Rep. Zeldin Blasts Amnesty International for Falsely Accusing Israel of Apartheid and Making Other Slanderous Claims

Calls on President Biden, VP Harris and Others to Return Amnesty International’s Campaign Contributions


WASHINGTON – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus and one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress, just issued the following statement in response to Amnesty International falsely accusing Israel of committing apartheid:

“Amnesty International is a so-called ‘human rights organization’ that routinely hurls false accusations of oppression against Israel, ignores violent attacks on Israel from its hostile neighbors and fans the flames of antisemitism around the world. In this latest instance, Amnesty baselessly charges that Israel has denied ‘basic rights and freedoms’ against Palestinians. Israel is the only democracy in the region and has consistently suffered attacks on its right to exist since its founding in 1948. Amnesty’s sham report will only encourage more dangerous attacks on Israel and its citizens.

“I am calling on all of the recipients of Amnesty’s campaign contributions, President Biden, Vice President Harris, the Democratic National Committee and all others, to immediately condemn this slander against our nation’s greatest ally, Israel, and return any and all contributions they have received from Amnesty International.”

Amnesty International’s full report and accusations against Israel can be found here.