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  • As terror engulfs Europe, Americans ponder: What will become of us?

    By Eitan Arom

    July 20, 2016 | 12:59 pm

    After the July 14 attack on the Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, one of the more quizzical pieces of internet flotsam to bubble up was a 2014 interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that made rounds on social media.

    In a video clip, Netanyahu tells a...

  • EU eyes Israeli technologies for spotting militants online

    July 19, 2016 | 12:56 pm

    European powers are looking to Israeli-developed technology to develop better means for spotting "lone-wolf" militants based on their online activity, a senior EU security official said on Tuesday.

    Last week's truck rampage in France and Monday's axe attack aboard a train in...

  • US Consulate in Jerusalem issues warning over gay pride march

    July 19, 2016 | 11:13 am

    The American Consulate in Jerusalem issued a warning to United States citizens to “exercise caution” at the city’s gay pride parade.

    The warning about the Jerusalem Pride Parade comes as the city and police announced increased security measures for the march, scheduled for...

  • Trump suggests Israeli model of racial profiling

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 20, 2016 | 11:45 am

    In the wake of the recent San Bernardino, Orlando attacks, the United States should start looking at racial profiling as a tool to prevent future terrorist attacks, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested on Sunday.

    “I think profiling is something that...

  • Israeli police ban lawmakers, ministers from Temple Mount over Passover

    April 22, 2016 | 10:53 am

    Citing “security reasons,” Israeli police announced that Knesset members and government ministers are banned from visiting the Temple Mount during the eight-day Passover holiday, which begins Friday night.

    Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld announced the rule Friday, the Times of...

  • Security ramped up in Jerusalem in aftermath of bombing

    April 19, 2016 | 1:23 pm

    Security has been increased throughout Jerusalem in the wake of the bus bombing on Monday that injured 21 people.

    “Extra police units and border police are patrolling public areas,” Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told the Times of Israel.

    Rosenfeld cited bus stations...

  • Israel imposes partial closure on Ramallah

    February 1, 2016 | 8:21 am

    Israel’s military has imposed a partial closure on Ramallah, the West Bank city that is the seat of government for the Palestinian Authority.

    The closure, which was imposed late Sunday night, is the first for a Palestinian city since the start of the current wave of Palestinian...

  • ADL preps community for High Holy Days security demands

    By Ryan Torok

    August 19, 2015 | 11:20 am

    The three silent surveillance videos showed an all-too-disturbing sequence of events: First, a shooter carries a rifle into a supermarket in broad daylight; people flee the store and run for their lives. The shooter begins firing at people inside the market before struggling with a...

  • The unending cost of killing the Iran deal

    August 11, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    In his 2006 book, “The Accidental Empire,” Gershom Gorenberg writes of Israel’s breathtakingly subtle, yet relentlessly evolving occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan.  He points out that a then young Amoz Oz warned of the “moral destruction” and corruption that comes to...

  • California adds new funding for nonprofit security

    By Aron Chilewich

    July 1, 2015 | 4:10 pm

    California’s budget, signed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, includes roughly $2 million to help fund security at nonprofit organizations that are at risk of violent attack. 

    This new state grant program arrives at a time when many Jewish institutions are experiencing a...

  • Orthodox lobbyist: After Charleston, black communities need same security funding as Jews

    June 25, 2015 | 11:51 am

    In reporting on federal funding for securing nonprofits, we’ve noted, almost as a matter of boilerplate, that the vast majority of the funding – over 90 percent – goes to Jewish institutions.

    There are several reasons for this:

    – Jewish groups, including the Jewish Federations...

  • IDF chief pledges to protect Syrian refugees, provide humanitarian aid

    June 16, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces’ chief of staff said the army will act to protect Syrian refugees from being slaughtered by the Islamic State, or ISIS.

    In a Knesset hearing Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said he is concerned by the proximity of Syria’s civil war fighting to the...

  • British PM pledges additional millions for security for Jewish schools, synagogues

    March 19, 2015 | 11:03 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged millions of dollars in new funds to Jewish schools and synagogues to be used for security.

    Cameron, speaking Wednesday at the annual dinner of the Community Security Trust, Britain’s Jewish security watchdog group, pledged about $14.9...

  • Ex-Israeli generals target Netanyahu’s security image

    March 13, 2015 | 9:51 am

    Against a soundtrack of dramatic music, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lists his government’s security accomplishments, declaring over the shouts of opposition lawmakers that his Likud Party has stopped terrorists, stood up to Iran and secured Israel’s borders.

  • Karachi grows fat by eating its tail

    By MM

    March 7, 2015 | 10:27 pm

    Over the years the image of an accordion, expanding and contracting, growing and shrinking, has stuck in my mind whenever I think of my city Karachi. This was, at least, a development from the image of a beast that had prevailed. 
    It is a city that contradicts itself - at the risk...

  • The safest place for French Jews

    February 12, 2015 | 10:33 am

    In light of the recent multiple stabbing on an Israeli bus, and the missile strike on the Golan that killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded seven – an apparent Hezbollah retaliation for an Israeli strike that killed a senior Hezbollah commander and an Iranian General – I found...

  • Fraternity conclave focuses on hate crimes, security

    By Ryan Torok

    February 11, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    A security consultant working for the primarily Jewish college fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) — the target of numerous hate crimes across the country, most recently at UC Davis, where members awoke Jan. 31 to find two swastikas spray painted on their house — was among those who...

  • European Jewish Congress calls for more security to protect institutions

    January 13, 2015 | 11:22 am

    The European Jewish Congress called on Belgium and other European Union member states to beef up security around Jewish institutions.

    EJC President Moshe Kantor issued the call Monday as security professionals from Jewish communities across Europe gathered in the Belgian capital...

  • After Paris, reassessing how nations thwart attacks

    January 13, 2015 | 10:35 am

    These are the lessons of the Paris attacks for American Jews and U.S. law enforcement: Keep calm and cooperate.

    Enhanced communication between governments has been a key element of America’s counterterrorism successes since 9/11, experts say, and more is planned in the wake of...

  • In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore

    December 4, 2014 | 9:36 am

    This government was supposed to be different.

    During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Barely anyone talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Long-simmering social tensions over...

  • From clothing trade to security services

    August 20, 2014 | 11:30 am

    As the founder and president of Kadima Security Services, whose clients include multiple area synagogues and Jewish organizations, Louis Perry proudly drives a giant Lincoln Navigator SUV with the license plate KADIMA1. His office in Encino is filled with pictures, including one of...

  • Call for protest spurs Arab groom, Jewish-born bride to hire security for party

    August 14, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    An Arab man and his Jewish-born bride hired 14 security guards for their wedding celebration in Israel in response to an anti-intermarriage Jewish group’s call for a protest rally at the hall.

    Mahmoud Mansour, who is Muslim, and Morel Malka, who recently converted to Islam,...

  • $90M plan for eastern Jerusalem aims to reduce violence

    June 30, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet approved a $90 million plan for the socioeconomic development of eastern Jerusalem with an eye toward reducing violence.

    The plan approved Sunday will focus on increased security and police there.

    It marked the first time that a comprehensive socioeconomic...

  • Citing Brussels attack, Amsterdam ups security for Jewish centers

    June 6, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    Following the slaying of four people at Brussels’ Jewish museum in May, the City of Amsterdam has decided to increase security around Jewish centers indefinitely.

    The decision was based on the recommendation of the Dutch National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism and Security, or...

  • The spy turned big-shot Hollywood producer- read the translated interview with Arnon Milchan!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 10, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    What you are about to read sounds like a big Hollywood production, but it is the true story of the former life of the very successful film producer, Arnon Milchan, as an Israeli spy...

    The popular Israeli news show, Uvda (Fact) opened its 20th season with a revelation of one of...

  • Egyptian court orders Mubarak’s release

    August 21, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

    Mubarak will then be put under house arrest, the prime minister's...

  • With Islamic groups replacing traditional foes, Israel faces long-term instability on its borders

    March 19, 2013 | 6:31 am

    Three weeks ago, militants in Gaza landed a rocket near the Israeli city of Ashkelon.

    Two weeks ago, Egypt raised its state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula, warning of an increase in jihadist activity there.

    Last week, a rock thrown by a West Bank Palestinian critically...

  • Oren says ‘Gatekeepers’ makes his job harder

    March 18, 2013 | 2:41 am

    Israel's U.S. ambassador,  Michael Oren, said the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Gatekeepers" complicates his mission.

    The movie compiles interviews with six former leaders of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, and records their perceptions of how successive...

  • Spy agencies say cyber attacks leading threat against U.S.

    March 12, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    U.S. intelligence leaders said for the first time on Tuesday that cyber attacks and cyber espionage have supplanted terrorism as the top security threat facing the United States.

    That stark assessment, in an annual "worldwide threat" briefing that covered concerns as diverse as...

  • Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey

    February 1, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    A far-leftist suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, officials said, blowing open an entrance and sending debris flying through the air.

    The attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body after entering an embassy gatehouse....

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