If you hadn’t heard, there is a massive and deadly fire currently raging in Israel’s northern forests, not too far from Haifa. Most tragically, 40 prison guards traveling in a bus were killed in the blaze. Numerous kibbutzes have been evacuated, as has the University of Haifa. Officials said they did not expect the fire would be contained by this evening.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.