Behind the Headlines

Join ToI for: ‘Is the IDF acting legally and ethically in Gaza?’ with Prof. Amichai Cohen

On December 6, we speak with the Israel Democracy Institute’s Cohen, an expert in International Law of Armed Conflict and National Security Law. Exclusively for the ToI Community

Illustrative: Prof. Amichai Cohen at a ToI Live event in Jerusalem's Israel Democracy Institute, December 15, 2022. (Oded Antman/IDI)
Illustrative: Prof. Amichai Cohen at a ToI Live event in Jerusalem's Israel Democracy Institute, December 15, 2022. (Oded Antman/IDI)

After two months of the war and a failed ceasefire with Hamas, Israel is turning its ground operations to southern Gaza even as the world expresses dismay over mounting civilian casualties in the Strip.

To probe whether the IDF is acting legally and ethically in Gaza, we turn to Prof. Amichai Cohen of the Israel Democracy Institute.

Cohen is a recognized expert in the International Law of Armed Conflict, National Security Law, and Civil-Military Relations.

As international pressure builds on Israel to lessen the impact on Palestinian civilians while the IDF prosecutes a war against Hamas in all of Gaza, Cohen addresses issues such as the legal legitimacy of Israel’s right to self-defense, the international bodies that determine laws of warfare and how to try Hamas for international war crimes.

Prof. Amichai Cohen joins Times of Israel deputy editor Amanda Borschel-Dan for a Behind the Headlines webinar this Wednesday, December 6, exclusively for Times of Israel Community members.

Palestinians look at destruction after an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, December 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

Join the ToI Community and you’ll receive a link to the webinar by email. Current members can also access this special online event through your ToI Community account.

If you haven’t yet joined the ToI Community, sign up to do so here and you’ll receive a link to the webinar.

Join the ToI Community to access the event

The webinar will broadcast on Wednesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. Israel time (12 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m. PDT). Times of Israel Community members will receive an email with a link to the conversation.

A recording of this special episode of Behind the Headlines will also be available to Community members on-demand for later viewing, along with the rest of our extensive library of exclusive content.

In addition to unlocking special content, Times of Israel Community members receive an ad-free experience of the ToI site and apps, and a weekly insider letter from editor David Horovitz.

If you are already a ToI Community member, you will automatically receive links to ask a question and to join the webinar, as well as all future Behind the Headlines sessions, via email.

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