Ken Roth

Following is an open letter from UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer to Human Rights Watch chief Ken Roth, which went viral on Facebook.


Dear Ken Roth,

Today you revealed you love peace like the harlot revealed her love for the baby whom she asked King Solomon to cut into two.

You chose to use a Yiddish word—something you never do—purely to mock Jews celebrating the Israel-UAE peace accord.

Otherwise, you never use Jewish words or ideas, or make any positive Jewish references at all.

Your contemptuous actions, comments and attitude toward Jews, Judaism and the Jewish state over decades make one thing clear: you are ashamed of your Jewish identity.

That is why, every single day, you devote your foul, fervid fury to depicting the Jewish state in Nazi-like terms.

This year alone, you accused Israel of “war crimes” 10 times more than you did against Iran, Syria, Hamas, Russia, China and Venezuela — put together. Likewise, over an 18-month period in 2017-2018, you devoted more than 70% of your tweets alleging “illegal” acts to the criticism of only one single country: Israel. By contrast, only 1% of your tweets accused Syria, Russia, Iraq, Libya or Yemen of the same.

Even the founder of your organization, my late friend Robert Bernstein, saw how your pathological self-hatred led you down the dark path of defending terrorist groups that seek Israel’s destruction — and Bob denounced you for it in the New York Times.

Human rights is not your real motive, but invoking its precepts grants you the cover of virtue even as you act out your bigotry, aggression and hostility toward a people that, throughout history, has always been the easiest and most career-enhancing to target.

It’s time for you to go — and if not, I call on Human Rights Watch to fire you.

Hillel C. Neuer
Executive Director
United Nations Watch
Geneva, Switzerland


Ken Roth’s every comment on the UAE-Israel peace accord has been negative or condemnatory:



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