Amnesty shoots itself in the foot over Israel-West Bank report, Marcus Dysch, The Jewish Chronicle, February 26, 2014
Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, the Jerusalem-based research institute, said Amnesty’s accusations were “reckless, blatantly biased, and reflect the lack of a credible research fact-finding methodology”. He said the allegations were repetitions of “unverifiable Palestinian ‘testimony’” and claimed Amnesty had a “disproportionate and ideological obsession with Israel”.
Amnesty has produced anti-Israel propaganda, Richard Kemp, The Jewish Chronicle, February 26, 2014
Amnesty’s latest report is far from impartial. A piece of naked anti-Israel propaganda, it is a stark reminder of just how far they have lost their way. The cynical timing of the report, published during Israel Apartheid Week, can only have been intended to fuel the demonisation of the Jewish state in schools and on campuses.
Amnesty International’s ‘Biased’ Report on Israel, Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva, February 26, 2014
Amnesty International’s new report criticizing Israel, set to be released Thursday, is blatantly biased and aims to foment political warfare against the Jewish state, according to NGO Monitor. The report’s accusations “are reckless, blatantly biased, and reflect the lack of a credible research fact-finding methodology,” said Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor. “Amnesty lacks the expertise and credibility to analyze or assign blame for deaths in the context of violent confrontations in the West Bank.”
Israeli forces use excessive force against Palestinians, report says, Batsheva Sobelman, The Chicago Tribune, February 27, 2014
The Jerusalem-based group NGO Monitor dismissed the report as flawed and impartial. Calling the accusations “reckless and blatantly biased,” founder Gerald Steinberg charged that Amnesty “lacks the expertise and credibility to analyze or assign blame for deaths” in this context. The group described Amnesty’s related research team as individuals with “backgrounds in anti-Israeli political activism,” not military and legal expertise.
Israeli ambassador joins chorus of criticism of Amnesty report on Israel’s ‘trigger happy’ army, Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph, February 27, 2014
Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, said the report’s accusations “are reckless, blatantly biased, and reflect the lack of a credible research fact-finding methodology.”
Watchdog Group Highlights Anti-Israel Credentials of Amnesty International’s Researchers, Joshua Levitt, The Algemeiner, February 27, 2014
As Amnesty International published an anonymous 85-page report condemning Israel on Thursday, NGO Monitor, the Jerusalem-based charity watchdog, highlighted the backgrounds of Amnesty’s researchers, several of whom were full-time anti-Israel activists before joining the human rights group.
Israel Defense Forces Say Amnesty Report Ignores Violence Against Israelis, Joshua Levitt, The Algemeiner, February 27, 2014
Prof. Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, said. “As in the past, the allegations in this report repeat unverifiable Palestinian ‘testimony.’”
Amnesty Proves Its Anti-Israel Bias Yet Again, Elder of Ziyon, The Jewish Press, February 27, 2014
This is just another in the long line of examples, and yet another reason to prove that at least when it comes to Israel, Amnesty is utterly untrustworthy and hateful.
Israel is charged with using ‘excessive force’, Batsheva Sobelman, The Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2014
The Jerusalem-based group NGO Monitor dismissed the report as flawed. Calling the accusations “reckless and blatantly biased,” NGO Monitor founder Gerald Steinberg charged that Amnesty “lacks the expertise and credibility to analyze or assign blame for deaths” in this context.
Former British Commander: Amnesty Report Will Incite Even More Hatred (INTERVIEW), Joshua Levitt, The Algemeiner, February 28, 2014
“Instead of making a meaningful contribution to reducing violence, Amnesty has produced a report that will be exploited as a tool to incite even more hatred,” Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, told The Algemeiner in an interview on Friday… As to Amnesty’s motivation, which charity watchdog NGO Monitor also questioned, Kemp said, “The anti-Israel agenda of this report is obvious.”
Amnesty International’s Anti-Israel Activism, Camera Snapshots, February 28, 2014
For many years, Amnesty International [AI] has pursued an agenda hostile to Israel… NGO Monitor has provided an important service by naming names and identifying the anti-Israel activities and affiliations of some of the activists hired by AI.
No Charity for Israel from Amnesty International, Michael Curtis, The Commentator, March 3, 2014
Over the last twenty years, activities of AI have shown a persistent attitude of criticism and even hostility towards Israel. Its official statements have referred to the “ethnic cleansing” in Israeli society, to the racial supremacy of Israel, to the expulsion and dispossession of Palestinians, and to the “current structure” of Israel as an apartheid state. It has no genuine title to neutrality.
On Israel, Amnesty shoots first, asks questions later, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, March 3, 2014
NGO Monitor noted that AI’s Secretary General Salil Shetty recently acknowledged that “we are not an expert (sic) on military matters. So we don’t want to, kind of, pontificate on issues we don’t really understand.”
IDF Slams Amnesty Report, Nathan Jeffay, The Australian Jewish News, March 5, 2014
The Israeli military has accused Amnesty International of showing a “complete lack of understanding” of the challenges it faces, after the human rights organisation unleashed one of its strongest ever attacks against Israel… The Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, a watchdog group that focuses on human rights groups called demand for an arms embargo a form of “political warfare against Israel.
IDF on Amnesty report: Complete lack of understanding, Yohai Ofer, NRG, February 27, 2014
Amnesty International: disturbing details that bother, Hervé Roubaix, Dreuz.info, March 2, 2013
Belder requests clarification regarding European human rights projects in Israel and the Palestinian territories, EurofractieSGP, February 25, 2014
You shall not murder, Jan-Erik Smilden, Dagbladet, March 4, 2014