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Daily Briefing June 15: Day 253 – UN reports show the weakness of international law

In the wake of 2 UN reports, ToI’s senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur delves into global institutions used to delegitimize Israel, even as they don’t protect citizens under fire

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

It is day 253 of the war with Hamas. ToI senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan for today’s special episode of What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploring one key issue currently shaping Israel and the Jewish World.

This week, host deputy editor Amanda Borschel-Dan speaks with senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur.

On Tuesday, the United Nations published an annual report on children in armed conflict, which for the first time added the Israeli military, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to its list of worst offenders. The decision to add the IDF to what has become known as “the list of shame” was due to what the report said was its killing and maiming of children and attacking schools and hospitals. Israel asserts that it operates according to international law, taking steps to avoid civilian casualties.

And on Wednesday, a UN inquiry alleged both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes in the early stages of the Gaza war, saying Israel’s actions also constituted crimes against humanity because of the immense civilian losses, and that they included acts of “extermination.”

This week, we discuss the use of international bodies to delegitimize Israel and how international law — developed in part by Jews — no longer protects the little guys.

Discussed articles include:

UN reports accuse Israel of ‘extermination,’ crimes against humanity; Hamas of war crimes

UN publishes report with IDF, Hamas, PIJ added to ‘list of shame’ for first time

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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