AMNESTY HAS DOUBLE STANDARDS ON ISRAEL
Amnesty International’s Kate Allen asserts ( Letters, October 17) that there is “no evidence” for NGO Monitor’s claims of her organisation’s disproportionate focus on Israel. However, the facts speak for themselves. NGO Monitor’s review of AI’s reports and publications in 2007 employed both quantitative and qualitative analysis clearly demonstrating that Amnesty condemned Israel more than Syria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Lebanon and Algeria. More items were published by AI in 2007 on Israel than on Hamas, Hizbollah and the Palestinian Authority combined. The result is a major human-rights organisation which focuses its attacks on the Middle East’s only genuine democracy instead of some of the region’s most oppressive regimes.
We will continue to expose double standards in the work of AI and other organisations which are inconsistent with the core principles of universal human rights. Dan Kosky Communications Director, NGO Monitor firstname.lastname@example.org