Debate Over ‘Schnorring’ For Fire Trucks

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

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


(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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