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The Mt. Carmel Inferno: Eyewitness Account

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

By: Steven Plaut HAIFA – Bulgarian firefighters have agreed to let me tag along with them as they make their way up the gullies in the Carmel Forest, seeking out flames still burning uncontrolled. I walk with Mikhail, probably the only Bulgarian firefighter on earth who speaks Hebrew. He is also a medic, and had […]


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PA Building ‘Terror Neighborhood’ in Hevron

Monday, December 13th, 2010

by Gil Ronen (Israelnationalnews.com) The Palestinian Authority is building a neighborhood for freed terrorists and their families in Hevron, next to the Cave of Patriarchs. The construction is going on in an area that is under full Israeli control, yet Israeli authorities are doing nothing to halt the project, according to a spokesman for the […]


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Ashkenazi Lauds Hesder as Paratroops OC Retracts Sharp Words

Monday, December 13th, 2010

by Gil Ronen (Israelnationalnews.com) IDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi, had warm words Sunday for the ‘Hesder’ yeshiva soldiers, whose mandatory service in the army is combined with periods of yeshiva study and therefore is a five year commitment rather than the regular three year one, although their active service during this period […]


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Washington Post Obsessed with Israel – Negatively

Friday, December 10th, 2010

December 3, 2010 by Eric Rozenman The Washington Post is obsessed with Israel. Obsession, by its nature, distorts perception and behavior. So it was with The Post’s foreign, and to a lesser extent, national desk news coverage of Israel in November. November’s negative tone and exaggerated emphasis was hardly new. It extended a pattern seen […]


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Mortar Shells Fired at Negev, One Person Wounded

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

by Elad Benari (Israelnationalnews.com) At least four mortar shells were fired from Gaza towards Israel on Wednesday evening. The mortars exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council. One person was moderately wounded and had to be taken for treatment at the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. The area’s residents were asked to stay in protected areas […]


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Terror More Frequent in November

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

by Maayana Miskin (Israelnationalnews.com) There was an increase in the frequency of terrorist attacks in November 2010 compared to October, according to data published Sunday by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). Fifty-two terrorist attacks were confirmed in November compared to fourty-four the month before. The number of attacks from Gaza involving the firing of […]


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Alzheimer’s and weight fluctuation – is there a connection?

Monday, December 6th, 2010

By Sharon Kanon Unexpected findings of a new Israeli study reveal possible links between weight gain and dementia in middle age. Overweight-Man-Measuring-Waist A new study from Israel shows a reduced risk of dementia among men who maintain minimal mid-life weight fluctuations. Is being overweight a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? Do fluctuations […]


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PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of Today’s Special Cabinet Meeting in Tirat Hacarmel

Monday, December 6th, 2010

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser) Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the start of the special Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 5.12.10, in Tirat Hacarmel: “First, I would like to say that our hearts go out to the families who are laying to rest their loved ones. The entire nation identifies with […]


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‘Cautious Optimism’ But Fires Still Rage

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

by David Lev and Chana Ya’ar (Israelnationalnews.com) Fire Chief Shimon Roma announced Sunday morning that the worst may be over and “cautious optimism” is at hand but the fire is still raging in a number of locations and total control will take time. Roma told listeners on IDF Army Radio that although the combined strength […]


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42 Dead in Fire, Most were on Prisons Service Bus

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

by Elad Benari, Gil Ronen and Hillel Fendel Dozens of security personnel, many from the Israel Prisons Service, perished in the fire that has been raging on the Carmel Mountain since Thursday morning. Twenty two people were confirmed dead by 7:00 PM Thursday and 14 more bodies were reported found shortly after 10:00 PM. The […]


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