[Marxism] Fwd: Israel’s Human Rights Spies

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Mar 24 06:51:58 MDT 2017


A fascinating expose in Ha’aretz reveals how, in the mid-1970s – not 
long after the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, 
and Golan Heights – Israel used university faculty members to infiltrate 
Amnesty International.

The state thus actively intervened in order to shape human rights 
activism, just as the rights discourse was becoming one of the most 
popular forms of political struggle against injustice around the globe.

The Haaretz article discloses how Yoram Dinstein, a renowned scholar of 
international law and currently a professor emeritus at Hebrew 
University, served as an agent for the Israeli Foreign Ministry during 
his tenure as the chair of Amnesty International’s Israeli branch from 
1974-76.

Working with the ministry’s Deputy Director Sinai Rome of the 
international organisations division, Dinstein acted as an informant 
while manipulating the rights group’s activities.

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/24/israels-human-rights-spies/



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