Israeli Security Model Schedule

 

Seminar Dates – March 10-17, 2018

Sessions and site visits give a unique look into security operations of Israel’s most secured facilities and protected environments: government facilities, borders, critical infrastructure and more. Also, the curricula cover many Israeli agencies involved in both local and national security, threat identification and mitigation approaches, emergency preparedness and response capabilities, and innovations in security technology. Browse the Seminar Schedule by Day:

Saturday

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Check-in to Dan Panorama Tel Aviv , Tel Aviv
Reception and welcome dinner at 8:00PM – 9:30PM (meet at hotel lobby)

Sunday

07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 – 10:30 Introduction to the Israeli Security Model

Presentation lead by Amotz Brandes – Managing Partner Chameleon Associates

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This training module will provide attendees with an overview and background to the Israeli Security Model. This presentation aims to provide a methodological context for the attendees with regards to information they will absorb during the course and site visits. The presentation will discuss key issues that make the Israeli Security Model unique in the world to include but not be limited to: a human centric security model, down-up decision making structure, a proactive culture and stance, a clear separation of duties between intelligence law enforcement and security, the use of Predictive Profiling and threat assessment, threat-oriented and not risk oriented security.

10:30 – 12:30 Principles of Proactive Security

Presentation lead by Amotz Brandes – Managing Partner Chameleon Associates

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This is an introductory presentation that outlines for the trainees the fundamental elements of threat oriented security. The trainer will address such concept is human based security system, Predictive Profiling, Security Questioning, Bottom-up Security System and more.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

14:00– 17:00 The “Arab Spring” and its Impact on the World – International and Domestic Security Threats

Presentation lead by Brig. General (Ret) Shalom Harari

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International and Domestic Security Threats.  Brig Gen (ret) Shalom Harari will give an overview of the geopolitics of the Middle East in the context of the “Arab Spring” and its impact on the world. He will emphasize the religious, ideological and political forces that fight for influence, territory and power in the Arab and Muslim world. Students will discuss to what extent these and other factors are important in their home countries and, how they differ.

End of Day One

Monday

06:45 – 07:45 Breakfast

08:30 – 10:00 The IMI Academy – Introduction

Presentation lead by CEO of IMI Academy and Head of Training Department

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Participants will get an overview presentation of the function and capabilities of IMI Academy and the role it plays in training security professionals for a variety governmental, non-profit and private organizations in Israel.

10:15 – 12:30 The Israeli Tactical Shooting Technique  – Demonstration lead by IMI Academy Head Trainer 

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Trainees will learn and practice Israeli shooting techniques in different threat scenarios. The Israeli shooting technique is based on the capability of a single security officer to respond immediately and effectively to a situation to a violent assault by one or more individuals. Participants will simulate tactical scenarios and experience and practice Israeli shooting techniques at the range.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 17:00 Krav Maga

Demonstration lead by IMI Academy Head Krav Maga Trainer

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Introduction to Krav Maga and the key concepts behind it. This training will include simulations by expert Krav Maga instructors. IMI will focus on the use of Krav Maga as a tool for use by unarmed and armed officers to deal with a violent attacker. Instructor will demonstrate the techniques used by Israeli security officers to counter suicide bombers, armed assailants and more.

Back to Tel Aviv Hotel

Tuesday

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

09:00 – 12:00 Securing Critical Infrastructure: Air Transportation – Ben Gurion Intl Airport

Demonstration lead by Ben Gurion Airport (CLASSIFIED)

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Airport security remains a strong emphasis of many countries’ counter-terrorism strategies. In this session, the Security staff at the Ben Gurion Airport will discuss with participants the security approaches and capabilities at what is often called the most protected airport in the world. Participants will learn about the extensive security strategies that cover all aspects of airport operations from outside the terminal to passenger venues to tarmac operations. Participants will see how human and technical security methodologies and procedures are used to predict threats and deter terrorism threats. In addition, the session will include information on the extent to which Ben Gurion’s security extends to airline operations overseas whose passengers’ destination is Ben  Gurion. Participants will discuss the applicability of the Airport’s approach to other airports which have differing passenger loads and geographical operations.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Across Cultures and Religions – a Visit to an Arab Village Mosque and Church

Presentation lead by Brig. General (Ret) Shalom Harari

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The group will be hosted at an Arab Village where they will learn about Arab Muslim and Christian Communities in Israel. They will visit a Mosque to learn about Arab Muslim culture and how they see themselves in Israel as a religious and ethnic minority. The group will also visit an Arab Christian Monastery where they will learn about the history Arab Christian communities in Israel.

Back to Tel Aviv Hotel

19:30 Evening Tour to the Old City of Jaffa (Optional)

Lead by Amotz Brandes, Director, Chameleon Associates

Jaffa is the oldest and perhaps most famous of the ports along the Israel’s coast. From Jaffa port, the Bible records that the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish. Some claim that Jaffa was named after Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah, who built it after the Great Flood. A Hebrew etymology indicates that the city is called Jaffa because of its beauty (yofi in Hebrew).

Wednesday

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

09:00 – 12:00 Sderot – Civilian Preparedness and Response to Terrorism

Presentation and Tour lead by City of Sderot’s Security Department

Israeli bomb disposal experts inspect the damage and collect the remains of a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip outside a house in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on July 31, 2014. Israel said it would not pull troops from Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp United Nations criticism over the Palestinian civilian death toll. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ
Sderot is located less than a mile from Gaza (the closest point is 840 m) and has been an ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip since 2001. Participants will meet with city officials to discuss how the community prepares and reacts to that constant threat. The city’s emergency and security managers will discuss the challenges of maintaining normal municipal services while operating under an a severe emergency situation and will describe the relationships between the City, Army, Police and other government agencies before, during and after a terrorist attack. At the end of the presentation, the group will travel to a nearby viewpoint over the Gaza Strip where they will be briefed about border security challenges in this area.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 – A visit to The Israeli National Police Academy – Law Enforcement Training

Israeli National Police Academy pic.Participants will get an overview presentation of The National Police Academy. The Police Academy inaugurated in January 2015, combines all of the Israel Police training under one roof. The Academy aims to optimize training by using the means and resources at its disposal for multiple and varied training courses.  This efficiency allows the police to allocate a smaller number of resources to a larger number of training courses, cutting costs and expanding budgets for new equipment and courses.

Back to Tel Aviv Hotel

Thursday

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 Securing Critical Infrastructure: Secure Borders: Keeping Threats Out – The Security Fence

Site visit lead by Amotz Brandes Managing Partner Chameleon Associates

The old city of Jerusalem is the most disputed territory in history that is serves as a tourist destination, a pilgrimage site, a cultural and political center and the as residence of a vibrant and ethnically and religiously diverse population.

10:30 – 12:15 Securing Government Installations and Continuity of Government – The Israeli Parliament (The Knesset)

kenesset-pic-150x150Government facilities serve as symbols of a country and its values, thus presenting very attractive targets to terrorists.  In Israel, the Knesset is a very powerful symbol of the democratic State of Israel.  The Knesset Guard is the security force in charge of protecting the Knesset and its elected members.  Unlike other Israeli security forces, but similar to operations in other countries, the Knesset Guard is independent, and not supervised by the Israeli Police or the Israeli General Security Services.  The Knesset Guard’s unique independent status maintains the separation of powers between the judicial, legislative and executive branches within the Israeli government.  Participants will learn about the politically diverse composition of Knesset members that complicates security arrangements, strategies to facilitate citizen access to the Knesset and its members, and threat assessment and security approach from the Knesset Guard Sergeant-at-Arms.

12:30 – 13:30 The Supreme Court of Israel – Site visit lead by Supreme Court Security Department

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The Supreme Court of Israel is the highest court in Israel. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all other courts and, in some cases, original jurisdiction.
The building opened in 1992 and is a blend of enclosed and open spaces; old and new; lines and circles. Approaching the Supreme Court library, one enters the pyramid area, a large space that serves as a turning point before the entrance to the courtrooms. This serene space acts as the inner “gate house” of the Supreme Court building.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Securing Critical Infrastructure: Monuments and Icons

Site visit lead by Amotz Brandes Managing Partner Chameleon Associates

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There are those who say that the old city of Jerusalem poses the most difficult security challenge in the world. Less than 0.5 square miles, the city houses the most sacred religious sites to Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

15:30 – 17:30 The Old City of Jerusalem

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A site visit of the Via Dolorosa, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Old Market and the Jewish Quarter.

Back to Tel Aviv Hotel

Friday

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

10:00 – 11:30 Sea of the Galilee and Christian sites

11:30 – 13:00 Keeping Border Security in an Unstable and Volatile Environment – The Golan Heights

Site visits lead by Chameleon Associates

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Attendees will visit Israel’s borders with Syria briefed on the volatile situation across the border. Trainees will see firsthand (and from a safe distance) the influence of the “Arab Spring” on the forces and power struggle in Syria. A historical overview will be given on the wars fought in that region and the political impact it still has on world affairs.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch in a Druze Village on the Golan Heights – The Challenge of Conflicting Allegiances

Site visit lead by Chameleon Associates

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Trainees will be introduced to the Druze culture and traditions and the unique and difficult position of the Druze whose people are spread across three countries at war with each other. The trainees will learn about the conflicts of allegiance between ethnicity, religion, country and family that the Druze are challenged with daily.

17:15 – 18:45 Farewell Dinner – Old city of Caesarea

Site visit lead by Amotz Brandes Managing Partner Chameleon Associates

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We finish this seminar with a farewell dinner at the old Roman port of Caesarea. Participants will be asked to share their lessons learned from the seminar. A certificate of completion will be handed to trainees.

Saturday

21 Hotel check out 11AM – Departure