Now is the Time to Reduce the Number of Ministers

Dr. Michael Sarel 15 Kislev 5784 | 28 November 2023

In 2014, the Knesset passed an amendment to Basic Law: The Government restricting the number of government ministers to nineteen (including the prime minister). The explanatory notes to the...

The “Swords of Iron” War and International Law

Adv. Avraham Shalev, Adv. David Peter 10 Kislev 5784 | 23 November 2023

Is it permissible to strike a hospital? When is it justified and proportional to harm noncombatants? What about humanitarian aid? How did other Western countries conduct war in similar...

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Hamas’ Use of Human Shields and Israel’s Response – Legal Aspects

Adv. Avraham Shalev 21 Heshvan 5784 | 5 November 2023

SummaryHamas’ use of human shields, including using hospitals and civilian objects to store weapons, launch attacks and place operations, is forbidden under international law and constitutes a war crime....

Don’t Let the War on Hamas Normalize the PA

Adv. Avraham Shalev 15 Heshvan 5784 | 30 October 2023

Following the massacre on the Simchat Tora holiday, prominent Western leaders have expressed support for Israel and its war on Hamas. President Biden, the Prime Ministers of Britian and...

The Duty to Protect, Not the Right to Bear Arms

Maureen Amitai 14 Heshvan 5784 | 29 October 2023

Tens of thousands of applications for a license to carry a private firearm were filed with the Ministry for National Security in the past two weeks, among them from...

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...

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....

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