I was stunned to read this article in the WSJt: Human Rights Watch Goes to Saudi Arabia - WSJ.com I then went to the NGO Monitor's website providing the backgrounds of the HRW staff covering the middle east, and in particular, Israel: http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/hrw_hires_another_pro_palestinian_activist These 2 events have irreparably harmed the reputation and imparitality of HRW, and I find it obscene that in a telephone call with Ms. Whitson, she prefers to hide behind a fig leaf, claiming that HRW "only hires staff with a commitment to human rights law," whatever that vague nonsense is supposed to mean. Given that she was unable to substantiate or discredit the NGO Monitor's historical claims about her and her colleague's backgrounds, merely claiming "everything NGO-M puts out is propaganda," I have lost all and any confidence in this organization, and will no longer pay ANY attention to its reports - nor should ANY reasonable-minded person. Even if one hated Israel outright, they would HAVE to accept that stacking the deck there with anti-Israel staff would do anything BUT reinforce an impartial position. Ms. Whitson even declared that HRW completely supports the Right of Return for the refugees, a totally unacceptable position even to the Israeli left. Clearly, they have abrogated any desire or inclination of non-bias with respect to Israel, and even their reports, few and far between they may be on Arab muslim delinquencies, will be ignored as useless.