said that I expected the kind of humanity I discovered here."
As soon as they became public, those railroad projects turned into a ticking bomb.
The daily Yated Ne'eman cited MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) who accused Katz of acting out of revenge rather than caring for the services of his ministry.
More than 200 new immigrants arrived on aliyah from eastern Ukraine, the 19th IFCJ flight since Dec. 2014.
Jellyfish caused a cascading blackout in the Philippines in 1999, and damaged the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California in 2008. Clogging can stop desalination plants and ship engines.
On May 19, 1943, Germany was declared Judenrein (clean of Jews), with no Jewish high schools. Now we're back to three, and counting.
About 9,000 Haredi couples get married each year in Israel, and their inability to come up with the down payment for their own home forces them to waste years worth of income on rent.
The public transportation system in Haifa is about to undergo a major expansion, radically improving access in the city.