In this section we provide answers to the kind of questions that Israel's detractors ask, regarding Israel's position in International Law.
STATE BUILDING AND THE CREATION OF ISRAEL
“Israel was imposed on the Palestinians as a result of European guilt over the Holocaust..... the country has no legitimacy outside of that”for more
The international community had no right to accept what Britain did....
Israel is always demanding that the Palestinians recognise them. But they have done so, repeatedly. This is just a legalistic excuse to avoid serious talks...
ISRAEL, JERUSALEM, WEST BANK AND SETTLEMENTS
West Bank settlements are illegal under international law. How can you be surprised that the Palestinians refuse to negotiate in the face of this illegality....?For more
Does Israel take unfair advantage of water resources by depriving the Palestinians of their own resources and thus violate international law?For More
Is Israel's security fence illegal under international law? The International Court of Justice itself says soFor more
ISRAEL, HAMAS AND GAZA
Is Gaza is still under Israeli occupation and is Israel violating its legal obligations as the occupying power?FOR MORE
Has Israel’s maritime blockade of Gaza turned Gaza into a giant prison camp and does this constitute collective punishment which is illegal under international law?for more
Israel uses disproportionate violence whenever there is a flare-up, as is obvious from the casualty figures. This disproportionate response is a violation of the laws of armed conflict....
Israel, Iran, Hizbollah and the wider region
Israel’s incursions into Syrian and Lebanese airspace violate international law, and are aggressive acts intended to heighten tensions....