"Tomorrow an op-ed article of mine will be publishedin the New York Times, and it is actually due to something you wrote." I was startled. A tall, impressive, elderly man had taken me by surpriseat the end of a lecture I had just given in Manhattan, the evening of October 18,2009. How could something I had written have led him to write a piece in the New York Times? I cordially asked the stranger to identifyhimself. He introduced himself as Robert Bernstein and added "But call me Bob." He then suggested we do lunch. The name ranga bell. He was the man who had founded Human Rights Watch (HRW), the largest humanrights organization in the world. The previous year I had published several piecescriticizing some of the publications and distortions of that organization. At firstI thought that Bernstein wanted to take me to task and confront me with facts that he thought would disprove my allegations that HRW hadmisrepresented the situation in Israel.