2020-06-26 12:07:05

Did American Police Learn Deadly Tactics From Israel?



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Huwaida Arraf.

When Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd in a videotaped incident that made international headlines and sparked nationwide uprising across the US, Palestinian Americans noted the disturbing similarity between the manner of Floyd’s killing and how Palestinians are treated by Israeli forces. The similarity is not a coincidence however as activists working closely on the Israeli occupation of Palestine have pointed out that US police departments have trained with Israeli soldiers for years and learned their deadly tactics.

While the US-Israel relationship has been taken for granted as part of US foreign policy, in recent years younger lawmakers have been questioning it. That was most recently seen in the primary election defeat of long-time pro-Israel Congressman Eliot Engel by newcomer Jamaal Bowman in New York.

Huwaida Arraf, is the Palestine and Refugees correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali. She’s a Palestinian American lawyer and human rights activist, and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. She is also the former Chair of the Free Gaza Movement.

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. 

Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. 

RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

Missed an episode?  Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling and online at freespeech.org.

 

Free Speech TV Israel Military Police Police Brutality Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar United States

Human Rights and Equality

Generation Girl Code | Honoring the Fierce Legacy of Ballroom Culture 🌈✨

Generation Girl Code | Honoring the Fierce Legacy of Ballroom Culture 🌈✨

This Week In White Supremacy- Presented by 1HoodMedia

This Week In White Supremacy | Republican Representative Cheers on Racist Actions During Protest

This Week In White Supremacy | Republican Representative Cheers on Racist Actions During Protest

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Counter-Demonstrators Spark Over 100 Arrests Amid Protest

Democracy Now! | Counter-Demonstrators Spark Over 100 Arrests Amid Protest

BreakThrough News

BreakThrough News | Texas Wants to "Make America White Again"

BreakThrough News | Texas Wants to "Make America White Again"

Related

This Week In White Supremacy- Presented by 1HoodMedia

This Week In White Supremacy | Is President Biden Losing Young Voters Over Gaza Genocide Inaction?

This Week In White Supremacy | Is President Biden Losing Young Voters Over Gaza Genocide Inaction?

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Counter-Demonstrators Spark Over 100 Arrests Amid Protest

Democracy Now! | Counter-Demonstrators Spark Over 100 Arrests Amid Protest

BreakThrough News

BreakThrough News | Political Prisoners Plight

BreakThrough News | Political Prisoners Plight

This Week In White Supremacy- Presented by 1HoodMedia

This Week In White Supremacy | UN Redeemable

This Week In White Supremacy | UN Redeemable

Proud Partners