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Israel Dog Unit prepares for the next disaster

Israel Dog Unit prepares for the next disaster

With the horror of the Miami building collapse still ongoing, the Israel Dog Unit joins other emergency services to be ready for anything.Arutz Sheva Staff , 29/06/2021 00:24
IDF commander: 'There may be 2,000 missiles a day'

IDF commander: 'There may be 2,000 missiles a day'

Head of IDF's Home Front Command warns that in the next war, Israel's civilians may field 2,000 rockets each day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2021 16:30
Israel is running out of Pfizer vaccines

Israel is running out of Pfizer vaccines

Prof. Nachman Ash says that Israel will soon need to switch to the inoculations manufactured by Moderna to fight COVID-19.Shlomo Witty, 21/02/2021 18:30
Head of epidemiology in Health Ministry resigns, citing Home Front Command's incompetence

Head of epidemiology in Health Ministry resigns, citing Home Front Command's incompetence

"Army officers suddenly became undisputed experts in epidemiological research despite lacking any training," top health official explained.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2020 15:45
Honduran President warmly thanks Israel for hurricane relief

Honduran President warmly thanks Israel for hurricane relief

Honduras requested aid delegation in light of accumulated knowledge of Israel and specifically of HFC in dealing with emergency situations.Arutz Sheva, 05/12/2020 20:56
Poll: 3 out of 4 people don't trust the government to manage the Covid-19 crisis

Poll: 3 out of 4 people don't trust the government to manage the Covid-19 crisis

Just 24% of those polled said the government could manage the crisis correctly, as opposed to 60% during the first lockdown.Reut Hadar, 27/10/2020 09:50
ISA to use 'digital means' to track Covid-19 carriers' relatives

ISA to use 'digital means' to track Covid-19 carriers' relatives

A pilot program will check into relatives of carriers who are suspected of lying about their contacts prior to diagnosis.Talya Eitan, 14/10/2020 12:09
Coronavirus hotels draw complaints about food and cleanliness

Coronavirus hotels draw complaints about food and cleanliness

This morning, 6,534 people stayed in coronavirus hotels. Only 15% of floors left vacant in 17 recovery hotels and 5 isolation hotels.Mordechai Sones, 21/07/2020 18:46
Gantz orders IDF: 'Prepare to operate coronavirus hotels until the end of 2021'

Gantz orders IDF: 'Prepare to operate coronavirus hotels until the end of 2021'

Defense Min. Benny Gantz tells Home Front Command to prepare to continue operating 'coronavirus hotels' through 2021.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2020 17:08
ANALYSIS: Why Israel is the safest place to be during the current coronavirus crisis

ANALYSIS: Why Israel is the safest place to be during the current coronavirus crisis

There are many factors to Israel's effective control of the pandemic, but the most telling one is its attitude to preserving life.Yochanan Visser, 16/04/2020 22:17
IDF Home Front Commander: 'Coronavirus crisis will accompany us for a year'

IDF Home Front Commander: 'Coronavirus crisis will accompany us for a year'

Major General Tamir Yadai on aid to Jerusalem: 'We sent five companies to city, preparing to assist other authorities.'Mordechai Sones, 13/04/2020 17:22
IDF & Home Front Command working to contain coronavirus

IDF & Home Front Command working to contain coronavirus

IDF will help enforce closure if announced. Home Front running 'Coronavirus hotels.' Soldiers caring for children of hospital workers.Kobi Finkler, 24/03/2020 14:04
Emergency hotline for non-medical issues: 104

Emergency hotline for non-medical issues: 104

DM Bennett announces establishment of hotline to address civil issues created as a result of the coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/03/2020 13:26
Israel's schools practice response to missile attack

Israel's schools practice response to missile attack

Israel's schools practice response to missile attack during Tuesday morning recessA7 Staff, 03/03/2020 11:32
Home Front Command: Cyber-terror the greatest threat since 1948

Home Front Command: Cyber-terror the greatest threat since 1948

Commander of Home Front Command warns Israeli ability to respond militarily could be paralyzed by cyber-attacks which freeze entire cities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/02/2020 16:07
Schools to open as usual in central Israel

Schools to open as usual in central Israel

Home Front Command and Ministry of Education announce that schools in Gush Dan and central Israel will be open on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2019 23:48
'Preparing for every possibility'

'Preparing for every possibility'

Local leaders in northern Israel meet top IDF commanders to discuss security situation, possible responsesArutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2019 21:10
Israel's air raid sirens become city-specific

Israel's air raid sirens become city-specific

Home Front Command switches from regional alerts to locality-specific alerts, lowering number of irrelevant sirens Israelis hear.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/06/2019 14:10
IDF thwarted Iranian attack on Home Front warning system

IDF thwarted Iranian attack on Home Front warning system

In the past year alone, the IDF's cyber defense battalion thwarted some 130 attacks, most by Iran, on military infrastructure and equipment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2019 10:20
Watch: National Rescue Unit joins international community

Watch: National Rescue Unit joins international community

National Rescue Unit completes 'INSARAG' test, joining a prestigious international community of rescue units from around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2018 21:20
'In next war they won't be drinking coffee in Tel Aviv'

'In next war they won't be drinking coffee in Tel Aviv'

Home Front Commander on challenges facing Israel: 'Possibility of fronts in both north and south - we're aware of coordination attempts.'Rafael Levy, 28/11/2018 15:38
Life returns to normal?

Life returns to normal?

Home Front Command cancels emergency orders for Gaza periphery after five hours of calm following nearly 500 rocket strikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2018 22:08
Home Front Command publishes new guidelines

Home Front Command publishes new guidelines

IDF warns southern residents to stay in protected areas as Hamas launches 100 rockets at Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2018 17:56
Gaza envelope to resume normal routine

Gaza envelope to resume normal routine

Following assessment, Home Front Command lifts the restrictions that were imposed on the Gaza envelope.Elad Benari, 18/10/2018 05:55
'No reason to fear entering Gaza'

'No reason to fear entering Gaza'

Former head of Home Front Command: 'If Hamas continues to escalate, it will find the IDF inside Gaza. Summer is a great time for us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2018 08:22
The IDF prepares for all out war

The IDF prepares for all out war

IDF finishes week-long training exercises simulating multi-front war with three simultaneous drills.Tzvi Lev, 15/03/2018 22:13
Israel begins nation-wide emergency preparedness exercises

Israel begins nation-wide emergency preparedness exercises

IDF facilities around the country to hold emergency preparedness drills, civilians to practice fleeing to safe spaces during alarms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2018 17:15
Lighting up the world with inclusion

Lighting up the world with inclusion

IDF commanders attend swearing-in ceremony for 12 soldiers with disabilities joining the Home Front Command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2017 12:37
Government fortifies Gaza-area schools against Hamas missiles

Government fortifies Gaza-area schools against Hamas missiles

Israel's government fortifies dozens of schools and preschools against Hamas rockets.Kobi Finkler, 12/07/2017 12:21
State Comptroller to check preparedness for chemical attack

State Comptroller to check preparedness for chemical attack

State Comptroller says he'll check likelihood and preparedness of home front for chemical attack, will list ways to protect home front more.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2017 13:43
Home Front Command exercises are 'critical'

Home Front Command exercises are 'critical'

Police, ambulance, and fire crews take part in Home Front Command preparedness drill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/03/2017 19:02
What will Israel's next war look like?

What will Israel's next war look like?

Could Israel be facing multi-front war with hundreds of thousands of rockets targeting Israeli cities? IDF presents war scenario to cabinet.Uzi Baruch, 15/09/2016 17:17
Gaza Belt residents now have 15 sec before rockets

Gaza Belt residents now have 15 sec before rockets

Dramatic upgrade to Code Red siren system to save lives, Army Radio reports.Tova Dvorin, 11/04/2016 09:48
Air raid sirens sound throughout Israel

Air raid sirens sound throughout Israel

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel as part of a nationwide drill for the educational system.Gil Ronen, 15/02/2016 10:14
Hundreds of Thousands Called Up for IDF Drill

Hundreds of Thousands Called Up for IDF Drill

Exercise simulates an emergency callup of reservists, and will continue until Wednesday.Kobi Finkler, 27/07/2015 10:24
Beware: False 'IDF Home Front' Whatsapp Messages

Beware: False 'IDF Home Front' Whatsapp Messages

The IDF Home Front says Whatsapp messages telling citizens to replace gas masks are fake.Arutz Sheva staff, 21/07/2015 10:03
Ya'alon: Returning Goldin and Shaul 'Top Priority'

Ya'alon: Returning Goldin and Shaul 'Top Priority'

Ya'alon stresses importance of returning soldiers killed in Gaza Op, but denies issue's connection to German Foreign Minister's visit.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 01/06/2015 19:01
This Week: War Preparedness Drill Across Israel

This Week: War Preparedness Drill Across Israel

Multi-organizational drill for both IDF and civilians will see sirens blasted, increase in military traffic for five-day period.Koby Finkler and Tova Dvorin, 31/05/2015 08:22
IDF to Sink $25M into New Rocket Alert System

IDF to Sink $25M into New Rocket Alert System

New app in the works which pinpoints rocket trajectory; source says civilian safety is top priority against possible Hezbollah threat.Tova Dvorin, 06/04/2015 20:00
IDF Hezbollah War Scenario: 1,500 Missiles Per Day

IDF Hezbollah War Scenario: 1,500 Missiles Per Day

Army updates estimates for damages in possible northern war, expects dozens or hundreds of lives lost per day.Gil Ronen, 01/04/2015 09:51
IDF to Shorten Warning Times for Incoming Rockets

IDF to Shorten Warning Times for Incoming Rockets

15 seconds is not enough: Gaza Belt residents will now be instructed to live in - or next to - shelters during future wars.Tova Dvorin, 11/03/2015 11:42
Hamas Launches Massive Rocket Barrage on Israel

Hamas Launches Massive Rocket Barrage on Israel

Hamas claims missile shower on major Israeli cities; Home Front Command orders public bomb shelters opened.Ari Soffer and Netanel Katz, 19/08/2014 23:40
HFC Call Center Saves Lives By Phone

HFC Call Center Saves Lives By Phone

Hundreds of Israelis call the HFC every day, as rocket rains down on their communities. But how do soldiers help Israelis cope?Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 29/07/2014 14:35
Home Front Command Releases Updated Guidelines

Home Front Command Releases Updated Guidelines

Large gatherings, school activities banned in regions close to Gaza as Hamas continues to rain rockets on Israeli civilians.Tova Dvorin, 18/07/2014 12:11
Homefront Ministry Director Resigns

Homefront Ministry Director Resigns

The ministry 'does not have a leg to stand on,' fumes Major General (res.) Dan Ronen.Gil Ronen, 22/04/2014 16:04
'Samaria is Key to Keeping Israelis Safe'

'Samaria is Key to Keeping Israelis Safe'

Ministers and regional officials dedicate evacuation shelter in Samaria as part of long-term plan to use area as 'safe haven' for Israelis.Tova Dvorin , 04/03/2014 02:12
Defense Drill in Israeli Schools Monday

Defense Drill in Israeli Schools Monday

Siren to sound at 10:05 am to begin the national defense drill; exercises, simulations to be held.Tova Dvorin, 23/02/2014 13:04
1600 Schools at Risk from Earthquakes

1600 Schools at Risk from Earthquakes

Home Front Command states Monday that over 1600 Israeli schools, millions of citizens would be in immediate danger from another earthquake.Tova Dvorin, 20/01/2014 22:35
Defense, Home Front Ministries Clash

Defense, Home Front Ministries Clash

Home Front Minister Gilad Erdan demands control of IDF Home Front Command in continued fallout from snow devastation.Gil Ronen, 25/12/2013 15:55
MK Slams Gov't 'Failure' Over Snowstorm

MK Slams Gov't 'Failure' Over Snowstorm

At Knesset hearing evaluating government aid during the storm, MK Moti Yogev rips into decentralization of rescue efforts by the state.Tova Dvorin, 17/12/2013 16:06
Home Front Command to Stop Producing Gas Masks

Home Front Command to Stop Producing Gas Masks

Senior official says budget for masks, which were distributed in a nationwide program earlier this year, will be evaluated in 6 months.Tova Dvorin, 09/12/2013 16:02
IDF Rescuers Leave for Philippines

IDF Rescuers Leave for Philippines

A delegation of experts in the fields of search, rescue and medicine has left for the Philippines to assist in the wake of the typhoon.Elad Benari, 11/11/2013 04:43
Erdan: Hezbollah Has New Rockets, but Same Goal

Erdan: Hezbollah Has New Rockets, but Same Goal

Israel’s enemies now aim to instill fear and chaos rather than to conquer land. Israel’s job is to stop them, minister says.Maayana Miskin, 09/10/2013 10:37
Gantz: Homefront Makes Battlefront Possible

Gantz: Homefront Makes Battlefront Possible

Gantz praises the soldiers who assist civilians while others are sent to battle. ‘You make their mission possible.’Maayana Miskin, 09/10/2013 01:42
Erdan: Nobody is Ready for Everything

Erdan: Nobody is Ready for Everything

Minister of Home Front Defense says a constant state of "preparedness" is not always worth it; defends limited gas mask distribution.Maayana Miskin, 12/09/2013 11:37
Gantz: We're Prepared for Any Scenario

Gantz: We're Prepared for Any Scenario

IDF Chief of Staff encourages Israelis to go about their daily routine, even as a possible Western strike in Syria looms.Elad Benari, 30/08/2013 06:29
'HFC Prepared for Any Scenario'

'HFC Prepared for Any Scenario'

"We are working to issue an efficient, reliable and focused warning" in case of any attack, says Home Front Command.Elad Benari, 30/08/2013 03:13