If you had any doubt that Amnesty International is opposed to the mere existence of Israel, the Executive Director has just made it crystal clear: In an address to the Women’s National Democratic Club, Paul O’Brien proclaimed his “gut” belief that even ” Jewish people in this country “think that Israel “should not exist as a Jewish state.”
In fact, polls show, as even the left-wing Jewish group J Street has noted, that the vast majority of American Jews “support Israel’s future as a democratic state and homeland of the Jewish people.”
So do most Americans, period. But the AI boss apparently only talks to people who share his prejudices.
O’Brien later tried to cover himself by tweeting that the Jewish people have “a legitimate concern” for their existence and “that needs to be part of the conversation.” But he stands by the new AI report accusing Israel of “apartheid” when Israeli Arabs are by far the freest Arabs in the Middle East.
As William Daroff of the Conference of Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations observed: “That is now perfectly clear [Amnesty is] firmly entrenched in the cadre of extremist anti-Israel provocateurs.”
Conclusion: Amnesty’s current leadership puts (at least) left-wing dogma above all other considerations and milks its prestige to advance the “progressive” agenda in lockstep.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/14/amnesty-international-is-no-longer-a-human-rights-group-its-just-another-progressive-lobby/ Amnesty International is no longer a human rights group, just a “progressive” lobby