2011 Victories: Defending Israel from Legal Terrorism | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

By Matthew Clark1324908040000

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the hundreds of victories by the ACLJ in 2011.

When Israel defended its borders from terrorist attacks in 2009, Judge Richard Goldstone led an investigation of the incident for the United Nations. The Goldstone Report falsely accused Israeli citizens of war crimes they did not commit. The ACLJ, along with our international affiliate the European Centre for Law and Justice, went to work exposing the flaws in this report. Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel, presented key arguments before the International Criminal Court in defense of Israel and the Israeli people who were victims of terrorism not war criminals.

For two years the ACLJ worked tirelessly to discredit the fallacies of the Goldstone report. In April of this year, Judge Goldstone reversed his position. He stated that “if I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document," and that after considering all of the facts, there was no evidence that Israel “intentionally targeted” civilians in defending itself from attack. In fact, he stated that it was the terrorist group Hamas, not Israel, that “purposefully and indiscriminately aimed [its rockets] at civilian targets.” This was a major victory for the Israeli people – the ability to defend themselves from terrorist attacks free of the fear of criminal sanctions.

To help the ACLJ continue to have the resources we need to make these victories possible and continue these fights, please consider making a donation to the ACLJ through our year-end Matching Challenge. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the end of the year.

You can read more in the ACLJ’s 2011 Victories series here.

Latest in
Israel

Defunding UNRWA is the Right Move

By Jay Sekulow1536940048882

President Trump’s decision to defund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is, of course, the right move from a legal perspective, but lest there be any confusion, it also is the just and empathetic response towards an organization that long has done a disservice to the very population...

read more

Anti-Semitic Org Conference to be at Major University

By ACLJ.org1536848244521

The ACLJ is directly engaged in fighting anti-Semitism all over the world and inside the United Nations. Now we’re fighting for Jewish students at universities right here at home. While we recently took legal action to fight for the Free Speech rights of a Christian to preach the Gospel on a public...

read more

International Criminal Court to Charge U.S. Soldiers?

By ACLJ.org1536614830271

As the International Criminal Court (ICC ) continues to pursue actions against U.S. citizens, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States today moved to counter this international body which has a questionable reputation. The Trump Administration plans to sanction the...

read more

U.S. Stops Funding to Palestinian Authority

By ACLJ.org1535734313994

Earlier this year, the President promised to cut funding to the terrorist affiliated Palestinian Authority (PA) as long as they continued to reward the families of terrorists. Now the President’s Administration has gone a step further, cutting off even more funding by withholding a significant sum...

read more