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February 4, 2022

What's On Our Mind ...

Amnesty International (AI), an organization that feigns commitment to protecting all human rights around the world, used its international platform to once again delegitimize Israel and spread bias against Israel throughout the world. 

Their report this week, the 208th report on Israel since the 1970s, unevenly criticized Israel for human rights violations while failing to condemn Hamas and other terror groups.

Meanwhile, AI has issued only 40 reports on North Korea, a country well-known for its significant and documented human rights violations. Some of those include: arbitrary killings by the government and unjustified arrests, as well as prosecutions against journalists.

AI claims to “campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.” Yet if they really looked at Israel they’d see a country where Israeli Arabs have the same rights as any other Israeli citizen and a country where Arab women can vote.

This week the Israeli Judicial Selection Committee appointed six Arab judges and jurists to prominent positions in district courts across the country, half of whom were women.

AI ignored these undisputed facts and created a further flashpoint for violence. As Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the ADL said, “unhinged rhetoric leads to unhinged action.”

There is already fear that this report will lead to a spike in violence against Jewish communities worldwide, increased BDS campaigns, and an excuse for more antisemitism on college campuses.

Many JAC friends including Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Elaine Luria (D-VA), Kathy Manning (D-NC), and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) signed a bipartisan letter condemning the report saying it is “steeped in antisemitism” and is part of AI’s “decades-long campaign to criminalize and delegitimize the world’s only Jewish state.”

Israel, like the U.S., is not without flaws. More can be done to improve the lives of the Palestinians and to ultimately reach a peace agreement. But AI’s report did not advance those goals, rather it just served as a distraction from the real work with potentially dangerous consequences.


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In the News

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Qatar's foreign minister ruled out the prospect of normalizing relations with either Israel or Syria. Israel is taking part in a U.S.-led naval exercise in the Middle East, for the first time publicly joining Saudi Arabia and Oman. Read eight takes on why AI's 'apartheid' report advocates for a one-state reality, denying a Jewish connection to the State.


In a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on terrorism threats, Members of Congress decried continued antisemitism in the U.S. The American and German governments denounced AI’s report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state. After six months, the Senate scheduled a hearing for Dr. Deborah Lipstadt's confirmation as State Department antisemitism monitor.

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A bill to ban abortions in Florida after 15 weeks without exceptions is being fast-tracked to Gov. DeSantis' desk. Public funding is pouring into Texas’ non-medical, faith-based anti-abortion pregnancy centers. Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA) calls on her fellow lawmakers to repeal the Hyde Amendment.


With Justice Amy Coney Barrett's vote, the Supreme Court is leading a Christian conservative revolution. Justice Breyer often sided with conservative justices to erode church-state separation. Biden's pick could change that. A transgender woman helped change Texas law when she filed a civil rights complaint after being denied SNAP benefits.

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Books on race, antisemitism, gender identity, and sexuality are getting banned from schools in record numbers. The EPA moves to restore Obama-era regulations on power plants. From big cases to a new vacancy, the Supreme Court is gearing up for a politically explosive year.


A Supreme Court case targeting the remaining pieces of the Voting Rights Act could make it nearly impossible to stop racial gerrymanders. Two years after the major meltdown of the Iowa Democratic caucuses, national party members want to change the calendar. Investigators on the Jan. 6 panel won victories in court and obtained testimony and records. Now, they have to get the public to understand.

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Justice Breyer fittingly shares a Hebrew name with the renowned commentator Rashi. A study found that of the 21 cities that have already hosted the Winter Olympics, only one would be able to do so by the century’s end because of global warming. An Australia-based Jewish community organization has created Jewdle — a Jewish version of Wordle.

The Last Word

“The Amnesty International report belies history, facts and common sense. Israel remains the only democracy in a region of autocrats and human-rights abusers.”

— Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee


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