• The Flotilla Massacre is Unjustifiable and the Underlying Siege is Illegal

    Important Resources for Activists, Attorneys, & Students There can be no parity between occupier and occupied. As a matter of law, the onus is on Israel. Here are two legal analyses of Israel’s December 2008 to January 2009 “Operation Cast Lead.” Putting the focus on Israeli violations of international law, the laws of war, and […]

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  • Israel’s Security Cannot Come at Any Price: Legal Analysis of Flotilla Attack

    by Dr. Ben Saul Israel’s response to the Gaza flotilla is another unfortunate example of Israel clothing its conduct in the language of international law while flouting it in practice. If you believe Israeli government spokesmen, Israel is metabolically incapable of violating international law, placing it alongside Saddam Hussein’s Information Minister in self-awareness. Raid Illegal […]

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  • In Law Israel Has a Case to Answer: Flotilla Passengers Had Right to Defend Selves

    An embargo on adequate food and medical aid can never be lawful, so those on board had the right to defend themselves. Daniel Machover’s Letter to the Times (UK) The attack by Israeli forces on the Turkish-registered vessel Mavi Marmara in international waters was clearly unlawful. By virtue of the decision by the Permanent Court […]

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  • Guild Renews Boycott Call in Wake of Flotilla Massacre: U.S. Government Backs Rogue State

    New York: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) renews its call for a complete boycott of Israel in light of the latest unjustified assault on peaceful humanitarian assistance to the residents of Gaza in which at least ten human rights workers were killed. The NLG has supported the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel […]

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  • Abdallah Abu Rahmah: Letter from Ofer Military Prison

    In a letter conveyed by his lawyers from his prison cell, the coordinator of Bil’in’s Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Settlements, addresses his friends and supporters. Dear Friends and Supporters, It has been two months now since I was handcuffed, blindfolded, and taken from my home. Today news has reached Ofer Military Prison […]

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  • Irish Ship “Rachel Corrie” Joins Free Gaza Fleet: Humanitarian Flotilla Sails in May

    Press Release, Wednesday, March 31, Free Gaza Movement, Ireland — More info here. Free Gaza Movement to Launch Cargo Ship from Ireland Yesterday the Free Gaza Movement bought a 1200 tonne cargo ship at an auction in Dundalk, Ireland. The vessel had been impounded a year ago following an inspection by the International Transport Federation […]

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  • NLG Members urged to Contact Congress Immediately and Write Editorials on Gaza

    Steve Goldberg According to a report in Saturday‚Äôs Oregonian, the House of Representatives is poised to pass a nonbinding resolution (House Resolution 867) condemning the U.N. report on war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The House should unequivocally reject this resolution and the United States government should resolutely support consideration […]

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  • Defending Human Rights Defenders Joint Report by Addammeer, Stop the Wall, & NLG

    Addameer, Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, & NLG submit report on Israeli suppression of Palestinian human rights activism against the Wall for UN investigation. I ntervention by Special Rapporteurs Sought Ramallah, 9 February 2010 ~ Special Rapporteurs of the UN Human Rights Council should intervene with relevant Israeli authorities in all cases of Palestinian human rights […]

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  • Two Important Resources on Gaza: Links to IADL White Paper & NLG Gaza Delegation Report

    A White Paper by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers explains the reasoning and legal bases underlying IADL’s condemnation of the Israeli bombardment and invasion of Gaza. And a Final Report by the NLG’s Delegation to Gaza states the evidence establishing the case that the Israeli military committed significant violations of international law. Important New […]

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  • Guild Joins Many NGOs in Letter to Asst. Secretary Posner

    Foreign Assistance Act Mandates Report to Congress on Israel’s Human Rights Record The Foreign Assistance Act mandates the U.S. Department of State to report annually to Congress on the human rights records of all states receiving foreign assistance. Multiple NGOs, including the Guild, addressed concerns about Israel to the Obama administration’s new Assistant Secretary of […]

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