The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are perhaps the most heavily criticized and maligned armed forces in the world… and the most misunderstood. It is no secret that the media throughout the world jump at any opportunity to bash the IDF, even to the point of slander. Indeed, as Professor Eugene Kontorovich prudently observed, “There is a basic appetite for criticism of Israel.” But we must ask if this kind of criticism is warranted, and based on facts…