In a cynical article titled, “Strongest army in the Middle East claims earthquakes only happen ‘if G-d wills them,'” Haaretz linked a fifth grade Civil Defense booklet with complaints that religion is being promoted in Israel’s secular school system.
Meant for distribution to religious and secular schools, the booklet emphasized, “We know and believe that all natural phenomena take place solely if G-d wills it and at His command.”
A section on earthquakes stated, after offering a scientific explanation for earthquakes: “It is important to know that this explanation is the scientific explanation for earthquakes. But we believe and know that every natural phenomenon which happens is only through Hashem’s will and command. Even if data indicates high probability of an earthquake, if Hashem does not decree, it will not happen!”