Article published in The Daily Telegraph, 19 December 2019
Turkey's shameful support for Hamas terrorists could provoke a full-scale Middle East warHamas does not wish to control Gaza and the West Bank only. Its charter demands the removal of the State of Israel and its replacement by an Islamic state.
2019-12-19 by Col. Richard Kemp
Article published in The Daily Telegraph, 18 June 2019
The West must call Iran's bluff or face the devastating consequenceshttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/06/18/west-must-call-irans-bluff-face-devastating-consequences/ The EU should resolutely condemn Iran's threats and actions, and it should immediately terminate Instex and reimpose its own sanctions.
2019-06-19 by Richard Kemp
Article published in The Daily Telegraph, 8 May 2019.
Trump is right: the Iran deal is dead, ithttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/08/trump-right-iran-deal-dead-time-contemplate-unthinkable/ How should the Europeans react to Rouhani's ultimatum? By immediately reimposing their own sanctions against Tehran. They should not wait until his 60-day deadline expires, in case he lets it pass as with other deadlines.
2019-05-12 by Colonel Richard Kemp
HOW TO PREVENT THE PERFECT STORM IN THE NASCENT MIDDLE EAST
Israel's Responsible DeterrenceThis report addresses the current and future strategic landscape around Israel. It is based on many visits by FoII members to the region as well as on the professional judgement of the members of the High Level Military Group, an independent grouping of former Chiefs of Staff and Commanders from a dozen countries around the world that have been studying the behavior of the IDF and its enemies in recent conflicts. Thus, it is a fusion of political analysis and military assessment - what we consider to be a strategic study.
2019-05-01 by Friends of Israel Initiative
The Golan Heights
FoII Congratulates President Trump For Recognizing IsraelUS President Donald Trump announced Thursday March 22 that the time has come to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
2019-03-22 by Friends of Israel Initiative
Speech to UN Human Rights Council on UN Commission Of Inquiry Report Into Violence on Gaza Border
I ACCUSE this commission of acting as an instrument of Hamas terrorism by falsely accusing Israel of crimes against humanityI have observed the violent demonstrations on the Gaza border many times, from the front lines, unlike you Mr Chairman, and your commission, who have never been there.
2019-03-19 by Colonel Richard Kemp
Submission by Colonel (Retd) Richard Kemp CBE on behalf of The High Level Military Group to The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
2019-02-28 by Colonel (Retd) Richard Kemp
Military success in the age of terrorist armies hinges on public education, too
The Israeli defenseWe must educate our publics about the military, strategic, political and, above, all moral realities of our actions.
2019-02-22 by Rafael Bardaji and Davis Lewin