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Counter-terror and soft power: NGO claims to military and legal expertise and Israeli responses

For many years, the network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) claiming a human rights agenda has consistently sought to delegitimise Israel’s counterterrorism strategy. This phenomenon was prominent during the 2008–2009 and 2014 Gaza wars, when these groups issued hundreds of statements condemning Israel, and in campaigns calling for UN commissions of inquiry (e.g. the Goldstone and Schabas/Davis investigations) into Israeli ‘war crimes’.

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[Opinion] Analysis: Another Outrageously Flawed Gaza Report

Gerlad Steinberg claims that the COI report on the 2014 Gaza War is written with the harsh ideological accusations of William Schabas, interspersed with the more reasonable caution of Mary McGowan Davis, as well as heavy reliance on biased and politicized NGOs with faades of expertise.

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Report Fills Gaps in UNs Investigation of Gaza Conflict

In parallel to the forthcoming report of the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Gaza, NGO Monitor and UN Watch have prepared an independent, fully-sourced, systematic, and detailed book on issues related to the 2014 Israel-Hamas conflict.

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