“Human Rights Watch has lost critical perspective on a conflict in which Israel has been repeatedly attacked by Hamas and Hezbollah, organizations that go after Israeli citizens and use their own people as human shields.“
—Robert Bernstein, founder of HRW
"These groups are supported by the government of Iran, which has openly declared its intention not just to destroy Israel but to murder Jews everywhere. This incitement to genocide is a violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
"Leaders of Human Rights Watch know that Hamas and Hezbollah chose to wage war from densely populated areas, deliberately transforming neighborhoods into battlefields. They know that more and better arms are flowing into both Gaza and Lebanon and are poised to strike again."
"And they know that this militancy continues to deprive Palestinians of any chance for the peaceful and productive life they deserve. Yet Israel, the repeated victim of aggression, faces the brunt of Human Rights Watch’s criticism."

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27 Apr
.@Valeurs: « Élire la République islamique d’Iran pour protéger les droits des femmes, c’est comme faire d’un pyromane le chef des pompiers de la ville », a ainsi déclaré Hillel Neuer, directeur exécutif d’UN Watch.

"Malgré un vote secret, l’ONG a déterminé qu’au moins quatre des 15 démocraties de l’UE et du groupe occidental membre du Conseil économique et social des Nations unies (ECOSOC) ont voté pour l’Iran. Quatre votants figurent donc parmi cette liste de pays : "
l’Australie, l’Autriche, la Finlande, la France, la Lettonie, l’Allemagne, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas, la Norvège, la Suisse, le Royaume-Uni... « C’est un jour noir pour les droits des femmes, et pour tous les droits de l’Homme », s’attriste Hillel Neuer.
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21 Apr
No joke: UN elects Iranian regime to top women's rights body.

Electing Ayatollah Khamenei's Islamic Republic of Iran to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief.

This is a black day for women’s rights, and for all human rights.

Iran’s persecution of women is gross and systematic, both in law and in practice. The UN’s own secretary-general has reported on Iran’s ‘persistent discrimination against women and girls.'
Iran’s fundamentalist mullahs force women to cover their hair, with many arrested and attacked daily under the misogynistic hijab law. They require a woman to receive permission from her father to get married.
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19 Apr
25 human rights groups are honored to announce the 2021 Geneva Summit Courage Award goes to Alexei Navalny.

He barely survived after being poisoned in August with Novichok nerve agent. He returned to Russia. Putin threw him in prison. He may now be dying.
.@leonidvolkov, the dissident’s chief strategist, welcomed the news. “It is very important and valuable that Alexey Navalny’s moral courage is recognized internationally exactly at that point of time when he goes through the most challenging test of his life,” said Volkov.
“He’s been put in prison unlawfully, only for the fact that he dared to survive a poison attack that nearly took his life. And for the fact that he was brave enough to return to Russia to continue his fight for a better life in a better Russia.“
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16 Apr
.@amnesty: “The tweet was written in haste and is incorrect. It does not reflect the position of Amnesty or Agnès Callamard.”

Actually, her rush to falsely condemn Israel without checking the facts is Amnesty's modus operandi when it comes to Israel.
After I called out the tweet below by Amnesty International's new secretary-general Agnès Callamard, the organization acknowledges that the tweet is "incorrect."

So why are you still keeping this lie posted on your account, @AgnesCallamard @amnesty?

Callamard's rush to falsely accuse Israel of murder is reminiscent of Amnesty's 2019 rush to falsely accuse Israel of bombing a Gaza human rights organization’s office—when it was actually a misfired rocket by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. algemeiner.com/2019/11/13/amn…
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11 Apr
No joke: Agnes Callamard, the new head of Amnesty International, once declared that Arafat was murdered, the Israelis did it, and President Shimon Peres admitted this. All lies.

Note: Callamard was the U.N. Human Rights Council's “expert“ on assassinations. Not making this up.
On the contrary, the NYT interview which she cited says that Peres protected Arafat, and justified his peace negotiations with him. nytimes.com/2013/01/13/mag…

Arafat died at age 75, in a French military hospital near Paris. A French inquiry found no evidence that he was “murdered.“
Moments after mass murderer Qassem Soleimani was killed while plotting attacks in Iraq, @AgnesCallamard tweetstormed that the U.S. airstrike “violates international human rights law.” She then turned this into a major UNHRC report—which was adored by Iran. unwatch.org/top-un-human-r…
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5 Apr
.@GWR Do you have a Guinness World Record for United Nations interruptions?

I've been interrupted at the U.N. by Russia, China, Syria, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, the PLO, Egypt, Bangladesh, Bolivia and Nicaragua. Just to name a few.

At the U.N. in 2016, Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, and Pakistan tried to silence me: unwatch.org/9479-2/
At the U.N.'s Durban II racism conference in 2009, Iran tried to silence me:
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