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Homeland security is like a new company
Internal security is a matter to which a total effort should be devoted. The solution requires the preparation of the entire security system, but also a civilian effort, and sometimes even giving up privacy in favor of personal security. If we do this, the state and the security mechanisms will know more about all of us, but they will also know much more about our enemies from within. Saving one soul in Israel is worth giving up some privacy.
The question of the questions, rightly so, is how many will benefit and how many will suffer from the establishment of laws or the use of new technologies. Well, in a digital world where it’s easy to track everyone (the state will know where you are and what you’ve done), the suffering of the citizens will be minor, but the bloodmen will have a very hard time hiding their actions. The country should use tools that work in other countries (there is no drug trade in Singapore), and tools that the harmful side did not know how to deal with: technology. This is how we won several wars.
Step A – accurate measurement so that we know the degree of improvement. In everything that is done in internal security, a feedback loop is necessary to improve and optimize the continuation or to cancel what has been done.
Phase B – Using the state’s weapons to fight the internal security problems mentioned above: technology and quality personnel. By exercising free thought, one realizes that the madness surrounding the invasion of privacy can also be the root of the solution to the problem.
Terrorism within the territories of the State of Israel
Here I gave one example of using technology and “borrowing privacy” from people to defeat terrorism:
- Determining certain areas where check-in is mandatory (check-out will be automatic), meaning the state will know who is and where he is: “I am Mr. x at point y and want to enter area z.” Check-in will be done according to place or time and the like through a national application (without discrimination of race, sex or religion).
- If a person is caught in a no-check-in area, they will be severely punished. How will the state know that he did not check-in: crossings that will only be opened by check-in, a cell phone signal without proper check-in, checks by police officers.
- The mobile phone will be the only identity card, it will have constant location recognition and from it it will be possible to receive voice and photo and confirm them automatically.
- As long as there is danger to the public, the state will be able to force check-in and will know when a person is staying in a place without check-in. Ensuring this will provide more security for those who walk around in an area where all people are identified and it is possible to determine their place.
Examples of using check-in:
- Temple Mount – receiving entry permits in the application. All worshipers are marked: checked in or not.
- Checkpoints – the checkpoint will be opened upon presentation of a check-in, so soldiers will not have to approach people.
- In agricultural areas – mandatory check-in for everyone will make it difficult for thieves of agricultural goods.
Another solution that is a long-term solution is a uniform education system that enables an introduction to the sectors in Israel – Jewish, religious Jew, Muslim, Christian, etc. Acquaintance between all sectors will allow a better understanding and learning of their culture and language and the needs of all citizens in Israel, will reduce the fear and minimize the misconceptions that each side has about the other.
No government in the Negev and the rest of Israel
Failure to govern in the Negev is a symptom of an inability to govern in Israel in general. Addressing the root of the problem requires a change in the government structure :
- Enacting a law that does not allow one to live in a place without appropriate permits and enforce it throughout Israel. Demolition orders will be issued in weeks, not decades.
- Appointment of an administrator for “alignment” in all of Israel – buildings will be built in the country only according to law.
- Adding standards to thousands of inspectors who will enforce the law.
Everyone knows who the criminals are and who the crime families are, the problem is: how do you convict them?
- Using digital money and monitored digital invoices will make it very difficult to manage organized crime. Every money transfer or invoice is audited and linked.
- A new type of tagging before authorization and easier. Tagging people who have a reasonable chance of engaging in illegal activity. After tagging, they will track their location and flight to their conversations. If the offender violates any of these rules, he will be punished immediately. Courts will label people and unlabel them. Example: Following a complaint about a neighbor who is dangerous to children in the neighborhood, the police could attach an electronic bracelet to the suspect that would constantly know where he is and what he is saying. Why hasn’t this been done before? There were no mobile phones and appropriate technology. Today 90% of people have mobile phones.
- Heavy penalties for anyone involved in organized crime.
- War on the pocket – huge fines for anyone convicted of participating in organized crime.
- Permission to give video testimony to reduce the danger to witnesses.
Preventing the use of prohibited substances
- Frequent drug and alcohol testing to avoid prison and drug and alcohol institutions.
- Marking drug and alcohol addicts and constantly monitoring their whereabouts with the help of a national application and facial recognition. This is a serious violation of their privacy, but it is the least of their problems. This is the best way to see that they are clean and undergoing restoration. It basically gives the authorities feedback on the learning process they need to carry out.
- Extensive explanation of the meanings of drug and alcohol use and the punishment for these acts.
- Disproportionate punishment for drug use and trafficking (as in Singapore) and thinking about a creative solution for users addicted to illegal substances, thus preventing their harm to their children and society.
- Constant treatment of addicts: in cheap ways and new methods without drugs, such as positive thinking and optimism as well as in addiction treatment centers.
A wild ride on the roads
Dangerous driving on the roads can be easily solved by attaching a safety score to each driver and charging an appropriate fee for driving on the roads.
itself as an ally
Israel must always have a close ally. Israel cannot face big countries alone.
Military superiority over all our enemies
For Israel, military superiority is essential due to its unique geopolitical location, surrounded by countries that were previously hostile to its existence. Ensuring a strong and advanced army deters potential attackers, maintains stability in the region and preserves the country’s sovereignty and security.
A solid economy is essential for Israel as it allows the country to maintain a high standard of living for its citizens, invest in critical infrastructure and support its military and security apparatus. The economic resilience also allows Israel to withstand external pressures, sanctions and diplomatic challenges, while cultivating international trade relations and strong alliances.
Technological and scientific superiority
Israel’s commitment to innovation, technology and scientific research earned it the nickname “the startup nation”. This superiority not only drives economic growth, but also contributes to progress in the defense, agriculture, medical and other industries. By maintaining a technological edge, Israel can ensure its resilience and adaptability in the face of global challenges and opportunities.
Supremacy in unity and righteousness
Israel is a diverse nation with citizens from different cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Achieving supremacy in unity is essential for fostering social cohesion, a strong national identity and a sense of shared values. This unity allows Israel to deal with external threats and challenges more effectively and promotes a more harmonious and prosperous society.
A warning to where our enemies are looking
Timely warning and quality intelligence are essential for Israel’s security for several reasons as will be detailed below.
Israel is a country without strategic depth, so early warning against potential threats is important: accurate and timely intelligence allows Israel to identify and anticipate emerging threats from hostile countries, terrorist organizations and other non-state actors. This early warning system allows the country to take proactive measures to prevent or reduce potential attacks and thus protect its citizens and critical infrastructure.
Informed decision-making – intelligence plays a vital role in informing the decision-making process of Israel’s political and military leadership. By providing insight into the intentions, capabilities, and plans of potential adversaries, intelligence helps leaders make informed choices about diplomacy, defense strategy, and resource allocation, ultimately improving Israel’s overall security.
Countering terrorism – Israel faces ongoing threats from terrorist groups, such as Hamas and Hezbollah. Gathering and analyzing intelligence is essential for tracking the activities, funding and networks of these organizations. By uncovering plots and disrupting terrorist cells, Israeli intelligence agencies can prevent or minimize the impact of attacks in the country.
Cyber Security – The cyber domain has become a critical battlefield in modern conflicts. The Israeli intelligence agencies must be ahead of the adversaries in the cyber space to protect the sensitive information and the critical infrastructure of the country against cyber attacks. This type of activity includes monitoring, thwarting and preventing cyber espionage and other malicious activities by hostile actors.
Covert operations – the intelligence allows Israel to carry out covert operations that disrupt or neutralize threats before they materialize. These operations may include targeted assassinations, sabotage or infiltrating hostile networks to collect valuable information. Such actions can weaken opponents, reduce their capabilities and deter further aggression.
Diplomatic leverage – strong intelligence capabilities can provide Israel with valuable diplomatic leverage in its interactions with other countries. By sharing relevant intelligence with allies or using it as a bargaining chip in negotiations, Israel can build stronger international partnerships and advance its strategic interests.
Regional stability – Israel’s intelligence capabilities contribute to maintaining regional stability through monitoring and dealing with factors that destabilize the Middle East. Keeping information about possible power changes, conflicts and regional dynamics will help Israel adjust its policies and strategies accordingly and ensure its long-term security and stability in a volatile region.
Given its small size and the proximity of hostile neighbors, Israel must prioritize strategic depth to ensure its long-term survival.
Technology and the quality of the Israeli fighters has brought Israel to the safe place where we are. The combination of non-governmental companies and government companies brought Israel to be at the forefront of the world with a magnificent military industry.
It seems that AI and small equipment such as small drones will be at the forefront of war technology. The trick would be to assemble hundreds of thousands of drones or small vessels that know how to attack without a satellite signal or any connection with a disruptive external party.
It would be very difficult for a normal army to defend against thousands of small weapons attacking it. Protection from such tiny tools is equally needed.
The defensive approach
Experience shows that a defensive approach against provocations or attacks does not work. It often leads to escalation. Against our enemies we must have an offensive line.
Deterrence – a disproportionate response that changes the balance
A disproportionate response such as the demolition of the Da’aheh neighborhood in Lebanon resulted in the desired deterrence. True deterrence makes the adversary realize that he will not achieve his goal on his current path. Faced with the threat of Gaza, Lebanon and Syria, the most logical response is to react disproportionately to their actions against us. A disproportionate response could be the occupation of territory for any hostile action against us, this could be an excellent tool against Gaza and the territories.
Deterrence usually solves the matter with Arab countries. In Lebanon it works well.
The elimination of the leadership
The elimination of the leadership of terrorist organizations and the like brought impressive results to Israel. It is an operation that is very asymmetric, hence its effectiveness. Israel can take such steps. But on the other hand, the other side is very limited by this.
Balance of horror
The balance of nuclear terror contributes greatly to world stability. Israel needs to continue to develop advanced nuclear weapons to maintain this balance of terror. A hydrogen bomb can contribute a lot to maintaining the balance of terror in the world.
Talk to the enemies as well
One of the surprising things will be to convince enemies – not to be enemies anymore by feeding their interests. Iran is using Israel as a symbol of the suffering of the Iranian people, although the chance is very small, but it is possible to reverse the creation like in the revolution in 1979. You have to keep trying.
Conquer territory, not people
One of our mistakes is conquering populations, despite warnings from the past.
By occupation I mean as a response to an attack against us, as in Israel’s wars.
It is forbidden to control people and populations, and we do not need residents who are not exemplary citizens.
Everything possible should be done so that the punishment for an attack against us is the occupation of a territory with zero people in it.