The Director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Raji Sourani, has been re-elected as the Vice President of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) for his third consecutive term.  In an April 26, 2007 press release on the Palestine News Network announcing the election, FIDH states that “Sourani’s re-election comes as an appreciation of the Palestinian human rights movement in general, and PCHR in particular.”  This appointment reveals the close connection and influence of radical Palestinian NGOs within large international human rights organizations.  NGO Monitor has extensively documented the anti-Israel bias of both of these NGOs. Sourani is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), a leading proponent of the Durban Strategy.