Amnesty international billboard.
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The exponents of human rights can often be an irritant to those who hold office even in democratic lands. Those who speak “truth to power” in countries ruled by authoritarian figures often risk imprisonment or worse.And yet, as Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century amply demonstrates, international human rights legislation was essentially the work of Zionist Jews in the wake of pogroms, persecution and extermination.
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