Leader of anti-Israel “lawfare” campaigns, exploiting courts in democratic countries in order to harass Israeli officials with civil lawsuits and criminal investigations.
On March 18, 2023, a board member of the Gaza-based NGO Al Mezan participated in a “lawfare” event, organized by a Hamas-affiliated organization and featuring several Hamas leaders.
In December 2022, the UN General Assembly invited the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to render an advisory opinion on the "legal status of the occupation." This anti-Israel move is, to a significant degree, the product of lobbying for over a decade by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN officials.
The following FAQs explain the role of the ICJ and how it works, as well as the way it has been and will continue to be instrumentalized against Israel.
In April 2019, the Essex Business and Human Rights Project (EBHR) at Essex University (UK) and Norwegian People's Aid published “Investor Obligations in Occupied Territories: A Report on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund. The report exemplifies how not to conduct human rights due diligence in situations of conflict and primarily reflects the ideological agendas of its pro-BDS backers.
Gerald Steinberg and Anne Herzberg examine the use of the UN for a broad campaign of political initiatives targeting Israel, including the Durban Conference, international courts, and human rights frameworks.