One of the most pernicious allegations made against Israel is the apartheid smear. It’s important for pro-Israel activists to be able to unpick this argument.
We are delighted to host an online briefing at 6.30pm next Wednesday, 1 June, on "Neo-Orientalism: Deconstructing the Apartheid Charge Against Israel", with speakers Anne Herzberg and Joshua Kern.
You can register to join the session here.
More about our speakers:
Anne Herzberg is the Legal Advisor of NGO Monitor. She 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 international human rights law, the laws of armed conflict, universal jurisdiction, and international fact finding. As NGO Monitor's UN representative, she frequently speaks before UN bodies. Anne is the author of the widely cited NGO Lawfare: Exploitation of Courts in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and several other books and journal articles. Her op-eds have also appeared in many publications, including Ha’aretz, the Jerusalem Post, and The Wall Street Journal. In recent months, she has co-authored with Joshua Kern two in-depth reports analysing the apartheid charge: False Knowledge as Power: Deconstructing Definitions of Apartheid that Delegitimise the Jewish State (December 2021) and Neo-Orientalism: Deconstructing Claims of Apartheid in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (March 2022).
Joshua Kern's background is in landmark cases of historical importance, including: the trial of the Foreign Minister of the Khmer Rouge (Ieng Sary); the trial of the former Prime Minister of the Croat entity established in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war in the former Yugoslavia (Jadranko Prlić); the first trial at the ICC of an incumbent Head of State (President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya); the extradition of the former Defence Minister of the Republic of Georgia (David Kezerashvili). He is instructed by individuals, government and civil society organisations to advise on international criminal law and transnational criminal law matters, as well as to appear as an advocate. Josh is a participant in a range of pro bono activities and sits on the International Practice Committee of the Inner Temple. He also lectures on international criminal law and the International Criminal Court.