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Justus Reid Weiner (z”l)

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 was 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.

See also Justus Weiner’s Program on Human Rights and International Law in the Middle East

Publications by Justus Reid Weiner



The War on American Diplomacy: Isis, Al-Qaeda, and Taliban’s Sustained Attacks on Peaceful U.S. Missions Abroad

Leave No Man Behind: The United States and Israel Face Risks in Their Prisoner Release Policies

Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 39:1, Winter 2015. pdf

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

Jewish Political Studies Review, Vol. 25. No. 1–2, p.6, 2013. pdf

Diplomatic Immunity: Terror Attacks Against Israeli Embassies

Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012. pdf

Book Review of A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism by Daniel Byman

Jewish Political Studies Review, Vol. 24, No. 1–2, 2012. pdf

From Gaza to Pakistan: Targeted Killing and International Law

Jewish Political Studies Review, Vol. 34, No. 3–4, 2011. pdf

Wye River Memorandum: A Transition to Peace?

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall 2000, (University of California, 2000). pdf

Amnesia International: Forgetting the Real Culprits in Gaza

Global Law Forum, Jerusalem Center, January 19, 2010.

Free Lunch for Hamas

with Avi Sutton, Global Law Forum, Jerusalem Center, January 1, 2010.

Children on the Frontlines: Palestinian and Pakistani Child Abuse

Global Law Forum, Jerusalem Center, January 1, 2010.

The Gaza War of 2009: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Israel and Hamas

with Avi Bell, San Diego International Law Journal, Vol. 11:5, 2009. pdf

Palestinian Crimes against Christian Arabs and Their Manipulation against Israel

Jerusalem Viewpoints, No. 72, September 2008.

Hizbullah’s Triumph: The Long-Term Implications of Prisoner Exchanges

Jerusalem Viewpoints, No .565, July 2008.

Legal Implications of Safe Passage: Reconciling a Viable Palestinian State with Israeli Security Requirements

with Diana Morrison, Connecticut Journal of International Law, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 2007. pdf

Christians Flee Growing Islamic Fundamentalism in the Holy Land

Jerusalem Issue Brief, Vol. 6, No. 14, December 7, 2006.

Hamas' Determination to Perpetuate the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Critical Role of Hate Indoctrination

with Noam Weissman, Jerusalem Viewpoints, No. 545, 1 August 2006.

Will the Next Generation of Palestinians Make Peace with Israel

Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 537, December 2005.

Palestinian Christians: Equal Citizens or Oppressed Minority in a Future Palestinian State

Oregon Review of International Law, Vol. 7, p.26, 2005.

Palestinian Christians: A Minority’s Plea for Rights Silenced by the Politics of Peace

The Journal of Human Rights , Vol. 4, No. 3, p.363, 2005. pdf

Israel’s Security Barrier: An International Comparative Analysis and Legal Evaluation

with Dr. Barry Feinstein, George Washington International and Comparative Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, p.312, 2005. pdf

Child Abuse: The New Islamic Cult of Martyrdom

Faultlines, Vol. 16, p. 63, (Institute for Conflict Management in New Delhi, India, 2005).

The NGOs, Demolition of Illegal Building in Jerusalem, and International Law

Jewish Political Studies Review, Vol. 17, No. 1–2, p.47, 2005. pdf

Palestinian Christians: Silent Victims of a Zero-Sum Game

Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 8, No. 2, p.383, (Faculty of Law, University of Malta, 2004).

Palestinian Children and the New Cult of Martyrdom

Harvard Israel Review, Vol. 3, Summer 2003.

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

Jerusalem Viewpoints, No. 498, 15 May 2003.

Is Jerusalem Being “Judaized”?

Jewish Political Studies Review, Vol. 15, No. 1–2, p.177, 2003. pdf

The Palestinian Boycott of Jerusalem’s Municipal Political Process: Consequences for the Level of Public Services and Infrastructure

Jerusalem Issue Brief, Vol. 2, No. 21, March 23, 2003.

The Use of Palestinian Children in the Al-Aqsa Intifada: A Legal and Political Analysis

The Recruitment of Children in Current Palestinian Strategy

Jerusalem Issue Brief, Vol. 2, No. 8, October 1, 2002.

The Use of Palestinian Children in the Al-Aqsa Intifada

Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 441, November 1, 2000.

Co-existence Without Conflict: the Implementation of Legal Structures for Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation Pursuant to the Interim Peace Agreements

Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, Iss. 2, p.591, 2000. pdf

Freedom of Migration: Legal Standards and State Practice

Still Moving: Recent Jewish Migration in Comparative Perspective, Daniel J Elazar, Morton Weinfeld, eds., (Transaction Publishers, 2000). pdf

Edward Said’s Fabrications: An Exchange

Commentary, January 2000. pdf

A Tale of Two Frauds

Academic Questions, Vol. 13, No. 3, Summer 2000. pdf

Exile’s Return

Letter to the Editor, New York Review of Books, February 24, 2000.

The False Prophet of Palestine: In the Wake of the Edward Said Revelations

Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints, No. 422, January 2000.

Israel-Arab Peace Negotiations: A Long and Winding Road

Jerusalem Letter, No. 413, September 1, 1999. pdf

“My Beautiful Old House” and Other Fabrications by Edward Said

Commentary, September 1, 1999 pdf

Human Rights Trends in the Emerging Palestinian State: Problems Encountered by Muslim Converts to Christianity

Michigan State Journal of International Law, Vol. 8, No. 3 539, 1999. pdf

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

Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints, February 1998. pdf

Terrorism: Israel’s Legal Response

Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Vol. 14, 1997. pdf

The Temporary International Presence in Hebron: A Unique Approach to Peacekeeping

Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 16, p.281, 1997. pdf

The Hebron Protocol: The End of the Beginning or the Beginning of the End of the Israeli Palestinian Peace Process

Boston University International Law Journal, Vol. 15, p.375, 1997. pdf

The Palestinian Refugees’ “Right to Return” and the Peace Process

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. XX, No. 1, Winter 1997. pdf

An Analysis of the Oslo II Agreement in Light of the Expectations of Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 17, p.667, 1996. pdf

The Peace Process and the “Right of Return”

Survey of Arab Affairs, May 15, 1996. pdf

Peace and Its Discontents: Israeli and Palestinians Intellectuals Who Reject the Current Peace Process

Cornell Journal of International Law, Vol. 29, p.101, 1996.

Critical Analysis of the Cairo Agreement

Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1995. pdf

Hard Facts Meet Soft Love – The Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles and the Prospects for Peace: A Response to Katherine W. Meighan

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 35, No.4, Summer 1995. pdf

Human Rights in Limbo During the Interim Period of the Israel-Palestinian Peace Process: Review, Analysis and Implications

New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Vol. 27, p.761, 1995. pdf

Israel’s Expulsion of Islamic Militants to Southern Lebanon

Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 26, p.357, 1995. pdf

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

Jerusalem Letter, No. 306, December 15, 1994. pdf

The Settlements in Judea and Samaria: A Legal View

Midstream, A Monthly Jewish Review, August/September 1986. pdf


Reasons for Christian Emigration from the Palestinian Areas: Exposing the Anti-Israeli Slant

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2010.