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October 22, 2009

Israel Hailed by British Colonel for Upholding Human Rights

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Col. Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, made a remarkable statement during his testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council.

"The IDF," he said, speaking on behalf of UN-Watch, "did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare" (Oct. 16, 2009).

In fact, he said it twice. Watch his testimony below:

Col. Kemp's testimony has been largely ignored by mainstream news reporters, but was quoted in an Op-Ed in The New York Times by Robert L. Bernstein, the founder of Human Rights Watch and its chairman emeritus who distanced himself from Human Rights Watch's Israel-bashing agenda.

Posted by sas at October 22, 2009 11:22 AM


This is wonderful that there is acknowledgement of truth about Israeli forces human rights observance even in the most challenging of situations. I do hope this report makes it to a larger audience, instead of all the negative and unfair PR regarding the IDF that we are inundated with.

Posted by: valerie schweitzer at March 8, 2010 10:41 AM

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