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    UPDATED: Israel’s “Formalization Law”

    The law has already been challenged in court by Israeli human rights groups. Countries including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Jordan and Turkey have all condemned the law, as has the United Nations. American Jewish groups, including centrist groups like the Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee, have also expressed their objections to this law.

    Policy Brief: Israel’s “Formalization” Law

    On Sunday the Israeli cabinet unanimously passed a bill that would legalize settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank that were built on privately owned…

    The Gaza Report Shouldn’t Be Buried

    Israel, and any other country involved in asymmetrical warfare needs a clearer set of rules for what it can do as well as for what it cannot. International Humanitarian Law was written at a time where regular militaries fighting each other defined most warfare. That is no longer the case. Consideration of modern conflicts as well as monitoring and enforcement mechanisms is a crucial next step. Gaza is an opportunity to take that step. We should not let it be buried.

    Abbas Moves Toward ICC After UN Failure

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has now moved a step closer to making good on its threat to go to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and…