Brooke Goldstein

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Brooke Goldstein is a human rights lawyer. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Lawfare Project.

Early life and education

Brooke Goldstein was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is a graduate of McGill University and the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law.[1][2]

Her grandfather was a commander in a unit of Polish partisans that fought against the Nazis.[3]

Career

The Making of A Martyr

CNN anchor Carol Costello describes Goldstein as "a woman on a mission" who travelled to the West Bank, "as a young law student," to film the 2006 documentary film "The Making of A Martyr".[4] Goldstein produced and directed the film about a Palestinian sixteen-year-old, Hussam Abdo, who was stopped at an Israeli border checkpoint when guards found live explosives wrapped around his body. Goldstein argues that that Palestinian activists, by encouraging suicide bombing, abuse the rights of Palestinian children. Goldstein calls the use of children as suicide bombers, "the intentional murder of innocent children."

Goldstein asserts that there are "Muslim children throughout the globe that are being targeted through the internet, through satellite programming, by the religious clerics, by the political leaders to kill themselves as suicide bombers. And it is nothing but a form of child abuse."[5]

Children's Rights Institute

Continuing her work from the film, in 2007 Goldstein founded the Children's Rights Institute, "a non-profit organisation that tracks and legally combats violations of children's basic human rights, with a special focus on child suicide-homicide bombers, child soldiers, and the phenomenon of human shields."[6]

The Lawfare Project

Goldstein founded the Lawfare Project in 2010,[7][8] an American nonprofit advocacy organisation based in New York City which serves as a legal think tank and litigation fund to uphold the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and pro-Israel community worldwide.[9][10]

Goldstein co-authored the 2011 book "Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech: A First Amendment Guide for Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare." The book offers advice to journalists about how to protect themselves against what Goldstein and Meyer describe as "'Islamist lawfare,' the use of the law as a weapon of war to silence and punish free speech about militant Islam, terrorism and its sources of financing."[11]

Prior to the Lawfare Project, Goldstein worked for the Middle East Forum for two years, directing the organisation's "Legal Project" program, "which arranges pro-bono and reduced rate council for people wrongfully sued for speaking about issues of national security," particularly terrorism and Islamic extremism.


References

  1. Herschthal, Eric (24 November 2006). "'If I Died As A Martyr, I'd Go To Paradise'". New York Jewish Week. Retrieved 3 May 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. Gordon, Jerry (May 2014). "CAIR and Lawfare: an Interview with Brooke Goldstein". New English Review. Retrieved 3 May 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Think-tank to sue Google, Twitter and Yahoo over Holocaust denial content". The Jewish Chronicle. February 20, 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Costello, Carol (29 June 2007). "Thwarted Terror Attack in London". CNN. Retrieved 3 May 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. Hannity, Sean (30 May 2011). "Interview With Brooke Goldstein". Fox News. Retrieved 3 May 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  6. "Lawyer advocates for Palestinian child suicide bombers". Canadian Jewish News. April 16, 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  7. "Lawfare Conference Takes Aim at Terrorists' Efforts to Wage 'Legal Jihad'". HuffPost. May 16, 2010.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  8. "Groundbreaking Lawfare Project Launched". Algemeiner. March 16, 2010.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  9. "Lawfare Project threatens suit against Yahoo, Google and Twitter in Spain for proliferation of anti-Semitism". JNS. February 21, 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  10. "Groups accuse PFLP-affiliated UK NGO of being antisemitic". The Jerusalem Post. June 11, 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  11. Kittrie, Orde (2016). Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War. Oxford University Press. p. 9. ISBN 0190263571.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
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