Jeffrey Helmreich

Jeffrey S. Helmreich, a legal theorist, has authored numerous articles for American newspaper and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, the Forward and the Jewish World, as well as academic legal journals. During 2012 he was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School.

Publications by Jeffrey Helmreich

Empirical Hubris: How “Anonymous” Disguises the Real Threat to the West and Damages the CIA

The book, Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror, by "Anonymous," aims to spark a dramatic re-evaluation of American policy in the Middle East. Indeed, if one did not know of the author’s expertise level, the facts and motivations behind the book’s release, and the sources for its thesis, one might seriously entertain his central claim: that Islamists are at war with the West over its policies, not its culture or values. Read More »

An Answer to the New Anti-Zionists: The Rights of the Jewish People to a Sovereign State in Their Historic Homeland

A new critique of Israel proposes its elimination and replacement with a bi-national Palestinian-Jewish state. Israel’s new detractors doubt the legitimacy of Jewish statehood, though they say nothing about the validity of dozens of new states that have emerged in the last half century, many of which lack any firmly rooted national identity. Read More »

An Answer to the New Anti-Zionists: The Rights of the Jewish People to a Sovereign State in Their Historic Homeland

A new critique of Israel proposes its elimination and replacement with a bi-national Palestinian-Jewish state. Israel’s new detractors doubt the legitimacy of Jewish statehood, though they say nothing about the validity of dozens of new states that have emerged in the last half century, many of which lack any firmly rooted national identity. Read More »

Diplomatic and Legal Aspects of the Settlement Issue

One may legitimately support or challenge Israeli settlements in the disputed territories, but they are not illegal, and they have neither the size, the population, nor the placement to seriously impact upon the future status of the disputed territories and their Palestinian population centers. Read More »

Diplomatische und rechtliche Aspekte der Siedlungsfrage

  Institut für Zeitgeschichtliche Fragen gegründet von der JCPA und der Wechsler Family Foundation Die Jerusalem-Frage Ausgabe 2, Nr. 16 Man kann die israelischen Siedlungen in den umstrittenen Gebieten legitimerweise unterstützen oder in Frage stellen, aber sie sind nicht illegal […] Read More »

Beyond Political Terrorism: The New Challenge of Transcendend Terror

As the smoke clears in New York and Kabul, one blind spot still blocks the Western lens in the war against terror. There remains no official definition of "terrorism." The need for such a definition was affirmed by representatives of over 150 countries at a UN conference held in October 2001 on "What is Terrorism?" Read More »

Journalistic License: Professional Standards in the Print Media’s Coverage of Israel

On May 15, 2001, the Associated Press circulated an article covering Arafat’s Al-Naqba speech, marking the day Palestinians recall the "catastrophe" of the creation of the State of Israel. The article boasted direct quotations of the Palestinian leader’s statements. Read More »

The Israel Swing Factor: How the American Jewish Vote Influences U.S. Elections

There are two clashing myths on the political power of American Jewry. One claims that the community is too small to affect national elections; Jews make up less than 3 percent of the U.S. population. Read More »