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Dr. Joshua Gleis is the president of Gleis Security Consulting, a leading security firm that has trained and protected hundreds of houses of worship, schools and other institutions around the United States. Learn more at: www.gleisconsulting.com. He is also the author of Withdrawing Under Fire: Lessons Learned from Islamist Insurgencies, and co-author of Hezbollah & Hamas: A Comparative Study.

ARTICLES BY: Joshua Gleis


May 5, 2019 7:19 am
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Five Practical Steps to Securing Your Synagogue

The recent attacks on synagogues, churches, and mosques worldwide have highlighted what law enforcement agencies have been warning for some time: houses of worship are...

April 2, 2015 11:45 am
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Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Jewish Summer Camps

With signs of spring just barely starting to show, it might be hard to imagine that camp directors from coast to coast are dusting off...

January 28, 2015 7:12 pm
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Ten Lessons Learned by Hezbollah From Israel’s Summer War in Gaza

It seems like an eternity ago that fighting raged in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, dubbed by the IDF as Operation Protective Edge. Nonstop coverage...

July 18, 2014 12:15 am
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Is Israel Acting Disproportionately?

It has been nearly two weeks since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, in a stated effort to quell rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and...

July 4, 2014 9:08 am
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Happy Fourth of July, Kurdistan

Pop quiz: What side does the United States support? On one side are the Iraqi Kurds. Backed publicly by Turkey and Israel, and privately, by...

November 16, 2012 3:54 pm
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Operation Pillar of Defense: Israel’s Game Changing War

The recent flare up of violence between Israel and the Hamas, dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense by the Israelis, has highlighted three specific game changes from wars...

August 12, 2012 12:40 am
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Syria Could Attack Israel as a Diversion

It's been over 16 months since the "Arab Spring" first reached the shores of Syria. 16 months of gun battles, defections and condemnations ...

March 7, 2012 10:35 am
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How the Presidential Election Could Lead to an Israeli Strike on Iran

National elections have long caught the attention of both domestic and foreign populations, and nowhere has this been more evident than in U.S....

February 24, 2012 3:06 pm
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Never Underestimate Israeli Ingenuity

As the battle of both words and deeds heats up between Iran and the west, some experts have begun to question whether Israel even...

February 15, 2012 10:18 am
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How Not to Withdraw From Afghanistan

Last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stated publicly for the first time that the United States would end combat operations in Afghanistan by mid-2013....

December 26, 2011 10:15 am
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Happy Holidays: Time to Increase Our Operational Security

As anyone in the security field will tell you, with holiday cheer comes a higher risk of terrorist attack. Holidays in general are always...

October 30, 2011 11:57 am
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Fall of the Gaddafi Regime: A Brief Analysis

On October 20, 2011, the former strongman of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, was captured and killed in his hometown of Sirte. The "King of Kings" of...

October 18, 2011 12:09 am
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Negotiating with Terrorists

The world has just witnessed yet another historic, lopsided prisoner exchange between Israel and a terrorist organization. When Hamas abducted Gilad Shalit back in June...

September 17, 2011 10:13 pm
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NYPD Pledges Vigilance Over Jewish High Holidays

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly hosted the Jewish community at NYPD Headquarters as part of the Annual High Holy Days Briefing. Speakers included Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Commissioner...

Culture

Israeli Shalva Band’s Eurovision Performance Praised for ‘Making Dreams Come True’

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs commended the country's Shalva Band following...

Eurovision Fans Hit Tel Aviv Beach Ahead of Saturday Final

Hundreds of tourists and concertgoers packed into a seafront Eurovision park in Tel Aviv on Friday, soaking in the late...

Features

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu and Group of Ex-Security Officials Clash Over Potentia...

A group of 200 former Israeli security officials sent a formal letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denouncing the...

Middle East

Israel Condemns Top UN Official for Meeting With Hezbollah Leader

Israel on Tuesday condemned a top UN official for meeting with a Hezbollah leader in Lebanon. A day earlier, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis tweeted, “Grateful for an open...

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