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. 26: ICJ Ruling- Amb Alan Baker
At 2 pm on Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed down it’s decision on South Africa’s case against Israel, according to which it violates the obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention. Ambassador Alan Baker discussed the significance of the ruling, what’s to be the expected Israeli response and the possible implications of the ruling.
Amb.Alan Baker is an expert in international law and the former ambassador of the State of Israel to Canada. He is presently the Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and previously was a partner at the Tel Aviv law firm Moshe, Bloomfield, Kobo, Baker & Co. Amb. Baker served as a military prosecutor and then as a legal adviser in the Israel Defense Forces and Foreign Ministry.