Legal Network Initiative – Media Coverage

A first-of-its kind International Legal Conference was recently held in Jerusalem, gathering lawyers and legal professionals from 24 countries to address the legal aspects of the global fight against the anti-Israel delegitimization campaign.

The conference, initiated by the International Legal Forum, was held in joined cooperation with the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and the Israel Bar Association.

The conference received extensive media coverage, some of which you may view in the links below:

Interview Channel 20

כיצד נראה המאבק המשפטי הבינלאומי ב-BDS?

ILTV Article

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13EozQTNaC0rCvUYvB-UsUqcqpRyiLANh/view

Conference Highlights

International and Local Media Coverage:

i24 News

https://www.i24news.tv/en/tv/replay/perspectives/x6ealzz 

Arutz 7

https://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/365507

https://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/365649

Israel Hayom

http://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/533531

Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Govt-minister-says-all-countries-should-pass-laws-banning-martyr-payments-540746

Israel National News

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241593

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241597

La Vanguardia

http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20180205/44572069769/expertos-crean-una-red-para-combatir-el-boicot-contra-israel.html

ABC Spain

http://agencias.abc.es/agencias/noticia.asp?noticia=2731271

Aurora-Israel.co.il

Expertos crean una red para combatir el boicot contra Israel

Radio Jai

http://www.radiojai.com/rj/noticom.php?cod=3036

Jerusalem Online

http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/politics-and-military/politics/israel-to-host-international-anti-bds-conference-34054?amp=1

Middle East Monitor

Israel holds international conference against BDS

Quds Press

http://www.qudspress.com/index.php?page=show&id=40896

 

Legal Network Initiative

A first-of-its kind International Legal Conference was recently held in Jerusalem, gathering lawyers and legal professionals from 24 countries to address the legal aspects of the global fight against the anti-Israel delegitimization campaign.

The conference, initiated by the International Legal Forum, was held in joined cooperation with the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and the Israel Bar Association.

Throughout the conference, which was held for three days, the lawyers participated in an intensive legal workshop on delegitimization and BDS.  The workshop included panels, round-table discussions and lectures to develop strategies, discuss current and future challenges and meet members of the network from around the world.

The main objective of the conference was to provide members of the international network with legal tools to battle all aspects of BDS (globally and locally) and share current strategies and methods of operation which participants may use in their respective countries.

The conference was joined by Key Israeli figures, including Knesset members, Ministers, and various legal experts.

To view highlights from the conference please click here.

                          

 

 

                     

Granting Equal Legal Rights to All Victims of Terror – Bill Amendment Submitted to Knesset

A bill amendment initiated by the International Legal Forum (ILF) was recently submitted to the Knesset by MK Amir Ohana, aiming to align and equalize the rights of victims whose pertaining legal proceedings are held in Military Courts to other victims of crime in Israel.

This is an amendment to an historical, legal, constitutional and moral injustice that has long discriminated against most victims of terror, as the law granting rights to victims of crime has not yet been applied to them.

On Pesach eve 2014, Hadas Mizrachi, along with her husband Baruch and five children, were driving on their way a Seder as they were ambushed and attacked by terrorists.  Baruch was killed, and Hadas and one of the children were injured.

Although the terrorists were later caught and tried, Hadas was restricted from being informed regarding the proceedings.  She struggled to find out even the most basic of details, such as the timing of the hearings or the status of the proceedings, or to get the opportunity to make her voice heard before sentencing.

The law at its current state abandons victims of terror alone in their darkest and most difficult hour.  Their rights are ignored, they have no access to information, and  remain powerless to hear and be heard.  With the passing of this legislation, the ILF hopes to grant these victims of terror their due rights, and bring this shameful and discriminatory situation to an end.

Attorney Yifa Segal, Director of the International Legal Forum, who initiated the amendment, stated: “The care for terror victims lies at the very core of Israeli society, as Israel holds its families dear and feels a collective responsibility for their well-being. It is inconceivable that such discrimination should occur against any group of people, but even more so when it comes to terror victims.”