This smear against Israeli human rights activists is all too familiar ~ by @benabyad

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Adalah defends Palestinian rights. The European Jewish Congress attack on it reflects a wider pattern of bullying

Ben White |, 4 January 2012

Child with a Palestinian flag
‘Adalah is a legal rights centre in Israel that works to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian citizens.’ Photograph: APAimages/Rex Features

Last week, the president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) launched an extraordinary attack on an Israeli human rights organisation, Adalah, comparing the NGO to the far-right French National Front and British National party.

Moshe Kantor, who heads the umbrella organisation for elected representatives of Europe’s Jewish communities, was responding to a leaked EU document that expressed concern for Israel’s treatment of Palestinian citizens (EJC declined to comment for this article). Claiming that the report had used Adalah as a source, Kantor said:

“Adalah, an extremist organisation on the margins of society…

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