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Tag: Homeland Security
September 16, 2014 | 12:07 pm
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November 1, 2012 | 11:26 am
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...
May 14, 2012 | 4:51 pm
Israel’s security technologies were on display as the country hosted two separate international contingents.
An Interpol European Regional Conference brought 110 senior law enforcement officers from 49 countries to Tel Aviv, while a homeland security conference drew 37 mayors from...
March 22, 2012 | 4:12 pm
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September 26, 2011 | 5:05 pm
September 13, 2011 | 2:09 pm
Most Homeland Security grants have gone to Jewish institutions in the six years since the program was instituted, a Forward analysis has discovered.
Of those Jewish institutions, most funds were distributed to Orthodox groups.
Since 2005, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program...
August 23, 2011 | 5:34 pm
The U.S. Homeland Security Dept. will providing about $15 million in grants to Jewish communal organizations and institutions considered vulnerable to attack.
Tuesday’s announcement marked the sixth installment of the Homeland Security Dept.’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program,...
July 1, 2011 | 10:49 am
June 15, 2011 | 1:08 pm
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...
March 10, 2011 | 10:29 am
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...
March 9, 2011 | 5:10 pm
November 1, 2010 | 1:11 pm
Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.
They arrived Sunday and are working through the Chicago Jewish federation, according to Paul Goldenberg, national director of the Secure Community Network (SCN), a...
July 16, 2010 | 1:29 pm
The Department of Homeland Security released $19 million to secure non-profits, the vast majority Jewish.
Of 271 institutions named in a list released this week by DHS, 254 are Jewish, including synagogues, schools, community centers and offices.
The funds were released as part of...
June 19, 2008 | 2:45 pm
It looks like Congressional Democrats are going to cave in to the Bush administration, this time on telecom immunity for illegal surveillance of Americans. Maybe public opposition will stop the roll over. Maybe this is a drama that will end better than it is going right now. But...
August 2, 2007 | 2:00 am
A year ago, Naveed Afzal Haq shot up the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in a rampage that killed one worker and seriously injured five others.
I’d recently started as Web Director for JewishJournal.com and rushed to figure out how to add a breaking news story...
June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm
September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm
September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmThe changes were inevitable. The Sept. 11 hijackers used box cutters as weapons, so box cutters were banned. Richard Reid smuggled explosives onto an American Airlines plane in his shoes, so passengers were ordered to remove their shoes for screening. The recent London air terror plot was predicated on liquid explosives, so now almost all liquids are forbidden, too.
September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm
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...
February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
'Munich' Still Topic of Debate
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.
At the event, held at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy...
September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm
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...
September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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. A Hezbollah militant stood on the other side of the ugly electrified fence, snapping photos of me, senior officers of...