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So What Was Human Rights Watch Up to in 2010?
Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/12/11 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 01/12/2011 11:51:31 AM PST by Nachum

It’s been continuing to single out the most humanitarian state in the Middle East for unwarranted criticism, of course. NGO Monitor just released a new analysis of the activities of Human Rights Watch over the past year and found that the organization continued to aim its ire at Israel while ignoring some of the world’s worst human rights abusers.

Here’s a brief summary of the findings:

• In 2010, HRW published 51 documents on “Israel and the Occupied Territories,” more than on any other country in the Middle East. Compare that to the organization’s research on some of the most notorious human rights abusers — it published only 44 documents on Iran, 34 on Egypt, and 33 on Saudi Arabia.

• The group overlooks some of the worst human rights abuses in closed countries, like Syria and Libya and Algeria. NGO Monitor writes that “One of three major reports on Israel in 2010 consisted of 166 pages, while ten years of research on human rights violations in Syria produced a 35-page report.”

• HRW’s credibility also suffered a blow last December when it threw in its lot with the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. The group’s report, titled “Separate and Unequal,” called on the U.S. to withhold funding equivalent to the amount spent on the settlements and to scrutinize the tax-exempt status of Americans organizations that give support to the settlements. I blogged more about this report here.

• The director of HRW’s Middle East division met with Hamas leaders, supported the anti-Israel Caterpillar boycott, and praised Lebanon on human rights.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: human; rights; watch

1 posted on 01/12/2011 11:51:33 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The UN/Global vision is an ethnically cleansed ME. Only Islam will remain. Islam is the model for the future as they have well trained militia who are in abeyance to kill when pavlova/imam whistles. It’s been introduced here under the guise of the New Age.


2 posted on 01/12/2011 12:00:37 PM PST by bronxville
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To: Nachum

Do Human Rights Organizations really do anything but lobby for money and complain about America?


3 posted on 01/12/2011 12:12:43 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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