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 … Read more

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 … Read more