Critics and academics from the Western World consistently find fault with Israel while ignoring or rationalizing the behavior of other countries with far worse human rights records.
What began in the 1970s as “holding Israel to a higher standard,” on the part of the academic-left, has mushroomed into today’s moral relativism. For example, the actions of Hamas terrorists who deliberately aim to murder Israelis are equated with the Israel Defense Forces responses to these murder attempts.
Today, Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center is prepared to request the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute against countries that flagrantly violate international law. Although Israel’s critics readily apply one legal standard to Israel, and another to every other county of international concern, Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center will test how these international bodies apply legal standards to other situations and nations.
Lastly, as a human rights organization whose focus is not limited to Jewish causes, we are bringing attention to the disparate standards to which Israel is held, egregious situations which exists in other places in the world, and to steer the wrath of Israel’s critics to more deserving targets.