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      July 29, 2019

      Monday   7:15 PM

      224 East 12th Street
      New York, New York 10003

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      Are Israeli settlements (il)legal under international law?

      EVENT INFO We often hear pundits, activists and politicians decry that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal, but is that truly the case? Does Israel have claims to the territory under international law and how does that impact the question of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians? We would like to offer you a special opportunity to hear from one of the world's foremost experts on the subject so you can begin answering these questions for yourself. For the next installment of our Boot Camp 2.0 event series, Fuel For Truth invites you to join us and legal expert Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University, for a special discussion on this critical issue that is all but guaranteed to enter your Israel conversations, especially as the 2020 Presidential Election focuses on foreign policy. Registration & photo ID required for entry Beer, kosher wine and light refreshments to be served Doors open at 6:55 PM No entry after 7:45 PM SPEAKER BIO Eugene Kontorovich is a Professor of Law at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, specializing in constitutional and international law. Before coming to George Mason, he had been a professor at Northwestern University School of Law for 11 years. Professor Kontorovich is also the head of the International Law Department at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a Jerusalem-based think tank, and is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict. He has testified repeatedly in Congress about the Arab-Israeli conflict, including over whether the United States should move its embassy to Jerusalem as well as whether the United States should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He has published over thirty major scholarly articles and chapters in leading law reviews in the United States and Europe, including the American Journal of International Law, International Review of Law & Economics, Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Virginia Law Review. His popular writings have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, POLITICO, Haaretz, and numerous other leading publications.  Professor Kontrovich attended the University of Chicago for college and law school and clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. ABOUT BOOT CAMP 2.0 The Boot Camp 2.0 event series is our initiative to provide greater educational opportunities for alumni of our flagship Boot Camp program, as well as their social and professional networks, to dive deeper into content covered in Boot Camp, pressing issues and current events related to Israel, and practical experience to apply their Israel activism through presentations, discussions and workshops.  Fuel For Truth is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization NOTE: By registering for this event, you are allowing Fuel For Truth to send information regarding the organization, its programs, and events to the email address you provide. You are also allowing Fuel For Truth to use any photos taken at the event to be posted to social media and to be used for promotional purposes.

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