International law

legal issues regarding a siege on Gaza

Prof. Avi Bell 5 Heshvan 5784 | 20 October 2023

Israel has a right under international law to impose a complete siege, which would be a land encirclement of the combat area of the Gaza Strip. Since Gaza has...

Israel’s government has a duty to use every lawful means of warfare to defeat Hamas

Prof. Avi Bell, Adv. Erielle Davidson 3 Heshvan 5784 | 18 October 2023

Israelis are still burying the 1,200 victims of the Saturday attack on southern Israel by Hamas, the Islamist terrorist group that seized power in Gaza in 2007. As the...

The Siege of Hamas Is No War Crime

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 3 Heshvan 5784 | 18 October 2023

Israel’s critics level false war-crimes charges to keep the Jewish state from defending itself Most victims of the Oct. 7 massacre in Israel weren’t yet buried when some prominent international voices—including U.S....

Is it Legitimate for Parliament to Legislate Restrictions on Judicial Administrative Review?

Kohelet 28 Elul 5783 | 14 September 2023

An interesting judgement from the British court is of particular relevance to the discourse in Israel: Is legislation that deems some government agencies’ decisions immune to judicial review acceptable,...

The Fallacy and Danger of the ICC argument

Kohelet 10 Elul 5783 | 27 August 2023

Why the Threat of International Prosecution is both False and Harmful In two recent articles in Maariv and Israel Hayom, Adv. Avraham Shalev and Prof. Eugene Kontorovich reiterate the...

Judicial Reforms and the Threat of International Criminal Court Prosecution

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Adv. Avraham Shalev 29 Tammuz 5783 | 18 July 2023

The threat of International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution has, in recent years, been repeatedly invoked by Israeli and foreign critics of various legislative proposals, including those with no connection to the...

What are they so afraid of?

Ariel Erlich 23 Shevat 5783 | 14 February 2023

Levin's law reform provoked three types of reactions: substantive discussion for and against, including alternate proposals and intermediary outlines; Extreme and irresponsible discourse, saturated with slogans about the end...

The maritime border deal will take a toll on Israeli democracy

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 4 Heshvan 5783 | 29 October 2022

gged on by the Biden administration, Israel’s interim government is on the brink of undermining both the country’s security and its constitution by signing a deal that would give...

Israel, Armenia and Presbyterians

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 17 Sivan 5782 | 16 June 2022

An American church has a glaring double standard when it comes to settlements in the West Bank and Nagorno-Karabakh.

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