Human Rights Watch’s bad record on Israel got worse by appointing terror suspect Shawan Jabarin

Human Rights Watch’s bad record on Israel got worse by appointing terror suspect Shawan Jabarin – ‘Human Rights Watch has been squandering its reputation as an independent friend of the oppressed pretty much since it stopped having the Soviet Union to monitor and changed its name from Helsinki Watch. Now, its leaders have no one but themselves to blame for further eroding the group’s credibility by making a wrongheaded personnel move. The organization keeps hawkish watch on Israeli-Palestinian affairs and relies on an advisory panel for information and perspectives. Ideally, panel members would at least appear to be people of reason even if they have strongly held feelings. Not so with a new appointee…’ [Also see: David Bernstein: HRW Defends Shawan Jabarin]

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