New Tool Maps Connections Between US, Israeli State Violence in Users’ Community
Anna Baltzer, USCPR’s Director of Organizing and Advocacy, is quoted in the Middle East Monitor’s article about the new search engine tool, “Palestine is Here,” developed by Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA).
[Palestine is Here] traces deadly exchanges of law enforcement between the US and Israel—including ICE agents and local police—that contribute to state violence across Palestine, in our streets, and at our borders.
In our local communities, under the banner of ‘counter-terrorism’, these exchanges contribute to expanded surveillance and infiltration of social movements; racial profiling and refined tactics and technologies that target entire communities; and suppression of public protests through force.
[Palestine is Here demonstrates] how Israel’s oppression of Palestinians is not just something happening on the other side of the world, [but rather how] that oppression is concretely intertwined with the oppression of Black, brown, indigenous, and other marginalized communities in the US through direct institutional alliances.
[This] ground-breaking resource has the power to transform organising across the country.