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Sheriff David Clarke Praised West Bank Wall On Israel Trip

The controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he has been offered a key position with the Department of Homeland Security, praised the West Bank separation barrier while on a 2015 junket to Israel.

Clarke has been to Israel at least twice: in 2011 as part of a delegation of police chiefs and sheriffs organized by an AIPAC-affiliated charity, and in 2015 in a trip to Israel and Russia paid for by the National Rifle Association.

On the 2015 trip, Clarke took a helicopter tour of the country, tweeting photos captioned: “Israel’s border wall at the West Bank…The wall works.”

Clarke, who frequently praises Israel on social media, once wore the badge of Israel’s National Traffic Police in an NRA promotional video.

Clarke, a vocal supporter of President Trump, is currently being sued by the family of a man who died of dehydration after 10 days in solitary confinement in a Milwaukee jail.

Contact Aiden Pink at pink@forward.com or on Twitter, @aidenpink.

This story "Trump DHS Pick Sheriff Clarke Praised West Bank Wall" was written by Aiden Pink.

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