Amnesty needs a wake-up call

By Eric Lee, July 25, 2014

Imagine Israel without guns or ammunition, without the Iron Dome, helpless before the armed fanatics of Hamas. Of course, we can’t imagine such a thing. But Amnesty International can.


'Hate' in Amnesty email

By Simon Rocker, July 24, 2014

Amnesty International has been accused of sending out an email "filled with hate, lies, distorted facts and misrepresentation of reality" by a relative of one of the 3 Israeli teenagers murdered on the West Bank last month, after its UK crisis campaigns manager appealed to supporters to lobby against arms sales to Israel.


Anti-Israel author is ‘victim of secret plot’

By Marcus Dysch, March 21, 2014

The Israeli embassy lobbied Amnesty International to stop an anti-Israel activist holding an event at its headquarters, it has been revealed.

The new edition of Ben White’s book Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide will be launched at Amnesty’s offices in Shoreditch, London, on Friday.


Amnesty has produced anti-Israel propaganda

By Richard Kemp, February 26, 2014

In Northern Ireland in the ’70s and ’80s I admired Amnesty International even as they heaped criticism on the British security forces of which I was a member. They helped stop a number of real human rights abuses and were often commendably impartial.


Amnesty report: tawdry and biased

February 26, 2014

Amnesty International was once widely respected for its work campaigning for prisoners of conscience. Its transformation into a caricature of an agenda-driven Israel-obsessed NGO is thus something of a tragedy. Across the globe, prisoners of conscience remain locked away for no reason other than the threat their thoughts pose to despotic regimes.


Amnesty shoots itself in the foot over Israel-West Bank report

By Marcus Dysch, February 26, 2014

Amnesty International’s claims that Israeli forces in the West Bank are “trigger-happy”, shoot Palestinians with impunity and may be guilty of war crimes have been met with outrage and widespread criticism.

A report published by the charity on Thursday highlighted what it said was a “harrowing pattern of unlawful killings and unwarranted injuries of Palestinian civilians”.


Amnesty is ‘fair and balanced’ says Israeli

By Marcus Dysch, October 12, 2012

The co-director of a leading left-wing Israeli peace group has claimed a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians cannot now be achieved.


Amnesty International defends official accused of anti-Israel bias

By Marcus Dysch, July 19, 2012

Amnesty International this week defended a senior officer accused by the Zionist Federation of co-ordinating campaigns against Israel.

The ZF said Kristyan Benedict had “regularly shown a partisan approach” when dealing with the country.


Israeli embassy attacks Amnesty over hunger strike report

By Marcus Dysch, June 7, 2012

Israel is guilty of torture and human-rights violations and must end its policy of detaining Palestinian prisoners without charge or trial, according to a new report by Amnesty International.


Amnesty boss attacked over Israel claims

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2012

An Amnesty International director’s claim that she had not received complaints about the charity’s work with Israelis and Palestinians has been disputed by the Zionist Federation.