Bassem Eid

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Bassem Eid is a Palestinian human rights activist who now works closely with the Israeli right. He also appeared in The Road to Jenin, a film made by Pierre Rehov to whitewash the Israeli siege of and destruction of Jenin.

In August 2008, he co-authored a Wall Street Journal article with Natan Sharansky:

When one of us [Bassem Eid] worked for Israel's Betselem cataloging Israel's human-rights violations, the international community embraced every report. But when intellectual honesty demanded that he monitor Palestinian human-rights violations according to the same standards, no one was interested. Those reports were dismissed as undermining the Palestinian leaders -- first Arafat and now Mr. Abbas -- who would make peace with Israel.[1]



  1. There Won't Be 'Peace' Without Democracy, by Natan Sharansky and Bassem Eid, Wall Street Journal, 8 August 2008.