New Study Exposes Extensive Lies and Fabrications in Amnesty’s Anti-Israel “Apartheid” Report
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.
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Isriel rates orders of magnitude better in all metrics than nearby camel jockeys. I find it impossible to have any sympathy for people who have children in excess, only to brainwash them into dying senselessly, even worse killing others.
More camels in Australia than any other country. Could you try praising Israel without insulting the Arabs? I want more Abraham Accords not less.
Leftists hate Jews. PERIOD.
Liberal Jews LOVE leftists.
You deduce the rest of the self-loathing.
“Peer” in “peer review” used to mean “people with the same expertise as you.”
What does it mean now — “people with the same political biases as you?”
Or they could believe that Arab terrorism doesn’t need to be mentioned because it’s irrelevant. They may not recognize that there is such a thing as “legitimate security needs” that could justify the measures they’re complaining of.
That would basically require that they be pacifists, descended from the tradition of Christian pacifism carried by such groups as the Quakers, Mennonites, Moravians, and Witnesses, which rejects self-defense as a justification for violence against other people. In this tradition if someone comes to kill you, you may resist only by passive measures, but may not raise a hand against them, and if that means you die then you die.
Also think of Mahatma Gandhi’s view that the Jews in Europe should have embraced martyrdom and allowed themselves to be slaughtered as a rebuke to the Germans.
People who come from this tradition naturally run into serious conflict with those who come from the Jewish tradition, that “If someone is coming to kill you, wake up early to kill him first”. That is the tradition most Christians follow, which is why there is such a thing as “Just War doctrine”, which Israel follows far more punctiliously than it should, and far more punctiliously than any other country has ever done.
Now that’s a word I have not heard used very often. Milhouse, you and I don’t always agree on subject matter, but I always look for your comments. Your posts always give a relatively non emotional response. EG: “the facts and nothing but the facts” that i find refreshing and sometimes you come up with words that make me scratch my head and have to think about for a minute.
C. S. Lewis – Why I am Not a Pacifist
This is what I hate about contemporary, European Leftist dhimmis and American Dhimmi-crats — they sign on to any cause celebre in which a group claims self-styled “victimhood,” facts, logic and rationality be damned.
Jews are among the smallest and most persecuted minorities in human history, while Muslims are members of one of the largest, and, certainly the most supremacist, totalitarian, bullying, fascistic and belligerent ideology in human history. Yet, the vile dhimmis and Dhimmi-crats gleefully sign up to promote an utterly despicable, false and, yes, evil propaganda mythology that promotes the slanderous lie that Jews who’ve been living in the Middle East for millennia before the founding of the ideology of “Submission,” are oppressing Arab Muslims, while the Arab Muslims are alleged “victims.”
It’s pure evil to promote such a transparently false narrative that seeks to rationalize and justify violence against Jews, but, the dhimmis and Dhimmi-crats not only manage to promote such lies with a straight face, they dare to claim the mantle of “justice” while doing so.
I appreciate the fine work that went into debunking these lies, but how about someone spend some time debunking the biggest lie of all: “Palestine”. That is the biggest lie and it needs to be exposed openly every time any aspect of this issue appears in the media. We can’t just respond to attacks. Go on the offensive and remind the world and educate those who don’t know that Palestine itself is a phony concept who’s only real purpose is to destroy Israel.
Had there been no Bar-Kochba revolt in 135, Hadrian would not have renamed it Syria Palestinia. It would have remained Judea, the name before the revolt. Can you imagine calling the Arabs, Judeans, instead of Palestinians? 😄
Totally agree. Perhaps f-ing with the Roman Empire was not the optimal solution to their predicament. Oh well.
It most definitely was not.