People stand next to a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump signed a pair of orders to set in motion the construction of a "physical wall" across the 1,989 mile length of the southern border and to strengthen immigration enforcement within the U.S. Photographer David Maung/Bloomberg via Getty Images

An Israeli security company is making a push in Washington this week to help build Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall following the U.S. president’s praise of Israel’s success in boosting security by fencing off its frontiers.
Shares of Yehud, Israel-based Magal Security Systems Ltd. jumped 5.6 percent on Jan. 27, the day after Trump told Fox News a security barrier could almost completely stop border breaches. The company’s shares have risen nearly 50 percent since Trump’s election.
Executives from Magal’s U.S.-based Senstar unit will show off its FiberPatrol product at a Jan. 31 conference on border security. Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other agencies will talk to the gathering of defense contractors in Alexandria, Virginia, according to Magal Chief Executive Officer Saar Koursh. The system, which embeds fiber-optic sensors in long stretches of fences and walls, is already used for …
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