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Political: June 20, 2012

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The State Comptroller’s report on the Carmel Fire places overall responsibility for the low level of preparedness of the fire services on the whole government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The report places special responsibility on Interior Minister Eli Yishai who is in charge of the fire services and on Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz who conditioned the transfer of funds to the fire services on their completion of an organizational reform. (Haaretz)

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Closed Society: December 2, 2011

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The police investigation of last year’s Carmel fire did not investigate the functioning of the police officers and commanders during the event, or the cooperation between the police department and other agencies, such as the fire services, prison service and local councils.  A team from the fraud division checked the radio recordings and interviewed the police officers on the scene, but not their commanding officers.  The investigative team was set up in the Northern District Fraud Division, under the command of Superintendent Aaron Gal-Or.

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December 2nd, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Internal Security: December 1, 2011‎

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A year after one of Israel’s deadliest blazes ripped through the Carmel mountain, a planned reform of the fire services still is going nowhere. This, in violation of a government decision to revamp the country’s firefighting services by the end of 2012. The administration of the Ministry of Domestic Security, headed by Yaakov Ganot, is yet to open negotiations with the firefighters union on the proposed changes.

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December 1st, 2011 at 1:36 pm