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Prime Minister Netanyahu’s short video on the obstacles, as he sees them, to peace with the Palestinians contained a number of central messages. But the one that got primary attention was his reference to ethnic cleansing – specifically the Palestinian demand that in any agreement, none of the Jews living beyond the 1948 “green line”… » read more

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    Even for a long-time critic of the fringe Israeli NGO calling itself “Breaking the Silence” (BtS), I was not expecting the revelations of their involvement in gathering classified or sensitive information on IDF methods, equipment, and tactics. Like other Israelis, I knew that the activists in this NGO travel the world promoting anonymous… » read more

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While Israelis are debating legislation in response to massive European government funding for political NGOs (non-governmental organizations), some politicians decided to join the fray. Their letters, publicized in the media or via the Internet by the writers themselves, sought to halt the debate – a point not lost on many Israelis, who view European NGO… » read more

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  In July 2015, amid great fanfare, including a media blitz and later a press-conference in Jerusalem, Amnesty International and the UK-based Forensic Architecture project launched their “Gaza Platform.” The stated objective was to shed “new light on violations of international law committed” in last summer’s bitter war. This pseudo-scientific exercise repeated Amnesty’s standard political… » read more

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