Victory on the Home Front
Based on the lessons from the 2006 Second Lebanon War, government institutions, civil society and the business community had been mobilized to prepare for emergencies. Israeli society in its entirety understood the principle and significance of 'National Resilience'. Two National Preparedness Days were designated and observed. The Knesset, the Government of Israel and local authorities worked to improve readiness, and frameworks for coordination and collaboration among state authorities, civil society and the business community had been established and implemented. A culture of preparedness for emergency had become embedded in every organization and many households, thousands of citizens had been trained to serve as first responders in emergencies. Ultimately, the public understood that the key to success is discipline, mutual responsibility and restraint.