- ARIVACA, Ariz. -- Censored
Blog reported this summer that Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense contractor
working on the Apartheid Wall in Palestine, was subcontracted by Boeing
to provide security systems for the spy towers at the Arizona/Mexico border.
Those nine spy towers located on Tohono O'odham tribal land and around
the towns of Arivaca and Sasabe, still aren't functioning.
- Now, Magal Security Systems, a private company which
grew out of Israeli government security, is receiving contracts to secure
nuclear power plants and other sensitive areas of the U.S. Also, Magal
markets border security as among its specialties.
- On Sept. 19, Magal received a $1.5 million contract for
U.S. security, but isn't revealing for what.
- Further, the buses waiting to deport migrants at the
US/Mexico border are not owned by a US company either. Wackenhut Transportation,
whose drivers deport migrants, is owned by G4S global security, traded
on the stock exchanges in England and Denmark.
- With all the jargon in Washington about "securing
the nation's borders" against foreigners, you would think those corporations
carrying out border security and deportation would be US companies.
- Read from the news -
- Sept 19, 2007
- NEW YORK - Magal Security Systems Ltd., an Israeli maker
of computerized security systems, said Wednesday that its U.S.-based subsidiary
received a $1.5 million order from an unidentified customer to upgrade
- "Anti-Terror, Inc."
- MSN (2001 Newsweek)
- While others experienced financial losses after 9/11,
"Magal Security Systems, an Israeli company, saw its share price double
that day. Best known for its 'smart' fences, the company was created in
the 1960s in response to an Israel Defense Forces request for a method
of securing the country's borders. Founded as a unit of Israel Aircraft
Industries, it was spun off and now has a market cap of $70 million and
2001 revenues estimated at $40 million.
- Israel's borders with its Arab neighbors are secured
with Magal fencing-though not the West Bank, because of uncertainty about
where to draw the borders. The company installed security systems at Buckingham
Palace, is just completing work at Chicago's O'Hare airport and has installed
equipment at more than 400 U.S. correctional facilities. ... They can track
an interloper's movements, using such sensing systems as motion detectors,
vibration detectors and microphonic cable disturbance. Magal also builds
night-vision systems and offers fences that can secure waterways and sewer
- U.S. Nuclear Weapons Being "Guarded" by Israel
- "Magal's American outreach is expected to increase
substantially, especially now that firm has set up a Washington, D.C. office
which will promote its products to federal agencies and to the members
of Congress who provide funding for federally-supervised security projects
across the country at all levels: local, state and national.
- And with current U.S. Homeland Security Chief, Michael
Chertoff, not only a strong supporter of Israel but also the son of a woman
who has strong Israeli ties-even including service with El Al, the national
airline of Israel-Magal, owned in party by Israeli Aircraft Industries-will
be a clear-cut favorite in the eyes of the power brokers in official Washington
who have the power to grant lucrative security contracts.
- At the moment, Magal has four U.S.-based subsidiaries:
two in California, Stellar Security Products, Inc. and Perimeter Products
Inc., as well as the New York-based Smart Interactive Systems, Inc., and
the Virginia-based Dominion Wireless, Inc.
- All told, the Israeli company holds a 40% share in the
worldwide market in perimeter intrusion detection systems and is working
to expand its business in the protection of oil pipelines.
- Magal is also said to be quite interested in guarding
water lines around the globe, particularly in the United States. In fact,
Magal may have an inside shot at getting a monopoly in guarding America's
- On July 19, the Bush administration's Environmental Protection
Agency announced a "partnership" with the Israeli Ministry of
National Infrastructures to improve what they called "water supply
system security in the United States and Israel." Since Magal is so
highly respected in Israel, it's an even bet that Magal will soon be guarding
the U.S. water supply. "
- Magal Reports the Acquisition of a European Security
Systems Integration Company
- Acquisition Expected to Contribute to Improved Revenues
- September 05, 2007: 07:00 AM EST
- YAHUD, Israel, September 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (TASE: MAGS), today announced the acquisition
of a European company involved in the installation and integration of security
systems. The consideration consists of a cash payment of 6.8 million Euros
and additional consideration that will be based on performance and will
be payable over the next five years. The acquired company is active in
geographic areas where Magal has limited activity.
- About Magal Security Systems, Ltd.:
- Magal Security Systems Ltd. is engaged in the development,
manufacturing and marketing of computerized security systems, which automatically
detect, locate and identify the nature of unauthorized intrusions. Magal
also supplies video monitoring services through Smart Interactive Systems,
Inc., a subsidiary in the U.S. The Company's products are currently used
in more than 70 countries worldwide to protect national borders, airports,
correctional facilities, nuclear power stations and other sensitive facilities
from terrorism, theft and other threats.
- Magal trades under the symbol MAGS in the U.S. on the
NASDAQ Global Market and in Israel on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).
- Censored Blog exclusive: Maps of the federal spy tower
locations on Tohono O'odham tribal land
- These maps are from the Boeing/US environmental impact
statement for the Secure Border Initiative at the Arivaca library:
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