Homeland Security Monitor - September 2010

AIPAC Homeland Security Monitor
A Summary of Key Articles Highlighting U.S.-Israel Homeland Security Cooperation
IN THIS ISSUE September 2010

1. National Guard Works with Israel’s Home Front Command 2. American-Israeli Helped Crack Illicit Fund Transferring to Iran 3. Israeli Provides Emergency Response Training Globally 4. Leading Israeli Doctor Confers with Massachusetts Hospital 5. Waterfall Security Solutions Completes Cyber Security Review

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1. National Guard Works with Israel’s Home Front Command
Members of the New York National Guard and delegates from many state Joint Force Headquarters, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Guard Bureau staff participated in a recent emergency preparedness conference in Israel, the National Guard announced. The conference, Shared Future 2010, provided an opportunity for the National Guard to observe Israeli readiness exercises that displayed methods used by the military to support civilian responders. During the training in Beersheba, Israel’s Home Front Command and the National Guard discussed their most effective procedures for dealing with high causality scenarios.
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2. American-Israeli Helped Crack Illicit Fund Transferring to Iran
When the New York County District Attorney's Office launched an investigation of major international financial institutions skirting U.S. sanctions on Iran, it was Eitan Arusy, an Israeli with dual U.S. citizenship, who was first to uncover their unlawful actions, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported. The initial investigation of Barclays, Lloyds, and Credit Suisse occurred three years ago, but the banks only recently completed negotiations with the United States for hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements.

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3. Israeli Provides Emergency Response Training Globally
Gila Hyams, an Israeli who leads the Teaching Center for Trauma Mass Casualty Situations at Rambam Hospital in Israel, has traveled the world with her team to instruct others on emergency response techniques, Israel21c reported. Hyams and her group of doctors and Israel Defense Force members teach civilians and professionals how to best serve the public in the aftermath of natural disasters as well as terror attacks. They have given demonstrations and lectures all over America, including Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Texas, as well as other countries such as Chile.
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4. Leading Israeli Doctor Confers with Massachusetts Hospital 
In a September visit to Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts, Israeli Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director general of Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, met with managers and doctors to discuss the hospital’s emergency preparedness, Healthcare News reported. During their meeting, Mor-Yosef drew from the experiences that Israelis encounter on a daily basis to illustrate possible scenarios they may encounter.
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5. Waterfall Security Solutions Completes Cyber Security Review
Waterfall Security Solutions, an Israeli based company, finished a cyber security evaluation that began last year, the company reported. The review was conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under the Department of Homeland Security Control Systems Security Program. The review concluded that the Waterfall Security System provided secure communication on a variety of levels, allowing users to be protected from cyber threats.

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AIPAC's Homeland Security Monitor is a monthly summary of key articles highlighting the cooperative homeland security programs central to the strong and mutually beneficial strategic relationship between the United States and Israel. For more information on these issues, please write to homelandsecurity@aipac.org.