New B’nai B’rith International Report Refutes ‘Apartheid’ Slander of Israel

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May 22, 2022

B’nai B’rith International issued on Thursday the first of a new report — titled “The Apartheid Slander Against Israel and the Ideological Distortion of Human Rights” — which refutes the dangerous and false accusation that Israel is an “apartheid state.”

The outrageous claim has come from the United Nations and global human rights organizations, including recent reports from Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International.

The B’nai B’rith International report consists of two essays, authored by Professors Eugene Kontorovich and Thane Rosenbaum, both world-renowned international law experts.

“The series of coordinated reports by European government-funded NGOs accusing Israel of the crime of apartheid are an example of a ‘Big Lie’ — an accusation so brazenly false, it exists in a separate reality,” Kontorovich wrote in his piece exposing the methodological errors and faulty features of the HRW and Amnesty International reports and challenging their credibility.

Examining the threat the accusations leveled against Israel pose to the Jewish state and Jewish people, Rosenbaum noted, “The wars that Arab nations and Palestinian terrorists have been unable to win against Israel have opened up into a new theater: a war of defamatory words, anti-Semitic semantics, the semiotics of Palestinian suffering.”

On Tuesday, May 24th, at 12 PM ET, B’nai B’rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin and Special Advisor on Latin American and U.N. Affairs Adriana Camisar will host a virtual conversation with Kontorovich and Rosenbaum on B’nai B’rith’s Facebook page to mark the release of the report.

Part 1 of the report can be read in full here.

For more information on B’nai B’rith International, please visit: bnaibrith.org