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Unsubstantiated allegations and unreliable witness

New York Times Publishes Uncorroborated Allegation from Son of Hamas Official

New York Times Publishes Uncorroborated Allegation from Son of Hamas Official

The New York Times publishes an uncorroborated allegation of IDF abuse from the son of a top Hamas government official.

Donatella Rovera

Amnesty Researcher Admits That Palestinian “Eyewitnesses” Often Lie

This article is cross-posted with the permission of the Elder of Ziyon blog. Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty field investigator, wrote an interesting article about the challenges of fact finding in war situations. One of her main points is that eyewitnesses are often unreliable. For example: In Gaza, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and other places I interviewed civilians who described what they

Israel Responds to Guardian Child Abuse Charge

The Guardian saw fit to publish eight letters in response to accusations of Israeli mistreatment of Palestinian child detainees. Only one of those (January’s Letter of the Month) sided with Israel. The Guardian has, however, given the press attache for the Israeli Embassy in London, Amir Ofek, the opportunity to respond, which we republish in

The Goldstone Report: Rewarding Palestinian Terror

BACKGROUND SUMMARY The United Nations fact-finding mission examining Israel’s Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in Gaza has been published. Headed by South African Judge Richard Goldstone, the mission’s 575-page report (PDF format) found that “Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity.” Here, we provide an overview of some of the failings the Goldstone Report, including: Israel

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