In advance of a High Court hearing on April 25 about a demolition order against a Palestinian school in Area C of the West Bank, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement accusing Israel of “the war crime of wanton destruction and forcible transfer” and recommending that the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court “examine the school demolitions.”
The Gaza-based Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights claims to be non-partisan in its declared efforts to promote, protect and prevent violations of human rights. However, Al-Mezan actively pursues a highly political anti-Israel agenda, while largely ignoring Palestinian terrorism. Its publications frequently promote false claims of Israeli war crimes and contribute to the erosion of the concept of universal human rights. Its donors include the Ford Foundation (2005) and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.
NGO Monitor describes the flaws and inconsistencies in HRW's report that complains that Israel blocks its employees and those of other NGOs from entering Gaza.
Anne Herzberg reviews a paper by Prof. Eugene Kontorovich's, highlighting the double standards of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
The UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People held a September 7-8 meeting, featuring representatives of a number of highly politicized NGOs who encouraged the international community to engage in legal warfare against Israel.
Gerald Steinberg argues that, although there is still much room for improvement, international BDS and lawfare campaigns against Israel have waned over the last year, providing hope for the future.