Michael Sfard

Michael Sfard

Michael Sfard is an Israeli human rights lawyer, the author of The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights (Metropolitan Books, 2018), and co-author of The ABC of the OPT: A Legal Lexicon of Israeli Control Over the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He provides legal counsel for Yesh Din: Volunteers for Human Rights, is the legal counsel for Peace Now, and is a legal advisor to Breaking the Silence and the Human Rights Defenders Fund.


The process of de facto annexation is not new; what is new is de jure annexation. We’re seeing a stream of legislation by the Israeli parliament that is imposing its norms on the West Bank.

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