NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has sharply criticized a report that Amnesty International UK plans to issue on Tuesday which accuses Israel of being an Apartheid state and committing crimes against humanity against Palestinians.
Amb. Lauder said: “This report highlights, once again, the repeated bias Israel is targeted with as the only Jewish state. By issuing this one-sided and blatantly politicized report which totally ignores both Palestinian acts of terrorism and Israel’s obligation to defend its citizens against such terrorism, Amnesty International UK is consciously participating in the ongoing insidious campaign to demonize the State of Israel.
“The report does absolutely nothing to offer a constructive way forward and has no real interest in promoting the human rights of Palestinians or advancing peace and a lasting two-state solution. It will only serve, like previous similar prejudiced reports, to fuel the fires of antisemites under the guise of political correctness. The working definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance also clearly states that the application of such double standards is antisemitism. I will never stop condemning and fighting against this and all other abusive attempts to delegitimize the State of Israel.”
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