2018 Homeland Security Program

October 30, 2018

October 13th – 23rd, 2018 Sunday, October 14th

16:20 Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv Transfer to Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

19:00 Welcome briefing by: *Steve Pomerantz, JINSA Director of Counterterrorism Programs *Commander Yitzhak Almog, Israel National Police Attache to the U.S. and Canada

Location: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv 20:00 Welcome Dinner at The Hilton Hotel

Location: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Monday, October 15th

08:00 Drive to Beit Shemesh

09:00 Beit Shemesh New Police Academy:

* Briefing with the Head of the Police Academy BG Haim Blumenfeld

* Various lectures including on Police Training, and Bomb Disposal

* Briefing with the Head of Center of Leadership Commander Nir Ekron

* Visit the Policing Museum

16:00 Drive back to Tel Aviv

17:30 Briefing by Dr. Moshe Elad on Policing in the Middle East

Location: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

19:30 Dinner with TBD Speaker

Location: TBD

Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Tuesday, October 16th

08:10 Depart the hotel – Drive to Jerusalem

10:00 Meeting with Israel National Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich

Location: Jerusalem

11:00 Briefing by Special Crisis Volunteer Unit, United Hatzala

Location: United Hatzala Headquarters, Jerusalem 13:15 Depart Jerusalem

15:00 Briefing and Tour of Sharet Police Station with Police Superintendent Tzachi Sharabi

Location: South Tel Aviv

17:30 Lecture by Yitzhak Ashkenazi on Response to Mass Casualty Events

Location: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

FREE NIGHT – DINNER ON YOUR OWN. A list of recommended restaurants will be provided.

Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Wednesday, October 17th

08:15 09:00 Depart the hotel and drive to Kedma Subdistrict Briefing on Policing Within a Large Arab/Israeli Community with Commander Haim Zagarev and Tour of Kedma Subdistrict

11:30 LUNCH @ Kedma Subdistrict

13:30 Sderot – Living in the Shadow of Terrorism: Meeting with Chief Superintendent Michael Harari

19:30 Dinner TBD

Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 18th

08:00 Depart hotel

09:00 Briefing on Protecting Our Children from Exploitation with Commander Eti Besser at Ma’or Unit

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Briefing and Tour of Ben Gurion International Airport and Ben Gurion Subdistrict with Arik Cohen

Location: Ben Gurion Airport

16:00 Drive to Jerusalem

18:00 Dinner with Ronit Tubal, Police Officer and Survivor of a bus bombing in Jerusalem

Location: TBD, Jerusalem

20:00 OPTIONAL: Tour of the Western Wall Tunnels

Overnight: Hotel Inbal, Jerusalem

Friday, October 19th

08:30 Breakfast and discussion of Policing in Jerusalem

10:30 Tour Machane Yehuda Market

12:00 Lunch at Machane Yehuda

13:00 Stroll along the restored Jewish quarter, which is known as the Cardo

Walk along the historic Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross, through narrow alleys and souks to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

19:00 Shabbat Dinner

Overnight: Hotel Inbal, Jerusalem

Saturday, October 20th

Note: early morning departure

* Drive to the city Tiberias

* Visiting Hammat Tiberias Synagogue

* Visit Magdala

* Boating excursion on the Kineret (‘Sea of Galilee’)

* Visit the Christian Holy Sites including the Mount of Beatitudes – site of the Sermon on the Mount, Tabgha – site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, and Capernaum – one of the first villages where Jesus taught.

* Time permitting: Visit the Church of the Annunciation Drive back to Jerusalem

Free evening on your own

Overnight: Hotel Inbal, Jerusalem

Sunday, October 21st

08:30 Depart the hotel

09:00 Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum

Location: Jerusalem

11:30 Visit 9/11 Memorial

Location: Jerusalem

12:30 Lunch 15:00 Briefing by the special response unit Yassam on dealing with the aftermath of a terror attack, and Presentation about Policing Jerusalem

19:30 Dinner

Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

Monday, October 22nd 08:00 09:00 Depart Hotel Border Police and Border Crossing * Visit Magav Atarot (Border Police) with Briefing * Kalandia Checkpoint/Border Crossing * Jeep Patrol of the Border

12:00 15:00

Lunch TBD Briefing with the ISI (Shabak), Israel’s rough equivalent of the FBI


Overnight: Dinner Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

Tuesday, October 23rd

08:00 Depart Hotel for Shfar Am

10:00 Briefing by MG Jamal Hakrush on Policing Minority Communities and Meeting with Arab Police Students

13:00 Meeting with Gideon Avrami – Private Sector Security and working with the INP

Location: Azrieli Towers, Tel Aviv

18:00 Wrap-up Session 19:00 Dinner

20:00 Depart Hotel for Ben Gurion Airport