The following item was featured in JTA on June 7:
Rudy to the rescue?
Rudolph Giuliani offered to help Israel fight crime.
“I am prepared to help you but it would have to be done on a clandestine basis, not publicly and not through a newspaper,” the former New York City mayor said Tuesday when asked by Yediot Achronot about recent calls by Israeli authorities to emulate his law-enforcement policies, which curbed crime in New York City. Giuliani noted that during his time as mayor, New York had 55 police officers for every 10,000 citizens, more than twice the figure in Israel.
Asked about plans by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to boost Israel’s police force, Giuliani stressed that it’s important for new personnel to undergo adequate training, but speculated that mandatory military service in Israel would help.
“One supposes that training someone who was in the military would be quicker and better,” he told the newspaper
Meanwhile, according to the Jerusalem Post, the thuggish Israeli Border Police are being shifted away from fighting “terror” to fighting crime in Israeli inner cities, a clear acknowledgement that Palestinian violent resistance is significantly reduced.