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

Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian protestor during scuffles outside the compound housing al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City March 12, 2019.
Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian protestor during scuffles outside the compound housing al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City March 12, 2019. (photo: Reuters)
The latest demonstrations in the U.S. highlight the influence of Israeli police training on U.S. City police forces.  Israel has been training law enforcement officers around the U.S. for many years and the following articles highlight how this contributes to the excessive force and racist approach often used by police.

By Alison Weir | Israel-Palestine News | June 2, 2020

The militarization of American law enforcement has been in a sense institutionalized through programs set up by the federal government and the states to train with Israeli police, a mentoring relationship established by Michael Chertoff when he was Secretary of Homeland Security.
—Philip Giraldii, excerpted from Unz Review

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…

Groups organizing Israeli trainings of US police are the ADL, Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs (JINSA), and the American Jewish Committee (AJC)…

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

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