Why would Amnesty International Lie about Israel?

There’s one thing Israel can’t escape: the fact that they’re crimes are documented. That’s something Israel NEVER provides, they have to rely on lies and tricks to deceive. Like the article below.

“The original source of the claim, which has been repeated in recent weeks by Palestinian activists and supporters, was a 2016 article by the viciously anti-Israel Amnesty International which accused Israel of training US police forces in abuses of human rights.”

Amnesty International recalled Sunday that U.S. police trains in Israel alongside military officers, who “have racked up documented human rights violations for years.

Hundreds of law enforcement officials traveled to Israel for training, while thousands of others received training from Israeli officials in the U.S.

Eyewitnesses report that when Israeli forces entered the hospital room where the suspect was recuperating, they immediately shot his cousin. There was no attempt to arrest him or to use non-lethal alternatives before shooting him dead. This is one example among many.

There are also documented incidents of suppression of freedom of expression by Israeli police. For instance, journalists covering protests have been assaulted or shot. Individuals are also arrested for social media posts or for gathering to peacefully discuss the occupation. Police have harassed and arrested Israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu repeatedly since he served his full sentence in 2004. Just this past July, Vanunu was in court for giving a news interview, moving (in the same building) without notifying police and for meeting with foreign nationals.

Below is an article written by a pro-Israel somebody, title is linked.

Don’t Jews’ lives matter?

 The Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has sacked the party’s shadow education secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, for tweeting a link to an interview in which actress Maxine Peake gave vent to an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

Peake repeated the baseless claim that has been bouncing round the internet that the tactics used by American police on George Floyd, who died under the knee of a police officer pinning him down, were “learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services”.

This is a malevolent falsehood. As the Israeli police have said: “There is no tactic or protocol that calls to put pressure on the neck or airway”.

The original source of the claim, which has been repeated in recent weeks by Palestinian activists and supporters, was a 2016 article by the viciously anti-Israel Amnesty International which accused Israel of training US police forces in abuses of human rights.

Israel certainly trains foreign specialist officers in counter-terrorism, but that’s very different from training ordinary police officers.

Bryan Leib, former national director of the Americans Against Antisemitism watchdog, called these allegations “disgusting and completely false”.

But this wasn’t rational “criticism of Israel”. This was a blood libel straight out of the medieval antisemitism playbook directed at the Jewish state.

No country, cause or people other than Israel and the Jews is subjected to this demonic and potentially murderous set of fantasies.

That’s why this kind of attack against Israel, which happens all the time on the left (as well as among their Jew-bashing soul-mates on the far-right) is indeed antisemitism.

And that’s why Starmer’s task in ridding his party of this scourge will prove impossible.

And what about Maxine Peake, who actually made this claim?

A few hours after Long-Bailey was sacked, Peake tweeted that she had been “inaccurate in my assumption of American police training and its sources”.

She added: “I find racism & antisemitism abhorrent and I in no way wished, nor intended, to add fodder to any views of the contrary.”

“Inaccurate”? Peake cannot just dismiss this as if this were an honest mistake.

The fact remains that she believed and endorsed an antisemitic blood libel.

Her hatred of Israel appears to be so deep and irrational that she actually believed the patently ludicrous claim that the Minneapolis police have the hidden hand of Israel up their backs.

If anyone criticises black people or Black Lives Matter or denies that either the American or British police or society are systematically racist or that all white people are guilty of white privilege, self-styled “progressives” instantly subject them to character assassination, social and professional ostracism and try to get them fired – and if anyone comes to their support, they get the same treatment.

Yet if someone from these “progressive” ranks utters an anti-Jewish blood libel, and another appears to endorse what she has said, these same group-think enforcers start a hue and cry if these bigots are (very properly) called out and treated to the pariah status they deserve.

Why the double standard? Don’t Jews’ lives matter?

I think we know the answer.

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