“Israel today joins the likes of Venezuela, Iran, and Egypt in barring Human Rights Watch researchers”, said Kenneth Roth, executive director.
Omar Shakir was ordered deported over his involvement in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
According to the organization, the lawsuit is the first legal challenge to a 2017 law that bans from Israel those who publicly call for BDS.
Almost a decade later, there couldn’t be a better illustration of the validity of Bernstein’s criticism than HRW’s employment of Omar Shakir
For decades, I have loved Israel. I want it to thrive as a shining, rights-abiding country.
Omar Shakir is being thrown out of the county for his alleged support of boycotts of Israel, Human Rights Watch claimed.
“Israeli soldiers…were apparently acting on orders that all but ensured a bloody military response to the Palestinian demonstrations.”
Those of us who have followed Roth and Human Rights Watch throughout these past years are not surprised by his tweet.
Pro-Israel organizations are doing everything they can to prevent Jews — and members of Congress — from merely hearing Palestinian perspectives.
Israel said an American employee of Human Rights Watch may enter the country on a tourist visa and should reapply for a work visa, days after barring his entry for alleged anti-Israel bias.