Olmert visits North, says northerners feel safer

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 14, 2007 13:00

 
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 $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 Show me later Don't show it again

The best thing that happened since the war is that "the northern residents' sense of security has greatly improved since a year ago," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared during a visit to northern Israel on Monday. Olmert and Shlomi Mayor Gabi Na'aman toured the border town, where residents told him of the difficulties that they had endured during the war. Referring to the deserted Hizbullah posts overlooking the town, Olmert asked whether the residents' outlooks have changed since the war. The mayor responded that the situation was considerably different. "We are no longer being observed daily", Na'aman said, adding that in the past, "every time we opened our mouth to speak we knew that someone was listening". The prime minister also visited the bomb shelters that served local residents during the war, and Na'aman told him that despite funding promised by the government - and although over a year has passed since the war - the shelters were still inadequate for a lengthy stay. After four or five days "people simply must go outside for fresh air. The shelters do not have enough supplies", the mayor said.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN