Human Rights Watch (HRW) appointed Shawan Jabarin, an alleged senior activist in the PFLP terrorist organization, to its Middle East Advisory Board. This signals the continued moral decline and corruption in HRW.
AIC is a radical political organization run by individuals with links to the Trotskyite anti-Zionist Revolutionary Communist League (Matzpen) and the PFLP. Funders include: Diakonia (Swedish government), Christian Aid (Irish government), and Sodepau (Catalan government in Spain). AIC rhetoric includes: [Sanctions] can provide an excellent framework to fight normalization with Israel. Shimon Peres is definitely an enemy of the Palestinian people, of human rights and of peace. Only the choice of resistance can put an end to the occupation. Barak and the rest of them to Nuremberg!
On May 2 2007, three major NGOs -- Human Rights Watch, FIDHand the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) -- published a joint press release calling on Israel to lift the travel ban placed on Shawan Jabarin, the General Director of Al-Haq. The statement alleges that Jabarin was barred by Israel from attending the annual Congress of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Lisbon on April 19, 2007, and that "Israeli authorities have not explained why the restrictions are in place". NGO Monitors analysis of this statement shows these NGOs entirely erase Jarabins links to the PFLP and the legitimate security concerns. The result is a selective research and ideologically biased analysis, similar to others analyzed in previous NGO Monitor reports.