The "Jewish state" is getting a taste of New York’s finest, as the NYPD sets up a police presence in the Sharon district of "Israel".
New York detective Charlie Ben-Naim has set up office in Kfar Saba, as part of a counterterrorism effort for the US. The outpost was reportedly created to maintain a working relationship with "Israeli" security. NYPD has already stationed officers in cities like London and Toronto as a way to monitor terrorism operatives abroad.
Ben-Naim, who is an ex-"Israeli" citizen, is currently the only NYPD officer stationed in Sharon. He worked previously out of the Tel Aviv embassy. His new office reportedly bears a sign that reads, “New York Police Department, the best police department in the world.”
In 2010, NY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly praised the initiative, saying, "The NYPD has a great brand overseas. There's high expectations that come with these postings and we want to meet it, so that means a very careful selection process on our end."
NYPD operations in foreign cities have earned some criticism in past years, however. The Huffington Post reported in 2011 that FBI officials claimed anti-terror NYPD were accustom to breaking local laws of the foreign governments hosting them.
The NYPD is also currently embroiled in accusations of wrongfully monitoring Muslim citizens in the US.
We the people are just getting safer and safer all the time.