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

The Great March of Return (of Gazans to their villages and towns)—Israel Threatens More Force After Gaza Protests Leave Nearly 135 Dead, 14,600 Wounded

Palestinians participate in a tent city protest commemorating Land Day, with Israeli soldiers seen below in the foreground on. March 30. Photographer- Jack Guez/AFP

FROM UN’S OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (MAY 16, 2018)

Friday’s protests [March 30, 2018], which Israel estimated drew 40,000 people, were the first of six weeks of planned anti-Israel actions meant to dramatize the Palestinians’ plight as refugees. Israel said Sunday that Gaza militants used civilian demonstrators as cover as they fired at soldiers and tried to lay explosives near the border fence. Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the militant Hamas group that rules Gaza and sponsored the protests, called the killings a “massacre.”

Palestinians martyrs (to date, April 1, 2018)

Israel threatened to use greater force to quell violent Palestinian protests along the Gaza Strip border, rejecting allegations it used excessive firepower against demonstrations that left at least 16 Palestinians dead….

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TOPSHOT – Palestinian protestors wave their national flag and gesture during a demonstration commemorating Land Day near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018. Clashes erupted as thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest dubbed “The Great March of Return”. / AFP / SAID KHATIB
A young Palestinian looks at a poster listing the villages that demonstrators at the Great March of Return plan to return to once the Palestinian right of return is honored. (Photo- Mohammed Asad)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS

Reading Maimonides in Gaza, by Marilyn Garson (2018)
From 2011 to 2015, experience in Gaza’s economic sector

This is How We Fought in Gaza, Soldiers׳ testimonies and photographs from “Operation Protective Edge,” by Breaking the Silence (2014)

Book suggestion: Night in Gaza, by Mads Gilbert (2015)
A participant’s view by a Norwegian medical doctor in hospitals during Israel’s assault on Gaza in 2014, Operation Protective Edge, with excellent photographs by the author. Israel has now banned him from entering the region for life.

Night in Gaza 2