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Webinar – The International Criminal Court and Israeli settlements: a travesty of justice?

19 May 2021 from 11:00 - 12:15
The International Criminal Court and Israeli settlements:
a travesty of justice?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) claims that by enabling Jews to live in East Jerusalem, Israel is committing war crimes.

The current situation in Sheikh Jarrah is an example of such claims. Many argue that East Jerusalem is illegally occupied territory, and that by “evicting” Palestinian families from their houses, Israel is committing war crimes.

The ICC recently decided to investigate “war crimes committed in the territory of Palestine”. There are two kinds of war crimes it will investigate: (a) crimes concerning the use of force by Israeli and Hamas forces during Gaza conflicts since 2014; and (b) Israel’s “settlements policies” in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

The allegation that Israeli settlements policies constitute war crimes raises immensely important issues.


  • Opening – Rev. Cornelis Kant, Christians for Israel International
  • Video presentation: what is a “settlement” – Johannes Gerloff
  • What is the status of East Jerusalem under international law? – Andrew Tucker, thinc.
  • Why does the ICC claim that Israel’s Jerusalem policies are war crimes? – Anne Herzberg (NGO Monitor)
  • Why are these issues relevant for Australia and other countries in the region? – Dr. Bren Carlill (Zionist Federation of Australia)
  • Q&A

19 May 2021:

11:00 AM • CET
5:00 PM • SGT
7:00 PM • AEST
9:00 PM • NZST

Approx. 75 minutes






Anne Herzberg – Legal Advisor of NGO Monitor
Anne Herzberg is a graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University Law School. Prior to joining NGO Monitor, she worked as an attorney in New York. Her areas of research include business and human rights, international human rights law, the laws of armed conflict, universal jurisdiction, international fact-finding, NGOs, and the UN. As NGO Monitor’s UN ECOSOC designated representative, she frequently participates in UN conferences and appears before UN bodies.

Dr. Bren Carlill – Director of Public Affairs at The Zionist Federation of Australia:
Dr. Bren Carlill has spent over 20 years professionally or academically focused on the Israeli–Palestinian dispute, including living in Israel for several years. He has also worked in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of Home Affairs, where he focused on the civil and human rights conditions and the security situations of various Middle East and South Asian countries. His latest book, The Challenges of Resolving the Israeli–Palestinian Dispute: An impossible peace? was published in January 2021.

Andrew Tucker – Director of The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation:
He is the co-author of the book Israel on Trial.


Rev. Cornelis Kant – Executive Director Christians for Israel International


19 May 2021
11:00 - 12:15
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Christians for Israel International