Kadima MK Boim slams PM's conduct in fire aftermath

December 8, 2010 17:59


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


MK Ze'ev Boim (Kadima) responded to the findings of State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss's report on Israel's fire prevention preparedness on Wednesday, calling for the immediate resignation of the cabinet ministers found to share responsibility for the failure of the Fire and Rescue Service to respond quickly and effectively to the Carmel fires.

"There is no need for a cumbersome inquiry commission to waste time further. It is incumbent upon the relevant ministers to resign immediately," Boim said in a statement.

Boim saved his greatest criticism in particular for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"The prime minister is trying to hold the staff by both ends: He tried to make a farce of the report; he tries to prevent the establishment of a committee of inquiry and he also won't fire the relevant ministers in the name of personal ministerial responsibility," said Boim.

He continued, "every citizen at this moment should be very worried and needs to ask himself how much public funds will be used now by the prime minister to buy off a political majority to prevent the formation of an investigative committee."

Related Content

Breaking news
June 25, 2018
Report: Putin invites Netanyahu, Abbas to attend World Cup final