Israelis’ shock at police violence at anti-Netanyahu protests is quite shocking | Opinion

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26-08-20 07:23:00,

For a moment I thought I would begin by writing that I welcome every blow delivered by a Jewish police officer to a Jewish demonstrator on Jerusalem’s Balfour Street. But I changed my mind. Violent police – who are arousing such shock among the mainstream media these days – are situated on the same continuum as individual and gang rapists, sexual harassers, nursery school teachers who abuse toddlers and social media bullies. I changed my mind because in my search for a lead for this article, this literary stratagem (“I welcome every blow,” etc.) does not apply to all parts of that continuum.

All those individuals are people with power and physical strength, who resort to violence in order to harm and cause pain to others – just because they can. To feel strong and superior, to scare and silence. And in order to enjoy themselves. Let’s not forget that dimension. Enjoyment and satisfaction are an important component in demonstrating superiority, in the act of causing pain to another person.

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All the recent expressions of shock are encouraging: from the spontaneous demonstrations against rape culture and the forgiving attitude toward acts of rape and harassment, to the condemnations in the media that are putting the police on the defensive. Such shock is evidence of the health of a society.

That’s on the one hand. On the other hand, however, the shock at police violence on Balfour Street is surprising. Or to be more precise – it’s shocking. It demonstrates that Israeli society does not understand how deeply mired it is in a culture of superiority, of birthright entitlement and of the divine right to exercise our muscles to attain satisfaction, real estate and a cheap and submissive work force.

Or again, to be precise: Israeli society is living in a state of conscious denial. It refuses to internalize the scope of violence that it is nurturing. And I refer not only to police violence against Palestinian in East Jerusalem or against Palestinians who are Israeli citizens.

A police officer holds his arm on the neck of a protester, Jerusalem, August 22, 2020.

A police officer holds his arm on the neck of a protester, Jerusalem, August 22, 2020.Credit: Emil Salman

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Duizenden Israeli’s op de been tegen annexatie Palestijns grondgebied

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12-06-20 10:17:00,

Zaterdag 6 juni vond in Tel Aviv een grote demonstratie plaats van Israeli’s die nieuwe annexaties van Palestijns grondgebied afwijzen. Ze verenigden zich onder de centrale leuze: Nee tegen annexatie en bezetting, ja voor vrede en democratie.

Dear world

See these scenes

Thousands of Jews gathered here in central #Israel to say, “Stop the occupation!” We want #freedom for #Palestine.

Please share your opinion, please. pic.twitter.com/ZZOoAv0UnP

— Salman Obeida 🇵🇸 Gaza (@ObedaSalman) June 9, 2020

Standing alongside thousands to protest 53 years of occupation, and stop plans of annexation. Don’t make Apartheid great again! pic.twitter.com/0QSDWTsEjP

— Breaking the Silence (@BtSIsrael) June 6, 2020

Stapsgewijze annexatie van Palestijnse gebieden

Annexatie van Palestijnse gebieden

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Israelis Trained the Minnesota Cop How to Kill – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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06-06-20 06:18:00,

Israelis Trained the Minnesota Cop How to Kill

Paul Craig Roberts

Precisely as I reported–https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/06/01/the-george-floyd-protests/–Minnesota police received Israeli training. The knee-on-neck is an Israeli restraint hold that Israeli forces use for breaking Palestinian necks.  I doubt the Minneapolis cop intended to kill Floyd.  He probably thought he was just using a restraint technique.  In so many of the cases of police-inflicted death and injury there is no need for restraint. People are not resisting. Maybe the cops just want to practice their training.

Another main cause of police-inflicted death and injury are the middle of the night home invasions, sanctioned by courts and local authorities.  There is absolutely no reason for these invasions.  They are nothing but murder weapons.

The real murderers of George Floyd were the Israelis who taught the Minnesota cops the knee-on-neck restraint technique.  The irresponsible court rulings that permit unannounced home invasions have also killed a lot of people. The police have been turned into killers by their absurd and inappropriate training. The cop will pay the price for his wrongful training just as did George Floyd.

It is pure idiocy to let those responsible for these practices off the hook and to run around shouting “racism.”  Knee-on-neck is a restraint technique taught to the police.  It is not racism. The technique should not have been taught to American police, and people who are not resisting should not be restrained. George Floyd died because of wrongful police training, not because of racism.

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/minnesota-cops-trained-israeli-forces-restraint-techniques 

https://israelpalestinenews.org/minn-cops-trained-by-israeli-police-who-often-use-knee-on-neck-restraint/ 

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Israelis who voted for Gantz weren’t defrauded, but deluded themselves

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26-04-20 08:30:00,


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In all the complaints against Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi, all the comparisons and lamentations, there s a little something missing. I believe it s called accepting responsibility.

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    Why aren’t Israelis protesting, too? | Opinion

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    24-10-19 08:01:00,


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