Gilad Atzmon writes:
On 28 October we heard the disturbing news of a gun attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that left 11 people dead.
Today I was surprised to find out that some in Pennsylvania had seen it coming. The following 2017 Israeli TV video tells the story of Cherev Gideon, an Israeli army-like Jewish militia operating in Pennsylvania which trains American Jews to “shoot the Israeli style”.
“The Second Amendment provides us with the right to bear arms,” Cherev Gidon’s site says. “However, it does not provide us with the knowledge of how to safely and professionally respond to a threat,” it adds.
According to Israeli TV, Cherev Gideon’s goal is for “every synagogue to have an armed Jew ready to defend it”.
We specialise in Israeli tactical shooting techniques, developed over the course of several decades of counterterrorism warfare, and uniquely designed to address the threats we face today. All of our firearms instructors are highly qualified veterans of Israel Defence Force combat units. Many have served in special forces units and all have hands-on experience fighting terror.