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Join us in protesting AIPAC at their New England Leadership Dinner. AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a lobby that works to sustain U.S. support for Israel, including policies that harm, displace, and discriminate against Palestinians. The policies AIPAC supports in Israel, including discriminatory immigration bans and building walls are paralleled in the policies of the Trump administration
AIPAC, which helps to facilitate these and other harmful policies, is one of many organizations that organize “Deadly Exchange” trips, in which thousands of the highest ranking police officials and law enforcement executives across the US participate in programs in Israel, in which U.S. law enforcement learn counterterrorism tactics from the Israeli military and police. In other words, these programs are an opportunity for US and Israeli law enforcement to exchange “worst practices” towards communities of color, including extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, police murders, racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance, deportation and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders
We believe civil rights organizations and Jewish communal institutions have no business participating in further endangering those in Trump’s and Bibi’s crosshairs by dispatching police, ICE and FBI agents to exchange tips with an occupying army. We also believe so called progressive cities must end their participation in these programs.
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