Israel Annexation & International Law

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Explaining the legal ins and outs of annexation (domestic and international) is this interview here with Pnina Sharvit Baruch, described as a 20-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces’ International Law Department, the department’s head from 2003 to 2009, a key policymaker and adviser on those very questions to Israel’s top civilian and military leaders, and currently head of  the law and national security program at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.

Among issues addressed and clearly clarified by Sharvit Baruch with center-right Haviv Rettig Gur at the TOI are questions concerning “annexation,” “belligerent occupation,” Palestinian rights and self-determination, legal and security ramifications, the responsibilities of the occupier, the illegality of acquiring territories by force, the importance of international law, liability that Israeli politicians and military officers could face when the International Criminal Court weighs in.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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