How Israel Implements The Law Of Armed Conflict To Defend Against Terrorists Hiding Among Civilians (Online, Wednesday, June 9, Noon ET)
From this webinar you will emerge better equipped to counter the smear campaign being waged against Israel.
On June 9, 2021, at NOON Eastern, Legal Insurrection Foundation will host an online event to educate on the law of warfare and Israel’s targeting protocols, How Israel Implements The Law Of Armed Conflict To Defend Against Terrorists Hiding Among Civilians. REGISTER HERE. [REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT [PT] TONIGHT]
[Note – Our online events usually are on Sunday evenings, but due to the time difference with two of our speakers who are in Israel, we have moved it to a weekday at Noon.]
The event was organized after the flood of misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies charging Israel with “war crimes” for its attempts to stop Hamas rockets being fired from Gaza. Here is the event description:
Israel faces terrorist enemies who use schools, hospitals, homes, and residential buildings for military purposes, including the firing of rockets, digging of tunnels and bunkers, and command centers. Recently Hamas fired over 4000 rockets from Gaza towards Israeli cities, knowing that Israel’s attempt to stop the rocket fire would end up harming Gaza civilians. It’s a cynical ploy, whereby terrorists use civilian shields to attack civilians, knowing that the biased media and U.N. will blame Israel. In this webinar, international law expert Prof. Eugene Kontorovich will explain what international law actually means with concepts such as “disproportionality,” and how much of what is claimed about the law of warfare is inaccurate. Colonel Eli Bar-On (Ret.), who served as the Deputy Military Advocate General of the IDF (2012 to 2015) and is an Expert at The MirYam Institute, will walk us through IDF targeting protocols designed to comply with international law, demonstrating the enormous lengths Israel goes to avoid civilian casualties. From this webinar you will emerge better equipped to counter the smear campaign being waged against Israel.
I will be a panelist, discussing the political context in which the law of warfare has come into play, and Kemberlee Kaye, LIF’s Director of Operations and Editorial Development, will be the Moderator.
The two main presenters will be:
Eugene Kontorovich is a Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Middle East and International Law, at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, specializing in constitutional and international law. Before coming to George Mason, he had been a professor at Northwestern University School of Law for 11 years. He is the author of dozens of academic articles in the leading law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. His scholarship has been cited in leading international law cases in the U.S. and abroad.
As head of the International Law Department at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a Jerusalem-based think tank, and he is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict. He “has emerged as a one-man legal lawfare brain trust for the Jewish state,” as well as “one of the cagiest commentators,” according to a recent essays in Haaretz.
Prof. Kontorovich also plays a leading role in many Israel-related policy matters, and is regarded as the “intellectual architect” of U.S. state laws regarding boycotts of Israel. In his work at Forum Kohelet, he regularly advises senior Israeli, U.S. and European officials on a variety of diplomatic issues.
He is a widely sought-after speaker. He has testified repeatedly in both houses of Congress, and regularly briefs visiting European and American legislators and celebrities on their trips to Israel, as well as speaking to hundreds of universities, synagogues, Jewish and professional groups in the U.S. and Europe.
A regular op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, his expertise is often sought out and quoted by major news organizations such as The New York Times, NPR News, Associated Press, LA Times, and television and radio programs on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SkyNews, BBC, NPR, and more. Prof. Kontorovich’s popular writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, POLITICO, and other leading publications.
He attended the University of Chicago for college and law school, and ultimately taught there for two years as a visiting professor. After law school, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In a previous career, he was a newspaperman at the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and for many years at the Forward.
Eli Bar-On concluded his career in the Israel Defense Forces holding the position of instructor at the IDF National Defense College (the INDC). There he was tasked with mentoring both the group and individual studies of senior, select officials from within Israel and the international community, with a particular focus on matters of national security, strategy, international relations and economics.
Prior to that position Bar-on served as the Deputy Military Advocate General of the IDF (2012 to 2015), where he was in command of approximately 1,000 lawyers and legal experts, including prior to, during and following Operation Pillar of Defense & Operation Protective Edge. He also served as the Chief Legal Advisor for the IDF in the West Bank from 2009 to 2012. A prolific lecturer, Bar-on has provided expert presentations to hundreds of high level, international delegations in Israel and throughout the international community.
Bar-on is a graduate of Tel Aviv University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree and, later on, an Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) graduating cum laude. In 2016 he received a Masters degree in Political Science (M.A.) where he again graduated cum laude.He is a graduate of the National Defense College of the IDF.
He is an Expert at The MirYam Institute, lecturing and writing on a variety of topics related to the law of warfare.
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