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gaza rocket

Israeli Home Front preparing for thousands of rockets

IDF believes Hezbollah can strike anywhere in country; electronic systems might also be targeted.


Exhausted firefighters battle on even as calm returns

Haifa firefighter Eitan Ripps, who has been in the line of duty for 13 years, says the recent fires were the most dangerous he has seen.

Fires near Jerusalem.

On the frontline, firefighters battle against nation-wide disaster

“The wind is ridiculous up here. It is very strong, that is what makes this fight hard.”

Firefighting planes

Turkey, Russia among countries rushing to Israel's aid to fight fires

Russia and Turkey have joined Greece, Italy, Croatia and Cyprus in the firefighting efforts, sending a total of 10 planes to Israel.

Alan Marcus

Strategically speaking

Former Bostonian Dr. Alan Marcus has developed a groundbreaking system to aid emergency response in times of crisis.

United Hatzalah


United Hatzalah president and founder Eli Beer's aim is to double the number of volunteers and ambucycles.


IDF ‘checking’ its warehouses after scathing report on emergency preparedness

‘We’re not sure the situation is that terrible, but we have to check’ says army ombudsman.

Fire at B'Tselem building Jerusalem, January 10, 2016

Fire and Rescue head: Israel safest country in fire fatalities

Shahar Ayalon says just nine people were killed in blazes in 2015 compared to 17 in 2013 and 70 in 2010.

Self-defense classes Israel

In these times, be proactive

"There is stuff you can do to protect yourself, that can make the difference between life and death."

Homefront Command drill

Jerusalem Home Front Command district simulates missile attack on capital

"The ability of the enemy to include Jerusalem as a target has already happened; Now, we have to ask what we do if it happens again."

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