U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen recently came to Israel for a special anti-terrorism conference in Jerusalem. Nielsen is the first US Cabinet Minister who had meetings in the brand new US Embassy in Jerusalem.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen met Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan. Erdan is Homeland Security Nielsen’s Israeli counterpart. This was the first meeting ever hosted by an American Cabinet member at the new US Embassy in Jerusalem.
Nielsen was in Israel for the opening of the International Homeland and Public Security Ministerial Forum, where she delivered a major speech.
Twenty ministers and vice ministers from 17 different countries participated in the conference. They focused on counter-terrorism and radicalization.
One very important point that she emphasized is that the countries need to work together. This is critical in today’s day and age. She explained that “if we prepare individually, we will fail collectively.” This is a complicated aspect in the fight against terrorism. First, terrorists need to be fought outside of the country’s borders. But, then, countries need to fight to keep the terrorists out of their borders.
With Prime Minister Netanyahu
With US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. I am happy that we are cooperating in the field of homeland security and in other areas. We have no better ally than the United States, and the United States has no better ally than Israel! pic.twitter.com/T3al26wrPG
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) June 13, 2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen.
“I’m glad we’re cooperating on homeland security and everything. We have no greater ally than the United States. That’s clear. But I think that you have no better ally than Israel” pic.twitter.com/UU3t4bCNmZ
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) June 13, 2018
Our trip to #Israel has been incredible. From listening to and learning from intl stakeholders at the #IHSF18, to meeting w both @netanyahu & @giladerdan1 on how they protect Israel from persistent threats, this visit has been a great success. Thank you all, for your partnership! pic.twitter.com/xXYTFGy913
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) June 14, 2018
Today I had the distinct honor of being the first member of @POTUS’ @Cabinet to host a meeting in the new @usembassyjlm, discussing with Israeli Minister of Public Security @giladerdan1 our strong & enduring relationship with #Israel. pic.twitter.com/neqE1psuQS
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) June 11, 2018