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Stop Opening Up Your Gas Masks, People!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The Israeli Home Front Command has asked citizens to stop opening up their gas mask kits.

With tensions high around Syria, the distribution of gas masks to Israeli citizens has tripled.

Many citizens have been taking their kits home, and opening them up (and noticing there’s no Atropine included, this time around).

The gas masks aren’t toys. The Home Front Command has asked that the kits only be opened up upon receiving specific instructions from the IDF to do so.

From the NYT Best-Seller List to the IDF

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Best-selling American author and entrepreneur Harvey Mackay recently visited the IDF Home Front Command, learned about its training and life-saving missions abroad, and came away as another unofficial ambassador for the IDF.

Mackay, author of five New York Times best-selling business books, viewed a video documenting the IDF’s life-saving work in Haiti following the disastrous 2010 earthquake and commented, “It’s a shame that the whole world couldn’t see what I just saw with my own eyes. I had no idea that these miraculous things were performed in 12 countries,” he said, referring to the 17 aid delegations sent by the IDF to assist following natural disasters in a dozen different countries over the past 26 years.

“The one thing that’s apparent more than anything else on this tour is the incredible human value every Israeli has for [every single] life,” he added. “It’s one thing for them to say it, but if you look into their eyes attentively, you can see they really mean it.”

Best-selling US author Harvey Mackay visits Home Front Command

Best-selling US author Harvey Mackay visits Home Front Command

‘Massive Missile Attack from North will Defeat Iron Dome’

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Israelis cannot count on the Iron Dome anti-missile system to protect them if enemies across the northern border launch a massive missile attack, Home Front Minister Gilad Erdan warned Tuesday. He said people should face the fact that the Iron Dome system cannot cope with hundreds of incoming missiles.

The military will examine “how to better involve civilians” in military drills, which are being conducted nationwide this week.

Former GSS Chief Dichter to Lead Home Front Office

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

After feverish searches by the prime minister’s office for some former senior IDF official to be appointed as Minister for the Defense of the Home Front, late Monday on night, following all-night meetings with the prime minister and the minister of defense, the appointment of MK Avi Dichter was finalized.

It appears that Dicter accepted the offer, and tomorrow will offer his resignation to Knesset Chair Reuven Rivlin. In agreeing to accept the position of government minister, Dichter de facto resigns from his Kadima party which is currently back in the opposition. He is now expected to join the Likud, and compete for a slot on the party’s list for the coming elections.

On Wednesday, the government convenes to authorize his appointment for office, and on Thursday the appointment will become official.

Dichter, formerly head of the General Security Service, better known by the acronym Shabak, and a senior member of Kadima, led the effort to depose Tzipi Livni in the last primary elections in Kadima. He supported Mofaz, but after the latter had been elected, their relationship deteriorated. Dichter opposaed Kadima’s pulling out of Netanyahu’s government, arguing that it must remain inside the coalition.

Dichter joined Zachi Negbi and Haim Ramon, who, over the last two months, have resigned from Kadima. Sources inside the party on onday night expressed their fury, and said that “Dichter is AWOL.”

The Prime Minister’s office just happened to be feverishly searching for a replacement for Matan Villny, the departing home front minister, who will assume his new post as Israel’s Ambassador to China next week. Candidates mentioned to replace Villny were former head of the northern command General Yossi Peled, and former vice chief of staff, Uzi Dayan, who today serves as head of the national lottery.

Dictor will be working alongside Defense Minister Ehud Barak, because logistically the Home Front office is part of the Ministry of Defense, and good relations between the Ministries is vital.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/former-gss-chief-dichter-to-lead-home-front-office/2012/08/14/

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