Tag: Israel

International Human Rights Law Needs a Review


In 1998, a diverse group of South African professionals/public servants (myself included) spent a year studying International Human Rights Law at the Raoul Wallenberg institute at the University of Lund, in Sweden.  This was a partnership between the Centre for Human Rights and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. The last part of the course was hosted […]

Realism and Morality: What Is Really Stopping a Forever Ceasefire?


A point of principle and a forever war A number of commentators on the conflict in what was for centuries called the region of Palestine cast it in terms of a forever war. After all, it has been going on for more than a hundred years, which certainly seems like forever. It started when the […]

False Witness: What the Israel-Hamas War Teaches Us About Defining Antisemitism


While Hamas terrorists were still massacring “peacenik” kibbutz-members, young people dancing in the desert, and farmers in Israel’s arid South on October 7, 2023, American newspapers and media worried loudly about the evils of Israel’s retaliation. Hamas videos of terrorists in action revealed: “terrorists torturing a pregnant woman and removing her fetus,” and “bodies of […]

Friends and Enemies in the Time of War” with Natan Sharansky, Chair of ISGAP


ISGAP Chair, Natan Sharansky discussed the developments in Israel. Mr. Sharansky is the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He famously developed a vital definition for the new antisemitism – the 3d test, to help us distinguish legitimate criticism of Israel from antisemitism. The first “D” is the […]

“Update: Hamas Launched a War on Israel” with David Harris


Oct 15, 2023 “Update: Hamas Launched a War on Israel” with David Harris, Vice Chair of Global Affairs, ISGAP, New York, U.S.

Is it right to blame Israel for the plight of Arabs in Gaza? International Law: Self-Defence, Retaliation and the Israel-Hamas War


The notions of ‘self-defence’ and ‘retaliation’ within the realm of international law present intricate ideas, but their principles are well-established. International law unequivocally acknowledges the right to ‘self-defence’ as an inherent entitlement of sovereign states. According to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, member states have the authority to employ force in ‘self-defence’ when […]

An Attempt to Destroy the Peace Process with Hate


The terrorist attack on the 7th of October was devastating against the people of Israel, an attack planned and executed by Hamas. This attack resulted in the death and kidnapping of numerous people in the state of Israel. This attack has led the Israeli state to start a military action against Hamas who are based […]

Watch Defending Israel: David Harris with Natan Sharansky and Dr. Charles Asher Small


Watch Defending Israel: David Harris with Natan Sharansky and Charles Small on the JBS now. David Harris, ISGAP Chair of Global Affairs, is joined by two warriors for the Jewish people, Dr. Charles Asher Small who is the ISGAP Founder and Executive Director and a leading academic in the field of antisemitism studies, and Natan […]

ISGAP NYU-Bronfman Center Symposium: October 7 and the Surge in Antisemitism in U.S. Higher Education


Thursday, 26 October 2023︱2 – 5 PM EDT ISGAP and NYU Bronfman Center host a timely symposium.  The first panel will explore what has happened on American campuses since October 7, including the responses of university administrations and the impact on Jewish and pro-Israel students. It will also discuss the ramifications of the longstanding funding […]

Response to Hamas horror shows the feminist movement has lost its moral compass


I have pioneered women’s rights for more than 50 years. Sadly, I must conclude that what was once a diverse and independent-minded movement has become hijacked by a “woke” death cult. Those American feminists left standing, including the icons among us, primarily favor gender over sex identity; are pro-trans rather than pro-biological-womankind; and are more […]