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Lawfare Project Letter Used to Defeat Discriminatory Boycott of Israeli Goods
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A national effort to push a referendum calling to boycott Israeli products was rejected on Tuesday night, signaling a critical victory for the campaign to counter the discriminatory and unlawful Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) in the United States. This attempt to discriminate against Israeli entities was rejected unanimously by the GreenStar Food Co-Op in Ithaca, New York. The Lawfare Project's analysis of relevant state law provisions applicable to commercial boycotts demonstrates the enormous potential to defeat the BDS Movement by force of law.

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Read The Lawfare Project's letter to the Co-op here.

Last Updated ( Thursday, May 14, 2015 )
 
Lawfare Project Addresses Controversy Over Virginia State Bar's Misguided Cancellation of Israel Trip
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Dear VSB Members, Bar Council, and Executive Committee,

The Lawfare Project is disturbed and disappointed over the uninformed, discriminatory actions of the Virginia State Bar with regard to the cancellation of its Midyear Legal Seminar in Jerusalem, Israel. We urge VSB President Kevin Martingayle to reinstate the trip, publicly apologize, and take a public stance in staunch opposition to the illegal and illegitimate BDS Movement.

As attorneys and sworn members of the Bar, we are held to the highest ethical and moral standards, and we must be vigilant in considering this responsibility in every personal and professional context. As the President of the Virginia State Bar, representing all of Virginia's esteemed attorneys, Mr. Martingayle should be especially cognizant of his obligation to remain impartial, transparent, and well-informed on all issues relating to the Bar and its members.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, April 02, 2015 )
 
BREAKING: Lawfare Project releases provocative 4-minute video on Islamist threat to free speech


Protect your free speech rights by exercising them.

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In 4 minutes, The Lawfare Project exposes...

  • The Council on American-Islamic Relations's (CAIR) crusade to suppress free speech in the United States
  • Intimidation of the media by the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of Boston, the mosque attended by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and founded by an al-Qaeda operative
  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) efforts to impose blasphemy laws on the West
  • The U.S. government's purging of counter-terrorism training materials to the detriment of our own national security interests

The Lawfare Project is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal support to persons targeted for speaking publicly about Islamist terrorism. We are a group of more than 300 lawyers whose mission is to uphold the right to openly discuss real and imminent threats to our personal and national security.

Last Updated ( Thursday, December 11, 2014 )
 
Camp Jihad - Inside UNRWA Summer Camp
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Click HERE to learn more about UNRWA's violation of children's human rights.

 
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Lawfare in the Media
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When the Law Becomes a Weapon of War

By George I. Seffers

Terrorists, their supporters and other adversarial groups and individuals are finding new and creative ways to use the law against their enemies. The tactics create hesitation on the battlefield, cast doubt on the legality of military operations and ultimately can change the way nations fight. Recent cases, though, indicate the courts may be catching on.

While experts disagree on the definition of lawfare, it essentially means the use or abuse of the legal system as a substitute for traditional military means to achieve an operational objective. Some tactics are well worn and essentially amount to a propaganda campaign to try a matter in the court of public opinion. “Claiming that a Taliban gathering was a wedding or that there are a great number of civilian casualties in an airstrike, those kinds of things are almost knee-jerk initial reactions by the enemy to put us off balance and get us to investigate ourselves,” says Col. Richard Jackson, USA (Ret.), special assistant to the U.S. Army judge advocate general for Law of War Matters.

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Lawfare Project Submits Investigative Report, "Hamas's Violations of International Law," to UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict
The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict requested submissions relevant to its mandate of investigating violations of the laws of armed conflict. Further to this request, The Lawfare Project submitted its investigative report "Hamas's Violations of International Law," detailing specific instances of violations relevant to the Commission's efforts.

The key findings of our report were based on the application of Customary International Humanitarian Law (CIHL), which is distinct from treaty law in that it is universally applicable, binding even non-state actors and non-signatories like Hamas. Our unique approach to the analysis of laws of war violations under CIHL has received significant praise from legal experts, organizations, and members of government.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, April 01, 2015 )
 
The War Against Free Speech: A First Amendment Guide for Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare
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