The ADL Motto: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it!
[We value our freedom, and they're always looking behind."]
Well, that is what thieves do, they look back to see if they are being chased by the victim. These Jews that you seem to be so enamoured with did arrived on your shores and were sent back. You love them as long as they are on someone else's backyard? What is wrong with your backyard? Take them to your backyard, and you would notice the Palestinians having no problems with Jewry. As it is, the conflict is over a Supramacist European Jewry taking advantage of people of color and stealing their land!
Albany chief sees Israel security strategies
By CAROL DeMARE, Staff writer
First published in print: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
From a tour of Jerusalem's Old City to the workings of Israeli-style bomb squads, Albany Police Chief Jim Tuffey's whirlwind visit to Israel revolved around an anti-terrorism seminar for 15 U.S. law enforcement officials.
The Israeli military and police officials discussed intelligence, anti-terrorism measures and overall protection of their country and demonstrated their techniques of "doing business," Tuffey said.
"Their way of life is always a step behind," he said. "I don't mean slowness. They are a lot more cautious than we are. We value our freedom, and they're always looking behind."
About five years ago, Israelis resumed going to outdoor cafes, an enjoyment that had been prohibited previously because of suicide bombers, he said.
The mid-November trip included a stop in Ashkelon, near the Gaza Strip. It was three weeks before war broke out in Gaza.
"There must have been an undercurrent and planning by the Hamas while we were there," said the 55-year-old chief.
The group consisted of FBI agents and police from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York and was underwritten by the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that fights anti-Semitism. Three ADL members from the Northeast office were with them.
Tuffey, a retired Albany detective, was head of the State Emergency Management Office when he was tapped by Mayor Jerry Jennings as chief.
The group met soldiers — all Israelis must serve three years in the armed forces — who staffed checkpoints at the Syrian border, as well as "a guy who runs the security for one of the biggest shopping malls in Jerusalem," Tuffey said. Cars are checked as they enter the mall, and sometimes they put a mirror under the car, he said.
Tuffey was impressed with the female soldiers who guard the Old City of Jerusalem where he attended a 4 a.m. Mass in a Roman Catholic church. "They are so intense as they watch the cameras." The Old City is a square mile where Christians, Jews, Armenians and Muslims live, he said. A rabbi walked them through a Friday night Shabbat service, explaining Judaism.
Tuffey was moved by the emotional and powerful Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem where the names of the six million killed are read over a recording. It takes a year to read all the names.
"It gave you a perspective of why the commitment is there today. ... It plays into the very deep-rooted commitment to say it will never happen again," the chief said.
The group had dinner with a military commander. "They eat with their guns. Their guns are part of their lives. Young kids in their late teens, early 20s are running these checkpoints," Tuffey said. "I guess we take things for granted."
One police station they saw had missiles that been shot at it "stacked outside, like we stack garbage."
"I value our freedom more today," he said. "I've become enamored with that country and read everything," especially about the current conflict and the difficulty in trying to bring a cease-fire.
"Health Insurance Claims in Personal Injury Actions: Rights, Remedies & Defenses Under New York Law" is the topic of a seminar/luncheon Thursday at the Marriott on Wolf Road in Colonie. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m.
The speaker, Jonathan Summers of Summers Law Firm, will review Health Insurance Subrogation Law in New York, with an emphasis on how to evaluate and defend health insurance subrogation claims. Assignment claims, contra trust reimbursement and statutory liens will be discussed.
The seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Members of the Albany County Bar Association, the sponsor, will be charged $40, nonmembers, $55. For more information, call 445-7691.
Carol DeMare can be reached at 454-5431 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Leigh Hornbeck contributed.
The trial of James Clairmont, 34, was scheduled to begin Tuesday in Saratoga County Court and continue today. Clairmont, of Gordon Lane, Gansevoort, faces counts of first-degree rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, unlawful imprisonment and third-degree assault for alleged incidents that occurred Dec. 22, 2007, and Feb. 15 of last year. Clairmont is represented by John Hogan. Assistant DA Jennifer Buckley is the prosecutor. Judge Jerry Scarano will preside over the trial.