web analytics
September 3, 2015 / 19 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Advancing Human Rights, Beyond Israel

Human rights march

Human rights march
Photo Credit: Uri Lenz/ Flash90

Remember Robert Bernstein? He founded Human Rights Watch and remained at the helm for 20 years until 2009 when he wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times titled ‘Rights Watchdog, Lost in the Mideast’ in which he accused it of “issuing reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict that are helping those who wish to turn Israel into a pariah state.”

He has now started a new organization called Advancing Human Rights. Irwin Cotler and David Keyes are on the Board of Directors.

Its mission statement reads in part:

[..]

We therefore believe that our time is best spent focusing on authoritarian countries without free speech or corrective mechanisms.

To achieve our goals, AHR will utilize the Internet to support freedom advocates and give them a platform to exchange ideas. This arm of AHR is called CyberDissidents.org and it is already at work engaging democratic dissidents in autocratic countries.

The qualifications and methodology human rights organizations have used in judging civilian death in war is highly questionable. AHR will investigate current procedures and offer new recommendations for an improved understanding of the interplay between war and human rights and the treatment of international humanitarian law by human rights groups. We will also monitor the work of human rights organizations to encourage accountability, fairness and transparency.

 

This is in stark contrast to HRW which admittedly goes after western countries and in particular, Israel.

It is a good start in restoring respectability to the cause of Human Rights.

 

Originally published at http://www.israpundit.com/archives/43758

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Advancing Human Rights, Beyond Israel”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
A male figure sculpted on the sarcophagus cover, possibly the image of the deceased.
Unique 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Found at Ashkelon Building Site
Latest News Stories
A male figure sculpted on the sarcophagus cover, possibly the image of the deceased.

An extremely rare sarcophagus has been uncovered at a building site in Ashkelon.

Jim Bennett, zl, father of Education Minister and Bayit Yehudi party chairman Naftali Bennett.

Jim Bennett, 73, father of Education Minister Naftali Bennett, has passed away in Haifa.

IAF fighter jet heads to  Gaza.

Israeli fighter pilots bombed a Hamas military post in northern Gaza at dawn on Thursday.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Israel. Aug. 31, 2015.

Sen. Cotton sounds confident there is much more that can be done to protect us all from the Nuclear Iran Deal.

Jewish agricultural laws aren’t necessarily something the rest of the world easily becomes fixated on, but lately the word “Shemitah” has been popping up frequently in Google searches.

The Knesset passed its first reading for the 2015-2016 budget by a vote of 57 to 53.

The Israeli police shot him before he threw his bomb at them.

Shortly before 7 PM, sniper fire originating from Gaza hit a home in the Israeli town of Netiv Ha’asara.

A teacher at an UNRWA school in Jordan includes a Jewish blood libel cartoon on his Facebook account.

“I, Yaakov Litzman, pledge…to be faithful to the government of Israel and to its laws.”

Pope Francis invited the President of Israel for his first official visit to the Vatican.

The Maryland Democrat caved in even though she is retiring at the end of her current term.

Another rash of life-threatening firebombing and rock-throwing attacks has prompted Israel to think twice about abandoning soldiers and civilians as sitting ducks.

Pressure from Gush Etzion leaders has convinced Ya’alon to authorize a site in memory of last year’s three kidnap-murder victims.

As reported earlier, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s grandfather’s grave on the Mount of Olives was desecrated overnight by Arab vandals who destroyed and burned numerous graves. The Mount of Olives is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world.

British liberal and leftists largely support the deal, though there are some center-left figures who oppose the agreement,

More Articles from Ted Belman
hacker

My blog, Israpundit, was hacked, and I had to move to a new domain…

Billionaire leftist philanthropist George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2011.

According to Franklin Lamb in the anti-Israel website Foreign Policy Journal, the pro-Israel Community is all hot and bothered by an alleged new study: It’s a paper entitled “Preparing For A Post Israel Middle East”, an 82-page analysis that concludes that the American national interest in fundamentally at odds with that of Zionist Israel. The authors conclude […]

The upshot of the Levy Committee Report will be that Israel will end the de facto building freeze and start construction of settlements in earnest. It will also signal the end of the pursuit by Israel of the two-state solution. The Israeli center will no longer believe that Israel is an occupier and instead will believe that the land is theirs, which it is.

Obama put a ‘gun’ to Bibi’s head to prevent Israel from annexing Area C in response to the unilateral move by the PA for recognition at the UN. The ‘gun’ was Obama’s threat not to veto the UNSC resolution recognizing Palestine.

The Obama administration needs to lead the world in providing direct aid to the Syrian people to stop the genocide in Syria

Robert Bernstein, founder of Human Rights Watch, has established a new organization called Advancing Human Rights, with Irwin Cotler and David Keyes on the Board of Directors.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/global/advancing-human-rights-beyond-israel/2012/02/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: