Wanted: An Israeli anti-‘lawfare’ strategy

The Palestinian campaign includes legal efforts, mass media manipulation, active public diplomacy, incitement, boycotts and sanctions.

By GILEAD SHER
January 27, 2015 12:19
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ICC. (photo credit: MICHAEL KOOREN / REUTERS)

 
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THE PALESTINIAN legal and diplomatic offensive over the past several weeks reflects the rapidly changing nature of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict and should not be underestimated.

Through Palestinian manipulation the focus is shifting from the political arena – where a solution could serve the interests of both sides – to the legal domain, where there can be only one winner. Where bilateral and regional negotiations held out the promise of gradual progress toward a potential win-win two-state reality, the current Palestinian “lawfare” approach is a zero-sum game.

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