Human Rights Watch (HRW) continues its attack against Israel, as Executive Director Kenneth Roth took to Twitter to call out the Jewish state … again.
Sharing the misleading New York Times headline, “Palestinian Rights Groups Raided by Israeli Soldiers,” Roth condemned Israel’s raid on several reported human rights and advocacy groups – groups Israel declared terrorist organizations.
The Israeli government confirmed the groups were “linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a secular, left-wing movement with a political party as well as an armed wing that has carried out deadly attacks against Israelis.”
Roth blamed Biden for the raid saying, “The Israeli government’s shutting down of seven Palestinian rights and advocacy groups just a month after Biden’s visit suggests that Biden’s refusal publicly to condemn Israeli repression made Israel feel it had a green light to proceed.”
The Israeli government's shutting down of seven Palestinian rights and advocacy groups just a month after Biden's visit suggests that Biden's refusal publicly to condemn Israeli repression made Israel feel it had a green light to proceed. https://t.co/vH9djhrmNX
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) August 18, 2022
Arsen Orstrovsky, a prominent international human rights lawyer and CEO of The International Legal Forum, responded to Roth’s statement by calling out his blatant hypocrisy.
❌ Abbas distorts Holocaust? Ken Roth silent.
❌ UN official claims “the Jewish lobby” controls the media? Ken Roth silent.
❌ Islamic Jihad fired 1,000+ rockets? Ken Roth silent.
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) August 18, 2022
As Ostrovsky states, Roth did not respond or condemn the Palestinian Authority President Mohamud Abbas’ accusation that Israel has committed “50 Holocausts,” the UN’s claims that a “Jewish lobby controls the media,” or the recent violent rocket attacks on Israeli cities.
Human Rights Watch has been accused of gross biases against Israel. It published a shocking report finding Israel is committing crimes of apartheid and crimes against humanity – a false claim that holds Israel to a biased, antisemitic double-standard. Many US leaders condemned the report.
This latest tweet from Roth confirms what many already know: HRW will always be quick to condemn Israel but remain silent when it’s the target of terrorism, bigotry, and antisemitism.
While HRW does not accept government funds, its donors include George Soro’s Open Society Foundations, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.