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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

United States and Israel work together against terror

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Israeli leaders the United States is dedicated to protect both countries against terrorist threats.
Napolitano met Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich in Jerusalem as part of her international trip to Asia and the Middle East, the department said in a release.
"As a steadfast ally to Israel, the United States is committed to continuing our strong partnership to defend both countries against new and evolving terrorist threats," Napolitano said.
"The Department of Homeland Security will continue to work closely with the Israeli government and other nations around the world to strengthen the security of the international aviation system, safe the global supply chain, protect our vital cyber networks and infrastructure, and improve disaster preparedness and response capabilities."
Napolitano also discussed the department's efforts to fight the trafficking of chemicals used to manufacture ad hoc explosive devices and the need for the United States and Israel to work together to protect citizens of both countries from threats of terrorism.

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