Tag Archives: Israel

More dark net seizures

This article reports the closure of DeepDotWeb, a “central node” search and marketing site on the dark net “that helped buyers of illicit goods like drugs and counterfeit items find what they wanted for a commission.” Two Israeli citizens were … Continue reading

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Lone operators dominate people smuggling from Africa

This article reports a new study that disputes the common view that organized crime groups dominate people smuggling from Africa to Europe. Focusing on the disastrous 2013 shipwreck off Italy in which 360 migrants died, the study found 292 people … Continue reading

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“Low policing” in Israel

This article reports results of a new emphasis on policing everyday problems like noise and traffic in Israel, where counter-terror policing has traditionally had the highest priority. The effort, which started by asking residents to identify their biggest concerns, has … Continue reading

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Sensitive issues for Interpol

Interpol holds its 85th General Assembly November 7-10 in Bali, Indonesia. Among the agenda items are applications for membership from Taiwan and the Palestinian Authority. Taiwan was previously a member but was forced to withdraw in 1984 at China’s insistence. … Continue reading

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Policing Arab communities in Israel

This article describes challenges faced in cities and towns in Israel where the population is mainly Arab, including increased crime. The Israeli police are trying to recruit more Arab officers but observers say that effective policing has yet to be … Continue reading

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Policing Israel’s Arab communities

This article reports Israeli plans to open additional police stations in Arab communities and the recent appointment of the first Muslim assistant chief. However critics complain that this will amount to separate but unequal policing, saying police treat Arab communities … Continue reading

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Israel-Palestine police cooperation

This article describes operational cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian police, in spite of larger political issues. Recently, the two heads of police along with the Jordanian Interior Minister jointly received the annual leadership award presented by the Police Executive Research … Continue reading

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