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“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the entire Torah; the rest is commentary…: Rabbi Hillel, Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a Israel’s continuous support for Donald J. Trump represents a grim irony of Jewish history. Even before the latest revelations concerning this former president’s anti-Semitic outbursts (that is, his [...]

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Yael Iosilevich is a law student in the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University and JURIST’s Staff Correspondent in Israel. Last Wednesday, the final version of an Israel-Lebanon maritime border agreement was published. This deal comes at the end of a decade-long US-brokered effort to finally bring to an end the maritime dispute [...]

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Human rights organization the Syrian British Consortium (SBC) Thursday published its investigation into the alleged massacre of civilians by the Syrian government and allied forces in the town of Daraya a decade ago. The investigation found that from August 19, 2012, to August 26, 2012, government forces killed at least 700 people, including women and [...]

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The Special Tribunal of Lebanon (STL) sentenced Habib Merhi and Hussein Oneissi to life in prison Thursday for their part in a bombing that killed Lebanon’s ex-premier Rafic Hariri. Merhi and Oneissi committed a bombing that killed 22, including Hariri, and injured 226. They were previously found guilty of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, [...]

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Now facing further rounds of terror attack, Israel must prepare itself along the intersecting dimensions of law and strategy. Law, the first dimension, is universal. It applies to all combatants, everywhere. Strategy, the second dimension, is integral to the creation and maintenance of any single state’s national security policies. From the beginning, a recurrent Palestinian [...]

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“Deterrence is not just a matter of military capabilities. It has a great deal to do with perceptions of credibility.” – Herman Kahn, Thinking About the Unthinkable in the 1980s (1984) Abstract: Theoretic assessments of Israel’s nuclear strategy – especially ones concerning a prospective shift from “deliberate nuclear ambiguity” to “selective nuclear disclosure” – generally [...]

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Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews on Thursday announced that the Australian government intends to list the entirety of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas as a terrorist organization under the Australian criminal code.  Founded in 1987, Hamas was originally a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in Egypt by Islamic scholar Hassan al-Bannain in 1928. [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday “gross negligence” and violations of due process in the investigations of four politically sensitive murders that reveal donations failed to strengthen the rule of law in Lebanon. This comes a year after the assassination of pro-democracy activist Lokman Slim. The four murders were of Byblos Bank ethics department head [...]

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