OPINION ARTICLES

  • Actualidad Económica, May 21

    Iran: Trump Has Done the Right Thing

    The problem is Iran, not the White House.

    2018-05-21 by Rafael Bardaji

  • FOII's intervention at the UN Human Rights Council

    Colonel Kemp's Testimony at the Emergency Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Deteriorating Situation in Gaza

    Your failure to admit that Hamas is responsible for every drop of blood spilt on the Gaza border encourages their violence and use of human shields. It makes you complicit in further bloodshed.

    2018-05-18 by Colonel Richard Kemp

  • La Gaceta, May 17

    Hamas and the Exploitation of Death

    Nonetheless, we must remember it forcefully: Nations have all the legitimacy, protected by international law, to defend themselves against aggression. The poor and innocent Palestinians appearing in those images are neither so poor nor so innocent. They may be oppressed, but by their own corrupt and totalitarian rulers, whether in Gaza or in the West Bank.

    2018-05-17 by Rafael Bardaji

  • The Telegraph, May 15

    Hamas are using their own people as expendable tools. Don't fall for their games

    All of this is no doubt hard to fully understand, especially if you are conditioned to see Israel in a bad light. But those who wrongly accuse Israel of using too much force play into the hands of Hamas.

    2018-05-15 by Colonel Richard Kemp

  • Conservative Home, May 15

    Hamas needs dead Palestinians at Israel's borders

    This week's operations, which are larger in scale than any seen previously, could result in greater numbers of Palestinian casualties than we have already seen. If they do, it is important to remember that Hamas is not only the party responsible, but one one that wanted such an outcome in the first place.

    2018-05-15 by Rafael Bardaji and Davis Lewin

  • Libertad Digital, May 14

    Israel's Strategic Challenges

    If the Europeans had treated Israel as a regular partner, with its strengths and weaknesses, but fully capable of making its own decisions, the conflict with the Palestinians would have ended years ago.

    2018-05-14 by Rafael Bardaji

  • Gatestone Institute, May 13

    Expected Upsurge in Gaza Violence

    The true and malevolent purpose of Hamas's plan is to incite violence in such a way that the IDF has no choice but to respond with lethal force, killing Gaza civilians.

    2018-05-13 by Colonel Richard Kemp

  • Statement on President Trump's decision to leave the JCPOA

    We urge all Western parties involved in the deal to take advantage of this new situation and to work together to create a new framework and a coherent strategy to deal with Iran comprehensively.

    2018-05-09 by Friends of Israel Initiative