Omar Shakir worked for Human Rights Watch in 2014, then left and joined again in 2016.
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.
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.
We have lots of ideas, but we need more resources to be even more effective. Please donate today to help get the message out and to help defend Israel.