Tag Archives: Israel

Sensitive issues for Interpol

Interpol holds its 85th General Assembly November 7-10 in Bali, Indonesia. Among the agenda items are applications for membership from Taiwan and the Palestinian Authority. Taiwan was previously a member but was forced to withdraw in 1984 at China’s insistence. … Continue reading

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Policing Arab communities in Israel

This article describes challenges faced in cities and towns in Israel where the population is mainly Arab, including increased crime. The Israeli police are trying to recruit more Arab officers but observers say that effective policing has yet to be … Continue reading

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Policing Israel’s Arab communities

This article reports Israeli plans to open additional police stations in Arab communities and the recent appointment of the first Muslim assistant chief. However critics complain that this will amount to separate but unequal policing, saying police treat Arab communities … Continue reading

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Israel-Palestine police cooperation

This article describes operational cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian police, in spite of larger political issues. Recently, the two heads of police along with the Jordanian Interior Minister jointly received the annual leadership award presented by the Police Executive Research … Continue reading

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Public trust in Israel

This editorial cites several recent events as indications of a flawed culture within the Israeli police and criticizes prosecutors for not providing better oversight. It claims that public trust in the police has slipped and calls for more transparency.

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