The digitally-resurgent New York Sun praises the founder of Human Rights Watch for his critique of the group for its Middle East double-standard. And it goes after Ken Roth, the group's current leader, for some silly things he said about Judaism:
Here at the New York Sun we are familiar with this pattern of eliciting, with criticism of Human Rights Watch, even more illuminating responses. Our favorite example was back in 2006, when the organization's executive director, Kenneth Roth, responded to criticism of his group's Israel coverage by sending us a letter accusing Judaism and its Bible of being examples of "primitive" morality. Messrs. Roth, Olson, and Fanton are posing as neutral human rights advocates, but what they really are is just another "peace" group with a left-wing agenda. Mr. Bernstein has done a great service - one of many in a long and distinguished career - by helping to expose that fact and given a real example of personal courage.