Category: Israel

Israeli settlers flee as West Bank wildfires spread

 Israeli firefighters on Friday reined in a blaze that had spread across the country’s third-largest city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, but continued to battle more than a dozen other fires around the country for the fourth day in a row. The over 60,000 Israelis evacuated began returning to their charred homes to assess the damage as police and firefighting units remained heavily deployed in the Haifa area for fear that the fires could be reignited due to the dry, windy weather. Though no deaths or serious injuries have been reported,...

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Israel burns: Tens of thousands flee the city of Haifa

The army has called up reservists to help cope with a third day of fires, as a fifth of residents left the city Authorities have speculated that the fires, in Israel’s third city, could have been started deliberately Around 30 people have been hospitalised with mild injuries, according to the city’s Ramban Hospital  Raging bushfires forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from parts of Israel’s third city Haifa on Thursday as firefighters struggled to control blazes across the country. Some residents were trapped in their homes as the army called up reservists to help cope with...

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Netanyahu: Looking Forward To Working With Trump On Twin Interests Of Peace, Security

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump on “the twin interests of peace and security.” “I, for one, find great encouragement in the fact that there’s this continuity of friendship,” Netanyahu said. In a satellite address to the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly in Washington on Tuesday, Netanyahu urged President Barack Obama to continue America’s “longstanding policy” of supporting direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and not pursue other avenues. Israel is concerned that Obama will use his final days in office to push for a UN...

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Melania Trump to Sara Netanyahu: I look forward to your visit

First Lady of the US, opened relations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara with a phone call described as “heartfelt and warm” on Netanyahu’s Facebook page. “Mrs Trump said that she looks forward to our visit at the first opportunity, and that there will be wonderful relations between our countries and our families,” Netanyahu wrote. The two women also talked about what it was like to raise children “under the spotlight” because their fathers were world leaders. “They discussed the great importance of emphasizing family time as part of thier role as mothers in order to enable their...

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