“We have to be able to ensure the security of our institutions — and that all the people who walk into the institutions feel safe coming in there.”
The important things are to be aware, have a plan and know how to respond to injuries.
“How do we balance warm welcome with necessary security? I think that’s what leadership is really wrestling with.”
“God forbid something happens, part of the narrative becomes, ‘Oh the rabbi told us it was safe, and we’re not safe.’ And that weighs heavily on me.”
Kushner was originally denied clearance, as he had too many “significant disqualifying factors.”
The barrier should come down not because it separates Arabs and Jews, but because it separates we Jews who live among Arabs from the rest of Israel.
Immigration staff turned away thousands at an entry point, concerned that they would commit criminal or security crimes.
It’s not clear how far $1 million can go in supporting year-round security programs. Singer urged others to donate as well.
I am accustomed to being a recipient of “random” additional screenings at the airport, but I was woefully unprepared for Israel’s immigration counter.
Kushner has not yet been approved to review “sensitive compartmented information,” blocking him at times from seeing the President’s Daily Brief.