A Threshold Crossed is actually not a report at all, but simply a dossier of propagandistic claims against Israel sourced almost entirely from various other NGOs hostile to Israel. Ironically, the only threshold crossed is by HRW itself. HRW has been running a grossly disproportionate agenda vilifying Israel for more than 20 years – something even the organisation’s own late founder, Robert Bernstein, condemned. Now, in a blatant effort to tip the scales of the conflict in favour of the maximalist Palestinian narrative, HRW has committed itself to the demonisation strategy of trying to isolate and sanction Israel out of existence that generations of radical activists have failed to achieve.
A ‘human rights’ group assaults both rights and hopes for peace
May 13, 2021 | Judy Maynard
Demonisation of Israel is clearly the goal of this report which essentially implies that Israel’s existence as a Jewish homeland is “apartheid” and a “crime against humanity”. Both peace and the quest for universal human rights will be the losers as a result.
UNRWA textbooks draw European censure
May 11, 2021
Factsheet: What’s behind the violence in Jerusalem and Gaza rockets
The Iran-China deal evinces that the Middle East is an important arena for the emerging great-power competition between the US and China.
Biblio File: Star-Crossed Diplomacy
April 30, 2021 | James Rudin
For Navon, a French-born academic, “the star” represents the spiritual faith and destiny of the Jewish people, while “the scepter” symbolises the eternal quest for Jewish national sovereignty in the Land of Israel.
AIR New Zealand: Super Fund move raises BDS questions
April 29, 2021 | Miriam Bell
Questions over just how much influence the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has in New Zealand are being voiced following the NZ Super Fund’s recent divestment from five Israeli banks.