NGO Monitor: “Overall, our analysis uncovered 287 total flaws comprised of 102 errors, 97 misrepresentations, 29 omissions, 24 double standards, and 35 dead citations” in Amnesty’s 280-page report.
Amnesty International’s recent report, which accused Israel of being an “apartheid” state, contained serious errors and fabrications, a detailed review published by the Jerusalem-based watchdog group NGO Monitor showed.
The 156-page rebuttal authored by Israeli scholar Salo Aizenberg reveals that the Amnesty’s report is replete with misleading statistics, manipulated quotes and outright lies. “Overall, our analysis uncovered 287 total flaws comprised of 102 errors, 97 misrepresentations, 29 omissions, 24 double standards, and 35 dead citations,” Aizenberg concluded.
The report released by Amnesty’s UK office in early February, is “fundamentally flawed, using lies, distortions, omissions, and egregious double standards to construct a fraudulent and libelous narrative of Israeli cruelty,” NGO Monitor‘s analysis showed.
Here are some of Amnesty’s falsehoods exposed by the NGO Monitor (view the 156-page document here):
Amnesty simply cannot acknowledge the existence of Palestinian violence and terrorism against Israel, either now or in the past, as doing so would imperil their narrative that all Israeli actions are part of cruel and inhumane apartheid and have nothing to do with legitimate security needs. The complete erasure of Arab and Palestinian actions of violence or terrorism is a startling omission that permeates the entire report. (Page 14)
Amnesty refuses to use the word “terrorism” even one time in the body of the text. This deliberate omission is part of Amnesty’s decision to pretend that Arabs and Palestinians have never been and are not at all engaged in deliberate acts of violence against Israel and its civilian population. (Page 17)
Amnesty’s [report cites] Palestinians violence as a cause of certain Israeli actions, and its portrayal of Arabs as only victims and Jews as oppressors is not merely an observation deduced from our analysis. (Page 27)
Amnesty continually cherry-picks numbers that purport to evidence apartheid and deliberately omits countervailing data, even when highly significant and from the same sources Amnesty cites. (Page 92)
Amnesty omits critical context and grossly misrepresents events that would show the blame should actually all be placed on Hamas. (Page 98)
As usual [throughout the report], Amnesty takes normal instances of minority disparities and cites them as evidence of apartheid, refusing to note many of the statistics show that Israel is actually performing better than many OECD countries. (Page 127)
As we at the Legal Insurrection noted in our previous coverage, Amnesty’s report “recycles antisemitic lies and terrorist propaganda.” The NGO Monitor’s analysis confirms our initial assessment of the report.
Palestinian Terrorist Groups Cheered Amnesty’s Report
True to the character of the biased report, Amnesty received glowing praise from Palestinian terrorists groups for its latest piece of work. The Islamic terror organization Hamas, the terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) lined up to cheer Amnesty’s UK bureau for publishing a report which recycled antisemitic tropes and old lies propagated by their own propaganda outlets.
Hamas lauded the rights group, declaring that Gaza-based terror outfit “views with great appreciation and respect the efforts of Amnesty” for putting “the facts in perspective.”
Amnesty’s report labeling Israel a “apartheid” was rejected by the U.S., Britain, Germany and other Western countries.
The report deliberately ignored the fact that Arab-Israelis are significant beneficiaries of the laws and institutions established by the Jewish state. In the 2021 Israeli elections, fourteen Arab lawmakers were elected to the 120-seat Knesset. Arabs, Druze and other minorities serve with distinction in civil services, judiciary, and military.
Arab-Israeli women, too, have distinguished themselves in various fields: acting as Knesset members, educators, soldiers, and diplomats. A December 2021 report released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) showed that the Arab-Christian women were among the most educated demographic group in the country.DONATE
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