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Aug 31, 2021, 2:12 PM
Thank You, Captain Obvious: HRW Determines Palestinians Rocketed Israel
On August 12, 2021, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published perhaps its most worthless and unnecessary report since its founding, in a flagrant show of tokenism designed to mask its anti-Israel animus. Just by reading the title, “Palestinian Rockets in...
Apr 22, 2020, 10:21 PM
Human Rights NGOs Irrelevant in the Face of Crisis
As leading corporations and industries from fashion to automotive production look to retool and adapt their operations to meet the global threat of COVID-19, human rights NGOs (non-governmental organizations) remain committed to the only strategy they know, reflexive Israel-bashing. ...
Aug 9, 2018, 3:38 PM
J Street and Congress Misled by Terrorist-linked NGO
J Street can now be counted among the victims of a manipulative and false campaign to present Israel as a serial violator of children’s rights. The “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby has promoted a July 20 letter from Members of Congress to...
Jun 21, 2015, 3:25 PM
World Health Organization Blames Israel for Palestinian Ills
In 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned a “field assessment” report on the state of health in Gaza, the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Golan Heights. The publication, which...
Feb 11, 2015, 7:48 PM
Bibi’s March of Folly
The planned upcoming address of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netnyahu to the U.S. Congress, despite the protests of U.S. President Barack Obama has once again shone a spotlight on the delicate relationship between Netanyahu's Jerusalem and Obama's Washington. In...
Aug 20, 2014, 3:06 PM
Are things better or are they worse?
It's a strange paradox that we live here in Israel. On the one hand, things have never been better from a security standpoint. In the early years of the state, Israel faced a very real existential danger in the...
Jul 7, 2014, 9:17 AM
3 Weeks of Prayer
The nearly 3 week period that began with the kidnapping of Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach and culminated in the discovery of their murdered bodies was an intense one in Israel. It was a period of prayer,...
Mar 2, 2014, 8:05 PM
The announcement in Kiev this morning that the Ukranian Government has begun to mobilize the country’s reservists added to the already tense situation in Ukraine. This move, ostensibly to counter the apparent takeover of Crimea by the Russian military,...
Feb 24, 2014, 9:49 PM
Ukraine’s triple transition
Before the West breaks out the champagne over the successful overthrow of the Yanukovych government, it would behoove it to take a moment and ask, “Haven’t we seen this before”? Turn back the clock nine years to the inauguration...
Yona holds an M.A. in International Relations from Hebrew University.