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In Upscale Tel Aviv, Where Uber-Security Mentality Reigns

A visit to Tzahala, a tony district on the edge of Tel Aviv, where a canine unit and dozens of cameras have been brought in to fight crime. But at what price?

Keeping an eye on Tel Aviv's Tzahala neighborhood
Keeping an eye on Tel Aviv's Tzahala neighborhood
Ari Libsker

TZAHALA — During a patrol with the men of Kalbey Ashmoret, Nati Joseph says he knows every home and block in this northern enclave of Tel Aviv. The young former Israeli combat soldier explains how he can distinguish a local from a stranger.

“It is a prestigious neighborhood and we know how to recognize somebody who's not from here," says Joseph, who works as a patrol officer for Kalbey Ashmoret. "I can identify a stranger by his attitude and the way he acts. For example, the locals here have an unexplainable specificity in the way they walk.”

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