Summer School in Jerusalem

The 2020 Summer School for international law and international relations students in Israel

Building on the successful Summer School 2019, thinc. will again organise a two-weeks Summer School for International Law and International Relations students, graduates and practitioners under the title International Law and the Israel-Palestine Conflict Sunday 21 June – Friday 3 July 2020 Jerusalem – Israel Check this site or send an e-mail to ss20@thinc.info for…

Summer School in Jerusalem

Summer School 2019

10 DAY SUMMER SCHOOL 2019   For INTERNATIONAL LAW and INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Students, Graduates and Practitioners   International Law and the Israel-Palestine Conflict   Wednesday 26 June – Friday 5 July 2019 Jerusalem – Israel   The Israel-Palestine conflict is perhaps the oldest and most complex conflict in the world. The State of Israel came…

Agenda 2018-2020

We have chosen one of the oldest powder kegs in the world, the conflict between Israel, the Palestinians and some nations in the region, as point of departure, because we see it as the most glaring case of the consistent and unabated misuse of law, and the pivot of worldwide political action. We are convinced…

The Importance of Studying the Position of Israel under International law

Every day, media around the world report on the “illegality” of Israeli settlements, and the obligations of Israel under international law to withdraw from the “occupied Palestinian territories”. Time again, Israeli presence in the “Palestinian territories” is claimed to be an “obstacle to global peace”, and as a result all states are required not to recognize those illegalities, and are even obliged to ensure that they stop.  Such  statements are repeated time and again in the UN organisations like the General Assembly, the Security Council and UNESCO, and are often picked up and repeated by religious bodies like the World Council of Churches. Many national governments, following those statements, are committed as a matter of foreign policy to condemnation of the illegality of many of Israel’s activities and policies, and recognition of the State of Palestine on the basis of the “1967 borders”. Challenging these assertions is often regarded as politically incorrect and those who do so are subject to being shouted down as opponents of peace and justice.