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27th February 2018 – Quoted by Joseph Puder - Frontpage Magazine

Ireland’s Anti-Israel Stance

Orde Kittrie

Late last month, the Irish Parliament was prepared to pass a piece of legislation that would have made it a crime for anyone engaging in trade with Israel. The bill, which aimed to compliment and support the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), would have sent to jail Irish citizens who bought souvenirs in Jerusalem or Judea and Samaria, or penalized them with a fine of $310,000. more...

14th February 2018 – Quoted by Bryant Harris - Al-Monitor

International pressure on Israeli settlements renews push for US anti-boycott laws

Orde Kittrie

Pro-Israel groups are doubling down on their efforts to pass anti-boycott legislation in Congress after a string of recent setbacks. more...

7th February 2018 – Quoted by Aaron Bandler - Jewish Journal

Report: State Department Succeeds In Killing BDS Bill

Orde Kittrie

The State Department was successful in its effort to kill a bill in the Irish parliament that would have criminalized trade with Israelis, according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon. more...

6th February 2018 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Syndicate

Why is Ireland the most anti-Israel country in Europe?

Orde Kittrie

The Irish and Jewish people share a common history of suffering cruel persecution and achieving national redemption against immeasurable odds. But today, modern Ireland is one of Europe’s fiercest critics of Israel. This tension was on display last week as the Irish Senate was considering legislation aimed at criminalizing trade with Israeli settlements. more...

5th February 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Trump Admin Thwarts Irish Effort to Boycott Israel, Criminalize Trade

Orde Kittrie

The Trump administration played a key role in thwarting a recent effort by the Irish government to boycott Israel and make it a crime for Irish citizens to purchase products made in contested areas of the Jewish state, a move that would have severely jeopardized Ireland's trade with the United States, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. more...

29th January 2018 – The Hill

Irish bill to boycott Israeli settlements runs afoul of US laws

Orde Kittrie

A bill to be considered by Ireland’s Senate on Tuesday would criminalize trade with Israeli settlements. If enacted, it could put leading U.S. companies with Irish subsidiaries to a choice between violating the Irish law or violating the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, which require U.S. firms to refuse to participate in foreign boycotts that the United States does not sanction. more...

17th January 2018 – Document

Norsk hykleri fanger USAs oppmerksomhet

Orde Kittrie

Vi har lenge ment at oppblussingen av antiamerikanismen etter Trumps valgseier før eller siden vil fange amerikanernes oppmerksomhet og koste Norge goodwill i USA. more...

17th January 2018 – Quoted by Sophia Tesfaye - Salon

Trump’s merit-based immigration scheme based on lies

Orde Kittrie

Donald Trump’s recently confirmed secretary of homeland security may have just lied under oath. more...

16th January 2018 – Quoted by Lucy White - City AM

World’s largest sovereign fund sells out of BAE Systems in ethics push

Orde Kittrie

Norway's massive $1.1 trillion (£777bn) sovereign wealth fund has pulled its investment in UK defence company BAE Systems, as it continues an ethical push. The fund – which has traditionally focused on oil, but decided to ditch oil and gas investments last year – has also sold off its stake in another eight companies as part of its principles drive. more...

16th January 2018 – Quoted by Richard Milne - Financial Times

Norway oil fund sells out of BAE Systems in latest ethical investment move

Orde Kittrie

Norway’s $1.1tn oil fund has sold out of UK defence group BAE Systems and eight other companies as well as banning them from its portfolios in the latest in a series of high-profile ethical investment decisions. more...

16th January 2018 – Quoted by Gregory Dy - Finance

Massive Sovereign Wealth Fund of Norway Sells Out of BAE Systems

Orde Kittrie

The massive $1.1 trillion (£777bn) sovereign wealth fund of Norway has pulled its investment in BAE Systems, a UK defence company, as it proceeds with an ethical push. more...

16th January 2018 – The Wall Street Journal

What’s the Matter With Norway?

Orde Kittrie

President Trump reportedly touted Norway last week, comparing it favorably with Haiti and other countries he described in scatological terms. Though there are surely wonderful Norwegians, the government in Oslo calls to mind the Barry Switzer line: “Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” more...

12th December 2017 – Quoted by Yonah Jeremy Bob - The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post

Orde Kittrie

Despite some recent wins, very few victims of terrorism or their families ever see most of the money from high-profile, big-payout victories awarded in US and Israeli courts from cases against the Palestinians, Iran and others. more...

15th October 2017 – Quoted by Thomas Ayres - National Defense University Press

The Use Of Explosives In Cities: A Grim But Lawful Reality Of War – Analysis

Orde Kittrie

Refugees flowing out of the Middle East pose a serious humanitarian crisis for Europe and the world at large. The indiscriminate use of violence by the so-called Islamic State (IS), the unlawful actions of the Syrian regime, and the conduct of some of the warring factions precipitated and continue to fuel this crisis. Consequent to the indiscriminate use of force and explosives in cities, the flow of Syrian refugees has caused some to call for a complete ban on the use of explosive weapons in cities or urban areas. But to what end? Let’s not learn the wrong lessons from this calamity. more...

1st October 2017 – Quoted by Thomas Ayres - Joint Force Quarterly

The Use of Explosives in Cities: A Grim but Lawful Reality of War

Orde Kittrie

Refugees flowing out of the Middle East pose a serious humanitarian crisis for Europe and the world at large. The indiscriminate use of violence by the so-called Islamic State (IS), the unlawful actions of the Syrian regime, and the conduct of some of the warring factions precipitated and continue to fuel this crisis. more...

29th September 2017 – Foreign Affairs

How Washington Can Counter the Rise of Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer, Orde Kittrie, Alex Entz

Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia and political party, is now the most powerful actor in Lebanon. Since 2006, Hezbollah’s last declared conflict with Israel, the group has amassed military hardware to rival that of a formal standing army and evolved into Lebanon’s most important political power broker. For those who view Hezbollah as a destabilizing force, with links both to terrorism and to Iran, the question is how best to counter this rise. more...

8th September 2017 – Mentioned by Claire Finkelstein - Ethics and International Affairs

Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War by Orde Kittrie

Orde Kittrie

With the growing awareness of Russia’s attempts to weaken democratic institutions worldwide, the security practices of democratic nations are facing unprecedented challenges. Arguably, the most significant threat to Western-style democracy at the present moment comes not from kinetic action, but from the use of subterfuge and manipulation to influence public opinion. more...

8th August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Orde Kittrie

FDD senior fellow Orde Kittrie joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss how Norway and other U.S. allies have been undermined NATO. more...

31st July 2017 – The Wall Street Journal

How U.S. Allies Undermine NATO

Orde Kittrie

European countries divest from American defense firms that help protect them. more...

31st May 2017 – Mentioned by Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap Jr. - Military Review

Lawfare 101 A Primer

Orde Kittrie

For many commanders and other military leaders, the role of law in twenty-first century conflicts is a source of frustration. Some think it is “handcuffing” them in a way that is inhibiting combat success. For others, law is another “tool that is used by the enemies of the West." more...