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Denver PD prepares for Jewish convention next weekend

David Heitz

As tensions between Israel and Palestine bubble over, Denver will become a flashpoint next weekend at the Colorado Convention Center. That’s because the city is playing host to the Jewish National Fund’s global convention, Global Conference for Israel, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.

People already have spoken both for and against Denver hosting the JNF convention. It has been the topic of debate during public comment period the past several weeks at the Denver City Council meeting. Speakers have become emotional, and many have ignored time limits on their speeches.

DPD 'well aware of the upcoming conference'

According to the Denver Police Department, the Mile-High City will be lending its expertise at keeping the peace. “The Denver Police Department is well aware of the upcoming conference and is working with the organizers to ensure a safe event,” according to an email sent to the author of this story .”As a precaution, the department will be providing additional resources to enhance security surrounding the conference. We will not share specific numbers or planning strategies for safety reasons.”

On Thursday, CBS News posted on X, “Law enforcement agencies are on high alert as the war in the Middle East has led to increased concerns about terrorism in the U.S. A multi-agency terrorism assessment reviewed by CBS News cites a ‘heightened threat environment,’ and targets of concern include public events.”


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