Homeland Security Monitor - October 2012

 

AIPAC Homeland Security Monitor
A Summary of Key Articles Highlighting U.S.-Israel Homeland Security Cooperation
IN THIS ISSUE OCTOBER 2012
1. International Homeland Security Experts to Convene in Israel
2. Elbit Systems Promotes Border Solutions at Texas Conference
3. NYPD Opens Office in Israel
4. U.S. Police Study Counterterrorism in Israel
5. Israeli Security Technology Showcased at AUSA

 

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1. International Homeland Security Experts to Convene in Israel
Homeland security experts from around the world will convene in Tel Aviv in November to discuss cyber security, urban security, protection of critical infrastructures, and crisis management, Israel21c reported. Sixty leading Israeli security companies will present their solutions to representatives from more than 50 countries during the four-day conference. The conference will mark the second major international homeland security conference to be held in Israel this year.
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2. Elbit Systems Promotes Border Solutions at Texas Conference
Elbit Systems of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd., presented many of its border security solutions at the Border Management and Technology Expo Conference in El Paso, Texas, the company announced. Elbit’s technologies are deployed along some of the most dangerous borders around the world. At the conference, Elbit displayed its state-of-the-art unattended ground censors, unmanned aircraft system, unmanned surface system, and tower surveillance system.
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3. NYPD Opens Office in Israel
The New York Police Department (NYPD) opened an office in Israel in September, Business Insider reported. The branch is intended to maintain and strengthen the close working relationship between the NYPD and the Israeli police department. The office, which is housed within the Kfar Saba police station in the Sharon District, is currently staffed by Charlie Ben-Naim, a former Israeli citizen who is a veteran NYPD detective.
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4. U.S. Police Study Counterterrorism in Israel
Police officers from the largest U.S. cities visited Israel this month to learn about counterterrorism from the Israeli Border Police, The Jerusalem Post reported. The delegates visited Megiddo Prison, which houses more than 1,000 prisoners. The officers were also briefed about dealing with Palestinian terrorism and the cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority security agencies. The trip was sponsored by the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange.
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5. Israeli Security Technology Showcased at AUSA 
Israeli defense companies showcased their cutting-edge security technologies at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) this month, NZweek reported. Among the 10 Israeli companies represented was ESC Baz, a leading provider of advanced surveillance, observation and reconnaissance systems for defense and homeland security applications. Israeli Ministry of Defense official Brig. Gen. Shmaya Avieli commented that the Israeli presence at the conference “offers the opportunity for fruitful cooperation” between the United States and Israel on homeland security matters.
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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.