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February 11, 2016 / 2 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Herzliya’

Security Forces Search for Terrorist in Herzliya

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Security forces in Herzliya are hunting for an Arab suspect believed to be planning a terror attack somewhere in the upscale coastal city.

Herzliya is home to a major industrial zone where numerous international corporations maintain their headquarters.

This search, however, is unrelated to the manhunt that continues in metropolitan Tel Aviv as police there search for the gunman who killed two and wounded eight others last Friday at a café on Dizengoff Street.

Police and other security personnel warn that Nashet Melhem, 31, is armed and dangerous and is still at large; and although they believe he is hiding somewhere in the north Tel Aviv neighborhood of Ramat Aviv, they are not sure exactly where.

The suspect believed to be hiding in Herzliya is described as a young man in his 20s who drove to the center of the city, where he abandoned his vehicle.

There are conflicting reports about the suspect having evaded a police checkpoint in Jerusalem: Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told JewishPress.com, “I’m not familiar with [reports that the suspect was] evading a checkpoint.”

He is reportedly a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Tzur Baher. The suspect allegedly argued with his father prior to leaving the family home, saying he was planning an attack.

“There is heightened security in the Herzliya area,” said, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld, who confirmed that forces are “searching for an east Jerusalem man in the Herzliya area. Police units are patrolling the streets,” he said.

Herzliya Mayor Moshe Fadlon ordered increased security at schools, kindergartens and other high-population sites as well. Police have asked the public to contact the “100″ hotline if they see anything or anyone who appears suspicious.

Redefining Elegance and Luxury in Israel.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Israel is a country blessed not only with historical significance but also the natural beauty of its extensive Mediterranean coastline. Complementing these organic endowments are more modern offerings including the best the world has to offer in the arts, culture, fine dining, and entertainment.

For those who appreciate such delights and wish to own a private vacation residence, Israel has quite a few options. However, The Ritz-Carlton has taken the concept of private vacation residences in Israel to a new higher upscale level.

Located in Herzliya Pituach, the most prestigious beachside suburb in Israel, The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, is a haven for those who love crystal water, powdery sand, the finest restaurants and international caliber shopping.

The project has won The European Property Award for Best Residential Development in Israel, 2014-2015. It is the small touches, amenities, high level of service and attention to detail that turn these private vacation residences into an oasis. With a roof top pool, fitness center, 2 story Ritz-Carlton spa, a private concierge, gourmet chef restaurant, bars and ball-room – these residences stand out.

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Russian-Israeli Stabs Arab worker

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A Jewish man with a Russian accent stabbed an Arab worker Monday in Herzliya, next to Tel Aviv, while yelling “Death to Arabs,” police said. The attacker confessed that he intentionally targeted an Arab. The victim suffered light wounds in his shoulder, was treated on the scene and hospitalized.

The assailant is a resident of Herzliya, and the Arab works for the city

‘Big Apple’ Tim Cook to Visit Israel Next Week

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to arrive in Israeli next week to launch his company’s new Israeli headquarters near Tel Aviv, Globes reported.

Israeli high-tech honchos and former President Shimon Peres at the inauguration in Herzliya, part of the Israeli version of Silicon Valley.

The Apple center will employ up to 800 people for development, marketing and sales. Apple has bought out two Israeli companies and hired their workers, as well as 150 employees laid off last year by Texas Instruments.

Shalit Prisoner Found in Herzliya

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

One of the terrorists released in the Gilad Shalit deal was found illegally residing in Herzliya on Monday, along with a group of 12 Palestinian Authority Arabs, according to a YNet report.

The terrorist had originally been arrested in connection to a shooting.

Police Disinter PA Arabs Sleeping Peacefully in Herzliya Graves

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

For the past few weeks, police in central Israel have been searching for the locations where Palestinian Authority Arab are sleeping when illegally staying overnight in the Tel Aviv area, according to a Tazpit report.

Palestinian Authority citizens with work permits are required to return to the PA controlled areas at night, but many don’t — creating a security risk.

Others, illegally cross the Green Line for work, thievery or as we’ve unfortunately and repeatedly experienced lately, deadly terror attacks.

Following some leads, the police began to search the area’s cemeteries, but found no signs of illegal PA Arabs, or that anyone else for that matter was living in the cemeteries.

On Saturday night, once again following a citizen’s reports of having seen Arabs in the Herzliya cemetery, police set up a stakeout, but despite the hours they spent in the graveyard, they still couldn’t find any illegal PA Arabs.

At the end of the stakeout, the police decided to check the inside of the vertical cemetery section currently under construction.

Israel has been building vertically tiered cemeteries in recent years to save space. Vertical cemeteries are concrete graves vaults or niches that are stacked horizontally side by side, and then vertically one on top of the other.

They found the first few niches empty, but when they continued to look, they found indications that someone was using the grave vaults for storage.

To their surprise, they then discovered the rest of the tombs were being used by the PA Arabs as overnight sleeping quarters and storage units.

Not much different than the Japanese sleeping pods being considered in Tel Aviv – but without the amenities or hostel fees.

Japanes pod hotel

Seven PA Arabs without work or entry permits, and some of them with stolen goods on them, were found sleeping peacefully in their graves.

Needless to say, they were disinterred and arrested.

Research and Academic Teaching of Terrorism in Israel and in the World

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

In recent years, academic research institutes and programs for the study of terrorism and homeland security have been established in many countries. This occurred due to a need to better understand terrorism, its roots and motivations, and in an attempt to improve policies for dealing with this dangerous worldwide phenomenon. The academic interest in terrorism dates back to the mid-1900s and the development of modern terrorism, but the number of academics who dealt with this phenomenon was small – comprising an academic community of a few dozed researchers mostly from academia in the United States, Europe and Israel. 9/11 – the deadliest terrorist attack in history, carried out on September 11, 2001 in the U.S. – marked the beginning of a world revolution in dealing with terrorism as a whole, with many governments devoting efforts and resources to increase their abilities to counter terrorism, and to recruit the business sector and technology companies in order to find an effective response to this serious threat to the world’s well-being. At the same time, the academic world was undergoing a revolution – numerous researchers chose to deal with issues related to terrorism and homeland security, universities designed special courses and curricula on the topic and large numbers of students showed interest in studying the field, aiming to develop a career in this area in government and security agencies, in the public and business sectors and in academia.

The academic revolution was ignited with the foundation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the United States, established in response of the failures that preceded 9/11. The DHS quickly became one of the largest U.S. government offices, employing approximately 250,000 people, and under its auspices the Science & Technology Directorate Office of University Programs (OUP) was established. As part of its mission, the OUP “builds a stable community of homeland security researchers and educators at U.S. colleges and universities, and fosters a homeland security culture within the academic community through research and educational programs.” To achieve these goals the OUP established 12 centers of excellence for academic research and teaching in the fields of terrorism and homeland security in universities across the U.S. Some of these centers are a consortium of several universities and each center has a specific area of responsibility as defined by the DHS. Thus, for example, the University of Southern California leads the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE); the center led by the University of Maryland (START) deals with the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. The other DHS centers of excellence located in various U.S. universities deal, among other, with research of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response, Explosives-Related Threats, Microbial Risk Assessment, Border Security and Immigration, Animal Disease Defense, Food Protection, Maritime Security, National Transportation Security, Coastal Hazards, and Visualization and Data Analytics.

One of the first centers of excellence in the world devoted to the research and teaching of terrorism is the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) established at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in 1996; it preceded the U.S. academic trend by five years. The Institute, that brought together the best academic minds and practitioners in the field of terrorism, quickly became one of the leading centers of excellence for the research of terrorism in the world. The Institute researchers and fellows were integrated in unique English language study programs developed at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy and teach in a special MA track in Government with the unique specialization for counter terrorism and homeland security and in special BA clusters in Hebrew and English. These popular programs attract dozens of international honor students who come to Israel from the best universities all over the world intending to develop and advance their academic and practical careers in the field of counter terrorism.

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