D.C. Police Should Not Train With Israeli Occupation Forces

Speaker:  Benjamin Douglas

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

 
Police forces across the United States, including here in D.C., travel to Israel to receive training from Israeli occupying authorities. How do people who believe in freedom and dignity for Palestine and for people of color in the United States respond to this exchange of worst policing practices? What can we do to say occupation is no model for safety in our communities? The campaign against these police trainings is part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement: a 2005 call by Palestinian civil society to people of conscience everywhere to disinvest from the state of Israel until it (1) ends its occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, (2) respects the right of return of Palestinian refugees, and (3) allows equal rights for its Palestinian citizens.
 
Benjamin Douglas is on the steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-DC Metro. He became interested in Palestine-Israel from arguing with relatives who claimed that Palestine was uninhabited prior to Zionist settlement in the late nineteenth century. He lives and works in Washington, DC.
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