U.S., Germany Reject Amnesty’s Biased Report on Israel
German foreign ministry spokesman: “We reject expressions like apartheid or a one-sided focusing of criticism on Israel.”
Germany has rejected the new report released by Amnesty International accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state.”
“We reject expressions like apartheid or a one-sided focusing of criticism on Israel. That is not helpful to solving the conflict in the Middle East,” German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Christopher Burger said on Wednesday.
The German response to Amnesty’s report is similar to the stance taken by the United States. U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nideson rejected the biased report, calling its claims “absurd.”
On Tuesday, Amnesty International’s UK office issued a 300-page report, calling Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, a “regime of oppression and domination.” The lengthy report, which took Amnesty years to compile, is replete with antisemitic libels and old lies propagated by Palestinian terrorist organizations, the review of the document shows.
German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported foreign ministry’s remarks:
Germany’s Foreign Ministry gave a statement on Wednesday in connection with the report published on Tuesday by the human rights organization Amnesty International regarding Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
The Amnesty report accused Israel of subjecting Palestinians to a system of “apartheid” founded on policies of “segregation, dispossession and exclusion.”
Germany, however, disagrees with the use of the term “apartheid” in reference to Israel, the Foreign Ministry said.
“We reject expressions like apartheid or a one-sided focusing of criticism on Israel. That is not helpful to solving the conflict in the Middle East,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Christopher Burger said at a press conference.
The Amnesty report is nothing more than a toolkit for anti-Israel agitators and antisemites worldwide. Amnesty spent four years and a substantial amount of resources publishing a document that states nothing news but recycles age-old antisemitic libels and propaganda talking points paddled by Palestinian terrorist groups.
Riddled with antisemitic tropes, the report describes Israel, a democracy in a region dominated by failed states and dictatorships, as a “[c]ruel system of domination and crime against humanity.” The document tells Israel to “dismantle this cruel system” and urges the “international community” to “pressure it to do so.”
In a promotional video accompanying the report, Amnesty urges people to “help us dismantle this oppressive system,” regarding the State of Israel.
On Tuesday, the Jerusalem-based watchdog NGO Monitor reviewed the Amnesty report and found that it “manipulates and distorts international law, Israeli policy, and events on the ground, as well as denies the Jewish people their right to sovereign equality and self-determination.”
The NGO Monitor concluded that the report “can be considered antisemitic according to the IHRA definition of antisemitism, which notes that: ‘Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.'”
While focusing on Israel, where Arab and other monitories enjoy equal citizenship rights, Amnesty maliciously turns a blind eye to Iran, Syria, and other tyrannical regimes next door that carry out massacres against their people.
In an interview with the Times of Israel, Amnesty officials refused to use the ‘apartheid’ framework for China, a Communist regime that holds millions of Buddhists ethnic Tibetans and Muslim Uyghurs in concentration and slave labor camps.
The report’s “extreme language and distortion of the historical context were intended to demonize Israel and pour fuel into the engines of antisemitism,” Israel’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
The umbrella organization, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, dismissed the report as “an unbalanced, inaccurate, and incomplete review and instead inexplicably focuses on one aim: to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish and democratic State of Israel.” The Amnesty document “fuels those antisemites around the world who seek to undermine the only Jewish country on earth,” they warned.
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Fuck them all. As if Germany or the US really cares about peace. Now see:
Recall that CAIR was highlighted most recently as an organization that was fighting for the release of Aafia Siddiqui, the terrorist imprisoned in Texas. Same guy as the terrorist who took hostages at the Temple in Texas. CAIR also accused synagogues of promoting Islamophobia, which is untrue for two reasons: 1. They didn’t do it. 2. Their members are too ignorant to understand that they should be afraid.
*Same woman who the terrorist was trying to free. (A bit too much emotion in me this morning. Hitting the keyboard too hard.)
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But the rejection of the AI report comes from the very top of the U.S. government (I highly doubt it was condemned without Biden’s approval) while your example does seem to be from a mid-level career bureaucrat.
“Amnesty urges people to help us dismantle this oppressive system, regarding the State of Israel.”
What needs to be dismantled is Amnesty International.
Ninety-nine point nine percent of the mideast land mass is under Islamic rule where child brides, slave auctions, religious persecution, stoneings, misogyny, beheadings, tribal warfare, etc. are – if not officially sanctioned – tacitly approved or tolerated because Sharia.
Amnesty Int’l: Let’s put the 0.1% not doing these things under a microscope and demonize them!
I assume someone is paying them to put out this propaganda. Most likely the Iranians, though there are numerous other possibilities.
Amnesty used to be the good guys, until the USSR fell, when they started turning to the dark side. By 2001 that process was complete. I lost whatever residual respect I had for them when they compared Guantanamo Bay to the Gulag, and tried to get actual Gulag survivors to agree with that comparison.
Now when I encounter AI people buttonholing people on the street (whether they’re raising signatures or money or whatever) I confront them and ask why they’re working for an organization that supports terrorists and is hostile to the USA.