Delegates from more than 50 countries will gather in Tel Aviv for a homeland security conference. Cyber security, critical infrastructure protection and emergency management will be the focus of the Nov. 11-14 International Conference for Homeland Security, according to Israel 21c.
Israel’s security technologies were on display as the country hosted two separate international contingents.
A top Homeland Security official briefed Jewish groups in the wake of the deadly attack in Toulouse, France.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and top U.S. security officials told Jewish community leaders there is no imminent threat of an attack on Jewish targets in the United States.
The Obama administration reportedly is set to name Jarrod Bernstein, an official with the Department of Homeland Security, as its new Jewish community liaison.
Most Homeland Security grants have gone to Jewish institutions in the six years since the program was instituted, a Forward analysis has discovered.
The U.S. Homeland Security Dept. will providing about $15 million in grants to Jewish communal organizations and institutions considered vulnerable to attack.
Israel is on a list compiled by U.S. immigration authorities of countries that might harbor terrorists.
Jewish leaders met with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano about the community’s partnership in a new public awareness campaign. The Jewish Federations of North America and the Security Community Network (SCN) have joined the Department of Homeland Security in the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, according to the department.
A number of Jewish groups have expressed concern at congressional hearings on terrorism that focus on Islam. "Homegrown Muslim extremists pose a real threat to the United States, but the issue is one that may be difficult to explore seriously in a hearing that has engendered an unfortunate atmosphere of blame and suspicion of the broader American Muslim community," the Anti-Defamation League said in its statement on the hearings opening Thursday under the auspices of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). "We need to be careful not to single out an entire community for special scrutiny or suspicion."
We are, respectively, an imam and an Orthodox rabbi. Last month, our two congregations initiated a series of joint gatherings to enable our people to get to know one another, and study our respective sacred texts together. We were motivated simply by the recognition that the histories and the destinies of our peoples are inextricably intertwined, and that in a vacuum of genuine personal knowledge and understanding of one another, terrible, regrettable things can occur. Ignorance is the oxygen that feeds suspicion, mistrust, and enmity, and relationship is the antidote.
Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.
The Department of Homeland Security released $19 million to secure non-profits, the vast majority Jewish.
Ami is a yellow Labrador from Pups for Peace, an Israeli organization founded in Los Angeles that trains dogs for counter-terrorism work. He is one of four dogs the group has supplied from Israel to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Transit Services Bureau as part of a pilot program in California.
Trio of films offers eclectic choices.
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, air travel has become infinitely less pleasant. But has it become any less dangerous?
The issuance of a U.S. visa to Mohammad Khatami, former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran until he was succeeded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Khatami's presence this week on
U.S. soil, is an insult to the American people, a slap in the face to Iran's pro-democracy movement, a mockery of the immigration and anti-terrorism laws and a continuation of the schizophrenic nonpolicy of the U.S. State Department.
Even with Republican sponsors and a largely Republican audience, the panelists at a recent discussion on Steven Spielberg's "Munich" covered most of the spectrum from left to right.
President Bush and Congress talk a good game when it comes to homeland security, but the tragic truth is that the country is less able to cope with disasters than before Sept. 11, 2001. The proof is on the flood-ravaged streets of New Orleans, where an unprecedented natural disaster quickly produced violent anarchy and a flaccid government response that multiplied the suffering.
For all the money thrown at preparing for massive terror attacks and other disasters, the new Department of Homeland Security looked more like a Third World bureaucracy, as armed gangs roamed the city and people died for lack of food, water, sanitation and medical supplies.
Over Labor Day weekend, I stared across the Israeli-Lebanese border at yellow Hezbollah flags and a large billboard with the horrifying image of a beheaded Israeli.