JERUSALEM - (AP) Israel's hard-line foreign minister warned Palestinians on Tuesday against plans to unilaterally declare independence next year, saying such a move could prompt Israel to annex parts of the West Bank and annul past peace agreements.
The remarks by Avigdor Lieberman took aim at...
VIENNA - (AP) The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog is asking for international input on an Arab-led push to have Israel join the Nonproliferation Treaty, in a move that adds to pressure on the Jewish state to disclose its unacknowledged nuclear arsenal.
Israel, in turn, is suggesting efforts should...
JERUSALEM - (AP) In an attempt to limit the diplomatic damage from its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, Israel dropped plans Wednesday to prosecute dozens of pro-Palestinian activists, opting instead to deport them all immediately.
The stunning reversal came as Israel faced increasingly sharp...
PARIS (AP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office
says he has urged Israel's prime minister to accept an international inquiry
into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Sarkozy and Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone Sunday. A statement from Sarkozy's
office says he...
JERUSALEM - (AP) An Israeli official said Sunday that
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is moving ahead with plans for an international
commission to investigate Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Ban wants former New Zealand Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer, a maritime law
ISTANBUL - (AP) A summit for a 20-member
security group for the Asian region kicked off Monday in Istanbul with Turkey
seeking to condemn Israel for a raid that killed nine Turks on a
pro-Palestinian aid flotilla that had attempted to break the blockade on Gaza.
Turkey, the most important...
JERUSALEM - (AP) The European Union pressed Israel Monday to lift the blockade of Gaza, deeming it "unacceptable" while the Israeli Cabinet approved an investigation into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in an effort to counter international criticism.
EU members met in Luxembourg...
JERUSALEM - (AP) The United Nations will take to Gaza tons of aid supplies languishing in an Israeli port for two weeks since they were seized in a bloody sea confrontation, the Israeli military said Tuesday.
Richard Miron, a spokesman for the U.N. Mideast envoy, confirmed the deal. The military said...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - (AP) Palestinians in this blockaded territory can now buy $80 bottles of perfume, Turkish-made suits and Israeli yogurt at the new Gaza Mall. But with only two floors of shops connected by a broken elevator and a staircase, Gaza's first shopping center is a far cry from the...
by Alon Kaplan, Lyat Eyal and Susanna von
The recent economic crisis left
many countries with an immense "hole" in their treasury. Many states
were looking for ways to fill their economic gaps and many increased their
pressure on low tax jurisdictions. The Organisation...
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WSMJJ Conference Announcement
Who: Third International Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction
What: Methodology and Innovation in Mixed Legal Systems
When: 20-23 June 2011
Where: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
The Hebrew University...
By Louis M. Solomon
In Estate of Yael Botvin v.
Islamic Republic of Iran , et al., Civil Action No. 05-0220 (D.D.C. March
2011), [ an
enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] plaintiff is the estate of an Israeli domiciliary killed in
a 1997 terrorist attack in...
In 1949, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H.
Jackson warned about turning the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights into a
national "suicide pact." On similar grounds, the Israeli Supreme Court earlier
this month rejected a challenge to the 2003 "temporary" Citizenship...
(AP) - Israel's Supreme Court has brought forward a hearing this week on the
appeal of a Palestinian prisoner waging an unprecedented two-month hunger
strike, court officials and his lawyers said Monday. A statement from the
Supreme Court said Khader Adnan's appeal will be Full...
(AP) - An Israeli man has been charged with participation in a human
trafficking ring that captured and tortured African migrants in Egypt's
neighboring Sinai desert, according to an indictment released Sunday. The
indictment said the accused a Bedouin from Full
The Christian population has been plummeting across the
Middle East in recent years. The primary cause of the decline is radical
Islamic persecution of non-Muslims, from church burnings to outright murder
simply for the "crime" of being Christian.
Approximately 150,000 Christians are...
(AP) - African migrants who entered Israel illegally will be given cash
incentives if they leave on their own soon, or they will face expulsion, the Interior
Ministry said Friday. A tent city is being built to hold other migrants, the
vast majority, who can Full
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(AP) - Human rights lawyers say Israel's Justice Ministry is making it tough
for Palestinians and migrants to file suit in an Israeli court. Under an
amended regulation taking effect Sept. 1, petitioners must include their
Israeli identification number or a Full
(AP) - Israel's military prosecutor dropped a manslaughter charge against a
soldier initially suspected of killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter
during Israel's war against Gaza militants nearly four years ago, a defense
attorney said Sunday. The former infantry sergeant...
Palestinian Statehood under International Law
An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq.
General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012 by a vote of 138 in favor to nine against and forty...
Israël, la Palestine et la Cour pénale internationale
Par John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq.
Avec la résolution A/67/L.28 à propos du statut de la Palestine à l'Organisation des Nations Unies (O.N.U.) qui été adoptée à...