Download the Reports An Assessment of the 2014 Gaza Conflict Our Military Forces' Struggle Against Lawless, Media Savvy Terrorist Adversaries How Democracies Can Win Against Terror-Armies Fighting Terror Effectively: An Assessment of Israel's Experience on the Home Front

A delegation of the High Level Home Front Group met with senior EU officials to discuss their findings related to what European nations can learn from Israel's experience with the domestic terror threat in Brussels on June 28th 2017. A public event to present their findings took place at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

To download the HLHFG report "Fighting Terror Effectively: An Assessment of Israel's Experience on the Home Front" click here.
The Telegraph
27 October 2016

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Lawfare, the abuse of international norms and procedures and the judicialisation of international institutions to attain strategic goals that cannot be achieved by political and military means, has become a common feature in modern conflicts. It has evolved into a new weapon in the hands of our enemies seeking to constrain and limit the ability of Western armies to pursue our national security interests.

The High Level Military Group (HLMG) was formed in early 2015 with a mandate to address the implications for Western warfare of fighting enemies who disregard the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) but exploit our own nations' adherence to LOAC for their gain.

HLMG members discussing the 2014 Gaza Conflict with an IDF soldier on a field visit in southern Israel

HLMG members have a wealth of experience at the very highest operational and policy levels as regards the conduct of warfare and its attendant policies.

Our purpose is to add a professional military and legal element to debates about warfare in the 21st Century, which at times have been ill-informed and politicised, and which are of vital importance to our own armies and alliance partners.