Students for 'Justice' in 'Palestine' doubles down on 'Israel trains racist cops' meme
The Students for 'Justice' in 'Palestine,' an extremist anti-Israel group at NYU, is doubling down on its accusation that Israel is behind the training of police officers that 'causes' them to shoot black 'activists.'
“Our statement regarding the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile—and the rampant murders of Black Americans by the police—was not a suggestion that their deaths are part of an Israeli conspiracy. Israel did not literally kill either of these men: that much is obvious,” the SPJ chapter said in its follow-up post on July 9.There is NOTHING in this world that the Left cannot find a way to blame on Israel.
That post reiterated the assertion that the IDF training of some American police officers is behind a brutal ethos.
“The IDF assists the NYPD and other American police departments in their oppression and murder of black people,” the second post said. “These groups share a common logic that manifests in several types of oppression, white supremacist racism among them.”
The accusation that Israel’s counter-terrorism training of American officers contributes to police brutality is not new for this group, or other Palestinian sympathizers. Pro-Palestinian activist Alice Rothschild recently wrote an opinion piece for the anti-Zionist website Mondoweiss called “Modern day lynchings: an international view.” In 2015 black student groups at Yale, Columbia and UC Berkeley signed onto a statement calling for solidarity between blacks and Palestinians. It also denounced “police and soldiers from the two countries [who] train side-by-side.”