Calev Myers

 Calev Myers - image by Jim Gomely

Calev Myers - image by Jim Gomely


Calev Michael Myers is an Israeli lawyer and author. He serves as the Deputy President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ), has been published in the Justice Magazine of the IAJLJ and serves as one of their Representatives before the UN in Genevaand New York.

Myers is also the Founding Partner, of the Jerusalem City Center branch at Yehuda Raveh & Co. Law Offices. The law firm was established in 1940 by Gideon Hausner who served as Attorney-General of Israel and member of Knesset in 1965, 1969, 1974 and 1977. Myers has been published in the International Law Review and currently works in the fields of corporate and intellectual property law, as well as non-profit law,  and civil rights.

In 2004, Myers founded the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ), a human rights group active in Israel and its adjacent territories and has presented reports on their behalf before governmental bodies including the European Parliament, the Finnish Parliament, the Swedish Parliament, the Swiss Parliament and the French Parliament as well as universities such as Oxford UniversityToronto UniversityYork UniversityHelsinki UniversitySan Jose State UniversityUC BerkeleyUC DavisMITUniversity of DenverSciencePoUppsala University and Tilburg University.

Myers published a book in September 2016, titled "Crucial Alliance - African Americans, Jews and the Middle East Conundrum" which depicts the commonalities of the struggle of the African American and Jewish communities against racism, bigotry and terrorism, how they have helped each other overcome these challenges and why the alliance between the communities is more crucial today than ever.

Myers has contributed op-eds to the Times of Israel website, the Walla News website and has appeared on Israeli television programs in English and Hebrew, as a current events analyst from a human rights perspective. He has also been interviewed CNN and i24 News.

On March 6, 2017, Myers submitted a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court in the Hague against Ismail Haniyeh, Supreme Leader of Hamas in Gaza, for war crimes against Palestinians during the armed conflict with Israel in 2014

 

In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
— David Ben Gurion