Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Soreass Soros, a Jew-hating Jew and ardent supporter of President Obama, puts his money where his mouth is by funding those who bring the wrath of the world down on Israel.
by Gil Ronen
September 13, 2010
Anti-Israeli secular-Jewish billionaire George Soros has pledged $100 million to the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), a non-governmental group that claims to monitor governmental abuses of power. The grant is among the largest of its kind ever made. It will be paid in ten annual $10-million portions.
HRW's reports have been excoriated by the "NGO Monitor" watchdog organization as focusing disproportionately on Israel for alleged abuses, and for exhibiting "consistent bias, false and contradictory statements, and the use of irrelevant evidence and inappropriate methodologies."
Soros has been a major contributor to Barack Obama's political campaigns. He published an article in the New York Review of Books in 2007 in which he asserted that the U.S. should pressure Israel to negotiate with Hamas regardless of whether Hamas recognizes the right of the Jewish state to exist. Soros claimed that one reason the U.S. has not done so is the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Soros has been involved with HRW, which was founded in 1978 as Helsinki Watch, since its early years.
The group is a controversial one. Even former chairman of HRW, Robert L. Bernstein wrote that HRW "has been issuing reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict that are helping those who wish to turn Israel into a pariah state." Bernstein claimed in a New York Times article last October that "Human Rights Watch has lost critical perspective on [the] conflict."
NGO Monitor devoted a 2009 report to HRW, under the title "Experts or Ideologues? A Systematic Analysis of HRW’s Focus on Israel."

In the report, NGO Monitor explains that "HRW exerts major influence on the UN and on the policies of governments through condemnations of Israel for alleged violations and demands for 'independent investigations.' These allegations then become amplified through the media."
It alleged that HRW campaigns and publications "reflect consistent bias, false and contradictory statements, and the use of irrelevant evidence and inappropriate methodologies, including sources... that are neither credible nor verifiable."
A comparative study including HRW's reports on other regions showed "greatly disproportionate emphasis on Israel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division, double standards in the use of terminology such as 'war crimes,' 'collective punishment,' etc., and in distorted uses of international legal terminology."

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