USA - New York Eyes Israeli Security Solutions

Arno Froese

After an antisemitic stabbing rampage in Ramapo’s Monsey community on Dec. 28 shocked the world, the town’s authorities have announced plans to install an Israeli-developed emergency response platform to protect the community.

Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht said the town would trial the “Gabriel,” an affordable crisis platform incorporating a smart panic button to alert and communicate with emergency teams, and also bolster law enforcement capabilities through the installation of cameras and automated license plate readers.

Founded in 2016 by Yoni Sherizen and Asaf Adler, Gabriel can instantly provide first responders with video access and a dynamic map of the scene of an ongoing attack at so-called “soft targets” and communal spaces.

“The Gabriel system is very aptly named—Gabriel was known as a great guardian angel, and he was also known as the enemy trumpeter,” said Specht at a press conference. “This device acts as a guardian angel and as a siren. It was developed by people who are veterans of agencies who have a little bit of experience of fighting terrorism—the IDF and the Mossad.”

That attack in Monsey capped a string of incidents in which Jews have been physically attacked or accosted in the New York metropolitan area, including a shooting at a kosher supermarket in New Jersey that left two members of the hassidic community dead.

“Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be ‘if’ another attack happens again but ‘when’... and that means we need to protect our children, communities and locations as best as possible,” Sherizen told The Jerusalem Post. “Gabriel is empowering communities with the right tools to take measures that improve preparedness significantly for the critical seconds that save lives.”, 5 January 2020

Arno's commentary

Israel to the rescue! When comparing Israel with any other nation on planet earth, one quickly realizes that their intelligence and security apparatus are second to none. Thus, more and more nations and global corporations are looking to Israel for security. But, where does Israel’s security come from? Daniel introduces his third night vision with these words: “In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans” (Daniel 9:1). This is rather noteworthy, because the Medes took over Babylon, today’s Iran and Iraq. It is Gabriel who comes to answer Daniel’s confession: “Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding” (Daniel 9:21-22). This type of skill and understanding is quite evident among the people of Israel.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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