Israel: The World's Most Moral Army

Is the Israeli military a paragon of wartime ethics? Or an oppressive force that targets innocent Palestinian civilians and commits war crimes?

Colonel Richard Kemp, who was the commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, was in Israel during its war against Hamas in 2014, and analyzes whether Israel's military is ethical, evil, or somewhere in between.

Comments (7)

(3) tova, March 22, 2016 6:34 PM


It never ceases to amaze me how people accuse Israeli efforts to defend herself, yet scream the loudest when their own concerns, safety or hopes are threatened! They cry as loudly as the rest of us over sabotaged work, unfair treatment, neighbor harassment, and will certainly hire an attorney when needed. Let them judge Israel AFTER their own families are injured by enemy fire. Hypocrits.

(2) Anonymous, December 15, 2015 4:12 PM

thank you

thank you very much!!!

(1) Anonymous, December 15, 2015 2:34 AM

Gaza war sad statistics

The number of Jews who died because of the "tunnels" before the war was (I believe) zero. The number of Jews who died (never mind wounded, crippled for life and PTSD scarred) during the war against the tunnels was (I believe) 71. Tx Bibi for your "humane" war.
The video at the beginning showing all the Arab nations attacking Israel is inaccurate in 2015. Do they want to destroy Israel? Yes. BUT are they doing anything about it? No. Why is that? Acccording to all the Golda Meir and Bibi quotes, the Arabs won't stop fighting Israel until the Mideast becomes one big love-in. Oh, sorry, I forgot it's a sin to criticize the Prime Minister(s) of Israel.

Daniel, December 15, 2015 2:49 PM

sad statistics above

Sorry but your comment above is nonsense. The intelligence information discovered that had the Israelis not gone in to Gaza when they did, the planned atrocities that were being prepared via use of the tunnels would have been catastrophic.
And the arabs will only stop their killing, and their teaching of hatred when they have achieved their dream of destroying Israel and all the Jews in the world, which of course is never.

A Zionist, December 15, 2015 4:50 PM

Anti-Israel rhetorical nonsense

Notice: Israel haters are unable to provide any evidence to support their perverse view. 6 million Israeli Jews are supposed to believe "Anonymous" whose only reference is " "I believe"!

Arabs began murdering Jews in 1920. In 1929, Haj Amin al-Husseini, a NAZI supporter invented the al-Aksa libel leading to the murder of Jews In hebron, Jerusalem and Safed. Arab riots continued between 1936-39. Between 1941-45 Husseini was a guest of Hitler in Berlin where he met Himmler and Eichmann and planned the extermination of Jews in the Middle East. In 1947, the Secretary General of the Arab League promised "a war of extermination and a momentous massacre." One day following Israel's independence, 7 Arab countries invaded and attacked the nascent Jewish State. 600,000 Jews defended against millions of Arabs and yet, the Arabs lost and were humiliated by the second-class "dhimmi" jews. Many of the 600,000 Jews were Holocaust survivors; Israel lost 1% of its population.

The final paragraph is utter nonsense written by someone devoid of any knowledge of the Middle East. 6 million Israeli Jews are not going to listen the illiterate rants of Anonymous.

Dvirah, December 15, 2015 8:36 PM

Not Anonymous, Ignoramous

Anonymous is indeed ignorant of Israel and Israelis if he thinks it is a "sin" to criticize a Prime Minister. We do nothing else, even to the ones we support!

Eli, December 15, 2015 9:45 PM

sad statistics or sad excuse for a human being?

An extensive set of tunnels were made to facilitate the mass slaughter of civilians, just like you saw in Paris and 9-11. Your disappointment that Israel destroyed the murderous tunnels before they could be used is a clear sign of a disturbed mind. Regarding your ridiculous statement "Do they want to destroy Israel? Yes. But are they doing anything about it? no." Completely ignores their stockpiling of THOUSANDS of rockets (how did they get those?) and built millions of dollars worth of kilometers of reinforced concrete tunnels (but they don't have money for food right?) to kill us. No, we don't have to have a single death to take out this terrorist infrastructure. We know you are very upset that decades of building safety rooms in every home, billions of dollars invested in a star-wars like anti missile system and G-d's clear protection wrecked your desired statistics. G-d bless our government for acting when they did. The only shame was that they didn't level Jihadist Gaza who happily voted genocidal Hamas into power, the same way Putin is (sadly) wiping cities off the map in Syria.


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