U.S. Police Delegation in Israel to Learn Counter-Terrorism Techniques


The Jerusalem Post reports: Citing Israel’s preeminence in counter-terrorism – and the fact that it is the only country outside the United States to have a 9/11 memorial honoring every victim – a US police delegation arrived to visit the country on the 15th anniversary of the attack.

Fifty-two officers from seven states arrived on Wednesday for one week to train with multiple units, visit the new state-of-the-art police academy in Beit Shemesh, and hold a ceremony at Jerusalem’s 9/11 memorial on Sunday.

A similar delegation of a dozen US police chiefs from across the US participated here last month in a one week counter-terrorism seminar sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.

Israel Police Ch.-Supt. Yoni Zeitak said Thursday that the visit marks the first time that a police delegation from the US came to Israel to hold a 9/11 memorial.

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