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Why does Ken Roth keep blaming Egypt's crimes on Israel?
In his latest in a series of bizarre tweets over the past year, Human Rights Watch director Ken Roth tried to implicate Israel in the Egyptian army's gross human right abuses, asking "How many protesters must #Egypt govt kill before US suspends $1B+ of military aid? Israel treaty isn't only concern."
Roth's terse tweets about America's Egypt policy invariably seem to inject Israel:
"If Obama won't cut aid to #Egypt because of #Israel, he should say so instead of papering over major rights problems"
"US should cut military aid to #Egypt until democracy restored, not let Israel concerns stand in way."
While American policy on Egypt certainly does seek to preserve the latter's peace with Israel—and to prevent areas like the Sinai falling even further into the hands of chaos, Islamist terrorism, and regional war—Roth's furious Twitter campaign to cast Israel, the Middle East's only liberal democracy, as somehow the primary obstacle to human rights and democracy in Egypt is nothing short of preposterous.
Coincidentally or not, George Soros—who recently donated $100 million to Ken Roth's organization—argued in a 2011 Washington Post op-ed about democracy in Egypt that "The main stumbling block is Israel."
For more—and to see Ken Roth's response—click here.
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Swiss Government Sponsors Press Conference for Extremist Ideologue Noam Chomsky
President Obama may wish to ask the Swiss government why it sponsored a Geneva press conference on Friday by extremist anti-American ideologue Noam Chomsky, who, among many other terrible things, had famously argued that the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s never occurred; and that, if genocide did occur, it was the fault of America; and that if 9/11 was bad, America itself was ultimately responsible.
At last week's event, Chomsky attacked “neocolonialist” Israel and its American backers, and accused the American media of "hiding the truth from us.” Chomsky's talk virtually ignored the ongoing mass killings in Syria and Egypt.
There is no evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, said Chomsky, and if it does, the weapons would be "for defensive purposes only."
Chomsky's apologetics for terrorists and murderers, thanks to the unwitting contribution of Swiss taxpayers, were widely reported around the world, including in the Washington Post.
Annual ECOSOC Session Condemns Israel, Ignores Mass Killings in Syria, Egypt and Rest of World's Violations
July 19 - The UN’s Economic and Social Council today adopted a resolution on human rights and humanitarian law that mentioned Syria 15 times. Except that Syria’s government was nowhere mentioned or criticized. The resolution was against Israel. Read More
Scandal: Genocidal Sudan Chairs ECSOC Human Rights Session
Despite its president being indicted for racist genocide, Sudan chaired meetings at the annual session of ECOSOC, a top UN body that oversees human rights commissions. Israel was the only country condemned. Sudan's ongoing rape and killings in Darfur were completely ignored. Read More
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