Israel’s Supreme Court sided with the military in three house-demolition cases, but a close examination of the rulings exposes the increasing tensions on the court around the legality of the policy of destroying the houses of terrorists.
Amichai Cohen teaches international law and national security law at the Ono Academic College, Israel, where he previously served as the dean of the Faculty of Law. He is also a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. Cohen received his LL.B. degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School.
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