Tag Archives: Eugene Kontorovich

“A Bitter James Baker, Who Failed on the Western Sahara, Urges Biden To Rescind the Deal”

NEW YORK SUN Moroccan Envoy Marks Hanukkah With Israel by Benny Avni December 18, 2020 As the Moroccan ambassador to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, lit candles Thursday alongside his Israeli counterpart, Gilad Erdan, some in Washington tsk-tsk’d about the … Continue reading

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“In San Remo, the League of Nations decided to turn much of the former Ottoman Empire into new nation-states: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan all emerged from this process, along with Israel”

JERUSALEM POST 100 years since San Remo, when Israel became a sovereignty by Eugene Kontorovich April 30, 2020 The 1920 international conference in San Remo, Italy, is finally getting some of the attention it deserves. That conference created Mandatory Palestine … Continue reading

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“They’ve rejected every peace initiative. Their no-show this week in Bahrain should be the last”

WALL STREET JOURNAL Take the Palestinians’ ‘No’ for an Answer bu Eugene Kontorovich June 23, 2019 …After so many rejections, one might conclude that the Palestinian Authority’s leaders simply aren’t interested in peace. Had they accepted any of the peace … Continue reading

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“United States has never joined the ICC and does not recognize its authority over American citizens, saying it poses a threat to national sovereignty”

MILITARY.COM ICC Judges Turn Down Request for Afghanistan War Crimes Probe by AFP April 13, 2019 Judges at the International Criminal Court Friday turned down a request to open a war crimes probe in Afghanistan, a week after Washington revoked … Continue reading

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Democrats and Republicans unite to oppose BDS

THE TOWER Congressional Committee Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Israel Anti-Boycott by Staff June 29, 2018 The influential House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed the bipartisan Israel Anti-Boycott Act sending it to the full House of Representatives for a vote, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. The bill would … Continue reading

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“Kontorovich explained a number of reasons why ACLU’s criticism of anti-BDS law is misplaced”

THE TOWER Legal Expert: Anti-Israel Boycott Act Targets Discrimination, Not Free Speech by Staff August 3, 2017 The Anti-Israel Boycott Act currently being debated in the Senate is an anti-discrimination legislation that does not restrict free speech, in contradiction to critics’ … Continue reading

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UN General Assembly resolutions “employ term “grave” to describe Israel’s actions 513 times, as opposed to 14 total for all the other conflicts, which involve the full gamut of human-rights abuses, including allegations of ethnic cleansing and torture”

WALL STREET JOURNAL At the U.N., Only Israel Is an ‘Occupying Power’ by Eugene Kontorovich and Penny Grunseid September 13, 2016 …Our research shows that the U.N. uses an entirely different rhetoric and set of legal concepts when dealing with … Continue reading

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“Palestinians couching their objection as one about removing “settlers” rather than Jews does not change the harsh reality. There is simply no precedent in international practice for the demand”

TABLET MAG Palestinian State Free of Jews ?  by Professor Eugene Kontorovich September 15, 2016 …What does international law say about the demand to remove settlers as part of a solution to a territorial conflict? To answer this question, as … Continue reading

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“Anti-BDS laws forced security contractor G4S to publicly repudiate the Israel boycott movement and commit to working with the Jewish state for years to come”

TABLET MAG How One of the BDS Movement’s Alleged ‘Victories’ Became One of Its Worst Defeats by Eugene Kontorovich June 30, 2016 It turns out that one of the BDS movement’s biggest alleged successes is a colossal failure. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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#BDS is hypocritical, misguided and does real damage to both Israelis and Palestinians. They’re also illegal

WALL STREET JOURNAL Those Israel Boycotts Are Illegal by Eugene Kontorovich and Steven Davidoff Solomon December 1, 2015 …The moral myopia and academic perversity of these [Israel] boycotts have been widely discussed. Less well understood is that in many cases … Continue reading

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