Tag Archives: international law

The disproportionate focus on Israel’s proportionality

One of the favourite weapons of Israel’s opponents (when they aren’t using rockets, missiles and bombs) is to accuse it in the court of public opinion of using “disproportionate force” in its response to the attacks on it.  Besides the … Continue reading

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The legal case for Judea and Samaria

The legal status for Israel’s possession of and settling in Judea and Samaria has been discussed here several times. Here are just a few posts that discuss this issue. The question has come to the fore in the press again … Continue reading

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More commentary on the EU’s (mis)directive to push Israel back to its 1949 lines

Pushback has already begun against the EU’s (mis)directive calling for an effective boycott on Jewish (not Palestinian) towns in Judea, Samaria and certain parts of Jerusalem . PM Binyamin Netanyahu announced that “we won’t accept foreign dictates over our borders”: … Continue reading

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EU wishes to force Israel back to 1949

The European Union came out yesterday with a new directive that is shocking in its condescension, its neo-colonialism towards Israel, and in its antisemitism that lies at the base of this decision. The new directive bars all dealings with Israeli-held … Continue reading

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The Legal Case for Israel

Further to my earlier post about the use of human rights in lawfare against Israel, Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has brought us a brilliant video by Professor Eugene Kontorovich, an international law expert, who explains the legal case … Continue reading

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An open letter to William Hague

On Day 5 of Pillar of Cloud I mentioned the hypocrisy of British Foreign Minister William Hague in warning Israel that it will lose support if it starts a ground invasion of Gaza.  This is what I wrote: 13:31 UK … Continue reading

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