One of the organizations that sponsor these trainings is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL is a non-profit that works to combat anti-Semitism and advocate for Israel. In this context, the ADL runs a National Counter-Terrorism Seminar that has sent hundreds of top ranking officials to Israel to learn about combatting terror since 2003. That same year the ADL established an Advanced Training School that brings delegations of Israeli law enforcement to speak to American law enforcement officials, involving over 1,000 U.S. participants since the program began.
The Police Department of Creve Coeur, Missouri, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Glenn Eidman served as Chief of Creve Coeur Police Department since 2008. Chief Glenn Eidman attended a privately-funded public training in Israel with the ADL as a delegate of their first Western States/St. Louis Counter-Terrorism Seminar in 2017. Chief Glenn Eidmans training included meetings with Israeli military commanders, Israel National Police and the Palestinian Authority police. His training also included learning lessons from Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank and the Israeli prison system.
According to the local newspaper, the police officials interviewed about this training said that they didn’t see problems in the Palestinian treatment by the Israeli military and police, and they didn’t see problems in their own departments treatment of Black Americans.