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Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

    Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

It is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, “consistent” with international law.  U.S. foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since his advent to the White House in January 2017, President…

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Israel Looks to Bolster Diplomatic Cover for New Level of Civilian Bombing in Lebanon

    Israel Looks to Bolster Diplomatic Cover for New Level of Civilian Bombing in Lebanon

During a conference hosted on Tuesday by the Mossad-linked Shurat HaDin or Israel Law Center (ILC), Israel’s Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan demanded that international laws on warfare be amended because current international law pertaining to warfare “serves terrorists.”  Erdan claimed that groups like Lebanon’s Hezbollah use existing international laws of war…

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Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

    Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most misconstrued interpretations of international law…

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Embassy Protection Collective Releases Statement on 34th Day of Venezuelan Embassy Standoff

    Embassy Protection Collective Releases Statement on 34th Day of Venezuelan Embassy Standoff

The Embassy Protection Collective is a group of activists and journalists living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. The following is a statement released by the Embassy Protection Collective to MintPress News and other media: This is the 34th day of our living in the Venezuelan embassy…

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Israeli Gov’t Argues It Can Annex Any Land, Defy Any International Law It Chooses

  Israeli Gov’t Argues It Can Annex Any Land, Defy Any International Law It Chooses

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — During an ongoing court case regarding the legality of Israel’s controversial Settlement Regularization Law, the Israeli government has argued that the Israeli Knesset can “legislate anywhere in the world” and is “allowed to ignore the directive of international law in any field it desires.” The statements, delivered to Israel’s Supreme Court…

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Trump the Latest in Long Line of US Presidents Trampling on International Law

  Trump the Latest in Long Line of US Presidents Trampling on International Law

The U.S. missile attack on Syria in response to unproven chemical weapons use by the Assad regime once again puts America in violation of the international laws that we claim to support. The UN charter forbids such action unless it is in self-defense or approved by the UN Security Council, neither of which applies in this case.…

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