Amnesty International - Hypocrisy and Double Standards

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Amb. Alan Baker - An Amnesty International report on Aug. 4, 2022, names Ukraine as responsible for the deaths of Ukrainian citizens caused by Russian bombardments. One cannot avoid comparing Amnesty's concern for the protection of civilians in Ukraine and its demonstrated lack of concern about the actions of Palestinian terror groups in Gaza. While Amnesty calls out Ukraine for allegedly "establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas," it curiously refrains from addressing precisely the same phenomenon employed by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. From a perusal of Amnesty International's website and daily media briefings, one perceives a distinct fixation, a plethora of accusations against Israel, as opposed to almost non-existent coverage of the grave humanitarian violations by Palestinian terror groups. The writer, who heads the international law program at the Jerusalem Center, is former legal counsel to Israel's Foreign Ministry and participated in the negotiation and drafting of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians.

2022-09-01 00:00:00

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