Amnesty does what again? It engages in context free Israel bashing
From Elder of Ziyon:
Amnesty USA put out a petition, tweeted by Amnesty International, demanding that the US punish Israel for arresting Palestinian minors:
Here’s the tweet referred to:
7,000 kids arrested over twelve years! Sounds terrible!
I wondered how the US stacks up against Israel in arresting minors. After all, if Amnesty USA is telling Congress to protect Palestinian children from arrests, then certainly Israel must have a much worse record than the US in arresting juveniles.
Now, the West Bank has about 4.5 million people, so to be fair I only looked at states that have a similar population to see how many kids are arrested over the same 12 year period.
We have the statistics for most of the analysis..
Can you guess what’s coming?
Kentucky, Oregon and Oklahoma have roughly the same or fewer people than the West Bank.
Let’s start with Kentucky:
In Kentucky, between 2010 and 2012 there were over 7000 kids arrested every year.
So Kentucky arrested the same number of kids in one year, that Israel arrested in the West Bank over twelve years!
In Oklahoma, 200,000 were arrested since 2003..
Assuming that’s the count for 12 years, that is an average of around 17,000.
So Oklahoma arrested more than double the same number of kids in one year, that Israel arrested in the West Bank over twelve years!
Come on Oregon:
In Oregon, some 270,000 were arrested since 2003.
Assuming again that’s the count for 12 years, that is an average of over 22,000.
So Oregon arrested more than triple the same number of kids in one year, that Israel arrested in the West Bank over twelve years!
The Elder continues:
Even Wyoming, with less than 600,000 people, arrests more kids in a single year than Israel does in twelve.
Why doesn’t Amnesty-USA make any online petitions against the nation it resides in – a nation that arrests minors at 30 times the rate that Israel arrests Arab kids!
I think I know the answer to this question; it’s because each national branch of Amnesty only operates outside its own country. So, Amnesty USA does not care about human rights in the USA.
But, there’s an opening here for Amnesty in the rest of the world to poke the USA branch in the eye. What price an Amnesty Israel campaign against child arrests in the USA?
This is beyond a double standard. It shows no standards at all.
The Elder is right. What’s worse, as he also posted later, the blonde, photogenic poster kid on the tweet wasn’t arrested. She’s there for all sorts of reasons that have nothing to do with truth or justice.