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The troublemaker option

14 April 2012 The legal basis for keeping the Flytilla out Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone Tomorrow is the big day. Millions, hundreds of thousands, maybe hundreds but probably tens of Israel haters will try to … Continue reading

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Return to Gaza?

21 August 2011 Diggers accused of ‘plundering’ mosaic from Gaza With rockets falling over southern Israel other issues tend to be forgotten. However this is my blog not my newspaper and I had already written this piece, so I’ll publish it, anyway. … Continue reading

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Give them a medal

Judge Bathurst-Norman: the full summing-up The Jewish Chronicle Online has made the full summing up of the case we discussed in the Hove Alternative available here. It’s long reading but it is clear that the judge directed the jury to … Continue reading

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Universal Jurisdiction and the Universal Jew

If all proceeds according to the announcement the United Kingdom will change its universal jurisdiction regulations for war crimes, today. While Israel is clearly directly effected by this it is hardly the only country involved. Those threatened with arrest included … Continue reading

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Lawfare runs both ways

Al Jazeera artillery spotters sued in New York Kol Hakavod to Shurat HaDin: Israel Law Center Bankrupting terrorism – one lawsuit at a time Shurat HaDin filed the lawsuit in a New York court on behalf of “91 American, Israeli and … Continue reading

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The Hove alternative

Law recognises ‘Direct Action’? As lawyers you should have wondered about the acquittalof five defendants accused of causing extensive damage to the EDO MBM Technology building in Moulsecoomb along with computer equipment and precision machinery. Their successful defence: Although committing … Continue reading

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FOI OMG

Follow-up on FYI FOI The BBC has a long tradition of making information available and accessible. It seeks to be open and accountable and already provides the public with a great deal of information about its activities. BBC Information operates … Continue reading

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Need a lawyer/researcher ASA -P

The Advertising Standards Authority (UK) attack on the Israel Government Tourist Organization for implying the Western Wall (Kotel) is in Israel still has plenty of leg. Now is the time for Lawyer Advocates. A quick check with Wikipedia† shows the … Continue reading

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Lawfare in action – the nuisance suit

Canada’s heart was definitely in the right place when she introduced legislation against hate speech on the Internet but was her head? Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits online messages that are “likely to expose” identifiable groups … Continue reading

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International Law – must watch

This is the program of special interest to lawyers. Live webcast at the Herzliya Conference. Today 17:15-18:45 Israel Time (17:15-18:45 Greenwich)! New Wars in Search for New Laws: International Law and the Contemporary Battlefield Prof. George Fletcher, Cardoso Professor of … Continue reading

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