The ADL stated that the U.S. police were brought across… to learn how Israel’s police, intelligence, and security forces prevent terror attacks.
As participants in ADL’s National Counter-Terrorism Seminar, they met with counter-terrorism experts in an intensive program incorporating formal presentations and briefings with site visits around the country to areas that have borne witness to terror attacks. They learned how Israel has prevented and responded to suicide bombings and terrorist attacks and how the nation protects its airports, shopping malls, and public events.
The delegation consisted of executives from the California Highway Patrol and major city police departments from across the country, including New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Atlantic City, Louisville, Richmond, Tulsa, Nashville, Charlotte, Albuquerque, and St. Louis County. More than 115 federal, state and local law enforcement executives have participated in this ADL program since it was first launched in 2003.
The Yeshiva World News wrote about it just weeks ago, on 26 October 2011. Their account is about another ‘ADL training mission’.
Based on historical record, it seems plausible to conclude that Israel is taking ideas that are contrary to international law, and telling U.S. law enforcement that they should use the same approaches.
It seems like an extremely costly proposal.