In a letter to The Daily Beast, Human Rights Watch responds to Stuart Robinowitz's allegations that the organization is hostile to Israel and falsely accused the country of committing war crimes in the deaths of civilians in Gaza. HRW's Iain Levine argues that accusing the organization of an obsessive focus on Israel right now beggars belief.
Iain Levine is the program director at Human Rights Watch.
Who is Shawan Jabarin? This week Harold Evans reported anger at his appointment to the Human Rights Watch advisory board on the Middle East. Critics cite the finding by Israel’s Supreme Court that Jabarin leads a double life as a human rights activist who has a secret association with a terrorist organization. That’s a “curious and misguided” charge says the HRW program director. Its new board member is part of “the reason that tyrants in the Middle East are now trembling in their boots.”