Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a watchdog group said on Friday, following the news that the Israeli government had rejected a HRW request for a work permit for its regional director.
“For two decades, Human Rights Watch has been one of the most blatant and aggressive anti-Israel NGOs in the world,” Prof. Gerald Steinberg, president of Israel-based NGO Monitor, said in a statement. “Their defenders need to ask why they systematically hire pro-BDS activists for key Israel-related ‘research’ positions, while lobbying to isolate Israel through false allegations.”
In a letter explaining its decision to not grant a work permit to Omar Shakir — HRW’s New York-based Israel and Palestine country director — the Israeli Interior Ministry said HRW reports “have engaged in politics in the service of Palestinian propaganda, while falsely raising the banner of ‘human rights.’”
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