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|NGOs:||Amnesty International (AI)|
|Start date:||1 Jan 1988|
|End date:||24 May 2019|
[UPDATED] Following the pattern in previous conflicts, a number of NGOs immediately issued condemnations of Israel following the IDF response to increasing deadly rocket attacks from Gaza. Many of these statements reflect bias and double standards, and ignore or give little attention to Israeli human rights and casualties. NGOs exploit legal terminology, including terms such as "war crimes," "collective punishment," and "indiscriminate attacks." Some use the fighting in Gaza to repeat calls for boycotts and sanctions as part of the Durban strategy, and accuse Israel of perpetrating a "massacre."
As predicted by NGO Monitor, the majority of NGO submissions to the UN's UPR of Israel ignore human rights issues facing Israelis and areas where Israel is a leader in this field, while grossly distorting the humanitarian, human rights and international legal dimensions of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Nord-Sud XXI, Ittijah, Badil, and PGAAWC exploit human rights terminology and employ inflammatory rhetoric against Israel. Adalah, Amnesty, and others attribute "racist" motives to Israeli policies, instead of acknowledging that these are legitimate responses to Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians.
NGO Monitors Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Israel December 2008
In anticipation of the United Nations Human Rights Councils Universal Periodic Review of Israel, scheduled for December 2008, NGO Monitor prepared a submission highlighting problematic NGO activity vis--vis human rights in Israel.
- International Humanitarian Law
- Right to Life
- Right to Self Defense
- Right to Self Determination
- UN Human Rights Council (HRC)
The Winograd Commission (officially "הוועדה לבדיקה ארועי המערכה בלבנון 2006") was appointed by the Israeli government to investigate and draw lessons from the 2006 Second Lebanon War. NGO Monitors submission analyses the reporting of human rights NGOs during the conflict, and discusses these groups exploitation of human rights rhetoric and international law to promote a politicized anti-Israel agenda. Among other recommendations, we suggest that the Committee independently verify all NGO claims before considering them as evidence of human rights violations.