Tag Archives: international law

US Administration: The settlements do not violate international law

History was made on Monday evening when US Defence Secretary Mike Pompeo made the historic announcement that the US refutes the concept of the illegality of the settlements – otherwise known as Jewish homes and factories in Judea and Samaria. … Continue reading

Posted in International relations, Israel news, Lawfare and Delegitimization, support Israel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The settlements bill and judicial overreach

The destruction of Amona was the price that the Israeli settlement enterprise agreed to pay in order to legalise and regulate the status of all the other settlements and outposts. The deal was a kind of plea bargain for want … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and Military, indigenous rights, International relations, Israel news, Lawfare and Delegitimization | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

NGO Monitor Conference on the ICC – to cooperate or not to cooperate? (Updated)

I had the privilege of attending the NGO Monitor Conference on the Future of the ICC which took place at Bar Ilan University on Monday. (Update: I have inserted the improved-quality video of the debate below). It was a fascinating … Continue reading

Posted in Boycotts and BDS, International relations, Israel news, Lawfare and Delegitimization | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

A solution for Amona? Or more trouble ahead

Since I wrote about the possible evacuation of Amona a couple of weeks ago, the “Arrangements Law” or Regulation Bill or Settlements Bill (take your pick), intended to regulate once and for all the legal status of the settlements and … Continue reading

Posted in Israel news, Lawfare and Delegitimization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Israel news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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

Posted in Israel news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments