Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HRW director finds fault with Israel for willingness to help Arabs

Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, just proved today that his hatred of Israel trumps his interest in human rights.

Ha'aretz reported:

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Tuesday that Israel is preparing to absorb Alawite refugees once Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime collapses, which he expects to happen in the coming months.

"Assad is not the same type as [Former Libyan leader Muammar] Gahdafi, who fights until the last bullet down in the sewer. The day that the Syrian regime will fall, it will issue a blow to the Alawites, and we are preparing to absorb those refugees."

At a time that Syrians are being slaughtered by the thousands, Israel is making contingency plans to help an Arab minority who would be in grave danger. This is a moral imperative - and one that not one Arab country has yet publicly accepted.

Does Ken Roth praise Israel? Does he slam Arabs for not doing the same?

Of course not! He's the head of Human Rights Watch, and he knows who to blame for everything!

That's right - this arbiter of morality, the man in the forefront of the human rights movement, chooses to insult the only country that is willing to save people's lives.

It is worth mentioning that Israel, through the years, has absorbed many Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendants - well over 100,000 of them. And it offered, a number of times, to accept many more if the Arabs would conclude a peace agreement with Israel. And that the Palestinians are discriminated against, by law, in every Arab country.

But from the perspective of the leader of Human Rights Watch, it is Israel and only Israel that must be insulted and berated, even when it is trying to save lives.

The reason that Human Rights Watch has turned into a parody of human rights is in no small part due to the sickening bias that Ken Roth and his people have against Israel.