Commentary Magazine


Contentions

Amnesty International Plays Host to Hamas-Friendly Publication

Amnesty International has a history of promoting anti-Israel bigotry, so this report that the NGO is hosting an event with the Hamas-friendly publication Middle East Monitor (MEMO) doesn’t come as a major shock. But that doesn’t make this collaboration any less disgraceful:

But now Amnesty has taken the next step in its easy-breezy attitude towards religious fundamentalism. The celebrated NGO has cosied up to a Hamas-friendly magazine based in London known as Middle East Monitor Online (MEMO). On May 23, Amnesty’s Human Rights Action Centre will co-host what promises to be a ripping debate on “Complicity in Oppression: Does the Media Aid Israel?” The other co-hosts are MEMO and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

The magazine has published a column dubbing the Israelis “pathological liars from Eastern Europe, who lie as much as they breathe oxygen.” Last week it printed a piece by Sheikh Raed Salah, a convicted Hamas fundraiser. MEMO is also led by Dr Daud Abdullah, who has called on Muslims to “carry on jihad and Resistance” against Israel.

So the fact that Amnesty is apparently hosting the magazine’s event at its Human Rights Action Center is farcical. It could be that the NGO is simply unaware of MEMO’s history. But given Amnesty’s own track record, it might not even deserve the benefit of the doubt here.



Join the discussion…

Are you a subscriber? Log in to comment »

Not a subscriber? Join the discussion today, subscribe to Commentary »





Welcome to Commentary Magazine.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
As a visitor to our site, you are allowed 8 free articles this month.
This is your first of 8 free articles.

If you are already a digital subscriber, log in here »

Print subscriber? For free access to the website and iPad, register here »

To subscribe, click here to see our subscription offers »

Please note this is an advertisement skip this ad
Clearly, you have a passion for ideas.
Subscribe today for unlimited digital access to the publication that shapes the minds of the people who shape our world.
Get for just
YOU HAVE READ OF 8 FREE ARTICLES THIS MONTH.
FOR JUST
YOU HAVE READ OF 8 FREE ARTICLES THIS MONTH.
FOR JUST
Welcome to Commentary Magazine.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
As a visitor, you are allowed 8 free articles.
This is your first article.
You have read of 8 free articles this month.
YOU HAVE READ 8 OF 8
FREE ARTICLES THIS MONTH.
for full access to
CommentaryMagazine.com
INCLUDES FULL ACCESS TO:
Digital subscriber?
Print subscriber? Get free access »
Call to subscribe: 1-800-829-6270
You can also subscribe
on your computer at
CommentaryMagazine.com.
LOG IN WITH YOUR
COMMENTARY MAGAZINE ID
Don't have a CommentaryMagazine.com log in?
CREATE A COMMENTARY
LOG IN ID
Enter you email address and password below. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you provide.