Amnesty International says it's a group that is a defender of human rights. To them it's all right that the Palestinians have been hitting Israel for the past eight years with missiles, but not all right for Israel to defend itself in anyway, even though homes and civilians have been in the line of fire of the hateful Palestinians.
Israel just happens to be the only democracy in the Middle East, and it's getting a bum rap. Amnesty International has now put it on the list for an arms embargo along with such lovely countries as:
1. Democratic Republic of Congo
2. Sudan: government against people of Darfur
3. Myanmar: tortures political prisoners
4. Somalia: practice rape and murder and affect 3.25 million people
Amnesty intends to prevent Israel from their right of self-defense and they don't intend to interfere with Hamas, a terrorist organization, at all. They must think it's all right to rain down the thousands of rockets they have been doing. With them, you can attack innocent civilians but not defend yourself against attacks. Hamas has a network to receive arms and they will continue to get arms, even though Amnesty is saying that it has called for an arms embargo on them, too. Amnesty realizes their embargo would not stop Hamas. Israel relies on lawful transactions between real states. Yet they have the audacity to go ahead and call for a U.N. arms embargo on Israel.
Guess what part of the world they must be a part of? I would say they definitely are not a defender of human rights. Their selection of the word, amnesty, confuses me. Amnesty refers to a government who grants pardons to a large group of people. Does that mean that they believe in saying that it's okay for the Palestinians to attack Israel? They are pardoning them? That's what they are doing.
Reference: B'nai B'rith International