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Daily Archives: February 12, 2010

Israel’s Bogus Demographic Threat

Theodore Herzl (in 1900) and David Ben Gurion (in 1947) did not subordinate their vision and long-term strategy to tenuous demographic constraints: A Jewish minority of 8% and 33% respectively between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean....

Endangering Lives to Sell Newspapers: Misrepresenting a Professional Critique of the Goldstone Report

It all began with an innocent enough request for an interview about the Goldstone report and my 49 page response to it. The Israeli Army radio station asked to interview me. The interview...

Could U.S.-Israel Ties Crumble Over Iran?

The strategic relationship between Israel and the United States could collapse amid their dispute over Iran. In three simulations conducted in Israel and the United States, relations between the two countries declined rapidly amid a...

New Revelations About the UN Goldstone Report that Seriously Undermine its Credibility

http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=0&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=378&PID=1857&IID=3377&TTL=New_Revelations_About_the_UN_Goldstone_Report_that_Seriously_Undermine_its_Credibility Col. (ret.) Desmond Travers was one of the four members of the UN Fact Finding Mission that produced what is widely called the Goldstone Report. The Mission investigated Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza...

Responses to University Student Anti-Semitism

Just in this past week we have seen a number of instances of anti-Israel (read: anti-semitic) outbursts aimed at speakers who have been scheduled to appear at various universities around the world. For example, the...

Remembering One Victim of Arab Terror

Six years ago, Yehuda Haim got on a bus to work one sunny February morning in Jerusalem, and paid with his life. Friday marks six years to the day, according to the Hebrew calendar, since...

Hey NIF: Criticism is a Democratic Right

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=167765 It’s strange that groups claiming to be well-versed in human rights seem so unfamiliar with the concept of free speech. Talkbacks (1) Those who make a full-time pursuit of criticizing others probably should grow thicker skin....

Crossing Red Lines; NIF and Israel

This week, the battle in Jerusalem over the credibility of the New Israel Fund moved to the Knesset, where Israel’s elected officials will conduct what will likely be a spirited debate as to whether...

NIF-Funded NGOs: Goldstone’s Building Blocks

http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/nif_funded_ngos_goldstone_s_building_blocks February 09, 2010 NIF-funded groups and their publications were featured centrally in the Goldstone report, which focused on alleged Israeli “war crimes” in the 2009 Gaza war. The report referenced B’Tselem more than 56 times;...