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B'Tselem (B’Tselem, Btselem) is an Anti-Israel propaganda group, posing as "defending human rights", increasingly at least since 2000, the first Palestinian-Arab bloody Intifada. It openly propagates against what it calls as "occupation". Its goal is a "one-state solution".

It has distorted facts on legalities, misreported on terror groups, and has been suggesting conspiracy-theories. It has been misrepresenting civilian deaths in the Palestinian-Arab Israeli conflict. It's purported "facts," often, for long been described as "The New Blood Libel".

In one of many examples, writer clarifies B'Tselem manipulates and distorts facts to defame Israel.[1]

Even Israel's left has stated after a 2018 B'Tselem's propaganda speech at the UN: B'Tselem's speech at the UNSC was the predictable mix of lies, distortions and propaganda. They represent no-one but themselves.[2]

It was also accused of manufacturing conflicts.

This unreliable source has been defined in short: "Less Reliability and Credibility, More Politics."

Writer notes, the "organization is not dealing with human rights, but encourages" hatred. "It's not about criticizing Israel's actions or about healing world; it's about.. support of fabricated blood libels meant to assist Hamas."[3]

B’Tselem's Arab “researcher” Atef Abu a-Rub, accused Germany of “giving money to the Jews” and then referred to the Holocaust as “a lie.”[4]

Bassem Eid (Bassam Eid), an Arab who used to work for B'tselem in the early 1990s, has left the group after it decided not to monitor Palestinian Authority's human rights abuses. He laments lack of human rights group on the Arab-Palestinian side.[5]

Its linked Ezra Nawi admitted (and indicted for[6]) helping to allow the Palestinian Authority in its racist[7] Arab routine and policy to torture and execute Arab sellers of land to Jews.

Sugarcoating terror organizations is B'tselem's routine. It has been described: B'Tselem as a Hamas Mouthpiece.[8]

Despite it's inaccuracies and scandal, and onciting hafred, the far-left still supports this group, including G Soros.

They seek the support of Israel's enemies because the Israeli public has already rejected B'tselem.[9]


B'Tselem Can't Be Trusted to Tell the Truth

The NGO's latest report sees Area C as already part of a PA state by rights. All the Jewish communities are in Area C and Naftali Bennett has suggested annexing it and giving its Arab residents Israeli citizenship. Ted Belman https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13435

B’Tselem and Truth: The NGO definitely has a Problem

It is like being in the twilight zone to look at B'Tselem's database and compare it to the Izz al-din al-Qassam Brigade website. Tags: B'Tselem Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Jonathan Slosser

This tale was taken from the B’Tselem Database and the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades website, Izz al-Din being the military wing of Hamas.  It involves five “Qassamis” - five al-Qassam Brigades soldiers - and it is the English translation taken from each of their webpages that forms the factual basis for this tale, “Homebound”.

B’Tselem created the name and the ending... http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/23990

The former chairperson of the board of B’Tselem said in an interview that the organization's goal is a one-state solution. PCHR has the same goal. They reject Israel's existence as a Jewish state. https://honestreporting.com/tag/btselem/

B'Tselem, Los Angeles Times Redefine “Civilian” | CAMERA Jul 7, 2003 · Misrepresenting civilian deaths in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, guest columnist Rashid Khalidi erroneously reported .. https://www.camera.org/article/b-tselem-los-angeles-times-redefine-civilian

The New Blood Libel Editorial of The New York Sun March 19, 2007 [...] Here's the two-time Pulitzer-winner, Nicholas Kristof, in yesterday's New York Times: "B'Tselem, a respected Israeli human rights organization, reports that last year Palestinians killed 17 Israeli civilians (including one minor) and six Israeli soldiers. In the same period, B'Tselem said, Israeli forces killed 660 Palestinians, triple the number killed in 2005. Of the Palestinians killed in 2006, half were not taking part in hostilities at the time they were killed, and 141 were minors."...

Aside from the fact that Israel was being attacked by the Palestinians after withdrawing to the 1967 borders of the Gaza Strip, here's some context that Mr. Kristof left out. B'Tselem is funded by German church groups, the governments of Switzerland and the European Union, and the same Ford Foundation that underwrote the anti-Israel agitation that preceded the United Nations' Durban conference.

Moreover, the statistics Mr. Kristof cites don't include Israelis killed by other Arab terrorists working in league with the Palestinian Arabs and funded by the same Iranian terror master. In 2006, that included 43 Israeli civilians and 117 Israeli soldiers who were killed in the war with Lebanese-based Hezbollah. The B'Tselem statistics do include — but Mr. Kristof omits — the 55 Palestinian Arabs killed in 2006 by other Palestinian Arabs, a figure to which can be added another 84 killed in intramural violence in January and February 2007.

For these deaths, it seems Mr. Kristof hasn't yet figured out how to blame the Israelis. Nor does Mr. Kristof's selective use of the B'Tselem statistics include the Americans and those from other countries who were killed by Palestinian Arab terrorists, such as Daniel Wultz, a 16-year-old from Florida who was slain in a 2006 suicide attack on the old central bus station in Tel Aviv.

More broadly, both Messrs. Soros and Kristof ignore an essential difference. The Israelis are out to minimize both their own casualties and those of the noncombatants behind whom their enemies hide. They build bomb shelters into every building and have established a culture where civil rights groups, independent commissions, and a Supreme Court investigate allegations of misconduct beyond the collateral damage that is an inevitable consequence of any war.

The Palestinian Arabs, in contrast, are out to maximize casualties, training their children as suicide bombers in hopes that they will become "martyrs," so that gullible Westerners who haven't thought the matter through will use their deaths to extract concessions from Israel. The Palestinian Arabs attack Israeli civilian targets such as pizza parlors, banquet halls, wedding parties, and buses as a matter of policy, while the Israeli army goes to great lengths to avoid targeting civilians. https://www.nysun.com/editorials/new-blood-libel/50736/


BY: TAMAR STERNTHAL NOVEMBER 2, 2008 https://www.camera.org/article/updated-in-2007-b-tselem-casualty-count-doesn-t-add-up/

CAMERA Snapshots: B'Tselem Jumps on the Bandwagon Sep 9, 2009 · B'Tselem, an advocacy group known for its harsh but unreliable ... B'Tselem—not to be outdone by the other groups ... http://blog.camera.org/archives/2009/09/btselem_jumps_on_the_bandwagon_1.html

B'Tselem Knocks Goldstone Report - CAMERA Snapshots Sep 30, 2009 · Over the years, B'Tselem has hardly shown itself to be a beacon of accuracy and fair... http://blog.camera.org/archives/2009/09/btselem_knocks_goldstone_repor.html

UPDATED: B'Tselem Photographer Stages Scene | CAMERA May 19, 2011 · Take, for example, B'Tselem, which noticed that some lazy journalists prefer to receive pre-packaged video clips over.. https://www.camera.org/article/updated-b-tselem-photographer-stages-scene/

B’Tselem's Gaza war statistics under fire Both the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Center and NGO watchdog organization NGO Monitor attack B'Tselem verification methods. By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL    AUGUST 20, 2014 07:11 https://www.jpost.com/operation-protective-edge/btselems-gaza-war-statistics-under-fire-by-right-wing-israeli-groups-371590

B'Tselem - NGO Monitor March 26, 2020 In 2014, journalist Tuvia Tenenbom published a book, “Catch the Jew,” in which he recounts a conversation with B’Tselem “researcher” Atef Abu a-Rub, who accused Germany of “giving money to the Jews” and then referred to the Holocaust as “a lie.” https://www.ngo-monitor.org/ngos/b_tselem/

B'Tselem as a Hamas Mouthpiece - Mida Aug 19, 2014 · B'Tselem, a group formally dedicated to human rights in general, refuses to call Hamas a terrorist organization. https://mida.org.il/2014/08/19/btselem-hamas-mouthpiece/

B’Tselem – Less Reliability and Credibility, More Politics Amb. Alan Baker, July 28, 2015

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 15,  No. 23. July 28, 2015 B’Tselem's reliance for its funding and sources of information on partisan political organizations places the organization's credibility and reputation in question. https://jcpa.org/article/btselem-less-reliability-credibility/

Jodi Rudoren Skews the Story Against Israel Again | CAMERA June 16, 2015

She portrays B’tselem as “an Israeli rights group” without noting that the group focuses its efforts almost entirely on denouncing Israel under the guise of Palestinian rights and has routinely misrepresented the facts to promote its agenda. (See, for example, “B’Tselem Photographer Stages Scene,” “B’Tselem’s Annual Casualty Figures Questioned,” “In 2007, B’Tselem Casualty Count Doesn’t Add Up,” and “B’Tselem, Los Angeles Times Redefine ‘Civilian’,” “Bending the Truth.”) https://www.camera.org/article/jodi-rudoren-skews-the-story-against-israel-again/

The United Nations Has Israel's Blood On Its Hands

By Hank Sheinkopf, George Birnbaum, Ronn Torossian 16 Tammuz 5775 – July 3, 2015

Across the political spectrum in Israel, the United Nations report was condemned – noting its purpose was simple – to undermine Israel's right to defend its citizens from attack.

Israel's Education Minister Naftali Bennett noted that the report “..has blood on its hands [for] allowing the murder of Jews.” Speaking from the Knesset, Bennett said, “It is a report with blood on its hands that is trying to turn Jewish blood into the cheapest product in the world. This is a report with blood on its hands because it’s trying to restrict soldiers who protected this country’s citizens; it’s trying to tie our hands.”

There is blood on the hands of those who wrote the report – as well as those organizations funded by The New Israel Fund who provided factually inaccurate information to the United Nations. They are responsible for this modern day blood libel against Israel.

MK Tzipi Livni – a Netanyahu opponent – denounced the report noting it was “born in sin by a committee that systematically and proactively attacks Israel.” Livni added, “We will not accept a comparison between IDF soldiers and terrorists. We will not agree to speak about IDF soldiers and terrorists in the same breath. This is an important distinction for any country fighting terrorism.”

Put most simply, this report gives a boost to terrorist organizations around the world by allowing them to continue to attack innocent civilians.

While Israel chose not to cooperate with the biased UN, factually questionable information was provided by numerous organizations funded by the extremist New Israel Fund (NIF), including B’Tselem (69 mentions in the report), Human Rights Watch (22 mentions), Physicians For Human Rights-Israel (16), Hamoked (12), Breaking The Silence (8), Adalah (8), and Yesh Din (5.).

Bennett said today from the Knesset: “I saw the report, and I saw here several recognized organizations: Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem — and I ask myself: B’Tselem? Our B’Tselem? That cannot be. So I had to make sure.”

I went on the website of The New Israel Fund, who invented the granting of this patent of putting soldiers on trial for war crimes. Please note – the B’Tselem organization was nominated for the Campaign to name Children from Gaza Killed During Protective Edge. Why would the world file complaints against us? We’re so good at harming ourselves – [via] organizations such as B’Tselem, the New Israel Fund, Breaking the Silence. After all, if the world would miss a war crime to attribute to us – there are those of us who would find it all by ourselves. Like a homecoming party, the radical leftist organizations meet after each operation of the IDF, and tell the UN that we are war criminals,” he added.

Many in Israel have called for an end to funding of these organizations who harm Israel’s interests. We join them, and agree it is time that those responsible for funding the organizations behind this report immediately stop helping the enemies of Jews. https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-united-nations-has-israels-blood-on-its-hands/2015/07/03/

Left-wing Israeli says he helps kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews

Jan 9, 2016 - A prominent Israeli campaigner for Palestinian rights was recorded saying that he helps Palestinian authorities find and kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews.

“Straight away I give their pictures and phone numbers to the Preventive Security Force,” Nawi is heard saying in reference to the Palestinian Authority's counterintelligence arm. “The Palestinian Authority catches them and kills them. But before it kills them, they get beat up a lot.”

In the Palestinian Authority, the penal code reserves capital punishment for anyone convicted of selling land to Jews. This law, which Palestinian officials defended as designed to prevent takeovers by settlers, has not been implemented in Palestinian courts, where sellers of land to Jews are usually sentenced to several years in prison. However, in recent years several Palestinian have been murdered for selling land. Their murders have remained unsolved.

Nawi was also documented obtaining information from a Palestinian who believed Nawi was a Jew interested in purchasing land. Nawi is seen saying he intends to give that information to Palestinian security officials as well. According to Uvda, an activist with the human rights group B’Tselem helped Nawi set up the would-be seller in a sting operation in which the seller would be arrested. https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/left-wing-israeli-says-he-helps-kill-palestinians-who-sell-land-to-jews-440940

Email Leak Exposes George Soros' Anti-Israel Agenda ... Aug 16, 2016 - Then there is B'Tselem, which received about $2,202,381 over the last 10 years from NIF, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in individual ... https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/08/16/email-leak-exposes-george-soros-anti-israel-agenda/

and strengthen those who wish to see Israel disappear. By YAIR LAPID . SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 22:16

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid stands in a house damaged by a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants, that landed in the southern town of Sderot.

The latest report by B’Tselem on Operation Protective Edge which was published this week and titled “Whitewash Protocol” isn't a real report. It's incitement. It's a biased opinion piece by a radical-left-wing organization which has no problem lying to achieve its goals.

The lies hit the reader from the opening lines in which the report determines unequivocally that 63% of those killed in the operation were innocent civilians with no connection to Hamas. The IDF's number, which come from an in-depth investigation, is almost the reverse – 36%. Even Israel's harshest critics admit that Hamas inflated the numbers to serve its propaganda. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/btselems-lies-468488

IN CONVERSATION WITH BASSEM EID - A MAN OF COURAGE I would like to ask who appointed the BDS to speak on behalf of the Palestinians. Mon Apr 4, 2016  Joseph Puder

Bassem established the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group.  He had resigned from B’Tselem, an Israeli Human Rights monitoring organization, where he was employed as a senior field researcher (1989-1996) following B’Tselem's decision not to monitor human rights abuses of Palestinians by the PA. In 2016, Bassem assumed the role of chairman at the Center for Near East Policy Research. https://archives.frontpagemag.com/fpm/conversation-bassem-eid-man-courage-joseph-puder/

B'Tselem defends executing Arabs

Leftist 'rights' group on revealing identities of Arabs sellers to PA: 'only legitimate channel' to stop Jews from moving in. Matt Wanderman, 08/01/16 13:57

The purported human rights organization B'Tselem has expressed its support for Nasser Nawajiya, one of its members who was found to be providing the Palestinian Authority (PA) with the identities of Arabs who sell their property to Jews.

In an expose by the TV show "Uvda" on Thursday, Nawajiya and far-left Israeli Jewish activist Ezra Nawi admitted to doing so in order to allow the PA to torture and execute the sellers.

B'Tselem acknowledged the deeds in a Facebook post, but chose to defend Nawajiya rather than to denounce him... http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206141

The Washington Post Evicts Context on Palestinian Village Without Electricity | CAMERA November 2, 2016 ... CAMERA has pointed out, B’Tselem employees have been caught staging scenes and misrepresenting statistics of Palestinian civilian deaths in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, among other actions that reflect a lack of impartiality and, perhaps, a consistent desire to portray Israel in a negative light.

In 2014, B’Tselem was forced to admit—after initial denials—that it was employing a Holocaust denier (“Israeli rights group admits employee denied Holocaust,” The Times of Israel, Oct. 7, 2014). https://www.camera.org/article/the-washington-post-evicts-context-on-palestinian-village-without-electricity/


Where are the condemnations of the PA's efforts to prevent “normalization” with Israel? Wed Nov 2, 2016  Noah Beck

Israeli human rights group B'Tselem recently appeared before a special session of the United Nations Security Council, excoriating Israel and pleading with the body to act against Israel's settlements. https://www.investigativeproject.org/5693/the-hostility-and-hypocrisy-of-left-wing-israeli


Stealing the anti-Zionist thunder from the Stalinists. Thu Jun 23, 2016   Steven Plaut ...A member of the board of B’tselem, Klein seems to have never met an anti-Semite he does not like.  https://archives.frontpagemag.com/fpm/arab-jew-invention-bar-ilan-universitys-menachem-steven-plaut/


"Those who encourage murder cannot continue to hide behind the hypocritical pretense of caring for human rights." Mon Jan 11, 2016  Mark Tapson

Israel is in an uproar following a damning news report Friday which aired on Channel 2 Israel's highly respected _Uvda_ program, on which secretly recorded video tapes revealed that Nasser Nawaja (pictured above), a Palestinian leader of left-wing human rights organization B’Tselem, and Ezra Nawi, a Jewish Israeli activist in an organization named Ta’ayush, conspired to entrap Palestinians interested in selling land to Israelis, and led them to their deaths.

“Straight away I give their pictures and phone numbers to the Preventive Security Force,” Nawi is recorded saying, reporting Arabs who wish to sell land to the Jews to the Palestinian Authority's counterintelligence unit – a certain death sentence. https://archives.frontpagemag.com/fpm/israeli-leftist-extremists-collaborate-palestinian-mark-tapson/

Column One: The consequences of anti-Zionism By CAROLINE B. GLICK    MARCH 24, 2016 ... The January report also showed senior Ta’ayush and B’Tselem operatives Ezra Nawi and Nasser Nawaja apparently plotting to turn a Palestinian interested in selling his land to Jews over to Palestinian security services with the full knowledge that they would torture and murder him.

B’Tselem's response to the January report was first to dismiss its legitimacy. Uvda, the group insisted, was wrong to broadcast the report because it was filmed by Ad Kan investigators rather than Uvda reporters.

B’Tselem's claim was particularly rich given that Channel 2 makes liberal use of footage B’Tselem provides its reporters.

Just as Novak doubled down on Breaking the Silence's spying operations, insisting they were legitimate without explaining why, so B’Tselem justified Nawaja's actions insisting that handing Palestinian land sellers over to the PA is “the only legitimate path available to Palestinians.”

B’Tselem didn't explain why Nawaja didn't just get his donor friends to buy the land. The self-proclaimed human rights group didn't explain why its senior employee couldn't accept the human right of Palestinians to sell their land to Jews or the human right of Jews to buy land from a willing Palestinian seller.

B’Tselem didn't explain why it's legitimate to turn over innocents to PA henchmen with the full knowledge that doing so will lead to their torture and murder.

It isn't that the radical Left's goal of expelling all Jews and IDF units from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem is inherently illegitimate—that is, illegal. It is arguably just as legal as the late Meir Kahane's goal of expelling all Arabs from Judea and Samaria.

But the fact that your goal is legal doesn't give you the right to break the law. In other words, Breaking the Silence is legitimate. Breaking the law is not.

Ad Kan's revelations are startling not because they call into question the legitimacy of the radical Left's goal. They are startling because they show that in advancing that goal, radical leftist groups have a distressing comfort level with criminal activities. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/column-one-the-consequences-of-anti-zionism-449147

IDF accuses B’Tselem of ‘manufacturing’ conflicts On Facebook, spokesman Moti Almoz defends army officer who appeared in a video published by the left-wing group By JUDAH ARI GROSS 10 May 2017, 8:16 pm https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-accuses-btselem-of-manufacturing-conflicts/

Column one: The IDF's new social contract By CAROLINE B. GLICK.  JANUARY 5, 2017 22:48

A case that will have major implications on Israel's handling of enemy threats.

The name “B’Tselem” was seared into the public's consciousness as an organization hostile to Israel and dedicated to causing it harm with the publication of the UN's Goldstone Commission Report in 2009. Among the Israeli-registered groups that provided materials to the biased UN commission charged with finding Israel guilty of war crimes during the course of Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in late 2008 and early 2009, B’Tselem made the greatest contribution. https://m.jpost.com/Opinion/Column-one-The-IDFs-new-social-contract-477631

Netanyahu: Soros-Backed New Israel Fund Seeking to ‘Erase’ Israel's Jewish Character Apr 16, 2018 - “The primary aim of the NIF is to erase the Jewish nature of Israel and ... the Silence and B'Tselem, and those fighting for Palestinian terrorists, ... https://zoa.org/2018/04/10377896-netanyahu-soros-backed-new-israel-fund-seeking-to-erase-israels-jewish-character/

Initial Analysis of B’Tselem/HaMoked Report on Children’s Detention in Jerusalem October 25, 2017 [...] The publication is part of an international NGO-led campaign of demonization that falsely accuses Israel of abusing children’s rights. The allegation that this policy is “systematic” and “extensive,” language taken from the Rome Statute's definition of crimes against humanity, reflects lawfare – an attempt to drive indictments at the International Criminal Court (ICC). (For more details, see NGO Monitor's reports, “The Origins of ‘No Way to Treat a Child’” and “No Way to Represent a Child: Defence for Children International – Palestine’s Distortions of the Israeli Justice System.”)

The report bears the European Union logo. HaMoked and B’Tselem are co-beneficiaries of a two-year, €200,000 grant (expiring December 2017) from the EU, “Youth in Detention: Preventing mistreatment of detained Palestinian minors in East Jerusalem.” The title of the project already prejudices the research findings and indicates the politicized aims of the project, the NGO implementers, and its funder.

The NGOs acknowledge that police behavior almost always “remains…within legal provisions” and the “exceptions [the law] provides.” This includes instances of nighttime arrests, restraints, contacting parents, interrogation practices, etc. Therefore, attempts to impugn the police for acting according to Israeli procedures and international norms are inconsistent with a commitment to rule of law.

The report is based on testimonies from a small group of minors accused of violent offenses. (The report refers to stone-throwing, but there may be other, more serious charges as well.) B’Tselem and HaMoked do not provide broader or comparative data that portray standard police practices regarding crimes by both Israeli and Palestinian minors. It is distinctly possible that, indeed, these are the “rare exceptions,” due to the violent nature of the accusations, where Israeli law permits, for instance, arrests of minors.

The time period examined in this report saw heightened terrorism and extreme violence by minors. As with other publications in the children's rights campaign against Israel, this context is minimized if not erased.

The context of law enforcement in Jerusalem is essential, however ignored by the authors. All Jerusalem residents, whether Israeli or Palestinian, are subject to the same Israeli law and face the same justice system. For instance, Jewish minors are also detained at the Russian Compound, so any deficiencies do not reflect “institutional, systemic discrimination” against Palestinian residents as stated by the NGO authors. https://www.ngo-monitor.org/reports/initial-analysis-btselemhamoked-report-childrens-detention-jerusalem/

Erdan on B'Tselem: 'Terror-supporting liars'

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan responds on his Facebook page to B'Tselem campaign calling on soldiers near Gaza to refuse orders.  Tags: Gilad Erdan B'Tselem Minister Gilad Erdan, 04/04/18 22:47 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244050

Yair Lapid on Twitter: "B'Tselem's speech at the UNSC was the predictable mix of lies, distortions and propaganda. They represent no-one but themselves."

Embed Tweet. B'Tselem's speech at the UNSC was the predictable mix of lies, distortions and propaganda. They represent no-one but themselves. [2018] https://mobile.twitter.com/yairlapid/status/1052953522113839104


The New York Times misinformed readers in two recent stories about Palestinians in the Jordan Valley — and although the newspaper promises to correct mistakes big and small, it has yet to correct its errors.

Access to Jordan Valley Land

In the first story, a Sept. 10 piece by Ben Hubbard, the paper erred about Palestinian access to the Jordan Valley, a stretch of land parallel to the Jordan River that runs along the West Bank's eastern border. Citing the Israeli advocacy group B’Tselem, Hubbard told readers Palestinians are “barred from entering or using about 85 percent” of the Jordan Valley where it passes through the West Bank. https://www.camera.org/article/ny-times-btselem-misinforms-on-palestinians-in-jordan-valley/

B'tselem conspiracy theories and drama Aug 30, 2020

Re: "When a Palestinian life is worth 3 months menial labor." Opinion... Amit Gilutz is the spokesperson for B'Tselem. 08.29.20. At Ynetnews.com - ---

1. Before even noticing it's the spokesman for radical anti Israel group B'tselem... the headline was already pushing the envelope too far.

Then one sees, it is rather an anti "occupation" crafted piece masked under screaming headline about the worth of a life.

1. From so many years, anti-Israel B'tselem has been working... and only some 2 or 3 cases they have got to show for?

2. Just because a drama propagandist says his statement is not a conspiracy theory doesn't mean it's not. And even if the few cases he offers were indeed abuse, any force on the planet has some abuse cases. Not to mention most of the world does not deal with as much of the constant fear of being attacked.

3. Such a line "he fired for no reason" is an insult to anyone's intelligence. Who is he trying to fool about a tightly close border fence with constant attempt by racist Arab Palestinians young or old to harm Israeli Jews? Soldiers, 24/7, are on edge on every little sudden move of anyone. One can presume there might be some mistakes aling these hot points too. http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/260189

IDF: Not a grain of truth to B'Tselem libel

The radical left org claimed that the Civil Administration had confiscated tents used as an emergency clinic for Arab coronavirus patients.

Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/20 18:41

The radical left organization B'Tselem claimed on Thursday that the Civil Administration had confiscated tents used as an emergency clinic for Palestinian Arab COVID-19 patients in the Ibizik district of the Jordan Valley.

The Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea and Samaria denied the claim and attacked the radical organization, "We regret to see that the human rights organization cynically seeks to exploit a global crisis in order to distribute Fake News while joint efforts between Israel and the PA are underway to curb the [effects of the] coronavirus."

"As for the claims, this is not an emergency clinic for the treatment of corona patients, or any other kind of clinic. This is a complete lie. This is a traversable structure built on unauthorized land in the Jordan Valley along with tent covers and rods for erecting tents for unclear purposes. It should be clear that no appeal was received on the part of the Civil Administration regarding the establishment of an emergency clinic in the area neither from the Palestinian Authority nor [any] international organization." http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/277871

References 2

  1. Jonathan D Halevi, "B'Tselem manipulates and distorts facts to defame Israel". JNS, Jan 26, 2015
  2. Yair Lapid on Twitter: "B’Tselem’s speech at the UNSC was the predictable mix of lies, distortions and propaganda. They represent no-one but themselves." On Twitter, Oct.18.2018
  3. "Holocaust deniers in B'Tselem." Ben-Dror Yemini. Ynet, August 31, 2014 Op-ed: Organization is not dealing with human rights, but encourages anti-Semitism. It's not about criticizing Israel's actions or about healing world; it's about.. support of fabricated blood libels meant to assist Hamas.
  4. B'Tselem - NGO Monitor. March 26, 2020 In 2014, journalist Tuvia Tenenbom published a book, “Catch the Jew,” in which he recounts a conversation with B’Tselem “researcher” Atef Abu a-Rub, who accused Germany of “giving money to the Jews” and then referred to the Holocaust as “a lie.”
  5. "The Palestinian who opposes the boycott against Israel. Bassam Eid, a human rights activist, says boycotts only ends up harming the Palestinians, and says Israelis should demand PM for solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 'If the Israelis don't fight the occupation themselves, we will never be able to fight it'." Elior Levy, Ynet, June 10, 2015. Unlike B’Tselem, Eid’s organization focused only on human rights violations perpetrated by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip. “There are many human rights organizations in Israel, whereas there are and were hardly any organizations in the Palestinian Authority that monitored its actions in this regard,” Eid says.
  6. "Far-left activist indicted for informing on Palestinians who sold land to Jews." By TOI sraff. 15 Jul 2018 Ezra Nawi charged with violating law prohibiting Israelis from helping Palestinian Authority security services; PA penal code calls for death for those who sell to Jewish buyers.
  7. Nope, No Jews Allowed Here". ToI, Feb 9, 2020 Arab Christians have also been targeted by religious fatwas and Palestinian Authority civil laws that prohibit property sales to Jews. Imagine if the president of the United States made the following insanely racist and immoral statement: In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Puerto Rican—-civilian or soldier—- on our land. A policy that reflected such outrageous racism would be unthinkable in the West. But in 2013 the Palestinian Authority (PA) president said, In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli-—civilian or soldier—- on our land... when Palestinians say “Israeli”, they really mean “Jew.” Everyone in the region understands that Jews could not live in areas governed by the PA. Despite the obvious racism of PA pronouncements, the world yawns. The PA excludes Jews. What else is new?
  8. B'Tselem as a Hamas Mouthpiece - Mida Aug 19, 2014
  9. "B’tselem: Bringing its lies to the UN Security Council." ToI, Octobet 18, 2018 Director Haggai El-Ad seeks the support of Israel's enemies because the Israeli public has already rejected him and his organization.