Human Rights Watch

Israel Pushing Back Against Excessive Force Charge

Approach to ‘lone-wolf’ attacks is new focus.

10/21/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

As Israel tries to combat what some are calling the “stabbing intifada,” the debate over whether it is using excessive force to quell the attacks has re-emerged.

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw stones towards Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border on Oct. 15. Getty Images

For Israel, A Difficult Season Of Reckoning

09/30/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The season of reckoning is upon us. This is the time of the High Holy Days, when we are called upon to go into introspection mode and identify particular sins of commission or omission. Jewish tradition calls upon us to repent and to make amends.

Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Human Rights Watch: Threats To Destroy Israel ‘Not incitement To Genocide’

12/09/2012 - 19:00


At least one organization does not take Iran’s threats to wipe Israel off the map, coupled with the continued progress of its nuclear program and the terrorism of its surrogates, at face value.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Kenneth Roth, the executive director of George Soros-funded Human Rights Watch (HRC), wrote in an internal email, “Many of [Iran’s] statements are certainly reprehensible, but they are not incitement to genocide. No one has acted on them.”

Never Too Old To Speak Out On Injustice

Founder of Human Rights Watch, 88, starts new group to counter HRW’s alleged Mideast biases.
03/08/2011 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

Robert L. Bernstein has enjoyed two distinguished careers, one professional and one volunteer, in the interest of freedom of expression. Now, at age 88, he is about to launch a third, which he calls his “obsession” and “one of the most important things I’ve ever done.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Human Rights Watch Embraces Alleged Terrorist

02/17/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

With the appointment of Shawan Jabarin, an alleged senior activist in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), to its Middle East Advisory Board, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has completed the transformation from a human rights watchdog to a radical agit-prop group.

Human Rights Watch Report: West Bank ‘Separate but Unequal’

12/18/2010 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel deprives Palestinian residents of the West Bank of basic necessities while Jewish settlements flourish, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.

The 166-page report, “Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” released Sunday, is based on case studies comparing Israel's treatment of settlements and next-door Palestinian communities in the same areas.

The main umbrella settlers' group called the report "Goebbels-like propaganda."

Soros Giving $100 Million to Human Rights Watch

09/06/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- Billionaire philanthropist George Soros will give Human Rights Watch $100 million to expand its work throughout the world.

The gift, announced Tuesday, is the largest ever by Soros and the largest received by Human Rights Watch, The New York Times reported.

Soros, 80, told the Times that the gift is the first of a series of large gifts that he plans to make.

Soros this year has donated some $700 million to several causes. He earned $3.3 billion from his hedge fund in 2009, the Times reported.

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