While Israel is held to impossibly high standards for avoiding civilian casualties, the US admits that killing civilians is sometimes necessary in order to get high-value targets.
The New York Times’s Diaa Hadid implies that there is something nefarious about Israeli security measures designed to limit their impact on the wider Palestinian population.
Today’s Top Stories 1. A leaked audiotape is further straining already uneasy relations between Hamas and Iran. In an audiotape leaked to Arab media outlets, Musa Abu Marzouk is heard making a scathing attack on Iran’s leaders, saying they have not given Hamas anything since 2009. It is not clear when, how or where…
HonestReporting’s 24th Advocacy Mission to Israel gave 20 participants from around the world an incredible opportunity to experience a week of high-level speakers, exclusive visits to the places in the news, all topped off with fine cuisine and luxury accommodation. TOP QUALITY SPEAKERS Setting the scene for the week, Times of Israel senior analyst Haviv Rettig…
HonestReporting led a one-day trip to the Gaza border with military expert Elliot Chodoff to explore the issues Israel and its border communities face.
A Palestinian stone-thrower dies after IDF soldiers respond by firing back. Some of the media headlines distort the story.
The Daily Telegraph portrays an IDF soldier imprisoned for breaking army regulations as a free speech martyr as a result of critical comments he made on TV.
The Breaking the Silence organization publishes anonymous testimonies of IDF soldiers who claim Israel caused excessive harm to Gazans. The media lap it up.
Forbes journalist Richard Behar rips apart the Associated Press for its report on Gazan civilian casualties from Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.
Today’s Top Stories 1. As this roundup was being published, the IDF confirmed two soldiers were killed when an anti-tank rocket fired from Lebanon hit a military vehicle in the Har Dov area. Mortars also fell in the Hermon region. Several other soldiers were hospitalized and a Spanish member of UNIFIL died of injuries from the crossfire. Israel…