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Inside GILEE, the US-Israel law enforcement training program seeking to redefine terrorism – Mondoweiss


Inside GILEE, the US-Israel law enforcement training program seeking to redefine terrorism – Mondoweiss: In an unusually candid discussion about the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), program director Robert Friedmann recently declared that, “There is no Islamophobia. There is knife-o-phobia,” as he presented decontextualized video clips of Arabs stabbing Israeli police officers.

Friedmann’s audience was not his usual group of high-ranking police, military, and government officials. Rather, he was speaking to a small number of civilians at a December 7th, 2015 luncheon held by the Atlanta chapter of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). The talk, titled “How Safe Is America from ISIS?” offered a glimpse into the racist ideology underpinning the trainings that police nationwide have undergone.

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