by Evelyn Gordon
A group of South African immigrants to
“I particularly mention
The South Africans are right: The Gaza war can only be understood comparatively. Only by analyzing how the level of civilian casualties and efforts to minimize them compared with casualty levels in other Western military campaigns, only by assessing how Hamas’ efforts to use civilians as cover compare with those of other terrorist groups in other conflicts — only then can a fair determination be made about whether Israel is a war criminal, as the Goldstone Report claims, or whether it “did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare,” as British Col. Richard Kemp claims.
Abelsohn is also right that such data would “assist those who are fighting the good fight on
During World War II, according to historian William Hitchcock, the British bombing of one single city,
By comparison, according to IDF figures,
I doubt that would matter to the Goldstones of the world. But it would matter to those who would like to think well of
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