Agnés Callamard is the Secretary-General of Amnesty International, a British-based NGO that claims to campaign for human rights for all. Under Callamard’s leadership, Amnesty’s mission has morphed into a witch-hunt against the world’s sole Jewish nation, the State of Israel.
When confronted with the fact that the organization not only ignores but also promotes antisemitism, it outrageously stated “we can’t campaign on everything” despite the fact that they found time to issue a 100-page report on Islamophobia.
Callamard’s atrocious obsession with demonizing the Jewish state extends to spreading lies about Israel such as alleging it was involved in the death of PLO leader, Yasser Arafat. She falsely claimed that former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres admitted that Arafat was assassinated by Israel. When her falsehood was publicly exposed, Callamard refused to retract it from her Twitter account, where it still remains.
In 2018, when Hamas encouraged its people to violently tear down the border between Israel and Gaza and violently “implement the right of return and to conquer Jerusalem” Callamard defended the attempts to eliminate the Jewish state as “a legitimate exercise of the rights of freedom of expression.” She also condemned Israel’s undeniable right to protect its soldiers, borders, and citizens.
Despite videos and photos showing terrorists throwing rocks, planting explosives at the border, shooting at Israeli troops, and calling for the killing of Jews, Callamard absurdly claimed the protests were peaceful stating “There is no available evidence to suggest that the lives of heavily armed security forces were threatened.”
Callamard is also known to be closely affiliated with terror-linked individuals. Pictured below she’s sitting next to the heads of three PLFP linked NGOs – Sahar Francis head of Addameer, Ubai Aboudi of Bisan Research, and Shawan Jabarin of Al-Haq. Francis falsely accused Israel in the global press of harvesting organs of Palestinians. Aboudi was convicted of recruiting terrorists in 2020 and planning a terror attack in 2005. Jabarin has been arrested multiple times and convicted of terrorism.
Last week Amnesty released an anonymously authored 200-page report falsely labeling Israel as an apartheid state. The report was immediately rebuked by many influential Israeli-Arab activists and lawmakers including Mansour Abbas, head of the United Arab List who represents the party in the Knesset.
Amnesty International, once a respected human rights organization, is shamefully being used by antisemites like Agnés Callamard as a vehicle to promote their hateful bias and delegitimize the Middle East’s sole democracy – Israel.