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If Israel’s Leaders Would Just Shut Up Everything With the ICJ Would Be Fine

Unlike what some media have reported, the International Court of Justice’s May 24th ruling was hardly an indictment of Israel. The main operative clause ordered Israel to, ‘Immediately halt its military offensive, and any other action in the Rafah Governorate, which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza conditions of life that could bring …

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Third ICJ Decision a Warning to Israel: Similar on the surface, but a big shift in the court’s view

On March 28th The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on South Africa’s third and most recent request, asking that it impose additional measures on Israel to prevent what South Africa claims is genocide in Gaza. The court did in fact issue two new measures, but they are quite similar to the ones already in …

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UNRWA: Illegal To Fund, Illegal Not To Fund. Can Both Sides Be Right?

Two lawsuits were recently filed about the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN body charged with assisting Palestinian refugees. One, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeks to compel Germany to give UNRWA money and says any country that stops funding UNRWA is complicit in genocide. The other, filed in U.S. District …

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I Read Through South Africa’s 84 Page Complaint Against Israel- Here Are Some Problems It May Have

              As is by now well known, South Africa is suing Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza (it’s available here). Their complaint begins by establishing the court’s jurisdiction and explaining that neither a situation of war nor the perpetration of the Oct. 7th atrocities can …

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