Jake Johnson, staff writer
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the opening of the winter session of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in a speech on Monday that Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank will remain "forever," remarks many critics characterized as an explicit statement of a longstanding commitment to maintaining and expanding settlements that have been deemed illegal under international law . "There will be...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
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As journalists and free press advocates continued to condemn the Israeli...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Palestinians pray outside the Old City
At least three Palestinians reportedly have been killed by gunfire, and more...


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."