Justus Reid Weiner

Justus Reid Weiner is a human rights lawyer and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is the author of numerous professional publications. Weiner also lectures widely in various countries, and was a visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the New York and Israel Bar. Previously, he practiced law as an associate in the litigation department of the international law firm White & Case in New York City. Weiner also served as a senior attorney at the Israel Ministry of Justice, specializing in human rights and other facets of public international law.

Publications by Justus Reid Weiner

Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions Are Not Collective Punishment

Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions Are Not Collective Punishment

Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions Are Not Collective Punishment

Sanctions were only put in place after nothing else stopped attacks from Gaza. Read More »

Middle Eastern Christians: Battered, Violated, and Abused, Do They Have Any Chance of Survival?

Throughout the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians are facing pervasive and systematic persecution that is steadily increasing in its intensity and scope. Read More »

The Threat to Freedom of Speech about Israel: Campus Shout-Downs and the Spirit of the First Amendment

On February 8, 2010 Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, began speaking to a packed hall at UC Irvine. Read More »

Justus Reid Weiner on A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism by Daniel Byman

The Global Epidemic of Illegal Building and Demolitions: Implications for Jerusalem

In recent decades, municipalities and governments in all parts of the world have struggled with illegal building. However, compared with the incessant denunciation of rather infrequent demolitions by the Jerusalem Municipality, there has been nearly a complete lack of publicity when other governments demolish illegal structures. Read More »

Israel-Arab Peace Negotiations: A Long and Winding Road

A discussion of advances and stalemates between the end of the British Mandate and today. Read More »

The Hebron Agreements Note for the Record: A Pandora’s Box of Legal and Political Obstacles

Israel’s Struggle Against Islamic Terrorism: Lessons from the Expulsion of Hamas Militants to Southern Lebanon