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Helena Cobban

HRW Improves Position on Gaza/Israel, Calls for Suspension of Some US Arms to Israel

[Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, discussing the Middle East with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.]

The NYC-based, private, non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch today issued a new statement on the Gaza crisis that goes a good distance toward correcting the serious errors they made in the statement they issued 9 July, as noted here. Furthermore, today’s report explicitly calls for an end to the supply of all weaponry “to Israel, to Hamas, or to armed groups in the Gaza Strip… that has been documented or credibly alleged to ...

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HRW's Pro-Israel Partisanship on 'Protective Edge'

[44th Munich Security Conference 2008: The Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, during his speech. Image by Kai Mörk.]

[The following post was originally published on Just World News.] The NYC-based organization Human Rights Watch, which has grown increasingly closer to the US government over the years, has sunk to a new low in the kneejerk response it published July 9, to Israel's deadly 'Operation Protective Edge'. See how. Where What Helena ...

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Helena Cobban

Helena Cobban is a long-time scholar of the Middle East. Her book, "The Palestinian Liberation Organisation: People, Power, and Politics" (Cambridge, 1984) is still in print. She sat on HRW's Middle East Advisory Committee, 1992-2009. She has published Just World News since 2003 and is the Founder and CEO of the publishing house Just World Books.