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Bishop Ronald Godbee, a strong ally and friend of the Jewish community, spoke at the Durham JCC regarding the Durham City Council’s decision to boycott police trainings with Israel.
The Mainstream Jewish Community Successfully Obtained a Special Subcommittee Hearing from the Durham Human Relations Commission
The Durham City Council Boycotts Israel: Public Records and Reporting
In April of 2018, Durham, North Carolina became the first city in the United States to boycott police trainings with Israel – the only Jewish majority country on the planet. No other countries were singled out or mentioned. As explained by the Mayor Pro Tempore of Durham, the City Council issued “a statement affirming a city policy against police exchanges with Israel.”
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