Minnesota police trained by Israeli police, who often use knee-on-neck restraint

Minn cops trained by Israeli police, who often use knee-on-neck restraint
Israeli Border Police kneeing and beating a Palestinian

By Alison Weir, June 2, 2020

Over 100 Minnesota law enforcement officers attended a 2012 conference organized by the Israeli consulate in which Israeli police trained them. Israeli forces often use the knee-on-neck restraint on Palestinians…

Israel has been training law enforcement officers around the US for many years, despite the fact that Israeli forces have a long record of human rights violations…

The neck technique taught by Israeli trainers was in the Minneapolis police manual…

Meanwhile, Congress is poised to pass a bipartisan $38 billion package to Israel…

Read five reports collated by Alison Weir.


Derek Chauvin-AFP or licensors SM
Israeli military violently detaining a Palestinian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows that the police officers who killed George Floyd never would have been fired or arrested if a courageous black girl had not filmed the incident on her phone and posted it to social media.

—Michelle Alexander

Ending US-Israel Police Partnerships, Reclaiming Safety  (A campaign directed by Jewish Voice for Peace)

Researching the American-Israeli Alliance

Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA)

More here @EyeOnPalestine

And here from Jewish Voice for Peace about foregrounding racism in the United States.

And here from the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

An opportunity to deeply investigate the connections between the security forces of Israel and the United States—Beyond Connecting the Dots, July 18, 2020, 12-7:30 pm (East Coast USA time)

BTW: How interesting that the police officer who murdered George Floyd is named Chauvin.  Most people now know the term “male chauvinism,” but “chauvinism” without “male” predates that term by about two centuries.  Nicolas Chauvin, a French soldier, was a passionate admirer of Napoleon.  His name is enshrined in the word chauvinism, which came to mean extreme nationalism, hatred of minorities and other nations, and endorsement of militarism, imperialism, and racism.  Whether or not officer Derek Chauvin is descended from Nicolas Chauvin, he seems to be his philosophical heir.  It is a philosophy that we are better off without.

—Eva S. Moseley

Angela Davis on Black Lives Matter, Palestine, and the Future of Radicalism


Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin,
on
Literary Hub website,  Sept 1, 2017

A telling excerpt:

GTJ & AL: Your most recent scholarship is focused on the question of Palestine, and its connection to the Black freedom movement. When did this connection become obvious to you and what circumstances, or conjunctures, made this insight possible? Continue reading “Angela Davis on Black Lives Matter, Palestine, and the Future of Radicalism”