[Y]our governments are rapidly changing their attitudes towards Israel. And sooner or later, that’s going to change the way you vote on Israel at the UN. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing the UN General Assembly this week. ‘There’s just no appetite to go toe-to-toe with Israel and deliver a really harsh indictment’, said one […]

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“I’m not going to hide my concerns about this.”@JRug asked Foreign Secretary @BorisJohnson about British arms exports to Saudi Arabia. pic.twitter.com/Cg1ymzWJo9 — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) September 22, 2016 *** Amnesty International: The airstrike on Abs Rural Hospital in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate on 15 August was the fourth attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) […]

Yesterday, former Israel Defence Forces (IDF) deputy chief of staff Uzi Dayan testified in defence of an Israeli soldier (Sgt. Elor Azaria) who was captured on film summarily executing a Palestinian man in Hebron who posed no threat. Dayan protested that, in opening an investigation into the incident, the authorities had violated the accused’s ‘right to innocence’: […]

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[[Are you a Zionist in believing that Israel has the right to exist?]] Yes, Israel does have the right to exist and there has to be a two-state solution . . . I support the right of the State of Israel to exist . . . I do want there to be a long term […]

Former Israel Defence Forces (IDF) deputy chief of staff Uzi Dayan, testifying this morning in the trial of ‘Hebron shooter’ Elor Azaria: Asked by the prosecutor, Gen. (res.) Nadav Weisman, if the rules of engagement don’t prohibit killing a terrorist just for being a terrorist, Dayan answered, ‘That’s certainly not true. . . . I’ve ordered to […]

A 1978 interview with General Mordechai Gur, then-chief of staff of the Israel Defence Forces: Q- Is it true [during the March 1978 Israeli invasion of Lebanon] that you bombarded agglomerations [of people] without distinction? A- I am not one of these people who have a selective memory. Do you think that I pretend not […]

As if firing at everything in sight was a new invention! A high-ranking officer has acknowledged for the first time that the Israeli army went beyond its previous rules of engagement on the protection of civilian lives in order to minimise military casualties during last year’s Gaza war. . . . The officer, who served […]