He defended anti-Semite in court.
All along, Shakir was and is dismissing Israel's security concerns but instead maliciously defaming it.
- 1 Hype terminology
- 2 Apartheid slur
- 3 Incitememt "activism" after apartheid slur
- 4 References
An example of Shakir's choice of words, definitions and language. In 2017, he labeled Israel's decision to strip a terrorist convicted on four counts of attempted murder of his Jerusalem residency - as a so-called "war crime."
The Apartheid slur   to delegetimize and demonize Israel was originally invented by genocidal Jihadi Ahmad Shukeiri (who in 1940 glorified, prayed for, then supported Hitler since 1941, justified the Holocaust in 1946, and promoted neo Nazi storm trooper gang who guarded Adolf Eichmann and has tortured a 19 year old woman, carved a swastika into her flesh, as revenge for killing Eichmann) He did it in October 1961 in the context of him protesting the Eichmann trial, some 5 and a half years before the so-called "occupation" of the Six-Day War.
Shakir and the Apartheid slur
It has been noted:
Omar Shakir worked for Human Rights Watch in 2014, then left and joined again in 2016.
In between, he signed a petition supporting the boycott of Muslims - Muslims who care about Palestinians and who care about their own communities.
The crime that these Muslims committed? They showed an interest in learning about the Zionist point of view and attended a workshop in Israel called the Muslim Leadership Initiative.
In reality, what panicked BDSers about the MLI is that it showed that intelligent, caring Muslims could speak to Israelis and learn their perspective as a way to help bring peace. BDS is against any sort of "normalization" because it wants Israeli Jews to be demonized, not treated with respect.
These Muslims who want peace rejected BDS, so BDS called on all Muslims to boycott them - not to let them speak in schools and mosques.
We pledge to not give a platform to any MLI participant to speak about their experiences at our community centers, places of worship, and campuses and call on a complete boycott of MLI.
Everyone who signed this petition is against peace. They are against dialogue. They are against treating Israeli Jews or Zionists as human beings.
Omar Shakir signed the petition.
HRW claims that Shakir is an objective researcher. Yet they hired him knowing that he was not only a supporter of BDS but he hates Muslims who don't share his opinion about it.
HRW knowingly hires people with a rabid hate for Israel - and deliberately chooses to use these same haters to "research" Israel.This isn't human rights. This is pure hate. And HRW is part of it.
Shakir was deported from Israel for his harmful BDS activities in November 2019. Though he tried to lie about it, there were evidence, including of another now as our bigot, Linda Sarsour about Shakir's BDS activity.
In April 2020, in a tweet he shows excitement to another infamous long time instigator, who serves in Btselem for promoting the apartheid slur saying it was "already" a "fact" for some time.
Despite knowing fully well, Omar Shakir, who resided in the area before being Estelle for BDS hate propaganda that most Israelis are 'brown' he chose (in his debunked slur doc) to portray in an imAoeil-2021), in an image, to portray Israelis as "all White" and the Arab Palestinians a p.o.c. Part of an old systematic Arab-Islamic racism to portray its victims of its bigotry as beibg supposedly the "racists."
He expanded the Apartheid term, as so to fit his long-term anti-Israel agenda. Not realizing his expansion would cover many others, but realizing that according to his new apartheid definition, Israel can never escape this terminology, no matter what it does. (Hence proving again, point of pure hatred)
It was summarized that:
The report is filled with outrageous lies and repulsive attempts to hoist America's racial justice issues onto Israel. Shakir made an effort to make the Jewish man on the left below appear "white" and the Palestinian woman on the right below appear "brown", masterfully hiding the fact that Israel's Jewish population is comprised of majority Mezrahi/Sephardic Jews (brown) vs. Ashkenazi (white-passing) Jews.Shakir also took to Twitter to post about the current riots in Jerusalem. Rather than being honest and exposing the Arab youth gangs terrorizing the city's Jewish population, Shakir once again vilified the Jews and attempted to bring in irrelevant American social justice issues - this time police brutality - into the picture. He was instantly called out by us for deceivingly posting a photo from the 2015 riots. Despite being exposed for blatantly lying, he has yet to remove the tweet.
...measures, wrapped in the language of justice and human rights, would ensure that Israel, the nation-state of the Jewish people, would cease to exist.'..
Like others at HRW, Shakir’s activities before being hired were also BDS-centered, and in the past three years, he sought to have Israel expelled from FIFA -- the world football (soccer) federation, promoted boycotts of Israeli banks and other businesses, and pressured companies like Airbnb to single out Israel for sanctions. Although Shakir and HRW ultimately failed in all of these efforts, they succeeded in adding to the demonization of Israel.
In these propaganda wars, Shakir and HRW officials, led by Executive Director Kenneth Roth, employ terms such as apartheid, in order to mark Israel as an illegitimate state. Since the anti-Israel delegitimization campaign ratched up after the 2001 Durban Conference, where HRW was a major participant, the organization has produced a flood of press releases, reports, and social media posts filled with false allegations of war crimes, atrocities, human rights abuses, and violations of international law -- all part of the Durban NGO vocabulary of eliminationism.
What makes this activity, under the facade of human rights, blatant antisemitism is the unique nature of the BDS and demonization campaigns, in which Shakir, Roth and HRW, among others, single out the Jewish state. The consensus working definition, formulated by the International Holocaust Remebrance Alliance (IHRA), includes actions that single out of Israel. The IHRA antisemitism definition has been adopted by 17 countries, to date, and the German Parliament’s resolution declaring that BDS is antisemitic cited this document.BDS and the accompanying delegitimization are also closely correlated with violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions..
The effort to demonize Israel through comparison to the heinous legacy of the South African apartheid regime has deep roots, going back to the Soviet and Arab campaigns of the 1970s, including the infamous UN resolution declaring that Zionism is a form of racism.
Although Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that its latest contribution, A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution, is based on new material, a quick read reveals the same mix of shrill propaganda, false allegations, and legal distortions marketed by the NGO network for decades.
Omar Shakir, HRW’s “Israel and Palestine director,” is listed as the main author of the 217-page publication, which includes high-quality graphics and layout (with its $90 million budget, money is no object).
Shakir was hired in 2016, after a number of years as a campus activist under headings like ”Apartheid Is Real.” He led HRW’s (failed) effort to press Airbnb and the FIFA soccer association to join the anti-Israel boycott, and repeatedly invokes “apartheid” and “racism” when discussing Israel. For Shakir, who left Israel after his work visa was not renewed and a lengthy court battle, this is revenge propaganda.
In releasing this publication now, Shakir and HRW join numerous NGOs in amplifying the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s recent decision to open investigations of Israel for war crimes, including post-1967 settlements and occupation policies.The text reiterates the main claims of a 700-page 2017 submission to the ICC from a group of NGOs (Al-Haq, PCHR, Al-Mezan, Al-Dameer) linked to the PFLP terror organization, alleging that “Israel persecutes the occupied Palestinian population and subjects them to the crimes of persecution and apartheid” and condemning what they call Israel’s effort to “ensure Israeli Jewish domination…
Apartheid? They lied.
Regarding “HRW accuses Israel of ‘apartheid crimes’ for the first time” (April 27), Human Rights Watch has such a long history of anti-Israel bias that even its founder, Robert L. Bernstein, admitted that fact. In his October 2009 New York Times op-ed “Rights Watchdog: Lost in the Mideast” Bernstein highlighted HRW’s anti-Israeli bias:
“Israel, with a population of 7.4 million, is home to at least 80 human rights organizations, a vibrant free press, a democratically elected government, a judiciary that frequently rules against the government, a politically active academia, multiple political parties and, judging by the amount of news coverage, probably more journalists per capita than any other country in the world — many of whom are there expressly to cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Meanwhile, the Arab and Iranian regimes rule over some 350 million people, and most remain brutal, closed and autocratic, permitting little or no internal dissent. The plight of their citizens who would most benefit from the kind of attention a large and well-financed international human rights organization can provide is being ignored as HRW’s Middle East division prepares report after report on Israel.
“HRW has lost critical perspective on a conflict in which Israel has been repeatedly attacked by Hamas and Hezbollah, organizations that go after Israeli citizens and use their own people as human shields. These groups are supported by the government of Iran, which has openly declared its intention not just to destroy Israel but to murder Jews everywhere. This incitement to genocide is a violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.”
To call Israel “apartheid” flies in the face of the term’s white South African derivation, which the public understands and HRW chooses to obfuscate. By law, blacks had no upward mobility in white South Africa; today in Israel the chairman of the board of Bank Leumi, Israel’s largest bank, is an Arab. In white South Africa, if a black stepped into a “white” bank, he or she could be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and murdered. Only in the biased judgment of HRW, as founder Robert Bernstein made clear, is an Arab “systematically oppressed” by the Israeli government by becoming CEO of Bank Leumi.
Omar Shakir, the author of the HRW report, has a long history of supporting Omar Barghouti’s BDS movement, beginning as a BDS leader at Stanford University. Barghouti has made clear that the sole purpose of BDS is the “euthanasia” of Israel. A student of history, Barghouti knows that the Nazi T4 Euthanasia program was the foundation of the Final Solution as enacted in the Wannsee Protocols in January 1942. His use of the term makes clear he founded BDS to continue to antisemitic eliminationist mission formalized at Wannsee.
In 2015, Shakir signed a petition pledging to honor the BDS movement and boycott the Shalom Institute’s Muslim-Jewish dialogue initiative.The HRW report is consistent with its founder’s 2009 analysis and flies in the face of the fact that South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela in 1997 accepted an honorary doctorate from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. No rational person would believe that Mandela would have ever accepted a degree from a country that practiced apartheid.
This HRW report may matter to antisemitic, left-wing and radical Islamic NGOs and media, but to honest people used to the incessant bleating of these biased activists, it’s just blah, blah, blah.
HRW hired an Arab, Omar Shakir, to skewer Israel with libels such as declaring it an “apartheid state.”
Israel, in reality, is the least apartheid state in the Mideast and North Africa, the only place where minorities, women and gays are free to pursue their dreams. Israeli Arabs are equally represented in academia and slightly over-represented in medical fields. They have members and parties in parliament. An Arab is a Supreme Court justice. Does this sound like discrimination?If HRW is unhappy with the lives of those living under the PA and Hamas, perhaps they should get Omar Shakir to write another report – but then again, Palestinian on Palestinian misdeeds would hardly be newsworthy.
Shakir called on FIFA to boycott the Israeli national football team because of its apartheid policy. Only this idiot did not take into account that almost half of the Israeli team are players from Israeli Arab society and even the captain is Muslim.
Shakir is aided by another long-time extremely biased a Hamas apologist, a "know it all" even propagandist for Hamas. even bigot at HRW Ken Roth. Twisted Ken Roth is also Soft on monsters of Iran and Syria and big against its rivals .
Hatred and violence perpetuated after Shakir Apartheid-slur promotion
Since Shakir has outrageously used the HRW status, it has boosted even more the excuse for anti-Israel radicals to use the trope.
Then came the Squad to repeat it after of "Palestinian" Arab origin Rashida Tlaib usage of it. An Israeli Arab replied to AOC on the falsehood of applying the term vs reality of Arabs in democratic Israel with full equal rights. The promotion and rising use of the term has contributed to anti-Semitic attacks especially since May-2021 Guardian of Walls. Which as a result, even anti-Israel ardent activist, Bernie Sanders, (who is known to throw the term "racism" frequently at so many situations so often, ridiculously) has asked to refrain from this and such rhetoric. All the while other "activists" such as known anti-Jewish Islamic politicians Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have not done so.
After daughter of Mohammed Hadid, Bella tweeted a vitriol against Israel including the 'A' slur, and Tala Halawa, an Arab journalist based in Ramallah, working for the BBC, punlished an extreme style piece supporting Hadid's stance, Halawa's earlier shocking antisemitic tweets were exposed, including that "Hitler was right." BBC reporter comes under fire for tweet saying 'Hitler was right'.
Incitememt "activism" after apartheid slur
Ironic "Apartheid" ridiculous meeting headed by Arab MK - elected official in democratic equal Israel- inside Israeli GOVT building
In June-2021, Shakir appeared (via Zoom) at an ironic Arab elected official (Aida Touma-Suleiman) in democratic equal for all Israel "conference" - on so-called "apartheid". The nerve of conducting such a charade inside the Knesset building, trying to defame inside its welcoming "house." The exact contradiction to its false claims.
The malicious lie didn't seem to subside even as Israeli government includes: An Islamic party in the coalition, an Arab minister, 2 Arab deputy chairmen, and 3 Arab committee chairmen, and "Apartheid in Israel" has never looked more ridiculous.
As Ben & Jerry's board who since 2018 allied with bigot Linda Sarsour announced in July-2021, it will no longer sell in the "territories" (after previously thinking of banning all of Israel), it was revealed that its board, chaired by Hamas, Hezbollah supporter Anuradha Mittal, has invited Omar Shakir, a professional BDS activist, to advise them, rejected calls to hear experts on other side. Expert concludes: This ain't about the settlements. 
It was reminded:
Not surprising since Omar S Shakir was kicked out of Israel for being a BDS activist.13 minutes after Ben & Jerry's statement, Omar Shakir tweeted:
First he pressured FIFA, then airbnb, and now Benandjerrys.His entire "human rights" career has been devoted to pressuring companies to boycott Israel.
Omar Shakir @OmarSShakir Jul 19 Breaking: @benandjerrys will stop selling ice cream into Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank... More companies should follow suit.
- Omar Shakir - Canary Mission Apr 7, 2021
- Ophir Dayan: 'Shakir expulsion: The upper court is an important boundary mark.' Israel Hayom, November 9, 2019:
Shakir, who took up his current position in 2016, has been involved and invested in the Israeli-Arab conflict since his days as a student. While studying at Stanford University, he was president of the university's anti-Israel group, and even submitted a boycott proposal on behalf of Israel on its behalf, calling for the university to withdraw its investments from companies doing business in Israel. Even then, in 2013, members of the Student Council claimed that his remarks were full of "historical inaccuracies" and that they were an "attack on Israel in disguise." Upon graduation he began working at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he represented a professor fired from the University of Illinois for tweets such as "Scores have turned anti-Semitism from something terrible to something respectable since 1948."His hobby at the time was, by the way, lecturing at events of "Students of Justice in Palestine," one of the most extremist anti-Israel student organizations, who argue that the Palestinian state should cover the entire territory of Israel. From the beginning of its activity until today, he presents Israel as an apartheid state that carries out ethnic cleansing.
- Anti-Semitism at UC Irvine - ADL (Info on Shakir as a student in 2010.
- Antisemite of the Week: Omar Shakir - Bigot with a Vengeance, Stop Anti-Semitism, May 1, 2021
- "HRW says Israel stripping Palestinians of Jerusalem residency 'war crime'" AFP, August 8, 2017.
... Zayud was convicted on four counts of attempted murder after driving a car into Israeli soldiers and stabbing civilians in October 2015. He was sentenced to 25 years in jail.
Israeli Arabs are full citizens of Israel and the Adalah rights group said it was the first ruling of its kind.Omar Shakir, HRW's director for Israel and the Palestinian territories, told AFP the decision to revoke Zayud's nationality "would render him stateless, in violation of Israel's obligations under international human rights law."
- Calling Israel an apartheid state is both racist and a lie By Karen Harradine and Paul T Horgan, Conservative Wonan, July 16, 2019
- Israel and the Human Rights Distortion Christian Friends of Israel, Apr 28, 2021
- 'Israel Studies: IS. Volume 8. Indiana University Press, 2003. p.71 Moshe Shemesh: Did Shuqayri call for 'throwing the Jews into the sea'? ...'But in my estimation none of them will survive.'
- Arab Design for Israel's Annihilation, 1967, p. 10 28 May 1967, Ahmed Shukairy, Head of the Palestine Liberation Organization "China supplies us with weapons so that they be used for the liberation. The weapons of China which we have received free of charge will be put into action in order to destroy Tel-Aviv."
- Mideast Mirror, Arab News Agency, 1967, p. 18. June 3, 1967. ...on June 2. The demonstrators shouted slogans calling for Israel's annihilation and attacking western powers for supporting Israel. The main speaker at Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque here called for a "jihad" (holy war) against Israel and her supporters, and delivered a special attack against the United States. After the prayers at Al-Aqsa, Mr Ahmed Shukairy, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) told those present: "We are living today a life of struggle and jihad. The hour has come and we are now in the field, approaching the battle day after day, hour after hour."
- "History's Worst Serial Abusers." December 8, 2014. Ahmad Shukairy, Husseini’s former aide, was the next leader of the Palestinians. In 1964, the Arab League appointed him to head the newly created Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Lebanese-born Shukairy was the first to hurl the apartheid slander at Israel even as he tirelessly advocated "driving the Jews into the sea." "We shall destroy Israel and its inhabitants, and as for the survivors – if there are any – the boats are ready to deport them..." https://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/opinions/historys-worst-serial-abusers
- "Arabic Political Memoirs and Other Studies, Cass books on the Middle East," Elie Kedourie, Professor of Politics Emeritus, Psychology Press, 1964, p. 189. Our sympathies were with the Axis powers being led by Hitler from victory to victory, and with our sympathies went our prayers for the victory of Germany and her allies, and defeat for Britain...'"
- Uri Milstein: The Truth About the War of Independence: Poor Preparations - Chapter 19 ... In the Chapter: Israeli Arabs Supported Nazi Germany in World War II... News1, Mar 13, 2015.. https://m.news1.co.il/Archive/002-D-100749-00.html
- "Palestine." Volumes 1-5. American Zionist Emergency Council, 1946, pp.1-2 (Palestine - Volumes 1-5 - Page v) Vol.2, No. 9, 10. November-December, 1945. Seeing that all those pogromists, rebels and Axis agents are now allowed to sit on the Arab Higher Committee, that one of them, Mr. Shukeiri, who fled from Palestine with the Mufti.
- Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 107, Part 24. United States. Congress - U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961. p.5735. ...he belonged to a group of fanatical extremists ed by the ex-Mufti. This gang cooperated with the Communists and prior to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact sought in every possible way to sabotage the Allied war effort against the Nazis in the Middle East. However, when Soviet Russia joined the Allies, Shukairy's group split with the Communists and went all out for Hitler.
- Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 110, Part 22, United States. Congress, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964, p. 524-5 Shukairy has had a remarkable history. As has been revealed... he collaborated with the Nazis in the Middle East and was a henchman of the notorious Mufti...
- Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress. United States. Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1965, p. 456. Ahmed Shukairy, the self-proclaimed spokesman for the Arab refugees — a man who worked for the Nazis and their henchmen during World War II...
- The Detroit Jewish News. Friday, February 03, 1967. Page 9. Antiwar Group Warns Public of PLO Leader Shukairy. Dr. Albert Simard, secretary of the Society for the Prevention of World War Three warns of the "dangerous" background and activities of Ahmed Shukairy, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization who, he said, had expressed hatred of the West. Recalling the pro-Hitler activities "highest levels of government" of Shukairy when he was associated with the notorious Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Dr. Simard said, that the Arab terrorist leader "also played a most active role in keeping tensions white hot in the Middle East and inciting the Arabs against the West."
- "Behind the British Conspiracy." B'nai B'rith Messenger. 12 July, 1946, p.6. https://www.nli.org.il/en/newspapers/bbh/1946/07/12/01/article/47. Achmed Shukeiri, chief of the Arab Office, who reiterated in his conversation the words of Goebbels justified the murder of six million Jews of Europe "because Hitler could not have been all wrong..."
- "Facts." Volumes 15-17, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1963, p. 424. In 1962 at the U.N., Shukairy even went so far as to praise the militant, anti-Jewish and neo-Nazi storm-troop gang in Argentina know as Tacuara...
- The National Jewish Monthly, Volume 77, B'nai B'rith., 1962, p. 1. This was too much even for Saudi Arabia's king Faisal, who removed Shukairy from his UN post. https://books.google.com/books?&id=OjLnAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22removed%22
- Lev Bezymenskiĭ: "Tracing Martin Bormann," 1966. pp.149-150 ... an armed underground Nazi organization in Argentina which called itself Tacuara.” This nazi organization... many of its instructors are former SS officers. Eichmann was under Tacuara protection.
- Beatrice D. Gurwitz, "Argentine Jews in the Age of Revolt: Between the New World and the Third World." 2016, p.53 The most shocking event came in June, when Graciela Narcisa Sirota, a nineteen-year-old Jewish university student, was kidnapped and tortured by members of Tacuara. The abductors burned her with cigarettes, tattooed a swastika on her, and told her that the attack was “revenge for Eichmann.”
- "A response to David Grossman." By Amnon Lord. 08-05-2018 ... the first person to accuse Israel of being an apartheid state was Ahmad Shukeiri, a U.N. diplomat, in 1961 in the context of the Eichmann trial. https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/a-response-to-david-grossman/
- Dan Diker and Olga Meshoe Washington, "HRW's condemnation of Israel: Apartheid appropriation, racism in name of 'human rights'?" 08 May, 2021. ...Even more far-reaching, PLO founder Ahmed Shukeiri exploited the Israeli apartheid libel well before Israel was forced to enter the West Bank and Gaza in the defensive 1967 war. https://www.news24.com/news24/columnists/guestcolumn/opinion-hrws-condemnation-of-israel-apartheid-appropriation-racism-in-name-of-human-rights-20210508
- "Day of Rage" Rallies Demonize Jews, Israel.' Anti-Defamation League. Jul 10, 2020. https://www.adl.org/blog/day-of-rage-rallies-demonize-jews-israel
- Efraim Karsh, 'The Middle East’s Real Apartheid.' March 6, 2012. https://www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/06/the-middle-easts-real-apartheid/
- "BDS in the USA, 2001-2010." Noura Erakat In: 255 (Summer 2010)
- Omar Shakir even boycotted MUSLIMS who don't support BDS EoZ, November 07, 2019.
- Fact Sheet on Omar Shakir's BDS Campaigns. ngomonitor. https://www.ngo-monitor.org/fact-sheet-on-omar-shakirs-bds-campaigns
- Human Rights Watch's Shakir defiant as Israel deports him: I'll be back, Y. J. Bob, JPost, Nov 25, 2019
- "NGO Monitor Files Amicus Brief in HRW BDS Case." NGO Monitor
June 20, 2018 (updated on June 28, 2018).
The brief highlights numerous statements by Shakir demonstrating his open support for BDS and similar campaigns against Israel, including his close identification with what he calls “our movement.” It also reveals comments by activist Linda Sarsour, who said, “activists that support BDS, including people like our brother Omar Shakir…and they want deported just because he supports BDS.” Sarsour’s remarks were made at a June 1 conference hosted by Shakir’s former employer, the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of the leading BDS groups in the US. Omar Shakir also attempted to attend a 2017 FIFA board meeting in Bahrain as part of an HRW effort to sanction Israeli football, despite claims made by his attorney that he had no involvement in this HRW campaign..
- 1:47 PM · Apr 26, 2020, to Hagai El-Ad
- Anti-Semitic propaganda is not news. Israel Hayom, Jan 18, 2021. It is surprising that CNN quotes B'Tselem without fact-checking its accusations, especially in light of the network's tireless efforts to do so with ...
- When human-rights NGOs adopt anti-Semitic language. Ngo Monitor, Feb 10, 2021. '"Last month, the Israeli NGO B'Tselem launched a discriminatory and hateful campaign titled, “A regime of...
- "Human Rights Watch demonizes Israel via propaganda of apartheid," Gerald M. Steinberg, Jerusalem Post, April 27, 2021
- Human Rights Watch 'Israel apartheid' report condemned as 'fiction', Mathilde Frot, The JC, Apr 27, 2021. Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl said the report was a "sham which puts rhetoric above fact." "They consistently ignore or downplay the fact that Israel’s security measures in the West Bank and around Gaza are the response to well-documented terror activities. The ridiculous ‘apartheid‘ slur in this report is belied by the fact that, as it stands, Israel’s next Government may well rely on the support of Arab parties, voted for by the country’s fully-enfranchised Arab citizens. "Israel’s Arab citizens have been appointed as ambassadors, professors, Supreme Court judges, hospital directors, and other key roles throughout Israel’s socio-economic landscape. Civil society organizations should be directing their efforts towards reinvigorating the peace process, not trading in false hyperbole that extends the cycle of conflict," she said. NGO Monitor president Professor Gerald Steinberg, also criticised the report writing in the Jerusalem Post that it comprised "the standard mix of shrill propaganda, false allegations and legal fictions." "Exploiting the 'apartheid' image for propaganda is a cynical appropriation of the suffering of the victims of the actual apartheid regime"..
- Human Rights Watch's Apartheid Report: Unsurprising Propaganda and False Lies Shlomi Ben-Meir, Presspectiva, 09.05.21
And that's the little problem with it. The big problem is its big resonance in the international press, eager for any indictment against Israel.
... according to the report, there is (almost) nothing Israel can do to not be considered an apartheid state in the eyes of HRW. Even if it withdraws from all territories, establishes a Palestinian state and removes restrictions over the Gaza Strip, the stain will continue to accompany it...
- [https://www.stopantisemitism.org/antisemite-of-the-week5-1/antisemite-of-the-week-omar-shakir-bigot-with-a-vengeance Antisemite of the Week: Omar Shakir - Bigot with a Vengeance] Stopantisemitism, May 2, 2021.
- BDS, Omar Shakir, and Israel Eliminationism, G. Steinberg, JPost, July 24, 2019.
- JPost, May 2, 2021
- @YosephHaddad: By the way, Omar Shakir called on FIFA to boycott the Israeli national football team because of its apartheid policy. Only this idiot did not take into account that almost half of the Israeli team are players from Israeli Arab society and even the captain is Muslim. June 21, 2021
- Kenneth Roth: What’s Wrong With You?, TOI, Apr 27, 2015.
- Ken Roth's Immoral Anti-Israel Obsession and the Gaza War September 04, 2014, NGO Watch
- Head of Human Rights Watch Skewered on Twitter for Peace-Hating Rant Belittling Israel-UAE Accord". Algemeiner.com, Sep 1, 2020.
- Daniel Kohn, "Human Rights Watch Tweet Exposes Decades-Old Anti Israel Bias". Forward, Sep 8, 2017
- Jeffrey Goldberg. "Does Human Rights Watch Understand the Nature of Prejudice?". The Atlantic, Sep 12, 2014.
- UN Watch (@UNWatch) Tweeted: For the first time ever, Human Rights Watch chief Ken Roth refers to "the Hamas armed wing," as if to emphasize that other parts of the terrorist group are legitimate. Ken Roth is a Hamas apologist. He recently deleted a tweet after many protested that it justified antisemtism. [https://twitter.com/UNWatch/status/1425764888958361609?s=20 Aug 12, 2021
- YsabellaHazan (@ysabellahazan) Tweeted: Correction: 1. Hamas terrorists*. Condemn Guerilla warfare. 2. Stop giving Hamas the Benefit of the doubt and misleading your followers based on speculation, IDF has intelligence that you don’t. 3. Human shields at the hands of Hamas is a human rights violation. Aug 24, 2021
- D Lange, Ken Roth Blames Jews for His Decision to Delete Tweet Blaming the Jews, Israellycool, July 15, 2021.
- UN Watch (@UNWatch) Tweeted: After 328 votes in half an hour, the interim results show that 70.7% believe Ken Roth is a big antisemite. https://t.co/IRoYkvvQsR July 20, 2021
- Seth J. Frantzman, Human Rights Watch head slammed for tweet on Iran’s attack on Saudi, JPost, Nov 27, 2019. The Head of HRW called Iran's attack on Saudi Arabia “far better than the Saudi crown prince’s attacks on Yemen.”
- Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) Tweeted: Congresswoman, that U.N. report accusing Israel of 'apartheid' was authored by 9/11 conspiracy theorist Richard Falk, who was denounced by his own UN chief Ban Ki-moon and by the UK for antisemitism, and it was commissioned by Syria, Libya and 18 other Arab states. #factsmatter https://twitter.com/HillelNeuer/status/1394077789767323648?s=20. Congresswoman, that U.N. report accusing Israel of 'apartheid' was authored by 9/11 conspiracy theorist Richard Falk, who was denounced by his own UN chief Ban Ki-moon and by the UK for antisemitism, and it was commissioned by Syria, Libya and 18 other Arab states. #factsmatter https://twitter.com/HillelNeuer/status/1394077789767323648?s=20 [May 16, 2021]
- May 15, 2021. Yoseph Haddad (@YosephHaddad) Tweeted: Hi AOC. I’m Yoseph, an Israeli Arab. I checked the definition of apartheid and you seem to be confused by the propaganda of this political org. Arabs like me have full equal rights and live, learn, work, and play together. Take it from me, I live it. Stop lying. https://twitter.com/YosephHaddad/status/1393684888696590336?s=20 . OMG! After my video calling out @RashidaTlaib Emily comes and destroys the entire squad!  
- "Jewish American groups appeal to Biden White House after string of antisemitic attacks related to Israel." Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, May 21, 2021.
Near Miami, a family was assaulted as they walked in Bal Harbour on Tuesday. The Orgen family was visiting from New Jersey when a car of people yelling “Free Palestine” and “We’re going to rape your wife,”...since May 8 and that the ADL this week reported finding 17,000 tweets between May 7 and May 14 with variations of the words: “Hitler was right.”... Rubin, who handled Jewish outreach for Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, said the current level of vitriol in the United States against Jews is higher than he’s ever seen it. He pointed to an increased use of the term “apartheid” by progressive politicians and the appearance of White nationalists in the Palestinian cause...“There is language being used to describe Israel that is heading us on a path to arguments about delegitimization, that Israel should not exist, that the issue is that it exists,” said Rubin, executive director of the American Jewish Congress. “Words are being used about Israel that are incredibly unsettling to the Jewish community that go further, and in a direction that makes the community feel very vulnerable. And that vulnerability is not a good place to be..
- 5/23: Sanders, Gates, Honoré.
This week on "Face the Nation," will the fragile ceasefire in the Middle East continue to hold? Plus, more hopeful signs that we're reaching the end of the pandemic.
Let me ask you how this is played out here at home, the ADL says, there were a 193 reports of anti-Semitic incidents this week, up from a 131 previous week, so that's during the period while the crisis began...
Anti-Semitism is rising in America, it is rising all over the world. We have to combat anti-Semitism. We have to combat the increase in hate crimes in this country, against Asians, against African-Americans, and against Latinos, so we have a serious problem of a nation which is being increasingly divided, being led by right wing extremists...
There are a number of liberals who use the the word "apartheid".. a number of liberals in the house used that language.
The executive director of the American Jewish Congress, who handled Jewish outreach for your campaign, Joel Rubin has said that the use of that language has increased the level of vitriol that has contributed to this Anti Semitism...
...we have to tone down the rhetoric....Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) Tweeted:
Some progressive lawmakers, including AOC, use the term "apartheid" ... Bernie Sanders' former Jewish outreach director says the charged language can fuel anti-Semitic incidents. "I think we should tone down the rhetoric," Sanders says. https://t.co/lIsXnHhVTB 4:00 PM · May 23, 2021
- HonestReporting Prompts BBC Investigation of ‘Hitler Was Right’ Journalist E. Miller, HR, May 24, 2021. The BBC has launched an investigation after HonestReporting helped bring to public attention numerous antisemitic tweets from one of its journalists, including a post which stated that “Hitler was right.”
- BBC digital reporter Tala Halawa's 2014 antisemitic tweets were unearthed recently. Jerusalem Post, May 24, 2021.
- Who is Tala Halawa? BBC journalist slammed for 'Hitler Was Better' tweet from 2014, Internet says 'sack her'. By Alakananda Bandyopadhyay, May 23, 2021.
- Le journaliste arabe sioniste pourfend la députée Aïda Touma-Suleiman, S. Blum, LPH INFO, June 23, 2021
- My Word: The apartheid label and libel, Liat Collins, JPost, June 24, 2021.
Rather than promoting peace, the delegitimization and boycott efforts have the opposite effect.
Under the title “After 54 years: Between occupation and apartheid,” MKs sat in the House at the taxpayers’ expense and tried to present the case that they suffer from South African-style oppression.
Just who is exploiting whom? It takes a special kind of nerve to sit as a serving MK in the parliament and pretend you are a victim of apartheid. It also requires a special ability to avoid history and reality in favor of a “narrative.”
Under the apartheid system, for those who need reminding, the white minority completely subjugated and segregated the black majority, who had no vote and no say at all in the corridors of power.
There was nothing for which these MKs should be proud. I can’t even reprint in full some of the words that were thrown around. [...] Arab-Israeli Yoseph Haddad, CEO of the Vouch for Each Other NGO, found himself out in the cold. He could definitely make the case that he was being discriminated against. Haddad, who encourages Arab-Israelis to serve in the IDF or do civilian national service and to participate in Israeli society, resorted to tweeting: “I am an Israeli Arab with different opinions and they don’t want me inside. They are the ones who are really apartheid. If Aida Touma-Sliman says that Israel is apartheid, how is she allowed to hold this meeting in the walls of Israeli democracy?”
MK Ahmad Tibi, whose CV includes work as a gynecologist at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, being a former adviser to Yasser Arafat and serving as a former deputy Knesset Speaker – not bad for someone born in an “apartheid” state – told rookie Yamina MK Amichai Chikli he should “be humble” in the face of his seniors. Apparently Tibi doesn’t know the meaning of being humble anymore than he understands what apartheid means, although apartheid is a word he bandies around a lot.
Among the speakers was “Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch” Omar Shakir, who participated via Zoom having been denied entry to the country for his anti-Israeli, BDS activities. He also didn’t mince words and came up with the perennial favorite “crimes against humanity.”
Before the event, MKs from Yesh Atid, New Hope, Yamina, Yisrael Beytenu and Blue and White wrote to Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy voicing their “disgust” and saying that “while freedom of expression lies at the soul of this House, we cannot remain silent when the Knesset is cynically exploited as a platform to undermine the very existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and to slander the state in the outside world.”
The parley was part of a trend – an attempt to brand Israel as an illegitimate, pariah state.
Using the words “apartheid” and “occupation” is one way of doing it. Another is condemning Israel for its response when it comes under massive rocket fire from Gaza, as it did last month.
Rather than promoting peace, the delegitimization and boycott efforts have the opposite effect. The Palestinians are encouraged to use more violence and media-mobilizing tactics hoping to put ever more pressure on Israel.
Not everyone is falling for the ruse, however. Last week, Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE, Europe’s largest digital publishing house, told the company’s 16,000 employees that anyone “who has an issue with an Israeli flag being raised for one week here, after antisemitic demonstrations, should look for a new job.”Also last week, as The Jerusalem Post’s Lahav Harkov noted, the European Union finally released its report on Palestinian Authority textbooks which includes dozens of examples of encouragement of violence and demonization of Israel and of Jews. Under the guise of “resistance” – another catchword – children are being brainwashed about the glory of martyrdom. Following the report’s publication, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi said the EU should review its funding to education in the Palestinian Authority.
- @YosephHaddad tweeted: I have a serious issues w/ the MKs from Arab society but in the new gov, they will be the strongest evidence against “apartheid.” An Islamic party in the coalition, a minister, 2 deputy chairmen, and 3 committee chairmen, "Apartheid in Israel" has never looked more ridiculous. Jun 13, 2021
- Turkish Uni. to hold Muslim-Brotherhood, Hamas affiliated conference, Lauren Morganbesser, JPost, June 19, 2021.
The conference, scheduled to take place between June 18-23, will be held under the theme “Challenging Apartheid in Palestine: Reclaiming the Narrative, Formulating a Vision.”
The conference is hosted by Sami Al-Arian, the founder and director of CIGA. Al-Arian pled guilty in 2006 for his affiliation with the US-designated terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and was sentenced to time in prison and deported to Turkey...Among the speakers listed is Omar Shakir, the director of Israel and Palestine at Human Rights Watch (HRW). Shakir was deported from Israel in 2019 after the Supreme Court ruled that he violated a 2017 amendment to the Entry to Israel Law which allows for denial of entry to foreigners who call for a boycott of Israel.
- HRW, Other NGOs Join "Apartheid" Event, Along with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, PFLP NGO Monitor, June 17, 2021
- Meet Ben & Jerry’s Board Chair: Anti-Israel Activist Has Published Defenses of Hezbollah, Hamas.
Anuradha Mittal founded nonprofit that accused Israel of human rights abuses and defended Hezbollah.
Alana Goodman, Free Beacon, July 23, 2021
Ben & Jerry's board chairwoman isn't your average corporate suit. A social justice warrior who's now under increased scrutiny in the wake of the company's announcement that it will boycott Israel's West Bank and East Jerusalem, she has a lengthy history of left-wing activism that includes publishing columns defending Hezbollah and supporting U.S. funding to Hamas.
Anuradha Mittal, the leading force behind the ice cream company's decision to stop selling its products in parts of Israel, founded the Oakland Institute, which describes itself as an "independent policy think tank," in 2004 and serves as its executive director. The group has published articles defending Hezbollah and Hamas, terrorist groups that seek the destruction of the Jewish state....Ben & Jerry's is under increased scrutiny for its decision to join the anti-Israel boycott movement, which follows criticism over the ice cream maker's partnership with anti-Semitic figures during the Women's March in 2018. At the time, the company defended its work with Linda Sarsour, one of the march leaders who was ousted for anti-Semitism...
- Eugene Kontorovich (@EVKontorovich) Tweeted: SCOOP (on @benandjerrys): I've been told by @benandjerrys insider that company's board invited @OmarSShakir, a professional BDS activist, to advise them, rejected calls to hear experts on other side. This ain't about the settlements. July 22, 2021
- NGO Monitor (@NGOmonitor) Tweeted: Not surprising since @OmarSShakir was kicked out of Israel for being a BDS activist. First he pressured FIFA, then airbnb, and now @benandjerrys. His entire "human rights" career has been devoted to pressuring companies to boycott Israel. Read more: https://t.co/DUoyu534Yl July 22, 2021
- @OmarSShakir, July 19, 2021, 10:40 AM, ET