Bassem Eid

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Bassem Eid "is founder and director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (, a non-partisan organisation dedicated to exposing human rights violations and supporting a democratic and pluralistic Palestine.

"Through his work with PHRMG, he has been involved in exposing human rights violations by both the Israelis and Palestinians for more than a decade.

"Bassem Eid has received numerous awards, including the 1999 International Activist Award given by the Gleitsman Foundation in the USA.

"He lives in Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem." [1]

"Mr. Eid worked as the senior fieldworker for the Israeli information center in the occupying territories, B'Tselem for seven years. During this time, Mr. Eid earned international recognition for his documentation and publication of a wide range of human rights issues.

"Mr. Eid is the co-author of the B'Tselem report on the Palestinian Preventive Security Service, "Neither Law nor Justice," and was involved in research for nearly every B'Tselem publication from 1989 to 1996. In appreciation for his work for B'Tselem and as a journalist, Mr. Eid was awarded the 1992 Emil Grunsweig Human Rights Award by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI).

"Mr. Eid was also awarded the 1996 McGill / InterAmicus Robert S. Litvak Memorial Human Rights Award for his outspoken human rights advocacy. More recently, in 1999, the Gleitsman Foundation's Board of Judges presented Mr. Eid with the International Activist Award, in recognition of "his long effort to bring peace to the Middle East." This award was jointly received with ten other activists, including Mahmoud Abbas; Abu Mazen, Yossi Beilin, Faisal Husseini, Ahmed Qurei; Abu Ala and Uri Savir. 2002 nformazione Senza Frontiere (Information Without Boundaries), granted by an Italian organization for freedom of press in the world in Siena-Italy." [2]

Neocon connections

In May 2007, Bassem Eid traveled to South Africa where he mostly spoke to pro-Israel groups. He appeared together with Benjamin Pogrund. Eid chastised both Hamas and the Palestinian authority. Several Palestinian activists in SA viewed Eid as a convenient propagandist for Israel -- a sell-out. An account of one of Eid's lecture can be found here (page 8).

Bassem Eid has appeared as a speaker for a workshop at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya. One can safely state that Bassem Eid is a Palestinian collaborator with Israel – one can determine that by just observing the august company he keeps, rubbing shoulders with Avigdor Lieberman, Shaul Mofaz, Moshe Arens, etc.

In June 2007, Eid attended and was a panelist at the neocon Democracy & Security International Conference held in Prague.

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External Resources


  1. Bassem Eid, The Guardian UK, accessed May 26, 2008.
  2. Profile, Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, accessed May 26, 2008.