Essays and Opeds — 2009-2012

  1. Gerald M. Steinberg,  “From Tragedy to Farce: International Human Rights Day 2012​” – The Times of Israel, December 10, 2012
  2. ​Gerald M. Steinberg, “Lessons Learned?” – The Jerusalem Post, November 24, 2012
  3. Gerald M. Steinberg, “By all means, free Gaza – from Hamas” – The Canadian Jewish News, November 23, 2012
  4. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Human rights hypocrisy in Gaza”  – National Post, November 20, 2012 and The Times of Israel, November 15, 2012
  5. ​Gerald M. Steinberg, “Restoring Israeli Deterrence” – The Times of Israel, November 14, 2012
  6. Gerald M. Steinberg, “The “Apartheid Poll” – סקר האפרטהייד” – Israel Today (Hebrew: ישראל היום), November 1, 2012
  7. Gerald M. Steinberg, “The Haaretz poll travesty, NIF funding, and the Durban Strategy” – JNS October 28, 2012
  9. Gerald M. Steinberg, “The Facade of Expertise at Human Rights Watch” Times of Israel, June 24, 2012.
  10. Gerald M. Steinberg, “The Myths of 1967 and Today’s Realities” Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2012.
  11. Gerald M. Steinberg, Naftali Balanson, “How the EU-NGO alliance destabilizes Jerusalem” Times of Israel, May 20, 2012.
  12. Gerald M. Steinberg, “EU fed lies about Israel and West Bank” The Jewish Chronicle (, May 17, 2012
  13. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Netanyahu’s ‘big bang’: A preliminary analysis” Times of Israel, May 8, 2012.
  14. Gerald M. Steinberg, “What B’Tselem does not know and refuses to admit” Jerusalem Post, May 7, 2012.
  15. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Taking back our national sovereignty, again” Times of Israel, April 23, 2012.
  16. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Recalling the Jenin ‘massacre’ libel” Jerusalem Post, April 8, 2012.
  17. Gerald M. Steinberg, Jason Edelstein, “Why is the NIF Panicking?” Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2012.
  18. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Human Rights Watch’s Lost Credibility” Algemeiner, February 26, 2012.
  19. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Exploiting apartheid for political warfare”, February 23, 2012.
  20. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Adalah, the NIF and BDS: End the secrecy” Jerusalem Post, February 20, 2012.
  21. Gerald M. Steinberg, “Israel’s vibrant democracy” Times of Israel, February 19, 2012.
  22. Gerald M. Steinberg, “‘Critical solidarity’ – Israel bashing by another name” Canadian Jewish News, February 16, 2012.


Gerald M. Steinberg, “NGO Warfare” Jerusalem Report, December 19, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “European democracy or hypocrisy?” Israel HaYom, December 8, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Child soldiers of Hamas not the sole victims of a conflict clouded by propaganda” The Australian, December 3, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Giving credit where credit is due?” Jerusalem Post, November 1, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg and Anne Herzberg, “The UN’s Integral Role in Palestinian Rejectionism” inFocus Quarterly, Fall 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “More diplomatic theater?” Bitterlemons, July 4, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Nakba myth stands in the way of peace,” The Canadian Jewish News, June 16, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg and Jason Edelstein, “Amnesty International is losing its way,” The Jerusalem Post, June 14, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “The human rights sham,” YNET, May 5, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Jewish, democratic and independent,” The Jerusalem Post, May 4, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Goldstone reconsidered,” The Canadian Jewish News, April 28, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Judge Goldstone vs. The Goldstone Report?” Washington Jewish Week, March 23, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Israel, Legitimacy and Human Rights: An interview with Professor Gerald Steinberg of NGO MonitorNew Vilna Review, March 16, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Poverty and Gravity in post- Mubarak Egypt,” The Canadian Jewish News, March 3, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Transparency for NGOs is not anti-democratic,” Haaretz, February 23, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Time to hold these groups to account,” The Jewish Chronicle, January 13, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, NGO inquiry has wrong focus, frameworkJTA, January 12, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Europe needs a parliamentary inquiry on NGO fundingThe Jerusalem Post, January 9, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, BBC Radio Interview, “Israel NGO debate“, January 6, 2011.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Freezing Palestinian Myths,” The Canadian Jewish News, January 6, 2011.


Book Review by Gerald M. Steinberg: Present at Israel’s re-creation, November 1, 2010.

Gerald M. Steinberg, “Exposing the human rights facade,” The Jerusalem Post, November 24, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg and J. Edelstein, “Turning the tables on BDS,” The Jerusalem Post, November 6, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg,”Margaret Atwood duped by NGO propoganda,” The Canadian Jewish News, November 4, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Canadian journalists aid demonization campaign,” The Canadian Jewish News, October 10, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Selling out to Soros,” New York Post, September 13, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Artificial peace messages,” Ynet, September 1, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Comment: Peace talks? Don’t get your hopes up,” The Jewish Chronicle, August 26, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Analysis: Galant needs strategy for moral warfare,” The Jerusalem Post, August 24, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “The confrontational politics of conversion,” The Canadian Jewish News, August 19, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “NGO transparency will protect democracy,” The Jerusalem Post, August 18, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg/ NGO Monitor, “The Real Danger to Israel’s Civic Society,” Haaretz, August 6, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Isolation as Political Warfare,” Bitterlemons, August 5, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “The dangerous Jeremiah Syndrome,” The Jerusalem Post, July 19, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Half the truth that’s fit to print,” The Jerusalem Post, July 11, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “The Gaza flotilla and the dirty NGO war,” The Canadian Jewish News, July 8, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, NPR- “To the Point,” July 7, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Bibi’s secret peace plan- Dancing with the (IDF) Stars,” July 7, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg and David Leitner, “Nuclear fallout traps Washington and Jerusalem,” The Jerusalem Post, June 9, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “The War Against Israel,” The Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, BBC: Gaza Flotilla, NGO’s and the Exploitation of Human Rights, click here for audio of BBC Europe Today, June 1, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, BBC: Gaza Flotilla, NGO’s and the Exploitation of Human Rights, click here for audio of News Hour, 20:00 GMT BBC World Service, May 31, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Right of Reply: Israel’s academic Left on the attack,” The Jerusalem Post, May 17, 2010.

Gerald M Steinberg, “After 62 years, Israel has much to celebrate,” The Canadian Jewish News, May 13, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, CBC radio- The Current- Gerald Steinberg, “Israel’s Policy of Nuclear Ambiguity is the Least Bad Options given Middle Eastern realities,” May 12, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, “Human Rights Watch versus human rights,” The Jerusalem Post, May 8, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, “BBC propagandists caught in the act,” The Canadian Jewish News, Apr. 15, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, “Not Quite Free,” The Jerusalem Post, Apr. 13, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, “When Ben Gurion said no to JFK.” The Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, “Analysis: Palestinians saw chance for violence, and took it,” The Jewish Chronicle, March 18, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, “Was Moses a war criminal?” The Canadian Jewish News, March 18, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg, “The sad state of ‘human rights’ organizations,” The Ottawa Citizen, March 14, 2010

Gerald M Steinberg , “Israel’s Right to Self Defense,” Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2010

CBC “As It Happens,” February 16, 2010 – Non-government organizations are, by definition, agencies that operate outside the government — and as such, they often don’t reflect the government’s official views. Nor are they required to. At least that’s the idea. But when it comes to the Montreal-based NGO, Rights & Democracy, things are substantially more complicated than that.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Restting Europe-Israel Relations,” The Jerusalem Post, Jan. 11, 2010


Gerald M Steinberg , “Human Rights NGOs Need a Monitor,” The Jewish Daily Forward, December 30, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg , “Is the occupation just an excuse?” Canadian Jewish News, December 17, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg , “Day to mourn, not celebrate, human rights,” The Australian, December 14, 2009

Shmuel Rosner, “Gerald Steinberg on European funding for Israeli NGO’s,” Rosner’s DomainJerusalem Post, December 2, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg , “From Dreyfus to Goldstone,” Canadian Jewish News, November 19, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg , “Manipulating the marketplace of ideas,” Ha’aretz, November 27, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg and Dan Kosky, “Watchdog puts no bite on despots,” The Washington Post, November 15, 2009

Inside Story – Palestine water shortageAl Jazeera, October 28, 2009

  • Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International
  • Gerald Steinberg, executive director, NGO Monitor
  • Shaddad Attili, Palestine Water Authority Inside Story aired on Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Religion plays a large part in Israel’s claims to the land it lies on and Palestinian hopes for statehood.  Inside Story discusses with guests Lamis Andoni, a Palestinian activists from Beirut, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann, from Rabbis for human rights, and Prof Gerald Steinberg, from the Political Studies Department and Conflict Resolution program at Bar Ilan University. This episode of .

Gerald M Steinberg, “Watchdog’s reports on Israel are grossly biased,” The Ottawa Citizen, November 4, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Jerusalem: ‘We win, you lose’,” Jerusalem Post, October 7, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “The State of the Jewish Nation – 5770,” September 19, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “U.N. Smears Israeli Self-Defense As ‘War Crimes’ A one-sided report on the Gaza war lets Hamas off the hook,” Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Right of Reply: Isolating Israel through language of human rights,” Jerusalem Post, August 31, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Beware the Jeremiah syndrome,” Canadian Jewish News, August 27, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “York U and HRW: naming and shaming,” Canadian Jewish News, July 30, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Swedish government funds anti-Semitic NGOs,” Jerusalem Post, August 19, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “War Crimes or Political Warfare?,” Jerusalem Report, August 17, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Advice to Mary Robinson – Apologize,” Jerusalem Post, August 11, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Comment: Transparency, not ban, is the way to handle foreign NGO funding,” Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Right of Reply: Ideological dead-enders defend HRW,” Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “From Gulag Liberators to Saudi Retainers: Human Rights Watch has betrayed its original mission,” National Review, July 21, 2009

Herb Keinon, “Diplomacy: Israel vs. Human Rights Watch,” Jerusalem Post, July 16, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Comment: Political, legal assault against Israel is just beginning,” Jerusalem Post, July 5, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “European funding for the narrative war,” Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Straight Talk: Netanyahus’s response to Obama,” Jerusalem Post, June 15, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “York’s farce of a conference,” The National Post, June 9, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Analysis: Mideast dream needs more than eloquence,” The Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Taking back the narrative,” The Jerusalem Post, May. 30, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Narrative wars and ‘the days’,” The Canadian Jewish News, May 28, 2009.

Gerald M Steinberg, “Building on Durban 2” Jerusalem Report May 25, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “York University vs. Israel: Academic freedom or Academic Farce?” May 22, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Beyond the Left-Right diatribe,” The Jerusalem Post, April 26, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Durban II: Canada did the right thing ,” The Canadian Jewish News, April 21, 2009.

Gerald M Steinberg, “The U.N.’s Anti-Antiracism Conference,” The Wall Street Journal Europe, April 22, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Analysis: Ahmadinejad buries the Durban process” The Jerusalem Post, April 21, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Inside Story: Bureaucracy and hypocrisy in Geneva” The Jerusalem Post, April 20, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Analysis: A theater of the absurd” The Jerusalem Post, April 17, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Analysis: Will ‘Civil Society Forum’ repeat 2001’s anti-Semitism?” The Jerusalem Post, April 13, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Freedom First,” The Jerusalem Post, April 8, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Human rights groups should advocate for Schalit ,” Canadian Jewish News, April 2, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Strategy needed to preserve Durban 2 victory,” The Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Israel-bashing Jews: not in my name!” Canadian Jewish News, March 5, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Analysis: Will the conference be delegitimized?” The Jerusalem Post, March 4, 2009

Gerald M Steinberg, “Coalition negotiations: Avoiding a lose-lose outcome” Jerusalem Post March 3, 2009

Gerald Steinberg, “Analysis: US decision could be key to ending ‘soft-power attacks’ on Israel,” Jerusalem Post, March 1, 2009

Gerald Steinberg and Bernard Gwertzman, Interview: Prospects for a Centrist ‘Grand Coalition’ in IsraelNew York Times, February 20, 2009

“Obama’s High-Risk Engagement at ‘Durban II’” Jerusalem Post, February 16 2009

“Israelis Chose Pragmatism, Not Lieberman” February 11 2009

“The BBC takes on Oxfam and Care” Canadian Jewish News, February 5, 2009

“Netanyahu or Livni? Israelis Weigh Election Options” –, February 5 2009

“Analysis: EU-Funded Palestinian NGO Leading the ‘Spanish Inquisition’” – Jerusalem Post, January 30 2009

“Human Rights as a Weapon” –, January 28 2009

“For HRW, Israel Is Always Guilty” – Jerusalem Post, January 25 2009

“Right of Reply: War, Human Rights, and Democracy” – Jerusalem Post, January 22 2009

“Cast Lead: Impact and Achievements” – News, January 22 2009

“Human Rights Watch: White (Phosphorous) Lies” – Jerusalem Post, January 18 2009

“Hamas Have Themselves to Blame” – Journal, Issue 16, January 11 2009

“Analysis: Diplomatic Front – The Cease-Fire Game” – Jerusalem Post, January 9 2009

“Analysis: Czechs Lead Divided European Delegation” – Jerusalem Post, January 5 2009