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‘Preposterous And False’: Human Rights Watch Slammed For Report Demonizing Israel; Omar, Tlaib Celebrate
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 15, 2019 shows Democrat US Representatives Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (L) and Rashida Tlaib during a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump earlier in the day, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on July 15, 2019. - Influential US pro-Israel lobby AIPAC on August 15, 2019 opposed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to bar two Muslim American members of Congress from visiting the Jewish state."We disagree with Reps. Omar and Tlaib's support for the anti-Israel and anti-peace BDS movement, along with Rep. Tlaib's calls for a one-state solution," the American Israel Public Affairs Committee tweeted, referring to House Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who support a boycott of Israel.

The Human Rights Watch released a 213-page report earlier this week titled, “A Threshold Crossed.”

The report, as noted by NPR, “accuses Israel for the first time of ‘apartheid and persecution,’ as defined by international conventions and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the report, while Israel’s foreign ministry rejected it as “preposterous and false.”

Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director for the organization, claimed that “Israeli authorities are committing crimes against humanity of apartheid & persecution.”

International Human Rights lawyer Arsen Ostrovsky responded, describing the report as “outrageous.”

“This report is so absurd, riddled with such malicious lies and gross distortions of law, that it only serves to underscore HRW’s visceral Jew hatred and utter irrelevance!” he tweeted.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley described the Human Rights Watch as a “joke.”

“Human Rights Watch is such a joke. They are literally the same organization that opposed the US in our fight to reform the Human Rights Council,” she tweeted.

William Daroff, the CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, rejected the report as an attempt to “demonize, delegitimize, and apply double standards” to Israel.

“We strongly reject the disgraceful report released today by Human Rights Watch that attempts to demonize, delegitimize, and apply double standards to the State of Israel,” he tweeted.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), however, celebrated the announcement, saying, “We cannot continue to ignore reality.”

“This is an exhaustive, credible, and damning report from one of the most respected human rights organizations in the world, [Human Rights Watch], detailing crimes against humanity,” she tweeted. “I urge everyone to read and address the reality of modern-day apartheid.”

Omar was voted as 2019’s biggest anti-Semite by, and has a consistent history of peddling anti-Semitic rhetoric. She has accused American Jews of possessing dual loyaltyalleged that Jews buy their influence with moneyaccused “evil” Israel of having hypnotized the world, supported the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and submitted a resolution in the House of Representatives comparing boycotting Israel to boycotting the Nazis.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also commented, tweeting, “Human Rights Watch officially recognizes that Israel is committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people.”

Tlaib also has a demonstrated history of anti-Semitism. She has shared and promoted rhetoric calling for the destruction of the Jewish state, including the Palestine Liberation Organization’s slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” as well as cartoons mocking Holocaust victims. 

She also supports the BDS movement, has spread blood libels, and described a false history of Israel, saying that the home of Judaism for thousands of years was created out of thin air in the aftermath of the Holocaust to “create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time.” Tlaib also favors a one-state “solution” to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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