"Any day there's no dangerous deal agreed to is a good day, so the expected extension is welcome," observes Michael Makovsky of JINSA. "Ideally, this extends past July 9, and Congress will have longer (60 days) to consider a deal, if one. But Obama is so obsessed to reach any deal, however terrible, one can't bank on it. So far it is the Iran supreme leader who has saved us."
Michael Makovsky, chief executive of the pro-Israel JINSA, shares Cotton’s concern. “So now U.S. officials are comparing Iran to the law-abiding U.S.? Anything, it seems, to justify yet another significant cave to Tehran,” he observes. “French foreign minister said a deal that doesn’t permit access to Iranian military sites would be ‘useless.’ Actually it would be incredibly reckless and dangerous.”
Also speaking at Monday’s debate was U.S. Maj. Gen. Michael Jones, the former chief of staff of U.S. central command, who participated in the JINSA Task Force on the Gaza Conflict, a separate report on the 2014 operation.
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Israel is learning that even war conducted with the best intentions does not go unpunished. On Monday, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report on the conduct of Operation Protective Edge, the seven-week conflict in Gaza that took place last summer.
On Monday June 29, 2015, JINSA Gaza Conflict Task Force member Major General Mike Jones, USA (ret.) and legal advisor Professor Geoffrey Corn, USA (ret.) spoke directly to the UNHRC and at a panel co-sponsored by UN Watch and NGO Monitor.
The U.N. Human Rights Commission Report on the 2014 Gaza Conflict (what the Israeli Defense Forces designated as Operation Protective Edge) includes findings that both Hamas and the IDF violated the law of armed conflict (LOAC); that the IDF violated human rights obligations; and that many of these violations appear to qualify as war crimes. Analysis of the Report indicates the findings related to Hamas LOAC violations are unjustifiably qualified, while the findings of IDF LOAC violations are not sufficiently supported by facts, expertise, or law.
06/25/2015 - 3:20pm
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