Amnesty International has been exposed as an anti-Semitic movement that supports BDS which employs convicted Palestinian terrorists, publicizes propaganda as fact, and a survey among 475 staff members has 70% admitting Amnesty Int’l is an organization with a “ toxic working environment, where widespread bullying, public humiliation, discrimination and other abuses of power are common.”
By Yochanan Visser
A report published this week by the Israeli Strategic Ministry, ‘shed more light on the BDS movement which the Ministry accused of being infiltrated by terrorists and former members of terrorist organizations.
Last week Amnesty International started an anti-Semitic BDS campaign against the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, by publishing a new report about alleged Jewish war crimes in Israel’s biblical heartland. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Public Security Minister seeks to “cancel the tax benefits” and even ban Amnesty Int’l from entering/operating in Israel following its anti-Israel report calling on internet tourism companies to boycott numerous Jewish heritage sites.
By Ben Ariel
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday threatened to ban Amnesty International from Israel after the group published a report calling on popular tourism websites to boycott Jewish heritage sites.
“Amnesty International, that hypocritical organization that speaks in the name of human rights, is acting to promote a boycott of Israelis as part of a campaign of anti-Semitic delegitimization,” said Erdan.
“I have instructed the ministry of strategic affairs to examine the possibility of preventing the entry of members of Amnesty to Israel. Continue Reading »
After Amnesty International launched its campaign calling on the world to “ban Israeli settlement goods” over alleged war crimes, Israel’s Finance Minister is poised to enact an anti-boycott law for first time, meaning Amnesty could lose tax status and other legal consequences under the law.
By Yair Altman
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has decided to use his authority under a 2011 anti-boycott law to punish Amnesty International, making it the first organization to face legal consequences under the provisions of the law.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon. – Photo: Wikimedia\dikla bassist shafrir
The anti-boycott law, officially known as the Prevention of Damage to the State of Israel through Boycott Law, allows the finance minister to impose civil sanctions on entities that promote or take part in an economic, cultural or academic boycott against an institution or person under Israeli control because of their “affiliation with Israel.” The minister may deny certain tax benefits from such an organization regardless of whether it takes an active role or simply pledges to take part in such activity. Continue Reading »
Palestinian journalist Ayman Qawasmi, and human rights activist Issa Amro, were reportedly arrested after their Facebook posts calling on the Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas to resign, since he finished his presidential term a decade ago.
• Amnesty International calls Amro’s arrest “a shameless attack on freedom of expression.”
By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
Palestinian security forces have detained a prominent activist and a journalist after they called for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign.
Abbas was elected in 2005, but has overstayed his five-year term over the rift with Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip in a military coup in 2007, effectively splitting the Palestinian Authority into two separate entities. Continue Reading »
Amnesty Int’l reports Hamas committed multiple war crimes by the “brutal campaign of abductions, torture & unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel”
By Elad Benari
Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to “settle scores” with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Tuesday, according to the AFP news agency.
Public Extrajudicial Execution of Palestinian During Gaza War
A report by the London-based group detailed the “brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel” by Hamas, de facto ruler of Gaza.
The report details the “extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others”. Continue Reading »
Amnesty International report: Unguided mortar & rocket attacks by Palestinian groups during Operation Protective Edge were violations under int’l law.
• Report also corroborates IDF reports of Palestinian groups storing munitions in civilian buildings and UN schools.
By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian groups committed war crimes during Operation Protective Edge last summer by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles.
A rocket is fired from Gaza City toward Israel, August 2014 – Photo: AP
Palestinian groups, including the armed wing of Hamas, launched unguided rockets and mortars which cannot be aimed at a specific target and are a breach of international law, the human rights group said. Continue Reading »
Amnesty Int’l, an organization once respected around the world, has hit a new low in comparing Israel to ISIS.
• The director of Amnesty International Finland, Frank Johansson, called Israel a “scum state” on his blog in August 2010.
• Amnesty International Australia has had to repeatedly apologize for anti-Semitic Facebook posts praising Hitler, calling Jews cancer, and calling for death to Jews.
By David Lazarus
On November 5, 2014, Amnesty International published its latest assault on Israel in yet another tirade accusing the Jewish state of genocide and other war crimes.
Later that same day, in a Twitter post by a senior Amnesty official, Israel was directly equated with ISIS, the barbaric jihadist terrorist organization. Continue Reading »
Israeli embassy in London said “the report does not mention the word terror in relation to Hamas or other armed Palestinian groups, nor mention tunnels built by Hamas to infiltrate Israel and perpetrate terror attacks…ignores documented war crimes perpetrated by Hamas…Instead, Amnesty serves as a propaganda tool for Hamas and other terror groups.”
Amnesty International issued a harsh report Wednesday accusing Israel of committing war crimes in its 50-day summer war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian child sits above the ruins of his home, summer 2014 – Photo Courtesy Amnesty International
The report, titled “Families under the Rubble: Israeli attacks on inhabited homes,” accuses the Israeli military of “callous indifference” to civilians in its airstrikes on the enclave, that killed entire families. Continue Reading »
In the territories, the lies about Israel are repeated so often that the witnesses will often tell reporters what they expect to hear rather than what happened; it is part of their culture to ensure that Israel is always blamed no matter what.
Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty field investigator, wrote an interesting article about the challenges of fact finding in war situations.
One of her main points is that eyewitnesses are often unreliable. For example:
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In Gaza, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and other places I interviewed civilians who described what they thought were artillery or bomb strikes being launched by far away government forces and striking near their homes – whereas in reality the loud bangs and tremors were caused by mortars or rockets being launched by opposition fighters from their positions nearby.
Hamas kills two ‘collaborators’- shots one, hangs one. Will this become the norm in upcoming unity government?
By AFP and Tova Dvorin
Authorities in Hamas-run Gaza on Thursday executed two Palestinian Arabs for allegedly collaborating with Israel, the territory’s interior ministry said in a statement.
Paraded – Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man, who was suspected of working for Israel 20 November 2012
“Two collaborators with the Israeli occupation, condemned to death for having given information leading to the martyrdom of two citizens, have been executed,” a spokesman told AFP.
He said one of the men, aged 40 and identified by the initials ZR, was shot and the other, AK, aged 30, was hanged in a different location. Continue Reading »
JERUSALEM – In response to Amnesty International’s 2012 World Report, NGO Monitor released the following statement:
· As in many previous reports, Amnesty continues to level unsupported allegations of violations of international law against Israel, including “collective punishment.” In contrast, the organization expressed uncertainty regarding the legal significance of the murder of more than 8,000 Syrians by Bashar al-Assad, claiming that these deaths “may have constituted crimes against humanity”. Israel is mentioned 137 times in the report as opposed to 74 mentions for the Syrian regime.
· In the 2012 report, Amnesty accuses Israel of “collective punishment” (pg 48) of the Palestinian population, in the form of a blockade against Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas. Continue Reading »