Amnesty International Has Produced Anti-Israel Propaganda

(Jewish Chronicle-UK) Col. Richard Kemp - In Northern Ireland in the '70s and '80s I admired Amnesty International even as they heaped criticism on the British security forces of which I was a member. They helped stop a number of real human rights abuses and were often commendably impartial. Amnesty's latest report is far from impartial. A piece of naked anti-Israel propaganda, it is a stark reminder of just how far they have lost their way. There is no attempt to place the actions of the Israeli security forces in context. It makes no mention of the willful orchestration by Palestinian extremists of violent demonstrations to provoke Israeli troops into a response intended to result in death and injury among their own people for propaganda purposes - or even to lure security forces into lethal terrorist attacks. There is, for example, the glib dismissal of petrol bombs as posing "little or no threat" to the lives of Israeli soldiers. I have seen first-hand how horrifically a petrol bomb can wound a soldier. The writer is the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan.

2014-03-04 00:00:00

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