Better Intelligence Foils Israel Suicide Bombers

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Suicide bombings in Israel have been reduced dramatically since 2002, in part because of better intelligence about potential bombers, an Israeli official told a U.S. anticrime conference yesterday. Israel L. Barak-Glantz, chief scientist of Israel's Ministry of Public Security, drew a packed house at a the U.S. Justice Department's annual conference on criminal justice research and evaluation. There were 132 suicide bombings in 2002, but the total dropped to 63 last year. There have been 25 so far this year. Israel "harasses" suspected bombers based on intelligence tips, Barak-Glantz said. "They are on . . .

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