Times of Israel..
11 December '15..
It’s no secret that Amnesty International – which is arguably the world’s most powerful human rights organization – takes a dim view of the world’s only Jewish state. Whenever Israel has to defend itself against rockets and terror attacks, Amnesty will rush to accuse the IDF of using disproportionate force. On the other hand, Amnesty will happily host anti-Israel activists dedicated to promoting the idea that there can be no peace as long as Israel exists as a Jewish state, and it will happily employ people who occasionally illustrate that anti-Zionism is often just a façade for antisemitism. And while Amnesty has rejected a motion to combat anti-Semitism in Britain, the organization is eager to help fight Islamophobia, even if it means co-sponsoring an event that features a former Hezbollah fighter who cheered 9/11, despises gays and has doubts about the Holocaust.
It is therefore hardly a surprise that Amnesty marked Human Rights Day on December 10 by trying to orchestrate a “Twitter storm” promoting the Tamimi clan of Nabi Saleh. As I have shown in an extensive documentation published in last month’s Tower Magazine, the Tamimis have never made a secret of their ambition to ignite a “third intifada” with the weekly protests they have held for years, and they have never pretended that their goal is the peaceful co-existence of a Jewish and a Palestinian state. They have consistently refused “to forswear bloodshed” or condemn terrorism and have openly acknowledged that the most notorious Tamimi clan member — Ahlam Tamimi, the unrepentant mastermind of the 2001 Sbarro massacre who was released in the Shalit deal – remains a “much loved” figure in Nabi Saleh.
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