Human Right First has identified a rising number of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, an  “apparent backlash to recent events in Gaza.” These attacks are fueled in part by the obsessive NGO commentary accusing Israel of “war crimes.” A similar trend was noticed during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.  HRF was one of the only NGOs to report on these attacks, in contrast to Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, Amnesty International and others who ignored these hate crimes.