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State Department to label 3 human rights groups anti-Semitic


October 30, 2020

By Ron Kampeas,

Ben Sales

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In an unusual move, the State Department is planning to formally identify three large international human rights organizations as anti-Semitic, citing disputed aspects of the groups’ agendas.

Elan Carr, the department’s anti-Semitism monitor, is planning to release a statement calling on governments not to support Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Oxfam, congressional sources told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The planned statement was first reported by Politico on Wednesday, just as as the State Department began a two-day con...

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