Israel

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The appointment of Friedman, a hard-line conservative, provoked outrage over his views supporting settlement expansion onto Palestinian territory, his dismissal of the two-state solution, and his advocacy for moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Photo: Getty)
The United States appears to be marching in lockstep with the Israeli government's extremist surge with the likely confirmation of David Friedman, President Donald Trump's choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve Friedman on Thursday with Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey joining the...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump
In wandering, occasionally confused comments at a joint press conference on...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Settlements under construction in the West Bank.
Emboldened by the new right-wing Trump administration, Israel Prime Minister...

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Praising Israel's security as "the best" in counterterrorism, a group of U.S. police officials just returned from studying Israeli occupation-style policing - with its military gear, tactics and mindset - in hopes of emulating their expertise in racial profiling, excessive force, mass incarceration and other rights abuses in their own communities of color. From one lucid observer, "They're learning how to suppress a people, deny their rights and use force to hold down a subject population."