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Amnesty International Slams Reported U.S. Push to Label It Antisemitic

Amnesty International USA slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s reported push to label the organization as antisemitic on Thursday, saying his “baseless accusations are yet another attempt to silence and intimidate international human rights organizations.”

Politico reported on Wednesday that the State Department was considering declaring Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam as antisemitic and declare that U.S. policy is not to support the groups. According to the report, the announcement is expected to come in a report from the office of the White House’s antisemitism czar, Elan Carr, which would allege that the groups support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Amnesty’s statement said that the group is “deeply concerned that conflating antisemitism with legitimate criticism of Israeli government policy is detrimental not only to ending serious crimes under international law but also to efforts to address and end antisemitism – and it may encourage other countries to make such baseless claims.”

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