(JNS.org) The World Jewish Congress (WJC) announced that it has acquired a new Israeli-developed global alert system that will enable Jewish communities around the world to communicate in the event of an anti-Semitic or terrorist attack.
The software system, being developed by the Israeli firm NowForce, is a cloud-based computer-aided dispatch system that seeks to enhance communication as well as reduce the response time of local authorities and security forces. The system will include a mobile application for citizens in distress to report incidents as they occur.
“The World Jewish Congress is committed to ensuring the security of Jews everywhere, and will not rest until our communities are better prepared and equipped to protect and defend themselves against any and every threat,” said WJC President Ronald Lauder.
According to the WJC, the system will be gradually introduced in global Jewish communities during a 10-year period.
“We look forward to working closely with WJC in implementing a rapid and successful roll-out of the system and to its becoming a key resource for Jewish communities throughout the world,” NowForce CEO Assaf Shafran said.