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In his April 9 Congress Blog post, “The Undiplomatic Diplomat,” Martin Karcher attempts to substantiate his criticism of Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, by citing the attacks of political advocacy non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as B’Tselem, Human Rights Watch and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

However, these organizations lack credibility and are primarily involved in exploiting human rights claims for political purposes. NGOs are able to gain visibility for their statements and campaigns through large public relations budgets, not the legitimacy of their allegations or their credibility as research institutions.