Referral of Iranian President Ahmadinejad on the Charge of Incitement to Commit Genocide

Justus Reid Weiner

Justus Reid Weiner received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and his BA from Colgate University. He is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. His professional publications have appeared in leading law journals and intellectual magazines. In the U.S Weiner practiced law as an associate in the litigation department of the international law firm White & Case. Weiner also served as a senior attorney at the Israel Ministry of Justice specializing in human rights and other facets of public international law.

Amb. Meir Rosenne

Ambassador Meir Rosenne was Israeli Ambassador to France, 1979-1983. Israeli Ambassador to the US, 1983-1987. Member, Israel Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Member, Israel Delegation to Geneva Peace Talks, 1973. Participant, Camp David, Israel-Egyptian Peace Negotiations and Drafter, Camp David Accords. Participant, Israel-Syrian and Israel-U.S. negotiations. Senior Lecturer on International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa. Member, Board of Trustees, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Member, Board of Trustees, Ben-Gurion University. Member, various international law organizations in the United States and Canada.

Prof. Elie Wiesel

Since 1976, Prof. Wiesel has been Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University. He is a member of the Faculty in the Department of Religion as well as the Department of Philosophy. Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books of fiction and non-fiction, including A Beggar in Jerusalem (Prix Médicis winner), The Testament (Prix Livre Inter winner), The Fifth Son (winner of the Grand Prize in Literature from the City of Paris), two volumes of his memoirs, All Rivers Run to the Sea and And the Sea is Never Full, and most recently The Sonderberg Case. For his literary and human rights activities, he has received numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, the National Humanities Medal, the Medal of Liberty, and the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor. In 1986, Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Prize for Peace, and soon after, Marion and Elie Wiesel established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

Amb. Dore Gold

Ambassador Dore Gold has served as President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs since 2000. From June 2015 until October 2016 he served as Director-General of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN (1997-1999), and as an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Irit Kohn

Irit Kohn, Esq., joined the Israel Ministry of Justice in 1989 and from 1995 to 2005 was director of its International Affairs Department. In that position she was involved in one of the first cases involving universal jurisdiction as head of the legal team defending Prime Minister Sharon in Belgium in 2001. In 2011, she was elected President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

Eytan Bentsur

Eytan Bentsur is a former Director General of the Foreign Ministry and is the author of Making Peace . Today he is a special advisor to the American company Patco.

Dan Naveh

Dan Naveh was a Member of Knesset for the Likud party for three terms (15th, 16th and 17th Knessets), totaling 8 years. During that time he was a government minister for five years (2001–2006). As a Member of Knesset he served on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and Committee on the Rights of Children. He resigned in 2006 and is founder and managing general partner of Agate Medical Investments.