Durham Heard the Real Story of Israel-American Police Exchanges

Voice4Israel, law enforcement

Gerald Thomas, Deputy Director, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Captain Lars Paul, Fayetteville Police Department with Dr.Mike Ross, Co-Chair of Voice4Israel On April 16, 2018, the Durham North Carolina City Council passed the “Israel Resolution” making Durham the first city in the United States to boycott police trainings specifically with Israel.  The Durham …

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Lawsuit Update: Friedman vs Durham City Council

Background: Durham Passes the Israel Resolution A year ago, on April 16, 2018, the Durham City Council passed the “Israel Resolution” making Durham the first city in the United States to boycott police trainings specifically with Israel. This initiative began on April 5, 2018 when local activists led by the anti-Zionists of Jewish Voice for …

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Former HRC Chair Says HRC Dismissing Concerns of Jewish Leaders

Phil Seib

Phil Seib sent the letter below to the Durham Human Relations Commission (HRC) on January 8, 2018 at 2:15PM. Mr. Seib served on the Durham Human Relations Commission (HRC) from 2012-2018 and is past Chair.  This letter comports with the chief concern of the Jewish community that the Durham HRC is now condoning and endorsing discrimination against …

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A Second Punch in the Gut: Updated HRC Draft Endorses Discrimination Against Israel and the Jewish People

Durham HRC, Israel, Durham City Council

A Second Punch in the Gut Ladies and Gentlemen, In the history of the Jewish people, we should by now be accustomed to government discrimination against Jews and Israel. Yesterday, an updated, January 2019 draft report was sent to Voice4Israel and the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill by the Durham Human Relations Commission (HRC). It is …

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Durham City Council Sued Over Alleged Violation of Open-Meetings Statute

Israel, Durham City Council, lawsuit

Using public records obtained by a Voice4Israel investigation, a Durham resident filed a lawsuit yesterday alleging that the Durham City Council used email communications in violation of the open-meetings statute related to the writing and passing of the April 16 anti-Israel City Council statement. Mayor Steve Schewel and Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson initially called the …

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Supporting the HRC Report in Durham

Voice4Israel and the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill jointly sent this letter today, on behalf of the mainstream Jewish community, to the Durham Human Relations Commission. The Case for Supporting the Report of the HRC Subcommittee on the April 16 Council Statement Dear Members of the Human Relations Commission, As we have noted with appreciation, …

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Connecticut is Not Israel: Mayor Schewel’s Allegation Rejected by Chief Lopez

Israel, Jose Lopez, Steve Schewe, Mayor Schewel, Durham City Council, Israel Resolution

Background On April 16, the Durham City Council passed a foreign policy statement making Durham the first city in the United States to boycott police trainings specifically with Israel – the only Jewish majority country on the planet. Voice4Israel has learned through public record requests that Mayor Steve Schewel and Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson referred to …

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Police Memo: Chief Lopez Received No Military Training from Israel

Durham’s Mayor Steve Schewel recently alleged that Retired Chief Jose Lopez, Sr. received military training in Israel. Leadership of Voice4Israel contacted the Durham Police Department for clarification about the relevant Seminar that Retired Chief Jose Lopez, Sr. attended in Israel in 2008. The memo below, dated October 10, 2018, is the answer provided to us …

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Reform Jews Ask Durham’s Mayor Steve Schewel to Remove Israel from the “Israel Resolution”

Israel, Durham

by Peter Reitzes and Ethan Hertz Both authors are speaking on their own behalf and not on the behalf of any organization. Mayor Schewel Speaks at Judea Reform On October 4, Mayor Steve Schewel spoke at a 7:00PM members-only event at Judea Reform to answer questions about the Durham City Council’s “Israel Resolution” which made …

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