Experts Call For Active-Shooter Drills Here In Wake Of Paris

Local Jewish institutions ramping up security. ‘This threat is not going away.’

01/13/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

As 5,000 French police and soldiers fanned out across the country to protect hundreds of Jewish institutions in the wake of last week’s attack at a Paris kosher supermarket, Jewish leaders here scrambled to assess security protocols and ramp up security measures.

France deploys 5000 troops to Jewish sites. Getty Images

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man In West Bank During Rioting

11/10/2014 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes with rioters near Hebron in the West Bank.

Netanyahu To Skip Mandela Memorial

12/08/2013 - 19:00

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela due to the high cost of transportation and security.

Shuls On Alert

White House issues security guidelines for houses of worship, stressing precaution.
09/09/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

With the High Holy Days coming just as the U.S. military is poised to launch a punitive attack on Syria, an emergency preparations guide for houses of worship was released last week at the White House. But officials stressed that it is being issued solely as a precaution.

Paul Goldenberg

Israel Is Walling Itself In

With fences and Iron Dome, hunkering down for the long haul.
01/10/2013 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Israel announced this week that it plans to build a fence on its Syrian border for security purposes. That makes perfect sense, given that Syria is in the midst of a horrific civil war whose ripple effect is fraught with uncertainty.

Our Duty, In The Diaspora

Once again, Israel is being attacked. But this time around, after having been to Israel, I know what kind of danger they are in.

It is striking. If Israel was proportionate in size to all the attention it gets from the U.N. and the world press, Israel would be at least as big as Russia. But alas, it is smaller than England, and its borders much less defensible. And there's no Israeli Channel to buffer surrounding hostile governments. There is no way around it: Israel is a mighty small chunk of land.

From the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa, the author could glimpse Lebanon, home of Hezbollah. Getty Images

Bergen Shuls On Edge As Security Beefs Up

After firebomb attack on N.J. synagogue, rabbi embraced by Rutherford neighbors.
01/16/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Just days after extinguishing flames in his bedroom from a firebomb attack, Rutherford, N.J., Rabbi Nosson Schuman has begun talking about turning this hate crime into an event that unites the entire community and brings together Jews of all denominations.

“We suffered 10 minutes of extreme hate and at least four days of great love and solidarity,” the rabbi said, noting that there was an interfaith event on Saturday night. “We’re now going to try to do something else to promote understanding and unity in the community.”

The torched Congregation Beth El in Rutherford: Hate followed by solidarity.

Homeland Security in Chicago to beef up Jewish security

10/31/2010 - 20:00

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.

They arrived Sunday and are working through the Chicago Jewish federation, according to Paul Goldenberg, national director of the Secure Community Network (SCN), a security agency that is the product of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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