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Bigoted BDS -er, deported Omar Shakir just used "apartheid slur"

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Submitted by Favian (United States), Apr 28, 2021 at 15:03

With all the real human rights violations all over, aome "activists" are exclusively obsessed about one small country. Especially when comong from a bigot BDS-er Omar Shakir (or the other racist Omar, the Ilhan one) who was deported from Israel in 2018-9 for his radical "activism" who has just used that dreadful "apartheid slur" on Israel's legitimate security concerns against racist Arab attacks, which is not related to a "race" but to where vulnerability is at. Nevermind about Arabs in Israel in prominent positions and often Israeli Arabs enjoy more favoritism in courts and the vast real Arab Islamic apartheid against minorities, not to mention against Jews.

These labels have become a bitter joke inside Israel. And they know it.. The only aim is to put dirt on Israel's image. It is never about "human rights."

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Israel to expel Human Rights Watch director for 'actively supporting' BDS.

Interior Ministry gives local manager Omar Shakir 14 days to leave; HRW says 'this is about shutting down criticism of Israel's rights record'

By MICHAEL BACHNER and AFP 9 May 2018
[...]
Last year the Knesset passed a law barring boycotters of Israel and West Bank settlements from entering the country. However, the legislation still gives the interior minister leeway in making exceptions.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-expel-human-rights-watch-director-for-actively-supporting-bds/

The Shakir Case: Human Rights Watch vs. Israel

By Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg
September 22, 2019

The government's case, reinforced by amicus briefs filed by Israeli watchdog groups (including NGO Monitor), includes overwhelming evidence of Shakir's BDS activity. HRW's legal team argues that the case is political, asserting that Israel is targeting HRW for alleged human rights work that is critical of Israel. The organization claims that Shakir's BDS work ended when he arrived in Israel in 2016.

The Jerusalem District Court was unimpressed by the HRW spin, and its ruling accepted the government's position. Shakir was nevertheless allowed to stay in the country pending the High Court appeal.

Although its language is narrowly legal and technical, this case reflects major issues not only for Israel but in the wider realms of lawfare, soft power, and public diplomacy. The arguments on human rights and nebulous aspects of international law are proxies for a multi-front war that has been escalating for 20 years around soft power de-legitimacy. This 21st-century political, legal, and economic war seeks to demonize and thereby destroy Israel, much as the wars fought by armies and missiles attempted to defeat the Jewish state on the battlefield.

From its opening shots almost 20 years ago, HRW has been a leader in the attacks against Israel, and the Shakir case is an important milestone in this history.
https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/omar-shakir-human-rights-israel/

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