JUSTICE - No. 71

33 Spring 2024 25. Case Concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel), Order of March 28, 2024, I.C.J. REPORTS 2024, available at https://www. icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/19220240328-ord-01-00-en.pdf now include unsubstantiated claims of genocide, Mr. Salam has already led the tribunal to accept additional provisional measures against Israel, this time related to humanitarian aid.25 Indeed, the genocide case against Israel is yet another example of how the levers of international diplomacy can be manipulated, this time to paint the victims of a genocidal attack as the perpetrators of genocide, albeit wrongly accused under international law. This impedes the ability to achieve regional peace. So long as Israel continues to be castigated and convicted in the court of public opinion as bearing responsibility for all the suffering in Gaza and in the territories, Palestinian leadership will have no incentive to do anything other than to continue to blame Israel, and resist and reject everything that Israel has attempted to do to achieve economic and peaceful stability in the region. n Richard D. Heideman is Senior Counsel of Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC, the Washington, D.C., based firm which has represented American victims of terror for more than twenty years and is committed to seeking justice, truth and legal accountability for acts of terror, hatred and antisemitism. Heideman is the author of The Hague Odyssey: Israel’s Struggle for Security on the Front Lines of Terrorism and Her Battle for Justice at the United Nations (Bartleby Press) and The Bloody Price of Freedom (Gefen Publishing). Joseph H. Tipograph is an attorney with the firm of Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC, concentrating in assisting victims of terror proving their damages in numerous U.S. Federal Court matters. Tipograph co-authored with Heideman and Attorney David Matas of Canada the legal brief submitted to the International Court of Justice for inclusion in the public record at the Peace Palace regarding issues relating to the 2023 UN General Assembly request for an Advisory Opinion and co-authored a separate brief in the matter of South Africa v Israel, where South Africa has accused Israel of committing genocide.

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