Human Rights Watch Held Fundraiser In Saudi Arabia?!

July 31, 2009

Holding a human rights fundraiser in Saudi Arabia is a bit like holding a PETA fundraiser at an Outback Steakhouse, or a bible convention in Vegas (WARNING: Vegas link NSFW). But that is exactly what Human Rights Watch did a couple of weeks ago.

Noah Pollak’s opinion piece in today’s WSJ takes HRW to task for their anti-Jew bias:

From 2006 to the present, Human Rights Watch’s reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict have been almost entirely devoted to condemning Israel, accusing it of human rights and international law violations, and demanding international investigations into its conduct. It has published some 87 criticisms of Israeli conduct against the Palestinians and Hezbollah, versus eight criticisms of Palestinian groups and four of Hezbollah for attacks on Israel.

Pollak also makes a point similar to one we made on Monday:

Meanwhile, Egypt has also maintained a blockade on Gaza, although it is not even under attack from Hamas. Human Rights Watch has never singled out Egypt for criticism over its participation in the blockade.

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2 Responses to Human Rights Watch Held Fundraiser In Saudi Arabia?!

  1. Alan on July 31, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I think your facts are slightly off. Individuals present at the Human Righs Watch “fundraisers” in Saudi Arabia have reported that the presentations covered all of Human Rights Watch’s work in the region – including the volumes of work the organization has done on Saudi Arabia. There isn’t any evidence of a pitch being made at any of the events. Do you have any evidence to suggest otherwise, other than hearsay from people who weren’t there? If not, you should probably hold back on attacking the factual credibility of Human Rights Watch until you have your facts straight.

  2. admin on July 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Alan, Which facts do we have wrong? Please be specific because we would like to be accurate.

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