Advocate Michal Cotler-Wunsh Human Rights Attorney Former Member of Knesset and Liason on Matters Related to the ICC

Michal Cotler-Wunsh was a Member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) for the Blue and White party. She served as Chair of the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Use and was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Security, Law, Children’s Rights, Women’s Rights and Immigration and Integration Committees. Michal Cotler-Wunsh received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her LL.M. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a PhD Candidate in the Human Rights under Pressure  Ethics, Law and Politics program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Freie Universität of Berlin.
Prior to becoming a Member of Knesset, Ms Cotler-Wunsh served as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. She is a dedicated legal advisor to the Goldin family working for the return of deceased Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul as well as Israeli civilians Avera Mangistu and Hisham al-Sayed.

The weaponization of international law and human rights actually prevents any country from being able to address terror in any way, shape or form, whether it’s a terror organization, individual or regime

Michal Cotler-Wunsh explains how the ICC has been utilized by the Palestinian Authority to promote political interests. She stresses that two million Gazans are being held hostage by Hamas a genocidal terrorist organization. While Israel has created “Iron Dome” to protect people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds living in Israel, Hamas uses their own civilian population as human shields. The inability of the State of Israel to address the challenge that terror poses in that moral equivalency that is being created by counting numbers – that inability is about an attack on democracies worldwide and an attack on the rules-based order. Finally, Michal Cotler-Wunsh reminds viewers that Israel is the only country whose right to exist is constantly being questioned and that is what singles out Israel, the Jew among the Nations.