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Ken Roth, Human Rights Watch chief accused of anti-Israel bias, retires

Ken Roth, Human Rights Watch leader who came under fire for Israel criticism, to retire.

Human Rights Watch chief, a frequent critic of Israel, retires

New Interpol head stands accused of torturing dissidents

Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi is the former head of the United Arab Emirates' security forces. His role in Interpol will be largely ceremonial.

New Interpol head stands accused of torturing dissidents

Ben & Jerry's 'insider' links company board to activist kicked out of Israel

Inside source claims Ben & Jerry's board advised by former director of Human Rights Watch in Israel who was expelled from the country.

'Insider' links Ben & Jerry's to activist kicked out of Israel

Call for Human Rights Watch head to resign after tweet blaming Israel for anti-Semitism

ADL calls Kenneth Roth's statement blaming rise in UK anti-Semitism on Israel "plainly false and offensive."

Outrage after Human Rights Watch head blames Israel for Jew hateplayer

US disagrees with report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'

State Department spokesperson: It is not the view of this administration that Israel's actions constitute apartheid.

US disagrees with report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'

Erdan on HRW report: A collection of lies and fabrications

Israel's Ambassador to the US and the UN blasts Human Rights Watch report which accused Israel of “apartheid”.

Erdan on HRW report: A collection of lies and fabrications

Israel dismisses 'propaganda' HWR report by BDS supporter

Foreign Ministry says Human Rights Watch report accusing Israel of apartheid has 'no credibility.'

Israel dismisses 'propaganda' HWR report by BDS supporter

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of 'crimes against humanity'

New report by HRW claims Israel is guilty of 'crimes against humanity', including 'apartheid and persecution' against Arabs.

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of 'crimes against humanity'

US weighs labeling human rights organizations 'anti-Semitic'

Secretary of State Pompeo reportedly pushing to declare groups such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch anti-Semitic.

US weighs labeling human rights organizations 'anti-Semitic'

Human Rights Watch director to be expelled from Israel Monday

Omar Shakir, regional director of Human Rights Watch, vows to continue to run HRW's Israel branch even after his expulsion Monday.

Human Rights Watch director to be expelled from Israel Monday

Left-wing NGO blames Trump for Israeli deportation plans

Human Rights Watch says Trump to blame for Israeli bid to deport Omar Shakir, HRW's regional chief.

Left-wing NGO blames Trump for Israeli deportation plans

Supreme Court halts deportation of Human Rights Watch official

Israeli Supreme Court freezes deportation order against Omar Shakir, regional director of Human Rights Watch.

Supreme Court halts deportation of Human Rights Watch official

Human Rights Watch founder-turned-critic, Robert Bernstein, dies

Random House publisher Robert Bernstein founded Human Rights Watch - only to become critic of the organization over its anti-Israel bias.

Human Rights Watch founder-turned-critic, Robert Bernstein, dies

Democrats ask Netanyahu not to deport HRW official

17 Democratic lawmakers write to Netanyahu, ask him to stop planned deportation of senior Human Rights Watch official Omar Shakir.

Democrats ask Netanyahu not to deport HRW official

Court delays Israel's deportation of Human Rights Watch official

Supreme Court delays deportation of Human Rights Watch official who called for boycott of Jewish businesses in Judea and Samaria.

Court delays Israel's deportation of Human Rights Watch official

Court: Human Rights Watch activist will be deported

Jerusalem District Court gives Human Rights Watch activist Omar Shakir until March 1 to leave Israel over his support for BDS.

Court: Human Rights Watch activist will be deported

A conspiracy of silence on Palestinian Arab torture

A conspiracy of silence on Palestinian Arab torture

'Lebanon must probe torture of actor accused of aiding Israel'

Human Rights Watch urges Lebanon to investigate torture of actor and journalist accused of 'collaborating' with Israel.

'Lebanon must probe torture of actor accused of aiding Israel'

'It's crazy:' Foreign diplomats in court

Diplomats from Canada, the Netherlands, EU, and UN attend hearing for BDS activist denied work visa for Human Rights Warch.

'It's crazy:' Foreign diplomats in court

Court rejects deportation appeal from anti-Israel activist

Israel to expel Human Rights Watch director after rejecting appeal for delay to deportation order. Will supreme court intervene?

Court rejects deportation appeal from anti-Israel activist

Human Rights Watch sues Israeli Interior Ministry

Human Rights Watch files lawsuit after its local director was ordered to leave Israel due to his involvement in the BDS movement.

Human Rights Watch sues Israeli Interior Ministry

HRW Israel chief: Israel trying to silence criticism

Head of Human Rights Watch in Israel livid after being expelled from the country due to his support for BDS.

HRW Israel chief: Israel trying to silence criticism

Hamas newspaper publishes interview on 'human rights'

Official newspaper of Hamas publishes interview with senior Human Rights Watch official who accuses Israel of war crimes.

Hamas newspaper publishes interview on 'human rights'

After giving pro-BDS activist work visa, Israel mulls retraction

Israel mulling nixing work permit issued to Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir, who lobbied on behalf of BDS, compared Zionism to apartheid.

After giving pro-BDS activist work visa, Israel mulls retraction

Human Rights Watch targets Israeli banks

NGO Monitor legal expert says Human Rights Watch targets Israeli economy, timed release to coincide with UN Human Rights Council blacklist.

Human Rights Watch targets Israeli banks

Human rights NGOs refuse to help Arab victims of PA torture

Human rights NGOs refused medical assistance to Arabs suing Palestinian Authority. 'We only help those that hurt Israel.'

Human rights NGOs refuse to help Arab victims of PA torture

Human Rights Watch censures Arab states for closing Qatar Media

Speaking sympatheticallyof Qatar or critically of government Qatar policy considered offense, punishable by prison terms.

Human Rights Watch censures Arab states for closing Qatar Media

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch criticizes FIFA for delaying decision on Judea and Samaria teams.

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch condemns Hamas

Human Rights Watch attacks Hamas for 'illogical' behavior towards captives Avraham Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed.

Human Rights Watch condemns Hamas

HRW: Pattern of chemical weapons use in Syria

Human Rights Watch says Syrian government forces used deadly nerve gas in four recent attacks.

HRW: Pattern of chemical weapons use in Syria

'The Israeli government has surrendered once again'

Mother of terror victim joins Shurat Hadin petition against Israel's decision to grant a visa to BDS activist.

'The Israeli government has surrendered once again'

HRW director receives permit to work in Israel

Human Rights Watch's Omar Sharif allowed entry to Israel, after being barred due to the group's anti-Israel bias.

HRW director receives permit to work in Israel

Human Rights Watch blasts Hamas executions

Human Rights Watch on urges Hamas to stop barbaric practice of executing alleged collaborators.

Human Rights Watch blasts Hamas executions

'Human rights' group says Israel, Egypt blocking access to Gaza

'Human rights' group says members not allowed to enter Gaza, ignores terror threat to Israel.

'Human rights' group says Israel, Egypt blocking access to Gaza

HRW worker allowed to enter Israel after initial visa denial

Human Rights Watch employee allowed to enter country after being denied work and tourist visas due to anti-Israel bias of organization.

HRW worker allowed to enter Israel after initial visa denial

Controversy over 'Human Rights Watch' NGO

Israel trying to bar the NGO for promoting PA propaganda and falsely posing as a human rights group. Head of 'NGO Monitor' explains.

Controversy over 'Human Rights Watch' NGOplayer

Israel denies tourist visa to Human Rights Watch staffer

Israel accuses Human Rights Watch of falsely claiming to be human rights group while supporting and engaging in Arab anti-Israel propaganda.

Israel denies tourist visa to Human Rights Watch staffer

Israel to deny visas to anti-Israel NGO 'Human Rights Watch'

Foreign Ministry: 'Why give working visas to people whose only purpose is to attack us?'

Israel to deny visas to anti-Israel NGO 'Human Rights Watch'

Syria denies using chemical weapons

Syria's government says Human Rights Watch's claims it used chemical weapons in Aleppo are "fabricated".

Syria denies using chemical weapons

Report: Syrian government used chemical weapons in Aleppo

Human Rights Watch says Syrian government forces carried out at least eight chemical attacks in Aleppo.

Report: Syrian government used chemical weapons in Aleppo