The worst forest fire in Israel’s history engulfed the Carmel region of the Lower Galilee, claiming 42 lives, forcing 17,000 people from their homes, and consuming about 10,000 acres and more than 4 million trees. As was stated recently by Michael Oren, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, “A country that has prevailed through successive wars and terrorist attacks, Israel had never before confronted such a devastating natural disaster.”
Rabbi Steven Weil
Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union
Stephen J. Savitsky
President, Orthodox Union
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