Police on Sunday, 6 Nissan 5772 summoned a Jerusalem resident for questioning in the Russian Compound stationhouse. The man called for questioning is a Breslov chossid, and to his surprise, when he arrived he realized the interviewers were no police but agents of the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet).
According to the Kikar Shabbat report, the ISA is concerned that certain elements in the chareidi community will provoke unrests during this week’s visit of US President Barak Obama. The agents asked the man if he and his friends plan to make trouble during the visit.
No less than 15,000 policemen are assigned to the protection detail for the 48-hour presidential visit. The entourage will include 80 vehicles that were rented here in Israel in addition to the specialized and high security vehicles being flown in ahead of Barak’s arrival, including ‘The Beast’, the presidential limousine.
The rental company had to meet strict criteria regarding the equipment of the vehicles rented in addition to the drivers hired for the visit undergoing a security check. All the drivers of course must be English speakers.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)