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Petitioning Amnesty International MENA Group and 7 others

Human Rights NGOs: Condemn upcoming antisemitic "Khaybar" Ramadan mini-series

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have publicly stated that antisemitism is a human rights issue, yet they have not once condemned the endemic and virulent Arab antisemitism that is seen daily by millions in the Arab media.

In July, a highly anticipated mini-series with an all-star cast will be broadcast throughout the Arab world. However, the writer and director of the series make no secret of the fact that the point of the series is to demonize Jews from the time of Moses to today. In other words, the series is meant to incite Arabs to hate Jews. This is a quintessentially human rights issue and it is outrageous that Human Rights Watch and Amnesty have ignored this, as well as many other antisemitic broadcasts in Arabic-language media. Their condemnation can show the Arab broadcasters that such hatred is not acceptable and that Arab nations must be held to the same human rights standards as every other nation on Earth.


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Letter to
Amnesty International MENA Group
Amnesty International Amnesty USA
Amnesty EU Foreign Policy David Nichols
and 5 others
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty
Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Director Philip Luther
Human Rights Watch Ken Roth, Executive Director
Human Rights Watch Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, MENA Division
Deputy Director, MENA Division Joe Stork
Please condemn the upcoming "Khaybar" Ramadan mini-series. Its writer, director and actors freely admit that the point of the series is to incite Arabs against Jews, and as such it is a supreme human rights issue. In no way is such incitement considered protected speech.

Arab and Muslim antisemitism is endemic; hatred of Jews is found daily in their media. Now is the time to show that it is unacceptable in today's world.

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