Rotten to the core?

During the last Gaza war, the UN (cough, cough) took, distributed, and published information about the civilian casualties from a number of sources. One of these sources was B’Tselem.

The B’Tselem site includes this in their ‘about’ link:

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in February 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.

Two points.

First, their assumption is that there are human rights violations. Guilty till proven innocent it seems.

Second, the focus is on Israel. Everyone else – like the Palestinians – is irrelevant to their mission.

That may explain this:

B’Tselem admits its researcher denied the Holocaust

The details are at the Elder of Ziyon’s site, here.

Note that B’Tselem has expressed disgust and said it will investigate matters. That’s good. What is not so good is that some people might wonder how somebody with these type of views passed the screening to be hired as a human rights (cough, cough) worker. If there was any screening, it failed. If there wasn’t any screening, that’s worse. Unfortunately, B’Tselem has form in this area. Though this case is worse, it should make you wonder.



Reliably anti-Israel.

And possibly worse.