The government has decided to establish a Ministerial Committee for Civil Emergency Readiness headed by Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan. The decision unites the existing Home Front Defense and Earthquake Committees.
Minister Erdan explains: "In order to be prepared for any emergency scenario it is necessary to slice through bureaucracy and possible buck-passing, and pool all of our resources and knowledge. The Israeli Home Front will be the main target in any future military conflagration, and must be ready to cope with any possibility for the sake of national security. The Home Front Ministry has dealt most professionally with actual and theoretical challenges in the last number of years, and the government decision to establish this committee to address all national emergency readiness issues is most warranted."