NGO Monitor's "Human Rights and Hot Coffee" Podcast

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Season 2, Episode 16: Human Rights Watch Caught Red Handed

A recent news article uncovered a massive conflict of interest at Human Rights Watch. Director Ken Roth solicited money from a human rights violating Saudi businessman. One of the funding conditions was that the funds would not be used to promote gay rights. Listen along as our President Prof. Gerald Steinberg and host Yona Schiffmiller discuss the long list of HRW scandals from Qaddaffi to tainted Saudi money.

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Season 2, Episode 14: Prof. Steinberg's take on the Deal of the Century

Last week, President Trump released the Deal of the Century, his peace plan between the Israelis and Palestinians. Is it a realistic plan? What does Israel's treaty with Egypt teach us about negotiations with the Palestinians? How have NGOs framed the conflict and initiatives to solve it? Tune in to this week's episode with our host Yona Shiffmiller and NGO Monitor President Prof. Gerald Steinberg.

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Season 2, Episode 13: Does the ICC have jurisdiction to take Israel to court?

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court recently announced that she intends to investigate alleged war crimes in the “State of Palestine.” Does she have jurisdiction over alleged crimes in the West Bank and Gaza? How is she defining the territory of a Palestinian state? Join our host Yona Schiffmiller and Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg as they answer these questions.

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Season 2, Episode 11: US Special Envoy Elan Carr on Antisemitism

In the last few months we have seen an uptick in antisemitic attacks. What is driving antisemitism in 2020? How is the international community responding? Why are human rights groups silent in the face of these threats? Tune in this week as US Special Envoy Elan Carr discusses these issues at NGO Monitor's Annual Conference and our host Yona Schiffmiller and Rena Young delve into the issue.

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Season 2, Episode 9: Corbyn, Civil Society, and Antisemitism

As allegations of antisemitism continue to swirl around Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party, British voters head to the polls. What is the role of NGOs in this discussion? How did the UK's adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism effect antisemitism in the UK? How can implementing IHRA lead to change? On this week's episode our host Yona Schifmiller sits down with NGO Monitor Founder and President Prof. Gerald Steinberg to discuss these issues

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Season 2, Episode 8: Gaza Kids Betrayed by International NGOs

Last week was Universal Children's Day, a day to promote the rights of children around the globe. But are human rights groups actually protecting the rights of all children? Why is the Swedish government partnering with an Islamic Jihad-run kindergarten? On this week's episode, our host Yona Schiffmiller and expert Shaun Sacks uncover the abuse of children by NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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Season 2, Episode 7: Human Rights Watch v. The State of Israel

On November 5, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected Human Rights Watch's demand that Israel renew “Israel/Palestine Director” Omar Shakir’s work visa- acknowledging his BDS activism. How did the court come to this decision? What was NGO Monitor’s role in the case? Join our host Yona Schiffmiller, Legal expert Anne Herzberg, and Researcher Ariella Esterson as they explain this story.

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