State Department weighs labeling several prominent human rights groups anti-Semitic
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pushing for the declaration, according to a congressional aide with contacts inside the State Department.
SCOOP: The Trump administration is considering declaring prominent human rights groups like Amnesty International as being “anti-Semitic” and urging governments not to support them.
The Trump administration is considering declaring that several prominent international NGOs — including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam — are anti-Semitic and that governments should not support them
Authoritarian governments often attack human rights groups. Scary that
may also play this game, going after
. It reflects so poorly on a Secretary of State who cares far less about human rights than GOP politics.
There is absolutely no valid reason to label these human rights groups as antisemitic. This is yet another example of this administration weaponizing the charge of antisemitism to discredit valid criticisms of the Israeli government.
Benjamin Mason Meier
Burning down the building on its way out the door,
plans to label leading #NGOs ‘anti-Semitic,’ undercutting necessary #HumanRights advocacy & supporting autocrats throughout the world.
is shamelessly trying to play to what’s left of Trump’s base by smearing leading human rights orgs like
. It’s rich considering human rights abuses at home & abroad flourished under Pompeo. Now we know why.
Anthony L. Fisher
President Free Speech, at it again: "Trump administration is considering declaring that several prominent international NGOs — including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam — are anti-Semitic and that governments should not support them"
This is getting so clownish
~ spooky ~ alex
What a gross misuse of the State Department's power, further weaponizing claims of anti-semitism against those fighting human rights abuses.