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Eugene Kontorovich

Eugene Kontorovich

Eugene Kontorovich teaches constitutional law at Northwestern University and heads the international law department of the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem.

Defining "settlements" has always been difficult. The relevant international law instruments speak only of people being "transferred or deported" by an occupying power. However, most Jews...

Israel's declaration of certain open, uncultivated areas near the 1949 Armistice Line as "state land" has been widely mischaracterized as an "appropriation" of private Palestinian...

For years, peace processors and pundits have threatened that to stop its "growing international isolation," Israel must make "painful concessions" and withdraw from territory. The...

The arrest of Israeli Jews for the murder of an Arab teenager in Jerusalem has unleashed a wave of cheap moral equivalency. Some of it...

Secretary of State John Kerry spent the spring shuttling between his two major foreign-policy concerns—Russia’s control over Crimea and Israel’s control over the West Bank—entirely...

I wrote earlier about what Israel’s interdiction on the high seas of a ship bringing missiles from Iran to Gaza (under the obligatory cover of...

Both the timidity of the European response to Russia’s Crimean conquest--and the hysteria of its stances on Israel--can be seen in the story of two...

As COMMENTARY noted yesterday, the Israeli Navy seized a general cargo vessel carrying missiles apparently to the Gaza Strip. The weapons are Syrian, allegedly shipped...

The release of unrepentant Jew-killers from Israeli prisons to keep the engine of the peace process running has left many, even those sympathetic with the...

A new level of vileness has been reached in the pages of Haaretz. It has already published work extremely critical of the State of Israel--even...

Democracy and demography have become the main arguments for creating a Jew-free Arab state in Judea and Samaria. Israel’s presence in the territories deprives Palestinians...