Just weeks after Kenneth Roth lost (and then regained) a post at Harvard over his criticism of Israel, another highly qualified Jewish American is squeezed out of her nomination for a top human rights position in the State Department for the same reason.
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Harvard reinstates offer to former HRW chief after Israel controversy
Roth remains concerned, stating: “Criticizing Israel is not limited to me, and most scholars have no comparable capacity to mobilize public attention” He also seeks clarification about who was behind the dean’s original decision (some names have already been floated)
I once ran Human Rights Watch. Harvard blocked my fellowship over Israel
Kenneth Roth: “I was told that my fellowship at the Kennedy School was vetoed over my and Human Rights Watch’s criticism of Israel. How can an institution that purports to address foreign policy – that even hosts a human rights policy center – avoid criticism of Israel?”
HRW: Facebook, Instagram restrictions facilitate Israel’s abuses of Palestinians
Facebook’s faulty content moderation, plus Israel’s “requests” to the social media company to take down online content, results in unfair restriction on free speech about Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians. HRW calls for widespread investigation.
Human Rights Watch: apparent war crimes by Israel during May attack on Gaza
Human Rights Watch investigated several Israeli attacks that resulted in particularly high numbers of civilian casualties – with no evident military target – and determined that the incidents may have been war crimes. Other Israeli attacks during the conflict were also likely unlawful.
Another major human rights org reports: “apartheid” in Israel
Just a few months after Israeli human rights org B’Tselem released its bombshell report calling Israel an apartheid state, another major group reaches the same conclusion – adding “persecution” to the charge of apartheid. A 200+ page report details Human Rights Watch’s findings.
Human Rights Watch 92 page report: Israeli suspension of Palestinian rights is unlawful & unjustifiable
Human Rights Watch issues 92-page report on Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights. ’52 years into Israel’s occupation of Palestine, Israel’s human rights suspension is unlawful and unjustifiable…’
Israeli human rights violations in West Bank & Gaza, Nov 4-7
The Israeli forces commit 600 violations against journalists this year, remove residential Palestinian tents, Israeli soldiers abduct two teens & a cancer patient … Israeli soldiers abduct fishermen & two Palestinian siblings … Israel’s deportation of Human Rights worker upheld by Israeli Supreme Court , etc.
Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated)
Each month, numerous NGOs produce reports on the humanitarian situation in Israel-Palestine, but US media rarely report on them. See this compilation of reports by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, National Lawyers Guild, Red Cross, Christian Aid, B’Tselem, Defense for Children International, and others…