The “Iron Swords” war broke out in the early morning hours of October 7—fifty years and one day from the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The number of Jews killed was the most on one day since the Holocaust and Israelis have witnessed atrocities that they never thought would be repeated. MediaCentral was the first to help foreign journalists in the country get updated on what exactly was going on with a Zoom conference just hours after the war erupted. We have continued to follow the resulting military operations and have assisted the more than one thousand reporters who have been sent to the region to cover the events.
Jan. 11: ICJ Begins Deliberations on South Africa’s Claims Against Israel With Ambassador and International Lawyer Daniel Taub
On January 11 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began hearings on South Africa’s case against Israel, according to which it violates the obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Ambassador Daniel Taub discussed the significance of the hearing, what’s to be expected, the legitimacy of South Africa’s claims and the proceeding itself..Taub is an expert in international law, with specialisations in counter-terrorism and the laws of war. Taub is former Israeli Ambassador to the UK Taub has held many positions in the Israeli Foreign Ministry, among them principal deputy legal advisor of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and legal adviser to Israel’s missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Taub formerly headed Israel’s observer delegation to the International Court of Justice hearings on Israel’s security barrier. He represented Israel before the UN investigative committee on the Gaza flotilla, and was a negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.