Assistant Secretary Michael Posner
US State Department
Dear Assistant Secretary Posner: We are international human rights attorneys and advocates and nongovernmental organizations working for the advancement of human rights in the world and in Palestine/Israel.
We understand that your office is mandated under the Foreign Assistance Act to prepare annual reports to Congress on the human rights record of all countries receiving foreign assistance from the US government.
We were gratified to learn that someone with your human rights advocacy record has taken the helm of this important section of the State Department.
We share your personal and professional commitment to ensuring that all recipients of US military and economic assistance comply with internationally recognized human rights standards.
It is because of this concern that we write to you in advance of your office's preparation of the Human Rights Country Report for Israel.