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News and updates about Meron

Fathers of two missing people join forces in Meron search

One's son disappeared years ago, the other's months ago. Today, both met in Meron to search for their children.

Fathers of two missing people join forces in Meron search

110 days later, missing teen nowhere to be found

Avraham Moshe Klinerman has been missing for 110 days. Police Commissioner: 'We will not let this case go.'

110 days later, missing teen nowhere to be found

Meron: We fulfilled 'avoid evil' but failed at 'do good'

Director of 2022 Meron Lag B'Omer celebration testifies about first such celebration since 2021 disaster in which 45 were killed.

Meron: We fulfilled 'avoid evil' but failed at 'do good'

Netanyahu summoned to testify before Meron disaster commission of inquiry

Former PM to testify before commission of inquiry into Israel's worst civilian disaster on July 20.

Netanyahu summoned to testify before Meron commission of inquiry

Hundreds of extremists destroy safety infrastructure at Meron

Police rescue women and children from Rashbi Tomb after extremists break into site, destroy partitions and fences and endanger lives.

Hundreds of extremists destroy safety infrastructure at Meron

Watch: Thousands at Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Meron

Celebrations held under shadow of last year's tragedy in which 45 people were killed.

Watch: Thousands at Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Meronplayer

United Hatzalah gearing up for Meron pilgrimage

United Hatzalah completes preparations for providing medical security to the pilgrims of Meron.

United Hatzalah gearing up for Meron pilgrimage

Chief Rabbi: Obey instructions at Meron

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau says following last year's deadly disaster, visitors to Meron should obey all security instructions.

Chief Rabbi: Obey instructions at Meron

'Tickets for Lag Ba'omer event are nearly sold out'

'Not everyone who wants to will be able to come,' Lag Ba'omer project manager Zvika Tesler says.

'Tickets for Lag Ba'omer event are nearly sold out'

Police official on Lag Ba'omer event: 'We're stretched to the limit'

'We'll know about every bus that leaves & comes, we'll prevent those who shouldn't be there from reaching Mt. Meron,' police official says.

Police official on Lag Ba'omer: 'We're stretched to the limit'

In Meron, hope for things to turn out differently this year

Less than two months to Lag Ba'omer: Mount Meron looks completely different; the structures were demolished & the area has been cleared out.

In Meron, hope for things to turn out differently this year

Buildings at gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai demolished

Following court ruling, State demolishes illegal buildings at site of mass casualty stampede.

Buildings at gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai demolished

In Meron, gravesite of Rashbi to close ahead of large event

Gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai closes to visitors ahead of anniversary of Moses' passing. Prayer will be allowed nearby

In Meron, gravesite of Rashbi to close ahead of large event

New plan for Lag Ba'omer in Meron unveiled

Number of visitors limited to 20,000 instead of a half-million, private vehicles will be barred from site.

New plan for Lag Ba'omer in Meron unveiled

Israel Dog Unit joins search for helicopter remains

The Israel Dog Unit set out to Israel's north for a long day of helping Israel's emergency services and preparing for the next incident.

Israel Dog Unit joins search for helicopter remains

Committee: Meron gravesite won't close to visitors

Eli Friend, who runs gravesite of Rashbi in Meron, informs Religious Affairs Ministry of decision to suspend site's closure.

Committee: Meron gravesite won't close to visitors

Gravesite of Rashbi in Meron to close to visitors?

In Meron, Rashbi's gravesite is uninsured & may close. 'Absurd situation, caused by disaster on day the State ran the site,' manager says.

Gravesite of Rashbi in Meron to close to visitors?

Meron disaster commission submits interim recommendations

PM, Religious Affairs Affairs, and Public Security Ministers vow to make changes after 45 killed in Meron on Lag B'Omer.

Meron disaster commission submits interim recommendations

Thousands of visitors arrive each day - and are uninsured

Insurance companies refuse to offer coverage to gravesite of 'Rashbi' in Meron, leaving thousands without coverage in case of injury.

Thousands of visitors arrive each day - and are uninsured

Meron disaster: 'Leave just one bonfire lighting on Mt. Meron'

Committee for investigation of Meron disaster meets for third day of testimony hearings.

Meron disaster: 'Leave just one bonfire lighting on Mt. Meron'

Meron disaster inquiry gets underway

State Commission of Inquiry to begin hearing evidence, calling witnesses in Israel's worst ever civilian disaster.

Meron disaster inquiry gets underway

Cabinet approves commission of inquiry into Meron disaster

Cabinet approves proposal put forward by Gantz and Liberman to launch a formal commission of inquiry into the Mount Meron disaster.

Cabinet approves commission of inquiry into Meron disaster

In Meron, the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai closes to visitors

Gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai temporarily closes to visitors following Fire and Rescue Service's refusal to approve event.

Meron: Rashbi's grave to close to visitors

A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

Over a million dollars have already been donated to families by Kupat Ha'ir

A transfer was made to the families after the Meron tragedy

Pope Francis mourns Meron victims

Pope Francis expresses his “closeness” to the people of Israel in the wake of the deadly Lag b’Omer catastrophe at Mount Meron.

Pope Francis mourns Meron victims

MK Moshe Gafni: 'The real question is why the government did nothing until now'

"There was no way so many people could converge on such a small place without a tragedy occurring."

MK Gafni: Why didn't the government act before it was too late?

Flags lowered to half-mast on day of mourning

Knesset, President's Residence lower flags to half-mast in mourning for 45 who perished at Meron.

Flags lowered to half-mast on day of mourning

Female soldiers attacked while helping Meron victims

Soldiers continue to evacuate wounded despite verbal, physical abuse at site where 45 died on Mt. Meron.

Female soldiers attacked while helping Meron victims

Haredi journalist warned of danger - and is beating his chest in regret

Aryeh Ehrlich tweeted in 2018 about the dangerous bottleneck in Meron - and now blames himself for not doing more to prevent tragedy.

Haredi journalist warned of danger - and is beating his chest

Meron: Condolences from around the world

The world's embassies send their thoughts and prayers to the people injured in Meron.

Meron: Condolences from around the world

Meron tragedy aftermath: Coping with trauma

When, G-d forbid,disaster strikes, in addition to prayer, mourning and shock, there are coping strategies. Op-ed.

Meron tragedy aftermath: Coping with trauma

44 people killed in huge crowd crush during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron

At least 44 killed, dozens more injured in mass crowd crush during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron.

44 people killed in huge crowd crush in Meron player

Police spokesperson: Incident is under investigation

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai arrives at Meron following mass stampede, police launch investigation.

Police spokesperson: Incident is under investigation

'One of Israel's worst disasters. People were crushed to death'

Dov Maisel, Director of Operations at United Hatzalah, on Meron tragedy: One of Israel’s worst disasters, I have no words.

'One of Israel's worst disasters. People were crushed to death'player

Documentation of disaster in Meron

Watch: Moment of tragedy during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron.

Documentation of disaster in Meronplayer

'We all pray for the healing of the victims'

Israeli leaders respond to the tragedy during Lag Ba’Omer celebrations in Meron, in which 50 people were injured.

'We all pray for the healing of the victims'

Watch: Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu at Meron gathering

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu speaks at mass gathering in Meron for Lag Ba'Omer.

Watch: Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu at Meron gatheringplayer

Arabs and Jews celebrate Lag Ba'Omer, Ramadan together in Dubai

Arabs from the United Arab Emirates and Israeli Jews celebrated Ramadan and Lag Ba'Omer together at a special ceremony in Dubai

Arabs and Jews celebrate Lag Ba'Omer, Ramadan together in Dubaiplayer

Hundreds of thousands at Meron for Lag Ba'omer

Clashes between visitors to Meron and security forces ahead of mass Lag Ba'omer celebrations; two are arrested.

Hundreds of thousands at Meron for Lag Ba'omer

Participate in the Hillullah of the Rashbi

And anyone who was there . . . his soul and his entire being were enthralled in the experience and yearn to once again see this great sight.

Participate in the Hillullah of the Rashbi player