Table of Contents:
- Special Edition: 10 November 2004 NGO Monitor Analysis of Interview with Kenneth Roth, Head of Human Rights Watch — 5 November 2004, the Jerusalem Post
- Special Edition: 21 October 2004 Christian Aid: Report Uses Humanitarian Aims to Promote Political Bias
- The MCC Committee "Peace" Rhetoric Promotes Palestinian Agenda
- Physicians for Human Rights-Israel Update
- Ittijah Granted UN Special Consultative Status
- NGOs Issue Standard Political Condemnations of Gaza Operation
- Clarification Regarding Profile of ADRID
- Additional NGO Monitor Notes and Links
Special Edition: 10 November 2004 NGO Monitor Analysis of Interview with Kenneth Roth, Head of Human Rights Watch — 5 November 2004, the Jerusalem Post
NGO Monitor analyzes a Jerusalem Post interview with Kenneth Roth, head of Human Rights Watch, in which he responded to evidence of bias and ideological exploitation of the rhetoric of universal human rights. Roth’s claims included a number of false and unsupported statements.
Special Edition: 21 October 2004 Christian Aid: Report Uses Humanitarian Aims to Promote Political Bias
Christian Aid claims to be a charitable and humanitarian organization, but the main focus of its activities on Arab-Israeli issues is political. Its publication, "Facts on the ground: The end of the two-state solution?", presents a simplistic and highly partisan analysis that reflects that lack of competence in this area.
This North American church organization promotes overtly anti-Israel propaganda in its "Peace Office Newsletter" and campaign against Israel’s security barrier.
PHR-I’s political activities, under the facade of human rights and humanitarian rhetoric, continue unabated, with attacks on Israeli policy the dominant theme in support of the Palestinian position.
Despite its prominent role at the 2001 Durban conference and its refusal to sign donors’ anti-terror clauses, this highly politicized and anti-Israel NGO has been granted special consultative status within the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Amnesty International and Christian Aid issued highly politicized condemnations of Israeli policy in Gaza, minimizing the deaths of two Israeli children in a Palestinian missile attack and other victims that prompted Israeli military operations to defend itself.
NGO Monitor would like to clarify that in the profile of ADRID (September 27, 2004 Special Edition), the links to the Global IDP Project and the Norwegian Refugee Council were provided for informational purposes. We have no reason to believe that ADRID receives funding through Global IDP or from the government sources that support the Nowegian Refugee Council. NGO Monitor apologizes for any confusion that may have arisen and the website has been corrected accordingly.
NGO Monitor Special Editions
UN Conference Abuses NGOs and "Civil Society" to Promote Anti-Israel Agenda
Summary: In September 2004, the UN convened the "International Conference of Civil Society in Support of the Palestinian People". This gathering represents the antithesis of civil society with workshops promoting an anti-Israel agenda, thus further discrediting the UN and NGO participants.
Date: October 5, 2004
The Association for the Defence of the Rights of the Internally Displaced (ADRID) – the Body Shop’s Role in Exploiting Human Rights
Summary: The Association for the Defence of the Rights of the Internally Displaced (ADRID) uses the veneer of human rights to promote an anti-Israel politicized agenda, assisted by the international cosmetics chain The Body Shop, which awarded ADRID its "Human Rights Award".
Date: September 27, 2004
- John Leo, "When Churches Head Left," TownHall.com, October 11, 2004.
- Exchange of Correspondence with Charles Clayton, Director, World Vision Jerusalem, in response to NGO Monitor’s analysis of 15 August, 2004
Date: September 2004
NGO News Reports
- HRW: Egypt/Israel: Attacks on Civilians Are Unjustifiable Crimes
Oct. 12 2004: This press release was not distributed as an HRW email alert, in contrast to standard practice on other issues.
- "Body Shop Sorry for Palestinian Award," The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, October 8, 2004