Potential Palestinian terrorists crossing Israel’s security barrier ‘without any trouble’

Potential Palestinian terrorists crossing Israel’s security barrier ‘without any trouble’

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has failed to halt the illegal influx of tens of thousands of Palestinians, including operatives of leading insurgency groups. Officials said the Israeli military has acknowledged the failure to stop or significantly reduce the infiltration of Palestinians from the West Bank. The officials said the multi-billion-dollar security barrier […]

Israel and Seattle researched ‘hot spots’ for reducing urban crime

Israel and Seattle researched ‘hot spots’ for reducing urban crime

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has developed a formula to increase urban security. David Weisburd, a professor at Hebrew University’s Jerusalem Institute of Criminology, completed a 16-year study in cooperation with the U.S. city of Seattle, Wash. to understand trends in urban crime. “With concentrated policing in those identified hot spots, officers can act […]

Israel’s Iron Dome success rate exceeds expectations

Israel’s Iron Dome success rate exceeds expectations

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military said the newly-deployed Iron Dome system could destroy a range of airborne threats. The military said Iron Dome, manufactured by the state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, has been configured to intercept mortars. The system, used heavily in the Israel-Hamas mini-war this month, is also said to be […]

Israel, 2012: New civil defense system alerts cell phones to incoming missiles

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been testing new ways to enhance its missile alert network. Officials said the military’s Home Front Command has been working to refine a method to use standard cellular phone communications to warn Israelis of an impending missile strike. They said the command conducted a test of […]

Jews, Christians and the N.Y. Times’ Tom Friedman

Jews, Christians and the N.Y. Times’ Tom Friedman

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch Almost everyone who lives in New York City knows that I am Jewish. Most know that I am a secular Jew who believes in God, the afterlife, reward and punishment, and that I hope to be rewarded. I have spent much of my professional life stressing how important it […]

Report: Hizbullah preparing missile war on Israel as Iran braces for attack

Report: Hizbullah preparing missile war on Israel as Iran braces for attack

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah is planning for war with Israel, a report said. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs asserted that Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah, in coordination with Teheran, has been meeting senior commanders to plan for war with the Jewish state. The center, in a report by Shimon Shapira, said […]