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Feb 8, 2021, 7:30 AM
The Legal Flaws of ICC’s Jurisdiction Ruling
On February 5, 2021, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court issued a 2-1 decision, finding that the ICC’s Prosecutor had jurisdiction to commence an investigation into possible war crimes by Israel and Hamas in (per the Prosecutor’s...
Nov 28, 2020, 11:16 AM
Georgia Senate Runoff – Raphael Warnock and Israel
Support for Israel MUST be bipartisan. Those of us who support Israel must resist those who try to make it a wedge issue between Democrats and Republicans. There remains reason for concern, nonetheless, about the drift away from Israel in...
Nov 26, 2020, 4:49 AM
A Thanksgiving Wish – Respect and Civility
A friend recently sent me a link to a 2017 video by the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. That video contains many lessons for these divided and divisive times. It is a must watch. The video is entitled “Seven Principles for...
Jun 22, 2020, 11:48 PM
International Legal “Scholars” on Annexation?
With the July 1 date approaching for the Knesset to be permitted to consider the question of annexation under the coalition agreement between Likud and Blue & White, numerous diplomatic bodies and others have been seeking to exert pressure...
Jun 8, 2020, 12:14 AM
Words matter – reflection on fear and hatred of the other
At this time, the discussion is rightly centered on the African-American experience in America. After the events involving George Floyd, following the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, that indeed is the proper topic for action and discussion. But it is...
May 19, 2020, 8:26 PM
A Centrist’s View on Annexation
As a confirmed Zionist, I support a two-state solution – that is, two states for two peoples. Yet I have come to the conclusion that the time has come to agree that Israel can appropriately take the step of...
May 7, 2020, 10:51 PM
Today is Thursday, Right? Covid-19 Reflections
Please understand. I fully realize that we are among the very lucky ones. I can work from home. Everyone in our family is healthy. We have financial security to be able to weather the current situation both now and...
Mar 19, 2020, 10:16 PM
A Light Unto the Nations – Innovation Showcase at AIPAC Policy Conference 2020
Our American-Israeli daughter sometimes chastises me – with some justification – that I focus too much on the conflicts and challenges faced by Israel, and not enough on the positive aspects of Israel. Why, after all, do we love...
Mar 6, 2020, 12:51 AM
Iran Has a Path to Peaceful Nuclear Power – If That Is Its REAL Goal
In his March 3, 2020 speech to close the 2020 AIPAC Policy Conference, New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez highlighted his bipartisan efforts to find a solution to the Iran nuclear quandary. Along with South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey...
Feb 10, 2020, 10:06 PM
A Look at Acceptance and Rejection of the Trump Peace Proposal is Telling
Let me at least try to add a voice of reason to the fraught vortex of hyperbole arising from the January 28, 2020 release of President Trump’s proposal, “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the...
David H. Levitt practices intellectual property and commercial litigation law in Chicago, and is a pro-Israel activist.