The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is an independent, non-profit think tank for policy research and education, bringing together the best minds in the political, strategic, diplomatic and legal arenas in Israel and abroad. The Center is led by Israel's former UN ambassador Dr. Dore Gold.
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This volume outlines how Israel's actions are firmly rooted in international law. Recognized experts discuss "occupation," "apartheid," and "colonialism," as well as the legal status of Israeli settlements, the West Bank security fence, and Israel's borders.
This volume provides a review of Israel's unprecedented consideration of questions of international law when forced to go to war to defend its civilian population from attack, with a particular focus on the Gaza war of 2008-2009. Israel gives more thought to upholding the laws of war during its military operations than any other nation in history.
Some of Israel's top military leaders in recent years have used the unique public platform provided by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs to present their views on a myriad of issues – in English. This volume brings together fourteen studies and essays by nine leading IDF officers who have shared from their rich experience.
The Holy City of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious facets of the Arab-Israel conflict. In this volume, Nadav Shragai, who served as a journalist and commentator at Ha'aretz between 1983 and 2009 and has documented the dispute over Jerusalem for thirty years, offers a fresh perspective that seeks to correct the international discourse on the future of the city.
The modern blood libel "Al-Aksa is in danger," referring to the Al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, originated in the days of Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, ally of Hitler, and is propagated today by Sheikh Raed Salah, Hamas, Hizbullah, Iran, and many others in the Muslim world. This lie has come to be regarded as unalloyed truth by millions in the Muslim world.
A concerted campaign is being waged against Israel to question its very legitimacy in virtually every aspect of its historical, political, and cultural life, with the aim of undermining the very foundations of Israel's existence. In response, several world-renowned experts have joined to present an authoritative exposition of Israel's Rights as a Nation-State in International Diplomacy.
This study by leading Israeli security experts presents a comprehensive assessment of Israel's critical security requirements, particularly the need for defensible borders that was endorsed by past U.S. administrations. The study also details the importance of Israeli control of the airspace over the West Bank and the risks to Israel of deploying international forces there.