A delegation of senior American police commanders is in Israel this week as part
of a counterterrorism training seminar sponsored by the Anti-Defamation
The officials hail from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and
New Hampshire. A senior officer from the Italian National Police’s Counter
Terrorism unit is also participating in the seminar.
Micky Rosenfeld said the program will provide them with an opportunity to “learn
from each other and their Israeli counterparts.”
“The participants will
travel across Israel to interact with commanders from the Israel Police and
learn firsthand how Israel deals with terror,” Rosenfeld said.
program will cover topics such as border security, securing religious sites and
providing media response during crises.
Additionally, the officers will
meet with first-responders and discuss the psychological effect of terrorist
attacks. They will also tour Hadassah University Medical Center in
“Since 9/11, the Anti- Defamation League and the Israel
National Police have worked together to provide opportunities for the Israeli
police officers to share their experience in counter-terrorism with their
American counterparts,” Phyllis Gerably, director of the ADL Israel office,
said. “ADL trainings are conducted regularly in the US and in
“The meetings are beneficial for both the US and Israeli officers
who have a real chance to learn from one another.”