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.’
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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 »
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’.
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 »
MK Yariv Levin states that ‘no one’ trusts Balad MKs with classified information, even when they’re serving on Knesset committees.
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.
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“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.
Israeli firm plans to make 2016 Rio Games a ‘technology hotbed of Israeli security solutions’
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 – 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 »
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 – 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 »
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.
“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 »
The American security plan would ‘lead to prolonging & maintaining the occupation,’ unnamed Arab official explained.
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.
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 »
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.
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
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 »
Arab protesters break huge hole in Israel’s security barrier, cross into Jerusalem & are welcomed with rubber bullets by Israel Border Guard.
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
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 »