Scurrilous Accusations against Israel Encourage Terrorist Groups to Put Civilians in Harm’s Way

In a recent report, Human Rights Watch (HRW)—an organization known for its obsession with defaming the Jewish state—accused it of committing war crimes when responding to rocket attacks from Gaza in May. Perhaps to provide some semblance of balance, the report leveled the same accusation at Hamas for indiscriminately firing on civilians. Its authors, however, misconstrue the laws of war by looking solely at the outcomes—rather than the causes, motivations, and circumstances—of military operations, as Geoffrey Corn and Rachel VanLandingham write:

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More about: Hamas, Human Rights Watch, IDF, Laws of war

The Case against Returning to the Iran Deal

Jan. 26 2021

Since Joe Biden’s election to the presidency, supporters of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—have been advocating for the new administration to rejoin the agreement. Doing so would be a strategic mistake, argue Michael Oren and Yossi Klein Halevi:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Joseph Biden, U.S. Foreign policy