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Articles on 'Human Rights Watch'

Robert Bernstein's Courage

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 21, 2009

The founding chairman of Human Rights Watch has shown real courage in speaking out against the organization he brought into being — and has elicited a stunning response from its current leadership that proves the founder's point.

One Step Forward?

By GERALD STEINBERG
July 9, 2007

Responding to the growing criticism of its biases, particularly in The New York Sun, Human Rights Watch released a 147-page report on July 1 which they say is "balanced." The headline of the report, "Indiscriminate Fire: Palestinian Rocket Attacks on…

Watching the Watchers, Part Two

By GERALD STEINBERG
March 20, 2007

Human Rights Watch is a powerful nongovernmental organization, whose reports, press releases, and submissions to the United Nations carry a great deal of weight. In the 1970s, HRW made its mark by leading campaigns to free political prisoners in the…

Roth's Latest

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 23, 2006

The executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, is at it again, twisting the facts in a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, his third in recent weeks attempting to defend his organization's slanted reporting against Israel against…

What Are They Watching?

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
August 23, 2006

When it comes to Israel and its enemies, Human Rights Watch cooks the books about facts, cheats on interviews, and releases predetermined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. These are serious accusations, and they are…

Letters to the Editor

August 23, 2006

‘Roth's False God' A critic's first duty is to get his facts right, but not Abraham Foxman. He, embarrassingly, didn't do his homework before launching his broadside at Human Rights Watch ["No Accident," Op-ed, August 2, 2006]. Rather than correct…

Roth's False God

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 8, 2006

After The New York Sun ran an editorial and two op-ed pieces taking Human Rights Watch to task for anti-Israel bias, the organization's executive director, Kenneth Roth, has finally found it in himself to denounce Hezbollah for placing troops and…

Letters to the Editor

August 8, 2006

‘Roth's Supersessionism' If you are going to allocate a full-page, double-column editorial to attacking my letter [Editorial, July 31, 2006], the least you could do is address its points. You devote nearly half the editorial to proving the obvious —…

No Accident

By ABRAHAM FOXMAN
August 2, 2006

Human Rights Watch has come out with a stinging attack on Israel for its actions in the conflict against Hezbollah, calling the tragedy in Qana a "war crime." Since Human Rights Watch is not an organization that has ignored human rights issues in the…

Roth's Supersessionism

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 31, 2006

While the war against Hezbollah rages in Lebanon, let us turn for a moment to the war on the home front, where one of the major human rights organizations is veering sharply against the Jewish state. We refer to Human Rights Watch, whose executive…

Letters to the Editor

July 31, 2006

‘Getting It Straight' It is sad testament to the severity of Israeli bombing for Lebanese civilians that the best defense Avi Bell can come up with is his blame-the-messenger diatribe against Human Rights Watch ["Getting It Straight," Opinion, July…

Getting It Straight

By AVI BELL
July 25, 2006

On July 17, 2006, Human Rights Watch issued a document entitled "Questions and Answers on Hostilities Between Israel and Hezbollah" with the stated purpose of "provid[ing] analytic guidance for those who are examining the fighting as well as for the…