Halutz defends decision to stop fire-fighting by Air Force

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 6, 2010 15:59

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

Former IDF chief of general staff Dan Halutz told Israel Radio on Monday that in his time as head of the IDF, the Air Force had presented plans for the use of its helicopters as alternative fire-fighting tools, but the plan never came to be.

Halutz defended his decision to stop the use of Air Force helicopters for fire fighting because the task put the helicopters at risk and said they wouldn't have been able to fulfill the assignment.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 24, 2018
IDF says it thwarted shooting attack in Gush Etzion

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF