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Israel and "Palestine": What international law expects

There is no reason to believe that "Palestine" would ever make good on any pre-independence promises to support Israel’s irrevocable rights to "peace and security." Israel must use that against its proponents. Opinion.

Israel and "Palestine": What international law expects

State Department:

'Israel not violating international law in Gaza'

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says US does not find Israel to be in violation of international law in conducting the Gaza war or blocking humanitarian aid under Biden policy requiring assurances from all recipients of US military aid.

'Israel not violating international law in Gaza'

The ICJ is a serial abuser of international law

At the same time the court monitors Israel’s every act minutely like a prisoner on death row. Opinion.

The ICJ is a serial abuser of international law

Legal experts: No obligation to allow Gazans to return north

A group of legal experts has ruled that Israel is not obligated to allow the residents of northern Gaza to return to their homes.

Legal experts: No obligation to allow Gazans to return north

A deeper look at combating Jihadist terror

"National liberation” movements that fail to meet the test of just means can never be protected as lawful or legitimate in themselves. Op-ed

A deeper look at combating Jihadist terror

Israel is within the bounds of international law.

International law is not a suicide pact. Regarding the current Gaza War, the pertinent truth that it is a necessary war, and is unambiguous.

Israel is within the bounds of international law.

Hamas Terror Attacks and International Law

Israel would be acting against justice if it left Hamas unpunished. Operation Swords of Iron is an example of Israeli law enforcement.Op-ed.

Hamas Terror Attacks and International Law

Israeli 'settlements' are not illegal

International law is not some kind of geopolitical version of reality shows like Survivor. Legal arguments are what must prevail. Op-ed.

Israeli 'settlements' are not illegal

IDF holds International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict

Military Advocate General MG Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi leads 3-day conference with senior experts in international law from 30 countries.

IDF holds International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict

Annexation and International Law

Annexing the land of another country acquired by war is illegal according to international law… or so they say. But look again. Op-ed.

Annexation and International Law

Jewish lawyer who had key role in first Nuremberg trial honoured

Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, one of the top legal minds of the 20th century on international law, to be honored by Britain with plaque.

Jewish lawyer who had key role in first Nuremberg trial honoured

Historic announcement:

Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announces major change to US policy, recognizes Israeli courts' authority on settlements.

Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

Comptroller: Israel followed international law in Gaza

State Comptroller finds Cabinet, IDF, were properly concerned with avoiding civilian casualties in Gaza conflict, but criticizes IDF.

Comptroller: Israel followed international law in Gaza

OIC in fantasyland

OIC in fantasyland

Legal principles should be able to stand the benefit of a doubt

Legal principles should be able to stand the benefit of a doubt

Defeating Israel with Funny Law

Defeating Israel with Funny Law

Abbas Risks ICC Declaring Gaza is Not His

PA gambit at the ICC might backfire if the court declares Ramallah has no grounds to file complaints for Gaza.

Abbas Risks ICC Declaring Gaza is Not His

International Law is on Israel's Side - Why Doesn't it Use it?

International legal expert outlines Israel's clear legal right to Judea-Samaria, wonders why Israeli leaders won't say it out loud.

International Law is on Israel's Side - Why Doesn't it Use it?

Switzerland Pushes Ahead with Conference on PA Territories

Despite objection from Washington and Jerusalem, Switzerland will hold a conference on humanitarian law in the "occupied territories".

Switzerland Pushes Ahead with Conference on PA Territories

Released: The "Official" List of Hamas Violations of Int'l Law

NY-based legal rights group publishes list of blatant Hamas violations, ahead of UN investigation of Israeli "war crimes."

Released: The "Official" List of Hamas Violations of Int'l Law

PA Official Admits: Israel Follows International Law, We Don't

Palestinian envoy to UN Human Rights Council says Hamas rockets are 'crimes against humanity', while Israeli strikes are legal.

PA Official Admits: Israel Follows International Law, We Don't

Strengthening Israel's Legal Status in Judea and Samaria

An international conference that will discuss the legal status of land in Judea and Samaria is underway at Bar Ilan University

Strengthening Israel's Legal Status in Judea and Samaria

High Court: Israel Not a 'Classic Occupying Power'

A High Court decision about what to do with rocks from quarries throws an interesting light on the relations between Israel and PA.

High Court: Israel Not a 'Classic Occupying Power'

Ron Nachman: Arabs Occupied – by PA

The Palestinian Authority is the only entity that could truly be termed an “occupier” in the land of Israel, argues Ron Nachman, Mayor of Ar

Ron Nachman: Arabs Occupied – by PA

France Becomes the First Country to Recognize Libya's Insurgents

French recognition of Benghazi is on shaky legal grounds but one can find numerous explanations for it.

France Becomes the First Country to Recognize Libya's Insurgents

Helsinki Principles: Israel Was in the Right

Study of The Helsinki Maritime Principles shows Israel was well within its directives in forcibly stopping the Gaza-bound flotilla.

Helsinki Principles: Israel Was in the Right

British Commander: IDF Does the Most to Protect Civilians

A senior British commander stands up for the IDF, saying Israel went further than any other country to prevent civilian casualties in war.

British Commander: IDF Does the Most to Protect Civilians