HRW: Iran's statements not incitement to genocide
ByBenjamin Weinthal, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
December 8, 2012 20:16
Washington - The head of the powerful New York-based Human Rights Watch
refused to label Iranian calls to obliterate the Jewish state as
genocide and compared Iranian’s Mullah leadership to the Shas party.
The Wall Street Journal's
David Feith, as assistant editorial features editor with the paper,
obtained internal HRW emails and published last week an eye-popping
report about alleged HRW bias against Israel and an internecine conflict
within HRW’s top leadership about the group’s head, Ken Roth, and his
failure to take Iran’s calls to destroy Israel seriously.
The WSJ reported
that Sid Sheinberg, HRW’s vice chairman, wrote in an email: “Sitting
still while Iran claims a ‘justification to kill all Jews and annihilate
Israel’ …is a position unworthy of our great organization.”