52 Amer­i­can po­lice of­fi­cers par­tic­i­pate in ‘unity tour’ del­e­ga­tion to Is­rael

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(JNS.org) Fifty-two Amer­i­can po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived in Is­rael Sun­day as part of a “Po­lice Unity Tour” del­e­ga­tion.

Of­fi­cers from both coun­tries par­tic­i­pated in a joint cer­e­mony, salut­ing one an­other and stand­ing at at­ten­tion as the flags of both na­tions were raised and the Amer­i­can and Is­raeli na­tional an­thems were played.

“We have the ut­most re­spect for you, and we will do ev­ery­thing to make you feel at home,” an Is­raeli po­lice of­fi­cer stated while ad­dress­ing his Amer­i­can coun­ter­parts dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

The Is­raeli of­fi­cer also took a mo­ment to com­mem­o­rate fallen po­lice of­fi­cers from both coun­tries. “In their names we stand here,” he said.

While in Is­rael, the Amer­i­can of­fi­cers are learn­ing tech­niques from the Is­raelis, tour­ing the coun­try and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a cer­e­mony to com­mem­o­rate the vic­tims of the 9/11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks.

U.S. law en­force­ment and se­cu­rity del­e­ga­tions fre­quently visit Is­rael to learn cut­ting-edge se­cu­rity and counter-ter­ror­ism tech­niques, de­fy­ing crit­i­cism from var­i­ous anti-Is­rael groups re­gard­ing the Amer­i­can of­fi­cers’ train­ing re­la­tion­ship with the Is­rael Po­lice.

A wel­com­ing cer­e­mony for the Amer­i­can po­lice of­fi­cers who are vis­it­ing Is­rael this week. Credit: Is­rael Po­lice.

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