Fight the fascist collaboration of NYPD and Israeli miltiary
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 4:16PM
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New York City December 10,–About 400 members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and other organizations marched tonight to the offices of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to protest ADL’s sponsorship of U.S. police training by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). There were simultaneous marches inTel Aviv, Israel, and several other U.S. cities. These actions along with the pressure mounted by JVP caused two police departments to cancel their trips to Israel, which has never happened before.
Soon after 9/11, police departments from many major U.S cities, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the New York City (NYC) Transit Authority and other security organizations made these trips to Israel to learn from the police, military and intelligence agencies there.
They are interested in Israel’s advanced techniques for controlling mass protests, collecting intelligence, recruiting informants, profiling at airports, and using drones for spying and investigations.
In 2009, the NYC police modeled their units for spying on Muslims and recruiting informants on Israeli practices. Some Israeli-trained units coordinated the attacks on Occupy encampments in many U.S. cities.
Always needing more tools for terrorizing and controlling immigrants and black and Latin workers, U. S. police are increasingly eager to learn from their fascist counterparts.
Murderous allies
Israel has illegally occupied the West Bank and Gaza for 60 years and treats its own Palestinian citizens, dark-skinned Jews, and immigrant workers harshly.
Since independence in 1948, Israel has systematically driven most Palestinians off their land and into the occupied territories, where it continues to steal more land by building fortified settlements in the West Bank. Gaza, a 141 square mile area containing 1.85 million people, is completely surrounded by a wall and has been massively attacked by the Israeli army many times, killing at least 3,600 and wounding tens of thousands in the 2008 and 2014 attacks alone. Over the last 7 months, over 200 unarmed Gazan protesters have been killed and over 18,000 wounded.
The infrastructure of Gaza has been so destroyed, that there is barely any drinkable water, electricity only a few hours a day and a severe shortage of medicines.
  Nonetheless, Israel is one of the U.S.’s closest allies and receives over $3 billion in annual military aid. Israel’s nuclear-armed military, by far the most powerful in the region, is the main U.S. guarantor of control over the vast reserves of oil in the Middle East.
Just as with Saudi Arabia, which has killed over 80,000 in Yemen, mass murder doesn’t mean that the U.S will not support its allies when valuable resources are at stake.
So-called social justice organization
The ADL, which claims to be a civil rights organization, recently blamed murder of 12 Jews in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania  on white supremacist anti-Semites, and JVP. Because JVP opposes the Israeli occupation, of the West Bank ADL and many other Zionist (pro-Israel as a Jewish state) organizations, accuse the organization, of causing anti-Semitism. In reality, the brutal and racist treatment of Palestinians has contributed to an increase in anti-Israel and anti-Jewish sentiment in the world. The promotion of racism by right-wing forces like Trump and nationalists in Europe and South America is even more important.
In order to fight fascism, which is growing worldwide as economic, political and military conflicts sharpen,a multiracial international communist movement is needed, like we build in PLP. A weakness of the JVP actions was that they were nearly all Jewish, despite some attempts to build a broader coalition. The police who train in Israel are learning to repress workers of every stripe who dare to rebel, and we must build better ties with Arab, Black, Latin, immigrant and all workers to fight back .
Workers are taught to divide themselves along national or ethnic lines –identity politics. In reality, bosses are embedded in every such group. Instead, we must unite with all of our working class brothers and sisters throughout the world if we are to ever become strong enough to fight fascism or overthrow this racist capitalist system.

Article originally appeared on The Revolutionary Communist Progressive Labor Party (http://www.plp.org/).
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