Israeli General Responds to Critics of Israel's Human Rights Record

(Harvard Crimson) Ivan B.K. Levingston and Tyler S. Olkowski - Maj.-Gen. Yaakov Amidror, who recently stepped down as head of the Israeli National Security Council, responded vehemently against allegations that Israel commits human rights offenses. He told Harvard Hillel on Monday: "Not one of the human rights experts at Harvard are responsible for the lives of citizens anywhere in the world - when you come to real life, it's much more complicated." He defended the Israel Defense Forces' practice of forcibly entering the homes of Palestinians "to prevent suicide bombings." He also praised the strength of the relationship between Israel and the U.S., calling the Obama administration "the best we've had since 1967."

2014-01-30 00:00:00

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