Amnesty International’s Latest Human Rights Report is a Disgrace

Amnesty International have just dropped their annual report, documenting “grave violations of human rights in 2020 in 149 countries.” And believe it or not, Israel does not rate a mention on its summary page.

But don’t be fooled. If you read the actual report, Israel is mentioned the most, far more than the world’s real human rights abusers. Here is an analysis of the number of times countries are mentioned in it:

Amnesty report analysis

Not even a close race. Clearly, that Amnesty International bias is on display.

In its section on “Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories”, Israel is singled out for its treatment of palestinian Arabs, including things like unlawful killings and excessive use of force, arbitrary detention, unfair trials, torture, lack of freedom of expression and gender-based violence. Despite the fact the palestinian Arabs perpetrate all of these things (either against their own people or Israelis or both), their conduct is not at all mentioned. Regarding the section on gender-based violence

Violence against women persisted in Israel, especially against Palestinian citizens.
At least 21 women were killed as a result of gender-based violence.

besides the fact they refer to Israeli Arabs as “palestinian citizens”, the majority of these cases were perpetrated by Arab against Arab!

In a separation section on “Palestine (State of)” – yes, that is what they call it – they euphemistically refer to terrorism as “Abuses by armed groups.” Rocket fire is described as “indiscriminate” – even when targeting particular places – and they also claim “Most of the Palestinians responsible for stabbing, shooting and other attacks on Israelis in the West Bank and Israel…were not members of Palestinian armed groups.”

Amnesty International has time and again shown themselves to be anything but an objective, fair human rights organization truly interested in the human rights of all people. This report is yet another example of this.

Hat tip: Michal


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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