The latest escalation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and the recent decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have brought the century-long dispute back into the legal arena. To discuss the challenges and consequences of legalizing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ELNET and thinc., invite you to an international roundtable discussion entitled “Is Israel’s fight against Hamas justified under international law?”

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10AM EST I 4PM CET I 5PM ISRAEL

PROGRAM

Welcoming remarks – Dr. Arié Bensemhoun – CEO ELNET France

Introduction – International law and the legitimacy of Israel – Andrew Tucker, Program Director, thinc.

  1. Israel/Gaza: the law of self-defense and the question of “proportionality” – Prof. Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law, USA
  2. Does Israel respect international law? – Colonel (res.) Adv. Daniel Reisner
  1. Prosecution of Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity – Dr. Dov Jacobs, Defense Counsel at the ICC and MICT

Each intervention will be followed by a Q&A session.

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