Tag Archive for security

Turkish Journalist Protest ‘Humiliation’ by Security Personnel at Israel Cyber Conference


Turkish journalists were appalled at the excessive and offensive treatment they were required to endure at the hands of Israeli security agents at the entrance to the Cyber Conference, just as ‘Israeli and Turkey are trying to normalize relations.’



Three Turkish journalists complained on Tuesday of excessive and offensive behavior towards them carried out by Israeli security staff at Israel’s Cyber Week 2017.

In a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post‘s sister publication Maariv, economy editor of the Daily Sabah, Seyma Eraz explained that she, Kenan Ozcan, and Emre İzkübarlas from Fox Turkey were invited by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Israeli consulate in Istanbul to cover Cyber Week 2017, taking place at Tel Aviv University. Continue Reading »

Western Wall security call police after discovering what’s inside cane of 60 yr-old tourist


Police are summoned after 60-year-old tourist arrived at the Western Wall entrance with an innocent-looking cane that security personnel found extremely perplexing.

By Ido Ben-Porat


Israeli police operating in the Western Wall plaza were called on Friday to the security post at the entrance to the Wall after a suspicious object was found in the possession of a 60-year-old tourist.

Cane sword – Photo: Israel Police Spokesman

Examining police officers found the tourist’s walking stick to contain a sword.

Police interrogated the tourist and heard from her that since she has trouble walking in the alleys of the Old City, she acquired in one of the shops a walking stick to get around with, which she used until arriving at the security post at the Western Wall’s entrance. Continue Reading »

EX-MOSSAD CHIEF: If Trump doesn’t give ‘Bunker-Busters’, Israel should develop them


Israel’s super-spy Danny Yatom talks openly about the Temple Mount, Golan Heights, why the Mossad needs more women, the CIA and more.




Few people have walked the labyrinths of power for as long as Danny Yatom, the former Mossad director, IDF general and chief of staff, and military secretary to multiple prime ministers.

In fact, the title of the recently published English translation of his book is Labyrinth of Power.

GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator – Photo- DoD: Wikimedia Commons

The 71-year-old Yatom, who gained national attention at the side of Ehud Barak during the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit’s Sabena Flight 571 hostage rescue mission in 1972, recently sat down with The Jerusalem Post at his Dantov Global Consulting Group offices in Herzliya for a wide-ranging interview. Continue Reading »

Hamas lodges complaint about Israel’s posted West Bank security cameras

Senior Hamas official rallies Palestinian organizations to complain about the saturation of Israeli security cameras in Judea and Samaria that ‘expose terrorist cells’ to Israel’s security services.

By Dalit Halevi


A Hamas spokesperson in Judea and Samaria, Hussam Badaran, called on the Palestinian organizations to discuss the issue of security cameras in Judea and Samaria, which in his opinion “expose our Palestinian militants and make it more difficult to commit terror attacks against the occupying forces and the settlers.”

CCTV cameras survey Israeli streets – Photo: Israel Highway Company

Badaran said the cameras Israel has put on Israeli roads, as well as the security cameras which have been installed in businesses and homes are used by Israel to gather information on terrorist cells and to prevent terror attacks. Continue Reading »

UK officials to visit Tel Aviv airport to assess Israel’s ‘ring of steel’ security regime for Heathrow


A British Times report on seriously lacking security measures at London’s Heathrow Airport was revealed after a senior Israeli intel officer identified European transportation hubs as easy targets for terrorist attacks.



Amid warnings of a fresh campaign of ISIS terror attacks, Heathrow Airport in London is reportedly considering the implementation of a new security mechanism that is employed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport.

An armed policeman patrols Heathrow Airport, London. – Photo:REUTERS

According to a British Times report Sunday, the initiative – dubbed “ring of steel” – would see the deployment of plainclothes security personnel throughout one of Europe’s busiest travel hubs. Continue Reading »

Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue in Tunisia under tight security

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims expected at 2-day religious festival on the Tunisian island of Djerba, despite Israel’s security warning of ‘concrete terror threats’.

By i24news


The Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba is to take place Wednesday under extra security after the Bardo museum massacre and Israel’s warning of terror threats.

An employee cleans an engraved Star of David at the Ghriba Synagogue on May 5, 2015 on the eve of the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the synagogue on the Mediterranean resort island of Djerba – Photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP

Hundreds are expected to take part, unlike the thousands who flocked to Africa’s oldest synagogue for the annual pilgrimage in the years before a 2002 suicide bombing claimed by al-Qaida that cost 21 lives. Continue Reading »

Likud MK: No Classified Intel Discussed if Arab MKs on Committee

MK Yariv Levin states that ‘no one’ trusts Balad MKs with classified information, even when they’re serving on Knesset committees.

By Hezki Ezra & Tova Dvorin


Any Arab MKs to join the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the 20th Knesset will not be privy to classified information, MK Yariv Levin (Likud) stated Thursday.

“The general committee will only hold discussions which do not contain classified information, whereas sub-committees will include classified intel,” he said, during an address at the Israel Democracy Institute in Tel Aviv Thursday.

“If a party insists on an MK being appointed to a committee, whether Jewish or Arab, they will get the spot, as established in the Knesset regulations,” Levin said.

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Turkey FM withdraws from Munich conference in boycott of Israeli participants

Israeli minister Steinitz said, “By boycotting Israel, Turkey shows its sympathies lie with radical Islam & terror groups such as Hamas & the Muslim Brotherhood.”

By i24news


Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday cancelled his appearance at a Munich conference citing the participation of Israeli representatives.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a press conference with his Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja (unseen) in Ankara, on November 18, 2014 – Photo: Adem Altan/AFP)

“I was going to attend the conference but we decided not to after they added Israeli officials to the Middle East session at the last minute,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Berlin, Reuters reported.

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Israeli firm to guarantee Rio Olympics security in 2016 in $2.2 billion deal

Israeli firm plans to make 2016 Rio Games a ‘technology hotbed of Israeli security solutions’

By i24news



An Israeli company has been awarded the tender to plan and coordinate the security concept for the 2016 Rio Olympics in a deal worth $2.2 billion, the IsraelDefense magazine reported Wednesday.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games organizers launch their bid to recruit 70,000 volunteers for the first Games to be held in South America ( Yasuyoshi Chiba (AFP/File) )

Rio 2016 Olympic Games organizers launch their bid to recruit 70,000 volunteers for the first Games to be held in South America – Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/File

International Security & Defence Systems (ISDS), a multi-national security company based in Nir Zvi, Israel with subsidiaries around the world, will act as a consultant as well as supply the security systems for the games. Continue Reading »

‘Anonymous’ cyber-terrorists warn Israel of impending cyber-attack

Cyber-group of anti-Israel hackers calls on its int’l band of “cyber warriors” to attack all major Israeli institutions & websites on Monday.


A group of anti-Israel hackers calling themselves ‘Anonymous Operation Israel’ called on “cyber warriors from across the planet” to attack Israel online on April 7th.

We are Anonymous

We are Anonymous – YouTube screenshot

“On April 7, 2014, we call upon our brothers and sisters to hack, deface, hijack, database leak, admin takeover, and DNS terminate the Israeli Cyberspace by any means necessary,” the group said in a YouTube video posted on April 2.

It is not the group’s first foray into cyber-warfare against the Jewish State. Continue Reading »

Security Points of the Israel-Palestinian Negotiations Come into Focus


After months of secret backroom talks, US & Israel leaders finally provided some clarity this week as to what security solutions they’re trying to achieve and about Abbas’ intransigence.



IDF soldiers detain Palestinian in Jordan Valley, September 20, 2013 Photo: REUTERS

Finally, after some 4-1/2 months of Israeli- Palestinian negotiations, some kind of game plan is beginning to emerge. Finally, some sort of indication about how this is all supposed to work – the logistics of the process, what a number of the key actors (namely the US and the Israelis) are thinking – is coming out into the open. Continue Reading »

Israel Holds 1st Int’l Energy, Defense & Strategy Conference

The conference discussed security threats to energy supply on a national & int’l level – including nuclear issues – and also how to make Israel’s recent “energy bonanza” more available to consumers.

By Yoni Kempinski & Tova Dvorin


Israel held its first joint conference between the Defense and Energy industries in Herziliya Thursday. Arutz Sheva had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Gal Luft, Conference Head of Steering Committee and Co-Director of Institute for Analysis of Global Security.

Dr. Gal Luft“This is the first time in Israel that we are trying to create a meeting of the minds between the Energy Industry and the Defense Industry,” Luft stated.  Continue Reading »

Palestinians immediately rejected U.S. ‘security proposal’ for Israel

The American security plan would ‘lead to prolonging & maintaining the occupation,’ unnamed Arab official explained.

By Reuters



The Palestinian Authority rejected ideas raised by visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday for security arrangements under a possible future peace accord with Israel, a Palestinian official said.

Abbas and Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. – Photo: AP

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity and declined to elaborate on the proposals, said Kerry presented them to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after discussing them separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Continue Reading »

Television crew sneaks 3D printed gun within inches of Israel’s PM

Israel’s Channel 10 report shows how easily Knesset security can be compromised with 3D printing technology as television crew printed plastic gun then snuck it into the Knesset undetected.

By Ynet



How difficult is it to assassinate a prime minister within the highly-secured Knesset compound? Not too difficult, it appears, as new technology enables one to sneak inside with a 3D-printed hand-gun.

The gun Photo: Channel 10

The gun – Photo: Channel 10

A Channel 10 camera crew tested the theory – and managed to walk in to the Knesset twice, carrying a plastic pistol printed according to easily downloadable blueprints.

The problem of “printed weapons” surfaced about two months ago, when Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old student from Texas, designed the first functional hand-gun to be printed, nearly in full, by a 3d printer. Continue Reading »

Arabs Sneak Through Jerusalem Security Wall

Arab protesters break huge hole in Israel’s security barrier, cross into Jerusalem & are welcomed with rubber bullets by Israel Border Guard.

By Maayana Miskin


Dozens of Arab men held a protest Friday against the security barrier that runs between Abu Dis and Jerusalem.

'Returning' from Israel after being fired at with rubber bullets - Screenshot

‘Returning’ from Israel after being fired at with rubber bullets – Screenshot

As part of the protest, the men took large hammers and created a gaping hole in the wall. Several men used the hole to enter Jerusalem without going through a security checkpoint.

The protest was part of the “Nakba Day” events in which Arabs mourn the creation of the state of Israel. Continue Reading »