Noura Erakat Wages Lawfare on Israel
Since the 2014 Gaza war, proponents of lawfare
have sought to use the International Criminal Court to punish Israel for daring to respond militarily to Hamas's unrelenting aggression. Noura Erakat
, an assistant professor in legal and international studies at George Mason University and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, presented her case in a recent talk
at Stanford University
titled, "War on Gaza in the Age of Human Rights: Prospects for Accountability." In the latest Campus Watch research
, appearing today at Jihad Watch,
CW West Coast representative Cinnamon Stillwell reports on Erakat's lecture:
The niece of Palestinian Authority (P.A.) chief negotiator Saeb Erakat, Erakat's tone was calm and measured, her demeanor pleasant, and her partisanship unmistakable, even when couched in the dispassionate language of international human rights law.
Seated in a conference room before an audience of approximately forty, many of them fellow academics, Erakat began by noting that because this was "not a legal audience," she would depart from her planned presentation and instead focus on "setting the framework for the lead-up" to the war and on providing "the legal and political context" for the situation in Gaza.
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