Human Rights Watch Continues Political Bias Against Israel in 2005

(NGO Monitor) While there was a significant reduction in Human Rights Watch's disproportionate focus on Israel in 2005 compared with 2004, clear evidence of systematic political bias remains. Many HRW publications continue to offer gratuitous political attacks against Israel, often based on unverified media reports and reflecting a hostile political agenda. HRW's use of language to condemn Israel is highly politicized, especially when compared to reports on other countries in the Middle East, such as Iran, Egypt, Syria, and Libya, and continues to deny Israel the right to self-defense under international law. Some sporadic condemnations of Palestinian terror not withstanding, measures taken to end the anti-Israel bias among HRW officials and to restore the principle of universality in human rights have been insufficient.

2006-04-11 00:00:00

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