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Pentagon ends transgender ban - CNN

30/06/2016, 10:52 pm

Pentagon ends transgender ban
Washington (CNN) The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military. The announcement -- which removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual -- was made by ...
The Pentagon's ban on transgender service just fell — but the details are complicatedWashington Post
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Pentagon lifts ban on transgender troopsUSA TODAY
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Israeli-American girl, 13, fatally stabbed in West Bank home, authorities say - CNN

30/06/2016, 10:53 pm

Israeli-American girl, 13, fatally stabbed in West Bank home, authorities say
Jerusalem (CNN) A 13-year-old Israeli-American girl was stabbed to death in her bedroom Thursday morning in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said. Hallel Yaffa Ariel was sleeping when a Palestinian ...
Jewish girl, 13, stabbed to death in West Bank bedroom was US citizenFox News
Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroomThe Providence Journal
Girl, 13, Stabbed to Death in West Bank as She Slept Was US National, Officials SayABC News
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Donald Trump starts a trade war — with the Republican Party - Washington Post

01/07/2016, 2:38 am

Washington Post
Donald Trump starts a trade war — with the Republican Party
Washington Post
The unusual battle between Donald Trump and much of the Republican establishment on international trade is rapidly escalating, as the presumptive GOP nominee rails against business groups and members of his own party while defenders of sweeping ...
Never Trump plots its last standThe Hill
Can Trump Even Count on a Convention Polling Bounce?Slate Magazine
Trump scolds Clinton on tradePolitico
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Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in autopilot mode leads to investigation by federal officials - Los Angeles Times

01/07/2016, 2:35 am

Los Angeles Times
Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in autopilot mode leads to investigation by federal officials
Los Angeles Times
Federal regulators opened a preliminary probe into the autopilot feature on a Tesla Model S electric car after a fatal crash involving the technology, Tesla said Thursday. The fatality – thought to be the first in the auto industry related to an ...
Business Day|Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash, US SaysNew York Times
NHTSA probes Tesla self-driving cars after fatal crashThe Detroit News
Tesla Driver Killed in Crash While Using Car's 'Autopilot'ABC News
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Stung by a betrayal, former London mayor Boris Johnson ends bid to lead Britain - Washington Post

30/06/2016, 9:04 pm

Washington Post
Stung by a betrayal, former London mayor Boris Johnson ends bid to lead Britain
Washington Post
LONDON — It was a scene lifted from the scripts of Shakespeare — or perhaps a binge-watching session of “House of Cards.” When Thursday morning broke, Boris Johnson, the transparently ambitious former mayor of London, was preparing to give the ...
Former London Mayor Boris Johnson Says He Isn't Seeking to Replace British Prime Minister David CameronWall Street Journal
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Gove and Johnson: What happened?BBC News
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"Serial" subject Adnan Syed gets new trial - CBS News

01/07/2016, 2:48 am

CBS News
"Serial" subject Adnan Syed gets new trial
CBS News
Last Updated Jun 30, 2016 5:53 PM EDT. BALTIMORE - The conviction of a Maryland man in the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend has been vacated, and he has been granted a new trial, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday. Adnan Syed, who is ...
Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' Podcast, Gets a Retrial in Murder CaseNew York Times
Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Will Get A New TrialNPR
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How Ryan wrangled Republicans for a much-needed win on Puerto Rico - Politico

01/07/2016, 3:30 am

How Ryan wrangled Republicans for a much-needed win on Puerto Rico
A few days before the House voted on a bipartisan deal to rescue Puerto Rico from its debt crisis, Speaker Paul Ryan caught wind of a problem. Across the Capitol Rotunda, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was quietly making a push with fellow ...
House to vote on gun legislationThe Hill
House GOP to Move on Measures to Block Terrorists From Buying GunsNBCNews.com
House to vote on gun bill next weekCNN
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Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal - Washington Post

01/07/2016, 3:42 am

Washington Post
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal
Washington Post
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't ...
Rauner signs stopgap budget, school funding bill — but relief from stalemate proves temporaryChicago Tribune
Illinois lawmakers pass bills to unblock state's budget impasseReuters
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REFILE-UK opposition leader Corbyn has slim support of party members -poll - Reuters

01/07/2016, 1:53 am

REFILE-UK opposition leader Corbyn has slim support of party members -poll
(Refiles to correct typographical error in first paragraph). LONDON, June 30 The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has the support of half his party's grassroots members, a poll published on Thursday showed, as he faces ...
Labour's John McDonnell to give response to Brexit voteBBC News
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One-armed ISIS commander eyed as mastermind of Istanbul massacre - Fox News

30/06/2016, 8:24 pm

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One-armed ISIS commander eyed as mastermind of Istanbul massacre
Fox News
The mastermind of Tuesday's Istanbul airport massacre appears to be a one-armed Chechen terrorist who trained Russian-speaking militants, had a long history of supporting terror and was known as “Akhmed One-Arm,” according to several government ...
ISIS fighters more vulnerable than its ideologyJewish Journal

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Chairman Adi Skornik +972 (53) 3333166

eMail: skorniksec@gmail.com

Our senior team of experts

Senior Training Director
Lt.Col. (Ret.) Gadi Skornik

Born in France (during the 2nd World War).

From an early age, Gadi demonstrated a rare talent for Martial Arts.

At the age of 17 he immigrated to Israel where he joined the IDF.

After his military service he became a key figure in the local martial arts scene, and one of the first Israelis that went to Japan in order to learn the arts from the source.

Returning from Japan he dedicated his time to teaching, razing generation of Judokas and promoting martial arts in Israel.

As a competitor he dominated the Israeli Judo scene in the heavy & open weight categories for 14 consecutive years, representing Israel in domestic as well as international competitions.

His impressive talent and know-how caught the attention of the local law-enforcement and military training centers, which invited him to train their operational units.

Being a combatant by nature, he insisted on joining his trainees in actual operations and wars, applying and perfecting his craft in real action.

In recognition of his continuous contribution to the army in general, its special units in particular and his active participation in 3 major wars he received the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Based on his extensive field experience Gad Skornik developed his own unique martial art - "Skornik Israeli Combat" that combines: Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Aikido and the usage of modern firearms.

Recognized by the international Martial Arts Comity in Japan; Gad Skornik was promoted to 10th Dan and given the "Cancho" title (A title given to creators and principal masters of distinct fighting styles).

Gad Skornik currently sits in the board of Skornik Security Ltd. in his capacity of Chief Instructor, and continues to conduct Master classes in Israel and internationally.

CEO Rotem Ronen


Israel defense forces: officer and brigade commander in an elite combat unit.
Instructor at the officers IDF academy.

Commander (in reserves) of a special unit that is responsible for V.I.P protection in the Israeli Defense force. (Rank as Lieutenant colonel)


2015-today:                Owner and Shared General Manager in Skorink security company Ltd

2004-2014 Owner and manager of “Rotem- Security Logic”. International security Consultancy Company.

1999-2004:        Owner and manager of an international company for security consulting and training with a worldwide presence and Security Academy localized in Israel.

1995-1999:        I.S.C International security consulting company- Head of training division and Project manager in Israel and all international activities.

1994-1995:        Manager of a large security project in South America for Major Corporation in the mining business related to V.I.P protection, overall security and loss
prevention in all company sites.

1991-1994:        Security officer of the Israeli Embassy and El-Al (Israeli airline) station in Belgium.

1987-1991:        Served in the Israeli governmental security services as a V.I.P security agent.
              *     Adviser for the IPF (Israeli Police Forces) 2007- 2010 in controlling and 
                     Supervised the security level on all educational institution in Israel

  • Adviser and cooperate with ESA (European Security Academy)
  •  Adviser for the Israeli college of security and investigation.

        On general security, V.I.P security and aviation security.


-          Professional courses in the governmental security services, specializing in V.I.P security, installation security and aviation security.

-          Past a government special sky marshal courses for the Israeli airlines (El-Al).

-     Senior instructor for practical and operational shouting.


Hebrew, English (mother language)

Spanish, French (conversational).

Shmuel Philosof

Expertise 22 years of service in the ISA (Shabak) in various executive positions

 followed by VP and CEO positions in the Private Sector.

 Expert in managing high volume of employees, planning and leading sensitive

 an complicated security operations worldwide, developing and negotiating with

 foreign governments units and law enforcement organizations.

 2003-2007- Head of Dignitary and Delegation protection division

 1997 – 2003- Deputy/ Head security division of Israel Ministry of Foreign

 Affairs. (Embassies, Consulates and Government Official Interest offices)

Consulting division director


Uri Tauber has over 35 years of experience in international security, with specializations in anti-terrorism, intelligence, special operations, physical & IT data security, training and engineering.

He served in Israel's Elite Unit and its Intelligence Service. He left the service at 1982 to pursue a private career as a senior consultant on projects in the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, on a broad range of topics, including; Airport Security, Federal Transportation, Governmental Dignitary Protection, IT Security, Counter-Terrorism, and has served as a CSO & CISO at a major insurance company

As an ex Special Forces Officer and Clandestine Operations expert, Mr. Tauber applies his unique experience to evaluate security risks from both the Attacker's as well as the Protector's perspective. This viewpoint enables him to put in place security measures not typically addressed by standard security plans.

International projects:

  • Amtrack - Washington D.C.
  • Paul Getty Museum - L.A.
  • La Romana Int. Airport - The Dominican Republic
  • Punta Cana Itl. Airport - the Dominican Republic
  • AMD - Dresden, Germany
  • Clal Insurance - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Intertec (Ritz Hotel ) - Berlin, Germany
  • Trigon holding - Berlin, Germany
  • Luxury resorts - Casa de Campo, Punta Cana - The Dominican Republic
  • Governmental work - Peru, Philippines, Panama, The Dominican Republic
  • Federal Aviation Association - US
  • Federal SWAT team training program - US




Maritime Division Director


LCdr (Ret.) Uri Brown, Head of the Maritime Division

Born: 1959

Academic education: BA in Marketing & Management

Mr. Brown served for 25 years in Israel's Special Naval Forces, starting his military career as a Navy Seals' Combatant where he specialized in a wide variety of Maritime, Land and Airborne Special Ops. gathering extensive combat experience.

This experience served him well as he moved up in ranks and was assigned: product manager in the weaponry R&D department and at another stage; senior member of the team that founded the Israeli Special Coast Guard Unit "Snapir",

As a Special Forces' Officer, Naval Operations and R&D expert, Mr. Brown puts his extensive knowhow and vast experience, from both the Attacker's as well as the Protector's perspective, to work.

Heading the Maritime Division, at Skornik Security Ltd. he and his selected team, offer our clients a wide variety of services, ranging from threat assessments to technical supply, operational layout design and implementation, as well as; specialized training programs tailored to our clients' specific needs.

Among the offered courses:

  • Marine boat tactics & operations.
  • Scuba Diving & Military Combat Dive training.
  • Port facilities' Security - (ISPS)
  • Seaports' special intervention fast deployment teams.
  • Sea-Marshals - on-board security (Cruise liners and Cargo ships).
  • Coast guard (Territorial waters' protection against infiltration, smuggling and piracy in addition to
  • rescue operations).
  • Fishery rights protection.
  • Private yachts' security.
  • Counter terrorism and hostage rescue.



Investigation Division Director


Efi Kuba served from 1983 to 1992 in the Israeli police as a detective and intelligence officer.

Since 1993, a Ministry of Justice certified Private Investigator, licensed to operate an investigation bureau.

He is an experienced investigator in a great variety of fields such as: Criminal, Commercial, Economical, Business Intelligence and personal status.

Operational methodology includes: Field investigations, Physical observation and surveillance (making use of state of art technical aids for multiple-source data mining), running sources (Hum. Int.), and conducting frontal investigations.