Sunday, February 15, 2009


In a surprising move, the Guardian published an article exposing Hamas' dirty dealings -Hamas murder campaign in Gaza exposed quoting Amnesty International which "said Hamas forces and militias were involved in a 'campaign of abductions, deliberate and unlawful killings, torture and death threats against those they accuse of 'collaborating' with Israel, as well as opponents and critics'." We hear a lot from AI when it comes to condemning violence where the victim of the violence is Palestinian. It's harder than drawing hen's teeth however, to hear or read of its condemnation of attacks on Israeli civilians which are taken for granted.

Another NGO that is often quoted by Israel bashers is Human Rights Watch. Tzvi Fleischer of the Australia/Israel Review exposes this organisation as being hopelessly infiltrated by Palestinian advocates with records of expressing deep hatred towards Israel - Personnel is Policy. The end result is a toxic abuse of what should be an important and vital function of securing the rights of human wrongs on this planet.

"... virtually all senior employees of HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Division came to the job with a history of anti-Israel activism. Almost all of them, in fact, already belonged to organisations which declared Israel an “apartheid state”, demanded boycotts of Israel, and/or supported Palestinian terrorism against Israel."

Not only is HRW a bastard that needs to be kept honest but the bias of NGO's should be a worry for those in the media who have shamelessly and slavishly quoted their skewed reports to attack Israel over the years. The main culprit in this country was a previous Jerusalem Bureau person who often quoted human rights groups with anti-Israel agendas in articles critical of the Jewish State's defence of its own civilians.

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