About Us

This site has been established by a group of bloggers who have followed the news stories and NGO reports from Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, and the history of the Goldstone Commission. We have come together to offer a site that will put together the most cogent, empirically based, and logically argued critique of the Goldstone Commission.


Professor Richard Landes

Professor Richard Landes, a historian trained as a medievalist, teaching at Boston University, and creator of The Second Draft and The Augean Stables, is the organizer of the site. He has worked for years on the problems of the mainstream news media reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and more broadly on the problem of how our media and academics present and explain Islamism and Global Jihad to us, their audiences. He is about to publish a book entitled, Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience, and is currently writing another subtitled, A Medievalist’s Guide to the 21st Century.


Landes has invited the following bloggers and “MSNM critical�? NGOs to join him in analyzing the Goldstone Report. We hope you will judge us not on what others say about our political orientation, but on the content of our analysis and the evidence we present.


Elder of Ziyon has blogged extensively about Arab and Israeli issues since 2004. He specializes in analysis of primary source material and the Arabic-language media, often scooping the mainstream media on stories from the Arab world.


Judith Apter Klinghoffer

Dr. Judith Apter Klinghoffer taught history and International relations at Rowan University, Rutgers University, the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing as well as at Aarhus University in Denmark where she was a senior Fulbright professor. She is an affiliate professor at Haifa University. Her books include Israel and the Soviet Union:Alienation or Reconcilliation, Vietnam, Jews and the Middle East: Unintended Consequences and , International Citizens’ Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion to Advance Human Rights


Daled Amos is a New Jersey blogger who blogs mostly about issues affecting Israel and the Jewish Community. Naturally, that means blogging from time to time about the Obama administration as well. There is a saying that “Incongruity is the springboard of laughter”– fortunately it also provides a rich source for blogging as well. Daled Amos contributes to Soccer Dad and Israpundit.