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Monday, August 24, 2009

Some wishful thinking on Human Rights Watch

David Bernstein does a nice job of summing up what the world's reaction should be to the recent revelations about Human Rights Watch (Hat Tip: Instapundit).
From now on, every HRW report on Israel is going to be greeted with "you mean the Saudi-funded HRW," or "you mean the report written by the woman [HRW Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson] who is a great admirer of Norman Finkelstein and lobbied Kofi Annan against Israel in the middle of the Second Intifada" or "you mean the report written by the guy [Stork] who supports the anti-Israel boycott movement and has been venting his hostility to Israel for almost forty years" or "you mean HRW, the organization that fails to take down from its website anti-Israel reports even when it has admitted they are inaccurate," and so on.
Well, that ought to be the reaction. But it won't be. And even if it is the reaction, it won't change how seriously the reports are taken. The world doesn't care if Israel gets a fair shake. It just doesn't. There's so much irrational hatred of Israel out there that we cannot win in many people's eyes - unless we're willing to pack up and start swimming in the Mediterranean. Or unless we're dead.


At 9:46 PM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

After the War against the Hamas missiles there were 1.200 dead including 70 Terrorists "security personnel".

At the same time the Sri Lankan Army attacked the Tamil Tiger headquarters and base in the northeast. Among other with artillery shells, resulting in the death of 25.000 civilians.

As long it´s not against the Jews or Israel NOBODY cares.

Am yisrael chai.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

If it not Jews no one cares. That's the megillah about the world's obsession with Israel.


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