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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:26 PM

7. The Human Rights Watch Internal Battle on Iran

The Human Rights Watch Internal Battle on Iran


Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas

By Adam Chandler|December 6, 2012 10:30 AM

''I won’t defend Yosef’s disgusting remarks. Neither will a panoply of Jewish and Israeli organizations that condemned them, nor the Israeli government, which immediately said that Yosef’s words “do not reflect the approach of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, nor the position of the government of Israel.” That’s the first distinction here.

The second and more obvious distinction, which makes Roth’s comparison between Yosef and Iran’s leadership all the more troubling, is that Yosef is a fringe, fanatical figure in Israel. While he remains influential in some circles, he is neither a head of state nor an official who sets government policy. And despite his inflammatory prayers, Yosef also opposes a military strike on Iran.

The same can’t be said for Iran and its leaders, whose incitements go unchallenged in Iran and, apparently, in the top offices of Human Rights Watch.''

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/118573/the-human-rights-watch-internal-battle-on-iran

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