Shocked by Donald Trump's 'travel ban'? Israel has had a similar policy for decades

White, Ben
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/israel-netanyahu-donald-trump-travel-ban-muslim-ban-a7553141.html

Publisher:  Independent
Date Written:  30/01/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20399

Describing how President Trump's stances and policies on immigration, borders and torture draws heavily from existing policies and tactics of the Israeli state.

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One other leader, however, has gone even further than the British PM in seeking to praise Trump, both before and since his inauguration – and that's Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu. There are a few reasons for this, including the tacit approval a Trump administration is expected to give to the settlement expansion bonanza already underway.

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Then there's torture. Trump's unabashed endorsement of torture has horrified politicians, human rights activists and former prisoners alike. In Israel, however, the torture of prisoners is routine - and rubber-stamped by not just the state, but also by Israel’s Supreme Court.

Just last week, Israeli interrogators confirmed in Haaretz some of the methods used on detainees - including physical and psychological abuse. The revelations came as no surprise to Palestinians, nor those Israelis who have documented practices such as sexual torture.

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