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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Author of Human Rights Watch report against Israel supported Munich Olypmic Massacre

I discussed Joe Stork, the author of the Human Rights Watch report that condemned Israel's actions in Operation Cast Lead here. That post included a very brief discussion of Stork's pre-Human Rights Watch career.

Sunday's Hebrew daily Ma'ariv rips the mask off Stork, showing him to be a strong supporter of 'Palestinian' terror and of Saddam Hussein (link in Hebrew).
Several times in the past, Stork has called for the destruction of Israel and is a veteran supporter of Palestinian terrorism. Already as a student, Stork was amongst the founders of a new radical leftist group, which was formed based on the claim that other leftist groups were not sufficiently critical of Israel and of the United States’ support of it. Already in 1976, Stork participated in a conference organized by Saddam Hussein which celebrated the first anniversary of the UN decision that equated Zionism with racism. Stork, needless to say, arrived at the conference as a prominent supporter of Palestinian terrorism and as an opponent to the existence of the State of Israel.

He also labeled Palestinian violence against Israel as “revolutionary potential of the Palestinian masses” – language that was typical of fanatical Marxists.

In articles which he authored during the 1970’s, Stork stated that he was against the very existence of Israel as an “imperialistic entity” and, to this end, provided counsel to Arab regimes on how to eliminate the Zionist regime. He also was opposed to any negotiations since this meant recognizing its existence: “Zionism may be defeated only by fighting imperialism,” wrote Stork, “and not through deals with Kissingers.”

On other occasions, Stork expressed his position that the global Left must subordinate itself to the PLO in order to strengthen elements that opposed any accord with Israel. It would seem that he has not changed his ways since then. He is still conceptually subordinate to those who have maintained their opposition to the existence of the State of Israel. Once the world’s radical left supported the PLO. Today, part of the global Left supports Hamas.
The full English translation of the article is here and I urge you to read the whole thing. Any credibility that Human Rights Watch has left should go down the drain with this article. Deservedly.


At 9:55 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

HRW is led by a known-anti-Semite. With a character like Joe Stork, we know how they are going to react to whatever Israel does. The die is cast.

What could go wrong indeed


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