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August 22, 2017 1:58 pm

After Latest Islamist Terror Atrocity in Europe, Israel Touted as Example to Emulate on Security

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Barcelona police vehicles rushing to the site of last week’s terror attack. Photo: Screenshot.

The latest Islamist terror atrocity in Europe — which left 15 people dead in Barcelona and Cambrils last week — has once again drawn attention to security deficiencies on the continent.

In the view of numerous observers, European nations have something to learn from Israel when it comes to keeping their citizens safe.

In an International Business Times op-ed published on Tuesday, retired British Army officer Richard Kemp and international human rights lawyer Arsen Ostrovsky highlighted Israel’s expertise in cyber security, counter-terrorism surveillance and behavioral profiling.

To mitigate the terror threat, they wrote, European governments will have to show “bold leadership” and recognize that “whether it is Barcelona, Nice, London, Berlin, Stockholm or Jerusalem, terror is terror.”

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The West, Kemp and Ostrovsky concluded, “must stand united, in unwavering solidarity and commitment if we are to defeat this global evil.”

Over the weekend, British journalist David Patrikarakos wrote in The Spectator, “We are fighting 21st century terrorism with 20th century methods. Nonetheless, more can, and must, be done. One country, above all, has the method and the solution: Israel.”

“This little country of eight million has been dealing with terrorism since the state’s inception 70 years ago,” he continued. “From airline hijackings to suicide bombers to stabbings, shooting and vehicle attacks, Israel has seen them all — and has adapted accordingly.”

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  • Peter Joffe

    I am pleased that the EU now calls Islam for what it does. Promotion of terror and now calls it an Atrocity. Islam is the purveyor of world wide ATROCITIES – NOT TRAGEDIES – ATROCITIES.

  • European governments are fighting 21st Century barbarians with a symbolic “Maginot Line” strategy, and it’s no wonder they’re losing. If Europeans desire to win, they need to discard their politically correct rubbish, and ask Israel for help.