The entire government will join a massive security drill planned for April for the first time in Israel’s history. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will begin the drill by announcing the outbreak of a mock war. The government will also practice its response to an attack or natural disaster resulting in a large number of casualties.
Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai planned the massive drill as part of the efforts to implement lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War. The government and security forces will practice their ability to give each minister timely, accurate information.