Successes and Failures in Israel’s Multifront Wars
By Stephen L. Meszaros and Robert Ratonyi Since its creation as a modern Jewish state in 1948, Israel has fought fifteen wars with its existence at stake against Arab neighbors and the Palestinians living within its borders. These wars ranged from the War of Independence in 1948, the Six-Day War in 1967, and the Yom Kippur […]
Israel is on Trial in the UN – is there a case for the defense?
By Gregory Rose and Andrew Tucker In May this year, many Jews and their friends will celebrate the 75th birthday of the State of Israel. The Jewish State has been violently opposed for over a century, since before it was a physical reality, even back while it was still a political idea. Today, continuing attacks on that […]
The Road to Peace: a critical look at the EU’s two-state policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
ECPM organises a timely conference in Brussels taking a look at the EU’s two-state policy.
HRW’s Inconsistency and Incoherence Continues: EJIL: Talk! Symposium on A Threshold Crossed
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison affirmed on May 6, 2021, that the Australian government “will not associate
Together on the Golan
By Jeannette Gabay In order to give our children more freedom and to enable us to enjoy the great outdoors, we recently moved from Jerusalem to a small kibbutz on the Golan Heights. At times, that decision was met with skepticism, because the legal status of the area seems complicated. A brief history lesson: The […]
Australia reverses its position on Jerusalem
By Andrew Tucker The recently-elected centre-left government in Australia announced this week that it will no longer recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing a 2018 decision by the previous conservative government. The government announced that Australia recognizes Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, as Israel’s capital. It reaffirmed that Jerusalem’s status must be resolved in peace […]
Where is the new, transparent Dutch governance culture when it comes to financing Palestinian organizations?
By Mr. Freek Vergeer The Dutch government must publish the Proximities investigation report on the links between the Palestinian NGO UAWC (Union of Agricultural Work Committees) and the terror organization PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). The report, commissioned by the Dutch Minister of Trade and Development in 2021, may answer the question […]
Sovereignty and Legitimacy of the State of Israel under International Law
By Dr. Cynthia Day Wallace, senior fellow at thinc. Remarks delivered on the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the First Zionist Congress in Basel – 1897-2022, sponsored as a Solidarity Event of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem on Sunday, August 28th, 2022, Stadtcasino Basel, Switzerland, arranged by ICEJ Swiss Branch. As you will all […]
Growing international criticism of UN Human Rights Council’s one-sided historical and legal narrative
By Andrew Tucker, Program Director, thinc. Earlier this week in Geneva, 22 UN member states (coordinated by the United States) signed a statement to the UN Human Rights Council expressing very strong legal and policy concerns with the establishment in 20221 of the Council’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The occasion […]
The report of Amnesty International accusing Israel of crimes against humanity for maintaining a system of apartheid against the Palestinians is a combination of misleading information and lies.