Our recently opened website is designed to provide a comprehensive documentary database of legal and related materials, both contemporary and historical, concerning Israel.  Much material is currently accessible for viewing and downloading on the website, but much remains under construction and so not yet available.  Sign up to be notified when new pages go live.

Current Highlights:

  1. Abraham Accords – normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco
  2. International Criminal Court
       a) Prosecutor’s Announcement of 3 Mar 2021, opening a full investigation concerning the “Palestine” Situation
       b) Pre-Trial Chamber’s 5 Feb 2021 ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction over Judea, Samaria, Gaza, and “East” Jerusalem
       c) Formal complaint filed by Shurat HaDin against the ICC Prosecutor
       d) Amicus submissions filed with the International Criminal Court concerning the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate the “Palestine situation”.  A synopsis of pro-Israel submissions has been prepared by the International Legal Forum.  Other materials on the matter are on the ICC page.
       e) U.S. Executive Order imposing sanctions on ICC.  For more on this see information about the Afghan case on the ICC page.
  3. Anti-BDS laws enacted since 2015 in more than 30 U.S. states.
  4. BDS litigation – cases and documents.
  5. Iran’s threats to annihilate Israel – the legal context.

These are all of the currently live pages (those with links below), accessible here and from the menus at the top and sidebar:

Sign up to be notified when new pages go live.  It is our intention to activate more pages in the coming weeks and months.

This is the tentative outline of sections, mirroring the “Library” menus at the top and sidebar of the website. Pages which are live are linked below, as well as in the menus.  Certain sub-topic pages, such as the anti-BDS legislation in U.S. states, and the amicus briefs submitted to the ICC, are not on the menu but are accessible from the relevant higher-level page.  They can also be accessed through the sitemap.

Historical Material:
  • Pre-Mandate Era
  • League of Nations Mandate
    • Founding of the League
    • The Mandate System
    • The Palestine Mandate
      • British Reports on Palestine Mandate
      • British Commissions of Inquiry
      • Eastern Palestine
      • Land Regulation
      • Arab Economic Boycotts
  • Termination of the Mandate
  • Establishment of the State of Israel
  • Developments from 1949 to 1956
  • Sinai War – 1956
  • To Six Day War – 1967
  • War of Attrition – 1969-70
  • Yom Kippur War – 1973
  • Camp David Accords – Peace with Egypt – 1979
  • War in Lebanon – 1982
  • Oslo Accords – from 1993
  • Peace with Jordan – 1994
  • Peace Agreements – 2020