Israel Brief August 22, 2013: Rockets fired from Lebanon do damage in northern Israel

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Rockets fired from Lebanon do damage in northern Israel

Source: JTA, 8-22-13

Four rockets were fired at northern Israel, causing damage to homes and cars….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief May 22, 2013: Amid Syria tensions, IAF chief Amir Eshel says ‘surprise war’ a threat

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Amid Syria tensions, IAF chief says ‘surprise war’ a threat

Source: Jerusalem Post, 5-22-13

Maj.-Gen. Eshel says S-300 missile defense system “on the way” to Syria from Russia; hints that advanced platform could embolden Assad; Gantz: The IDF is facing a substantial threat of a multi-arena conflict….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 22, 2013: Israeli soldier killed in Golan mine explosion

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Israeli soldier killed in Golan mine explosion

Source: JTA, 5-22-13

An Israeli soldier was killed in a mine explosion in the southern Golan Heights….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 7, 2013: Rockets from Syria land in Golan for second day

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Rockets from Syria land in Golan for second day

Source: JTA, 5-7-13

A mortar shell fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights in Israel for the second straight day….READ MORE »

Israel Brief April 28, 2013: Lag b’Omer bonfires burn out of control in Northern Israel

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Lag b’Omer bonfires burn out of control in Israel

Source: JTA, 4-28-13

Bonfires lit throughout Israel to mark Lag b’Omer burned out of control, stranding thousands of celebrants in the northern Israeli town of Meron….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 12, 2013: Israel returns fire after Syria attack

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Israel returns fire after Syria attack

Source: Sky News Australia, 4-12-13

Israel returns fire after Syria attack. Israel’s army have fired artillery into Syria after gunshots and shells were directed at soldiers on the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, the military said….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 28, 2013: Knesset approves plan to recognize Bedouin settlement

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Knesset approves plan to recognize Bedouin settlement

Source: JTA, 1-28-13

Israel’s Cabinet approved a plan to formalize the status of Bedouin settlement in the Negev….READ MORE

Israel Brief January 9, 2013: Snow falls in Jerusalem, northern Israel

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Snow falls in Jerusalem, northern Israel

Source: JTA, 1-9-13

Snow and hail began falling in the Jerusalem area and continued to fall in the north of Israel….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief January 9, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Holds Assessment Meeting on the Weather Situation, Snowstorm in Jerusalem & Northern Israel

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PM Netanyahu Holds Assessment of the Situation Regarding the Weather

Source: PMO, 1-9-13

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this afternoon at the Israel Police national traffic control center in Beit Dagan, held an assessment of the situation regarding the stormy weather. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino, Israel Police Traffic Division Commander Bruno Stein, as well as representatives from the emergency and rescue services, the Union of Local Authorities and the various infrastructure bodies also attended.

At the start of the discussion, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “We have waited many years for this rain. I hope that they will be blessed rains and not claim victims; therefore, I call upon the public to continue listening to the instructions of the rescue forces and to act with caution. I thank citizens for their patience. They understand that after the traffic jams are over, we will have full reservoirs and we need this water.

I convened this meeting, first, in order to be updated, and I am pleased to see that things are well under control, with the complete cooperation of all bodies. I would like to thank all those involved – Israel Police office, firefighters, IDF soldiers, IDF Home Front Command, the Public Security Ministry, Magen David Adom, the Israel Electric Company, the Tax Authority, the Union of Local Authorities, and local council heads. The systems are working well. I have instructed Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Harel Locker to consider compensation for those who have been hurt as a result of the weather.

I appreciate the brave work – in the intense cold and strong winds – of all those involved. The emergency and rescue forces are struggling around the clock in the storm in order to save lives; on behalf of all Israelis, I thank you.

One month after Operation Pillar of Defense, the rescue forces are again proving that the Israeli home front can rely on them. In the stormy weather, their sole concern is to help Israeli citizens, and they have been very successful.”

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