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Mayors, Fire Chief for Yishai

Hundreds of mayors and the chief of fire and rescue support minister Eli Yishai following criticism over Carmel fire.

Mayors, Firefighting Chief Support Yishai

Public Told: Don't Tour Carmel

Citing danger of falling trees, floods and landslides, Ministry of Agriculture issues order temporarily closing Carmel area to visitors.

Public Warned: Don't Tour Carmel

Damaged School Tries to Recover

The Yemin Orde Youth Village has the will to overcome the devastation it suffered in the Carmel fire - with help from Israeli and diaspora Jews.

Devastated Youth Village Determined to Get Past Carmel Fire

Teens Nabbed for Arson in Ilut

Two Israeli-Arab teenagers from Nazareth have been arrested for attempting to spread the Carmel fire by setting fires in Ilut.

Nazareth Teens Arrested for Attempt to Spread Carmel Fire

Hundreds Homeless in Carmel

More than 200 people were left homeless by the fire in northern Israel. PM promises emergency aid.

Hundreds Homeless in Carmel, Govt. Promises Speedy Aid

Ya'alon Lauds Tomer, Riven

Minister Moshe Ya'alon blasts Jews unsupportive of Israel at Bnei Akiva's 'Heroism Week' in Beverly Hills.

Ya'alon: Elad Riven and Ahuva Tomer – This Generation's Heroesplayer

Israel was ‘Slow’ in Fire

PA Dep. Min.of Prisoners says that Israel created 'a lag' in evacuating Arab prisoners from the Damon prison. 36 Israelis died trying to get there.

36 Israelis Killed Saving Arab Prisoners Not Good Enough for PA

Israel Thanks Fire Volunteers

Israel's leaders expressed thanks to the representatives who helped fight the Carmel fire. Israel National News spoke with the foreign volunteers.

Video: Israel Thanks Volunteers from Around the Worldplayer

45 Years of Music Boxes Not All Lost

45 years of gathering rare music boxes were damaged in the Carmel fire but the museum's undaunted American oleh owner is reopening.

Owner of Fire Damaged Ein Hod Music Box Museum Optimistic

Youth Assembly for Elad Riven

Ministry of Education to hold a special youth assembly in Haifa at the conclusion of shloshim of youngest fire victim.

Youth Assembly to be Held in Memory of Elad Riven

PM: Quick Aid to Fire Victims

Pleads with bureaucrats to cut through red tape and give help fast, 'not like the Jews evicted from the Gaza settlements.'

Netanyahu Wants Immediate Aid to Carmel Fire Families

Eli Yishai Rebuffs Calls to Quit

Responding to reporters’ demands that he quit, Minister Eli Yishai says they ignore how he obtained 100 million shekels for fire-fighting efforts.

Carmel Fire: Interior Minister Yishai Rebuffs Calls to Resign

Organizations Help Fire Victims

Jewish Agency helps evacuated children enjoy their Chanukah vacation while Selah assists families of immigrant victims.

Jewish Organizations Help Fire Victims

Carmel Fires are Out

Firefighters declare largest fire in Israel's history out, 82 hours after it began

Carmel Fires Extinguished; Light Rain Begins to Fallplayer

Kotel Candles for Fire Victims

Soldiers, rabbis, youth, and the friends of the fallen lit candles and said prayers Sunday for those killed in the Carmel fire.

Candles, Prayers at Kotel for Victims of Carmel Fire

Press Hushes Arab Arson

Reports of celebratory horn-honking in Arab Israeli towns and arson attempts downplayed. Graphic videos and photos of victims posted online.

Press Low-Key on Wave of Arson by Israel's Arabsplayer

Supertanker Fights Super-Fire

The Evergreen Supertanker, the largest fire-fighting plane in the world, has gone into action over Ein Hod, carrying 21,000 gallons of water.

Supertanker Begins Fighting Fire over Ein Hodplayer

'Cautious Optimism,' 41 Dead

Fire Chief Shimon Roma announces the worst may be over and "cautious optimism" is at hand but the fire still rages, total control will take time.

'Cautious Optimism' But Fires Still Rageplayer

Youngest Victim: 16-Year Old

Elad Riven convinced his mother to take him to his unit. Senior police commander Col. Lior Boker also among dead.

Youngest Victim was 16-Year Old Volunteer

PM Addresses Northern Fire

Addressing the fire raging in Israel's north, PM Netanyahu thanks foreign countries for assistance and implores Israelis not to be ashamed.

PM Addresses Nation Regarding the Fire in Northern Carmel

Fatal Dive at the Red Sea

Sue Kahana was an experienced diver, and her trip to Sinai was meant to be another joyous occasion. But something went wrong on her 70th dive.

Fatal Dive at the Red Sea