From: scott sorrell [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 7:41 PM
To: Ken Roth
Subject: statements from HRW on
I have been a vocal defender of you in the past, but the most recent statements by HRW on the situation in
I was deeply offended at the HRW official stance on Palestinians standing up in a non-violent fashion and deterring the destruction of Palestinian homes. which can ONLY be classified as collective punishment.
Where is the sense of justice that HRW continually quotes when HRW berates a group for courageously doing what the international consensus cannot, namely staking life and limb for a simple basic moral principle?
Please take the moral high ground once again, and place HRW's usual impeccable reputation on the line for the diensfranchised, dispossessed, and displaced Palestinians.
Our future generations will judge us on how we as a collective humane group deal with this polarizing issue, and HRW should play the role of the leader, not the blind follower of power politics.
Thanks for your note. Please see our statement at http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/11/22/isrlpa14652.htm.