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The Holocaust Survivor Who Put His Faith in War Crimes Law

Judging War Crimes Evidence

Theodor Meron is a renowned scholar of international law, a Holocaust survivor and a former Israeli diplomat. In 1968, he advised the Israeli government that settling the occupied Palestinian territories violated the Geneva Conventions. In 2024, he concurred with ICC prosecutor Karim Khan’s decision to charge Hamas and Israeli leaders with war crimes.

When the Music Stopped and the Grief Began

Exhibition of Tragedy

“Oct. 7 | 06:29am — The Moment Music Stood Still: The Nova Music Festival Exhibition” is an exhibition of curated objects collected from the site of the massacre committed at the trance music festival Hamas attacked on that now-notorious date. It is a heartbreaking exhibition, not only for the story it tells but also for the perhaps-unintended implicit messaging, which speaks to a political culture that weaponizes grief.

Israel Does Not Know How To End the War in Gaza

Israel Does Not Know How To End the War in Gaza

Israelis across the political spectrum are starting to understand that the war in Gaza is unwinnable. After seven months, the army has succeeded neither in eliminating Hamas nor in bringing the captives home. But there’s no exit plan and no plan for the day after.

How Changes in the Israeli Military Led to the Failure of October 7

How Changes in the Israeli Military Led to the Failure of October 7

An analysis from the perspective of organizational science shows how the Israeli military’s overreliance on technology, lack of experience and proficiency in real warfare as opposed to occupation, and culture of dehumanization and dismissal of Palestinians led Israel to suffer its worst-ever loss of life in any military assault.

Covering War from Home

Covering War from Home

My mom always tells me not to go to war zones because she’s afraid of losing me. I would never tell my parents when I entered a war zone, so they wouldn’t worry. But this summer when I returned to Palestine to photograph the war, she was pleased. “It’s OK,” she said, because I am next to you!” It’s funny how moms think.

“Lebanon Will Be Last”

“Lebanon Will Be Last”

The obstacles are daunting, but no law of nature dictates that Lebanon must remain last in line to make an honorable and complete peace with its neighbor to the south, one that secures the interests of the “Precarious Republic” and its citizens.

Lukashenko’s Crazy-Stupid Hamas Headfake

Lukashenko’s Crazy-Stupid Hamas Headfake

Adding to the fact that the message was sent after the mid-air bomb theatrics unfolded, the sought-for cease fire referenced in the email had already taken effect on Friday, two days before this communique was sent out.