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Human Rights Watch (Finally) Criticizes Palestinians Too

In the Jewish community, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is frequently accused of anti-Israel bias. It’s fair to say that Human Rights Watch is sometimes even disdained. One main reason is the way Human Rights Watch (and other similar organizations as well) cover conflicts such as the recent wars in Gaza. If Israel is accused of …

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Expel Russia from world cup

How to kick Russia out of world sports

              On February 28th, the FIFA council, governing body of world soccer, suspended Russia from participating in international soccer matches, including the upcoming World Cup. This was after intense pressure from Western governments to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Read news coverage here.               FIFA initially hesitated to take this step, citing its …

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What We Can Say when Israel is Accused of War Crimes

Unfortunately, we frequently hear Israel accused of war crimes. On the news, in op-eds, and for that matter in discussions at the gym or supermarket. And there’s certainly no denying the death and destruction that the Israeli military has inflicted on Gaza. When people accuse Israel of war crimes, how can we respond?               For …

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Should Israel Give The International Criminal Court Another Look?

               Many of us who care about Israel are frequently up in arms about the bias international organizations tend to have against it. Most notorious is the United Nations, where the numerous Arab countries routinely gang up against Israel in the General Assembly. It’s noteworthy, therefore, that last week the prosecutor of the International Criminal …

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Even though he only advocates against settlements, Israel has reasons to deport omar shakir

Several days ago Israel’s high court voted to uphold the Israeli government’s revocation of Omar Shakir’s visa to work in Israel, thereby clearing the path to deport him. Shakir is the Israel and Palestine director for Human Rights Watch. Shakir’s visa was revoked under a 2017 law allowing Israel’s government to refuse entry to anyone …

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