Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 17:25
B’Tselem’s Executive Director Jessica Montell has admonished the Palestinian human rights groups for speaking out against the Israeli human rights’ group’s participation in J Street’s conference featuring war crimes suspect Ehud Olmert.
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 13:14
The decision of Israeli human rights group B’Tselem to participate in J Street’s upcoming conference featuring former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is “incredibly damaging” to the effort to achieve justice and accountability for victims of war crimes.
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:55
Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has backed away from its sponsorship of US Israel lobby group J Street]s 26 March “gala” featuring former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert under whose leadership thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese were killed and injured in what B’Tselem itself has termed war crimes.
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 23:46
B’Tselem USA, the American arm of renowned Israeli human rights group B’Tselem is “proud” to sponsor the 26 March gala of pro-Israel lobby group J Street despite the fact that the keynote speaker is former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who is responsible for extensive war crimes in Lebanon and Gaza.
Twenty-two activists were arrested at Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s speech to the World Affairs Council on 22 October between 6:30 and 7:30pm at the Westin St. Francis Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Inside the auditorium, activists began disrupting the event by placing Olmert under citizens arrest.