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Aug 6, 2022, 11:35 AM
Like Gaza, the Tiran islands transfer called for a consistent policy approach
Shortly before the latest Gaza rocket attacks, this week’s news that Air Seychelles has become the first airline to fly from Israel over Saudi airspace has come to ascertain the euphoria behind the recent Israeli green light for Egypt...
Aug 19, 2020, 2:50 AM
The UAE peace deal ensures Netanyahu will not become Olmert
In ancient Rome, only Pompey led three Colosseum triumphs: in modern Israel the third time the country strikes a peace deal finds Netanyahu on the chariots In 61 BC, Pompey returned to Rome victorious from the East, having beaten Rome’s...
Jul 24, 2019, 7:42 AM
Israel is not the US: Regional administrations — yes, federalism — no
The recently reported in the media plan drafted by Israel’s Minister of Interior, Aryeh Deri, to split the country into units and create regional administrations which will undertake governmental functions, should be applauded in principle. In no State the...
Apr 14, 2016, 6:54 PM
And where is the Knesset?
The recent transfer of the islands Tiran and Sanafir from Egypt to Saudi Arabia has caused a political turmoil in the neighbouring country. Not so in Israel. This is to an extent understandable. According to international law, the Straits...
May 15, 2015, 1:40 PM
The Increase in the Ministers’ Number: Political Prestige at the Expense of Law
The sworn-in of the new Israeli government is escorted this time with a saga. For almost an entire week, the government’s will to augment the number of ministers caused a peculiar stage-show in the Knesset and the involvement also...
Apr 20, 2015, 12:50 AM
Hannibalizing the laws of war
Published in recent days, the internal Israeli army report on the “Black Friday” incident last summer in Rafah, during the war in Gaza, concluded that the “Hannibal Protocol”, namely the opening of heavy fire in order for the abduction of...
Jan 7, 2015, 12:21 PM
Israel must ratify the ICC statute
The Palestinian recourse to the International Criminal Court (ICC) suddenly became a U.S.-Israeli bilateral issue, even with domestic U.S. repercussions. Israeli officials stated they will appeal to the U.S. Congress for the latter to enforce its law of ceasing...
Apr 29, 2014, 4:31 PM
Passport to Jerusalem: The Zivotofsky case
On Zivotofsky: The court must agree to listing Israel as the country of birth for Americans born in Jerusalem
Feb 29, 2012, 1:54 PM
A statement of war
The recent UN Security Council pronouncement about the attacks targeting Israeli diplomats abroad introduces important legal elements to the Iranian issue
Dr. Solon Solomon is lecturer in law, holding degrees from the Hebrew University and King's College London and in the past has served in the Knesset Legal Department on international and constitutional issues