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Debate Over ‘Schnorring’ For Fire Trucks

In wake of historic fire, should Jewish money from U.S. pay for Israeli government’s ‘incompetence?’

12/07/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

As Jewish organizations scramble to muster aid to a northern Israel scorched by a wildfire the government was hard-pressed to contain, the relief effort has triggered a debate over who should pick up the tab for an evident lack of preparedness.

Smoking Teen Who Started Fire Is Released

12/07/2010

(JTA)—The teen arrested after admitting to starting the Carmel Forest fire was released from police custody to house arrest.
The teen admitted to smoking a nargila water pipe and dumping its embers into an open area before returning to school last week, the day the blaze erupted, near his Druze village of Ussfiya.

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