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Robert L. Bernstein, Publisher and Champion of Dissent, Dies at 96 – Robert D. McFadden (NYT via Daily Alert)

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May 28, 2019

Robert L. Bernstein, Publisher and Champion of Dissent, Dies at 96 – Robert D. McFadden (New York Times)
Robert L. Bernstein, who built Random House into an international publishing giant and founded Human Rights Watch, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 96.
He retired in 1998 after 20 years at the helm of HRW. But in a 2009 Op-Ed article in The New York Times,Mr. Bernstein accused Human Rights Watch of anti-Israeli bias, saying it condemned “far more” human rights abuses in Israel than in other Middle Eastern countries ruled by “authoritarian regimes with appalling human rights records.”

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