Avaaz is an online political campaign framework that serves as a platform and a “megaphone to call attention” to the petitions of various NGOs including Rabbis for Human Rights, the Negev Coexistence Forum, Addameer, and the International Solidarity Movement.
Human Rights Watch Op-ed Repeats False and Distorted Claims on Palestinian Minors to Support Proposed BDS Legislation
On November 14, 2017, US Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) proposed legislation “to prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children” – Bill van Esveld of Human Rights Watch (HRW) published an article on HuffPost in support of the bill. The opinion piece was only one example of HRW staffers promoting McCollum’s legislation.
In conjunction with Palestinian Media Watch, NGO Monitor has submitted to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee an official complaint against the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) and its president, Jibril Rajoub.
Gerald Steinberg details the anti-Israel bias of Human Rights Watch, as evidenced by its obsession with soccer clubs located in the "settlements."
Human Rights Watch has joined the Palestinian campaign calling on FIFA to ban Israel, further confirming its identity as an anti-Israel political advocacy organization that exploits human rights.