Israel Forest Fire Could Be Ultra-Religious Parties' Katrina

Frida, Ghitis
December 2010
World Politics Review (19446284);12/9/2010, p2
The article deals with the possibility that governmental investigations into the Carmel forest fire would lead to a weakening of the political structure of Israel. The natural disaster has already prompted opposition leader Tzipi Livni to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu's admission that Israel is unprepared to handle the disaster, has opened the ultra-Shas Party to criticism.


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