Circus detention 'shameful'

June 16, 2016

Amnesty International has called the continued detention of a Palestinian circus trainer by Israel "shameful".

Mohammad Abu Sakha was arrested in December without charge, and has been detained for six months.

According to Israel's Shin Bet security service, Mr Abu Sakha was arrested in the West Bank for "renewed activity" with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.


Amnesty criticised over call for Israel to drop Vanunu charges

By Rosa Doherty, May 11, 2016

An NGO watchdog has hit out at Amnesty International after the UK charity said Israel should drop its “ludicrous” charges against nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu.


Amnesty defends senior official’s anti-Israel tweets

By Naomi Firsht, August 17, 2015

Amnesty International has defended their campaigns manager after the Israeli embassy complained about alleged anti-Israel tweets, saying the posts highlighted “the need for justice and accountability”.

Kristyan Benedict posted messages about the arson attack on a Palestinian home in the village of Douma in July, which resulted in two deaths.


Just like its namesake, Amnesty's CSI: Gaza is about psuedo-forensics

By Naftali Balanson, August 6, 2015

Amnesty International's political campaign against Israel has a new dimension: pseudo-forensics. Amnesty officials were recently in Israel to market the Gaza Platform, an "online tool" launched earlier this month that purports to "map Israeli attacks in Gaza" during the 2014 Gaza conflict.


Amnesty claims Rafah bombardment to save IDF soldier was ‘war crime’

By Marcus Dysch, July 29, 2015

Israel committed war crimes with the “relentless and massive bombardment” of residential areas of Gaza that followed the capture of an Israeli soldier a year ago, a new Amnesty International report has claimed.


Amnesty maps 'Israeli law breaches'

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

Amnesty International UK and a London university have released a digital mapping project that purportedly records the "deadly pattern of Israeli attacks" on Gaza during the 50-day-war last summer.

Released this week to mark the one-year anniversary of Operation Protective Edge, the online Gaza Project includes satellite images, testimony, photos and videos.


Amnesty rejects call to campaign against antisemitism

By Rosa Doherty, April 21, 2015

Amnesty International has rejected a motion to tackle the rise in antisemitic attacks in Britain at its annual conference.

The motion was tabled by Amnesty member Andrew Thorpe-Apps in March who said it was defeated at the International AGM on Sunday by 468 votes to 461.

Mr Thorpe Apps said: “It was the only resolution to be defeated during the whole conference.”


Amnesty repeats

March 26, 2015

The front page of Amnesty International’s report into Hamas’s conduct during last summer’s Gaza conflict carries a picture of Palestinian rockets being fired at Sderot.

And AI’s press release includes quotes condemning Hamas, and boasting of its director’s visit to British ambassador Matthew Gould.


Amnesty report attacks Israel as well as Hamas

By Marcus Dysch, March 26, 2015

Amnesty International’s most detailed probe into Hamas rocket attacks on Israel accuses the Palestinian terror group of committing war crimes — but also heavily criticises Israel’s actions in last summer’s conflict.


Amnesty to debate tackling antisemitism

By Rosa Doherty, March 4, 2015

Amnesty International will debate whether it should do more to tackle the rise in antisemitic attacks in Britain at its annual conference.

The charity said a resolution submitted by one of its members calling for the group to “campaign against antisemitism in the UK and lobby the government to tackle the rise in attacks” had been accepted.