• Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza Conflict 2014

    Speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva

    IDF made efforts, unprecedented in any other army, and exceeding the requirements of the laws of war, to save Palestinian civilian lives, including warning them to leave target zones, Hamas forced them to remain in those areas.

    2015-06-30 by Richard Kemp

  • The New York Times, June 25 2015

    The U.N.’s Gaza Report Is Flawed and Dangerous

    As a British officer who had more than his share of fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans, it pains me greatly to see words and actions from the United Nations that can only provoke further violence and loss of life.

    2015-06-26 by Richard Kemp

  • Il Giornale, June 23, 2015

    Israel equalized to Hamas: the Usual Squint of the UN

    The Human Rights Council was interested in placing Israel side by side with Hamas in order to please with its assessment those who do not distinguish between democracy and dictatorship, defense and attack, and confuse terrorists with freedom fighters.

    2015-06-25 by Fiamma Nirestein

  • Published in Gatestone Institute

    Israel’s Security and Unintended Consequences


    Fatah leaders ally themselves with the terrorists of Hamas, and, like Hamas, they continue to reject the every existence of the State of Israel.

    2014-10-23 by Richard Kemp

  • Endgame Scenarios

    Post-Operation Protective Edge Strategic Assessment

     Beyond the operational and strategic merits and shortcomings of the Egyptian proposal, the Israeli cabinet will face a domestic challenge in articulating to the public the reasoning behind accepting the proposal.

    2014-08-18 by Friends of Israel Initiative

  • Anti-Semitism resurged with such virulence

    Israel’s struggle against infamy

     The terrible label slapped on the Jewish people is reversible. The fact that Israel, surrounded by enemies, is a society that’s stubbornly democratic, prosperous, creative, a generator of science and technology.

    2014-08-10 by Carlos Alberto Montaner

  • Published in Gatestone Institute

    Gaza’s Civilian Casualties: The Truth Is Very Different

     The reality of course is that Hamas make great efforts to segregate their military casualties to preserve the fiction that Israel is killing civilians only. There are also increasing indications that Hamas, through direct force or threat, are preventing journalists from filming their fighters, whether dead or alive.

    2014-08-04 by Richard Kemp

  • Give Israel a Chance

      Hamas is not an innocent NGO; it’s a terrorist organization included as such in the lists of both the U.S. State Department and the European Union.

    2014-08-01 by Rafael Bardají