• Profile

    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these trainings is the American Jewish Committee (AJC). The AJC’s Project Interchange brings government officials, policy makers, media officials, civic and student leaders to Israel to meet with their counterparts, including senior Israeli government officials.

    The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Charles H. Ramsey served as Chief of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department between 1998 and 2007. Paul A. Quander, Jr. served as Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice from 2012, up until his death in 2016. Chief Ramsay attended a training in Israel in 2005 organized by Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum. Deputy Major Quander attended a training in Israel with the AJC as a delegate of Project Interchange in 2011. His trip included a stop at Gilboa Prison, where Palestinians remain imprisoned by Israeli occupation authorities against international law.

    The Israel Prison Service (IPS) policy of unlawfully and forcibly transferring prisoners from the West Bank and Gaza to Israeli prisons has faced criticism from multiple international human rights organizations and is recognized as a war crime in international humanitarian law. According to Addameer, a Palestinian human rights organization, Israel’s forcible deportation policies violate Article 49, Article 76, and Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and is also recognized as a war crime under Article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

  • Map

    No Records Found

    Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.

    Google Map Not Loaded

    Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.