The ICJ, Israel and the request for an Advisory Opinion

Why the ICJ should not render an Advisory Opinion on the Israeli Occupation  Introduction  On 30th December 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution (77/247) requesting the International Court of Justice to render an advisory opinion on the following questions: On 3rd February 2023, the Court invited all UN member states to make written submissions to […]

HRW’s Inconsistency and Incoherence Continues: EJIL: Talk! Symposium on A Threshold Crossed

The author demonstrates razor sharp that the central agenda of the “apartheid campaign” is to delegitimize and demonize Zionism and the existence of Israel. HumanRightsWatch’s artificial and manipulative process under the façade of systematic legal analysis is used to provide support for, and mutually reinforces, the political objective – to delegitimize Jewish self-determination.


Calling Israel an apartheid state is absurd. The real threats to peace in Palestine are Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, not Israel.

Moving the legal goalposts on Israel

The discourse, which without irony uses the rhetoric of human rights to undercut international law, diverts attention from the incontrovertibly illegal attacks by Hamas on Israel.