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NGO to Clinton: Settlements are legal

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 30, 2009


From the Jerusalem Post Online!!

“The Office for Israeli Constitutional Law, a non-governmental legal action organization, sent a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week, warning that by labeling Jewish settlements in the West Bank illegal, she is violating international law. Read the rest of this entry »

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IDF Chief Counsel: International Law ‘Sacred’ for the Military

Posted by Glezele Vayne on September 5, 2009


by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) The IDF’s Chief Counsel, Brig. Gen. Avichai Mandelblit, said in a weekend lecture that the IDF is utterly committed to international law in all of its actions and defended the decision not to bomb the hospital where Hamas’s heads were hiding during the IDF’s operation in Gaza in January.

Speaking at a Jerusalem seminar titled “Fighting and Winning within the Framework of the Law,” Mandelblit said that the IDF would never put aside the laws laid down by international law, adding that “all of the commanders hold it sacred.”

“The IDF’s clear position – and I have already worked with three chiefs of staff – is that we must always act within the [international] laws,” the kippah-wearing attorney said. He was quoted on the IDF’s website.

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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