Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) said it was "unfortunate thatwhile thousands of people still don't have electricity, the prime minister isfocused on public relations and making jokes in front of the cameras. I wonderif this briefing had any kind of operational value."
Herzog pointed out that on Wednesday he called for the government to beprepared for the storm, and asked why the National Emergency Authority was notimmediately activated.
"Why are the special procedures voted in by the government andcabinet for national emergencies left only on paper? Why does the averagecitizen not know where to turn, and why didn't the local and national governmentscoordinate? Why are we always unprepared for the moment of truth?" Herzogasked.