November 16, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday gave his approval to a controversial bill that would make Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. A ministerial debate is to occur on Sunday as well, during which the members will discuss whether the bill can codify Israel's definition as a ...[read more]
September 24, 2014
by William Helbling
Former US House Majority leader Eric Cantor has been subpoenaed in a terrorism financing case against Bank of China, media reported Tuesday. Cantor was subpoenaed by the Israel Law Center based on his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussing why former senior Mossad ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Addison Morris
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that Israel will participate in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) review of its human rights record, ending an 18-month boycott. All members of the UN are expected to undergo this review every four years to assess the state's human ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 3, 2011, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkey would go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the legality of Israel's Gaza Strip blockade. Davutoglu began the proceedings after the release of a UN report criticizing Israel for using ...[read more]
July 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
More than 40 prominent American Jewish leaders and scholars sent an appeal letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it was reported Monday, urging Netanyahu to reject a recent report advocating legitimizing Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The letter's signatories predicted that ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Israel's Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss released a report on Wednesday that criticized the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handled the May 2010 flotilla incident. In the 153-page report, Lindenstrauss stressed that there were "significant shortcomings" in the decision making process. ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 13, 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an internal investigation headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Yakov Tirkel concerning the raids on Turkish ships headed to the Gaza Strip that occurred on May 31, 2010 and left nine pro-Palestine activists dead. The ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Israeli parliament on Wednesday voted 69-22 against a bill that would have legalized the unauthorized settlements in the West Bank on privately held Palestinian land. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged lawmakers to vote against the bill in the face of the country's Supreme Court decision ...[read more]
April 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 3, 2011, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the UN to retract the Goldstone Report. The official finding was released by the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict in September 2009 and concluded that both Israeli and Palestinian forces committed war crimes during ...[read more]
July 31, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist James Friedman of the University of Maine School of Law says that the recent passage of the anti-boycott law in Israel does more damage to free speech and the legitimacy of Israel's democratic system than the boycotts themselves... On July 11, the right wing coalition ...[read more]

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