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Why Criticize Israel’s Targeted Raid on a Jenin Hospital?

Last week an undercover team of Israeli soldiers, disguised as doctors, patients, and even a woman carrying a baby, snuck into a Jenin hospital, entered a patient’s room, and killed three people Israel claims were terrorists. This brought international condemnation and accusations of war crimes. Usually we associate war crimes with targeting civilians or causing …

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Don’t Panic Over Accusations That Israel is Committing Genocide

All it means is that the definition of genocide has been watered down to the point that it applies in nearly every war Charges that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza come fast and furious from politicians, demonstrators, and unfortunately even human rights groups. Obviously, this upsets those of us who believe that this war …

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Pogrom at RightsCon?

I recently had the opportunity to attend RightsCon, a convention which brought over 8000 participants from 174 countries to discuss ‘human rights in the digital age’. The breadth of topics and attendees was astounding. I was able to chat with an investigative journalist from Jordan, a Bolivian environmental defender, and representatives of an organization called …

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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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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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