Anti-Israel activists attempt to hijack Baltimore riots
When there is a riot or other protest in the U.S., particularly if involving minority communities, “pro-Palestinian” activists try to hijack it and turn it into a criticism of Israel.
We saw it in Ferguson where “pro-Palestinian” activists spread lies that Israel trained the Ferguson police, and actually embedded themselves in the protests to try to turn the protests into anti-Israel protests.
The same thing has happened repeatedly with #BlackLivesMatters protests, most notably the dangerous blockade of the San Mateo – Hayward Bridge.
This is part of the emerging theme of anti-Israeli activists trying to tie unrelated movements, such as fossil fuel divestment, to Palestinian issues.
Now we are seeing it with the Baltimore riots.
The usual suspects, like Max Blumenthal, were out in full force immediately, trying to establish a link between the Baltimore police and Israel because some police trained in an Israeli form of martial arts:
(added) Blumenthal also is claiming that a sound device used to disperse crowds in Baltimore, LRAD, was “tested on Palestinians.” The source Blumenthal links to in his tweet is one of Blumenthal’s own articles from 2011 where he acknowledges LRAD is a U.S. made device. But Israel apparently uses the U.S. made device, so there you go, Blumenthal gets his deceptive anti-Israel hook
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