Homeland Security Monitor - October 2011

AIPAC Homeland Security Monitor
A Summary of Key Articles Highlighting U.S.-Israel Homeland Security Cooperation
IN THIS ISSUE OCTOBER 2011
1. Law Enforcement Officials Attend Counterterrorism Seminar in Israel
2. New York Mayor Donates Emergency Response Station
3. Israeli Security Company to Open New York Subsidiary
4. Israeli Company Recognized for Security Collaboration with U.S. Airport
5. Israel to Host Annual Security Expedition

 

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Israel to donate an emergency respond station.
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1. Law Enforcement Officials Attend Counterterrorism Seminar in Israel
Fifteen senior law enforcement officials from the northeast visited Israel to attend a weeklong counterterrorism seminar sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, The Boston Globe reported. The participants met with police officials and first responders to learn about Israel’s emergency procedures. In particular, the group met with police along the Lebanon border, the head of security at a Jerusalem mall, and officials at Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital. A Massachusetts police chief reported that the Israelis have “perfected their response” to terrorism.
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2. New York Mayor Donates Emergency Response Station
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributed a large portion of the $10 million Magen David Adom station that was recently dedicated in Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post reported. The station replaces an old, decrepit station built almost 50 years ago. The new station includes, among other services, a modern blood collection center and facilities for more than 60 ambulances and mobile intensive care units.
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3. Israeli Security Company to Open New York Subsidiary 
The Israeli company Hi-Tech Solution (HTS) Ltd. announced that it will be opening a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, HTS Americas, in New York, Government Security News reported. HTS Americas will focus on access control, critical assets, and border surveillance. HTS Ltd. is known for its license plate and vehicle identity recognition technology and is working to bring these comprehensive solutions to the United States.
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4. Israeli Company Recognized for Security Collaboration with U.S. Airport
NICE Systems Ltd., an Israeli security company, was recently recognized as an honorable mention winner in the Security Technology Executive Magazine Innovation Awards for its work on the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the company announced. NICE helped to implement an open situation management solution, known as the NICE Situator, at the airport.
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5. Israel to Host Annual Security Exhibition
The Israel Defense Exhibition (ISDEF) is scheduled to host its annual homeland security exhibition in Tel Aviv October 31-November 2, Haaretz reported. ISDEF will feature military and intelligence officials such as Minister of Home Front Defense Major General (Ret.) Matan Vilnai and Major General of the Home Front Command Eyal Eisenberg. This year’s conference is expected to include more than 150 exhibitors and 8,000 guests from around the world, including the United States.
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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.