Israel, the International Criminal Court & Universal Jurisdiction

Reports, Articles and News


  • "Operation "Protective Edge" IDF Activity from the Perspective of International Law, Particularly with Regard to Mechanisms of Examination and Oversight of Civilian and Military Echelons" The State Comptroller of Israel, March 14, 2018
  • " From Cast Lead to Protective Edge: Lessons from Israel's Wars in Gaza" RAND Corporation, August 2017
  • "An Assessment of the 2014 Gaza Conflict" High Level Military Group, October 2015
  • "The Gaza War 2014 The War Israel Did Not Want and the Disaster It Averted" Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Hirsh Goodman and Dore Gold, 2015
  • "Filling in the Blanks: Documenting Missing Dimensions in UN and NGO 'Investigations' of the Gaza Conflict" NGO Monitor and UN Watch, June 11, 2015
  • "The Gaza Conflict in 2014: Preliminary Report" High Level International Military Group, May 31, 2015
  • "How the AP Botched Its Investigation of Civilian Deaths in the Israel-Hamas War" Observer, Richard Behar and Gary Weiss, March 11, 2015
  • "2014 Gaza War Assessment: The New Face of Conflict" The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA-commissioned Gaza Conflict Task Force, March 10, 2015
  • "Submission To The United Nations Independent Commission Of Inquiry On The 2014 Gaza Conflict" Richard Kemp Blog, Richard Kemp, February 21, 2015
  • "Hamas's Violations of International Law" The Lawfare Project, undated

Articles and Commentary


  • "Analysis: How will ICC view new evidence on Gaza beach war crimes dispute?" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, August 14, 2018
  • "Is the IDF ready for its next legal war?" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, July 27, 2018
  • "ANALYSIS: The Gaza crisis, Israeli hasbara and the ICC" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, June 27, 2018
  • "Expert: Palestine fails international law test for statehood at ICC" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, June 11, 2018
  • "Attorney general: Harming High Court harms defense of IDF before ICC" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, May 28, 2018
  • "Gaza violence puts Israel back on ICC radar" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, April 9, 2018
  • "Arab League chief wants int'l court to probe Gaza killings" Fox News, AP, April 4, 2018
  • "What will the ICC do with Israel's new report on Gaza war crimes?" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, March 16, 2018
  • "Hague Criminal Court set to open Israel war crimes probe, MKs reportedly told" The Times of Israel, January 8, 2018
  • "Analysis: High Court on collision course with ICC over enhanced interrogation" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, December 15, 2017
  • "PA calls to place Israeli Attorney General on trial" Arutz Sheva, Dalit Halevi, July 3, 2017
  • "PLO Threatens to Go to ICC - to Protect Terrorist Salaries" Elder of Ziyon, June 18, 2017
  • "Turkish Prosecutor Flotilla Case Against Israel Ended" The Hurriyet Daily News, December 2, 2016
  • "Analysis: Why Turkey Deal Sort of Ends 'Marmara' at ICC" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, June 28, 2016
  • "Analysis: The ICC Decision on 'Mavi Marmara' May Actually Be Good for Israel" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, November 9, 2015
  • "Abbas Threatens to Stop Abiding by Oslo Accords in UN General Assembly Speech" The Jerusalem Post, Danielle Ziri, Tovah Lazaroff, September 30, 2015
  • "Abbas Set to Annul Oslo Accords, Declare Palestine a State Under Occupation" Haaretz, Avi Issacharoff, September 7, 2015
  • "Bensouda Saves the ICC" Council on Foreign Relations, Elliot Abrams, July 28, 2015
  • "ICC Prosecutor Rejects Judges' Request to Reinvestigate Mavi Marmara Incident" i24 News, July 27, 2015
  • "International Court May Not Reopen Flotilla Case, Prosecutor Says" The Times of Israel, Raphael Ahren, July 22, 2015
  • "Who Are the ICC Judges who Ruled Against Israel on the 'Mavi Marmara'?" The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob, July 21, 2015
  • "How to Gut the Principles of Law in One Easy Verdict" Commentary Magazine, Evelyn Gordon, July 20, 2015
  • "There Goes the International Criminal Court" Newsweek, Elliot Abrams, July 18, 2015
  • "The ICC Channels the Queen of Hearts on Israel" Commentary Magazine, Evelyn Gordon, July 17, 2015
  • "Israel Outraged After ICC Judges Urge Revisiting 2010 Flotilla Raid" Israel Hayom, Shlomo Cesana, Eli Leon, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff, July 17, 2015
  • "The ICC Declares War on Israel" The Times of Israel, Avi Bell, July 16, 2015
  • "ICC Judges: Prosecutors Must Revisit 2010 Israeli Flotilla Raid" YNet News, Itamar Eichner, July 16, 2015
  • "Nuremberg Betrayed: ISIS and the International Criminal Court" The Algemeiner, Shimon Samuels, April 17, 2015
  • "US Pans ICC War Crimes Probe Of Israel As 'Tragic Irony'" The Times of Israel, AFP, AP, Times of Israel Staff, January 17, 2015
  • "The International Criminal Court on Shaky Ground" The Washington Post, Editorial Board, December 28, 2014


Related News

  • "Philippines' Duterte calls for mass withdrawal from ICC" Reuters, March 19, 2018
  • "Philippines leader Duterte to withdraw from ICC" BBC News, March 14, 2018
  • "U.N. chief meets with Sudan's president, who is accused of genocide" The Times of Israel, Edith M. Lederer, January 30, 2018
  • "Sudan's ICC-wanted president is set to visit Uganda" Fox News, AP, November 11, 2017
  • "Burundi becomes first nation to leave international criminal court" The Guardian, AFP, October 27, 2017
  • "South Africa's ruling party supports ICC exit ahead of al-Bashir ruling" All Africa News, July 5, 2017
  • "Zambia: 'We Stay in ICC'" All, July 1, 2017
  • "Rights Groups Fear Zambia Could Be Latest African Country to Abandon The ICC" Newsweek, Ludovica Iaccino, April 11, 2017
  • "South Africa Formally Revokes its International Criminal Court Withdrawal" Newsweek, Reuters, March 8, 2017
  • "South African Court Blocks Government's ICC Withdrawal Bid" Reuters, James Macharia, February 22, 2017
  • "Gambia Announces Plans to Stay in International Criminal Court" Reuters, Pap Saine and Lamin Jahateh, February 13, 2017
  • "African Leaders OK Strategy for Mass Withdrawal From ICC" The New York Times, AP, January 31, 2017
  • "African States Consider Mass Withdrawal from International Criminal Court" The Globe and Mail, Reuters, January 27, 2017
  • "Kenya President Indicates Nairobi May Reconsider Its ICC Membership" Reuters, December 12, 2016
  • "Philippines President Considers Pulling Out of International Criminal Court" Fox News, AP, November 17, 2016
  • "Gambia Announces Withdrawal from International Criminal Court" Reuters, October 26, 2016
  • "What Does the Future Hold for the International Criminal Court?" Fox News, Brett D. Schaefer, October 24, 2016
  • "South Africa to Quit Troubled U.N. War Crimes Court" Reuters, Joe Brock, October 21, 2016
  • "Burundi Lawmakers Vote to Withdraw from ICC; Would be 1st" AP, October 12, 2016
  • "ISIS Magazine Confirms 'Jihadi John' Death" The New York Times, Ashley Southall, January 19, 2016
  • "Egyptian Lawyer Sues Netanyahu for '1967 War Crimes'" The Jerusalem Post, Staff, January 12, 2016
  • "In U.S. Court, Israel Faces Civil Suit by Americans Injured in Gaza Flotilla Raid" The Washington Post, Spencer S. Hsu, January 11, 2016