Director Eugene Kontorovich Quoted in Jewish News Syndicate on the UN Blacklisting of Israeli Businesses in Judea and Samaria
February 12, 2020
From Jewish News Syndicate:
International-law expert Eugene Kontorovich said “the UNHRC’s blacklist is nothing more than attempt to demonize companies for doing business with Jews.”
“Nothing in international law prohibits Israeli or other companies from doing business in the West Bank, regardless of how one views the status of that territory,” he continued. “Many European countries have explicitly stated that there is no legal obstacle to such business.”
“Even the UNHRC itself knows that doing business in disputed territories is not legally problematic,” added Kontorovich. “As our research has shown, many of the world’s leading multinationals do business in occupied territories around the world. The UNHRC is not making any efforts to blacklist those companies and has never suggested their actions are problematic.
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Director Eugene Kontorovich Quoted in Deutsche Welle on Israeli-Sudanese Relations
February 4, 2020
From Deutsche Welle:
“Going forward, the challenge will be in ensuring the Khartoum government [of Sudan] follows through, and that the rapprochement is not undermined by more extremist elements there,” said Eugene Kontorovich, director of the Center for the Middle East and International Law at George Mason University Scalia Law School.
“Khartoum was once the place from which the Arab world rejected Israel,” Kontorovich told DW. “Now it’s the place from which they reject rejectionism.”
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Director Eugene Kontorovich Quoted in The Algemeiner on Trump Peace Plan
February 3, 2020
From The Algemeiner:
Perhaps the Trump plan’s most important achievement is to put on record the truth about the Jews’ unique rights to the land of Israel. As it states, the areas that Israel is being asked to yield to the Palestinians nevertheless constitute “territory to which Israel has asserted valid legal and historical claims, and which are part of the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people.”
As for the loud protests that Israel is being allowed to “annex the West Bank,” professor of international law Eugene Kontorovich has tweeted that the United States is not proposing to recognize Israeli annexation of the territory: “It is recognizing that Israel has always had a legitimate claim on this land.” In other words, the application of Israeli sovereignty is to be based on its preexisting rights to the land.
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Director Eugene Kontorovich Testifies before a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Antisemitic Terrorism
January 15, 2020
On Wednesday, January 15, Director Eugene Kontorovich testified before a House Homeland Security subcommittee on “Confronting the Rise in Domestic Antisemitic Terrorism” in Washington, D.C. He reflected on the impact that the pernicious “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” Movement has had on the rise of antisemitism in the United States and on the potential for the anti-Israel movement to provide a safe haven to those wishing to engage in antisemitism within polite society. Professor Kontorovich’s full testimony may be found here.