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He's a Project for the New American Century (PNAC) member, senior fellow at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, and Bush administration's recess-appointed UN Ambassador, a man Law Professor, author, activist, and former President of the National Lawyers Guild, Marjorie Cohn, accused of "cooking intelligence to whip up US aggression against other countries," including, of course, Iraq based on bogus WMD claims.

In his UN post, he was also notorious for "hyping threats posed by Cuba and Syria, and taking a dangerously combative stance toward North Korea." He now advocates war against Iran, getting op-ed space in publications like the Wall Street Journal, again to hype fear.

Dore Gold

He's a former Israeli UN Ambassador, President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and served in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's first administration as Foreign Policy Advisor. He was also an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and a member of Israel's delegation at the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference and 1998 Wye River negotiations with the Palestinian National Authority (PA). He's a notorious right-wing extremist, hostile to democratic principles and Palestinian rights.

David Scharia

He's a former First Senior Deputy at the Supreme Court Division of Israel's Attorney General's office, a position in which he was the lead attorney in major counterterrorism cases before Israel's High Court (HCJ). He also headed the CT Internal Investigations Unit, was Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Counterterrorism Committee, and was a member of the experts' forum on

"Democracy and Terrorism," established by the Israel Democratic Institute. Most recently, he's been Legal Officer at the Security Council's Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED).

Gabriela Shalev

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She's currently Israeli UN Ambassador, former Hebrew University of Jerusalem law professor, president of the Academic Council, and Rector of Ono Academic College in Israel. She's an expert in contract law and procurement contracts, and was chief legal editor of the Judgments of Israel's HCJ and Hebrew Encyclopedia.

Francois-Henri Briard

He's a longtime litigator before France's Supreme Court, has represented US companies in France, and is active in arbitration. He also worked on economic intelligence, is a member of the Historical Society of the US Supreme Court, and is president of the Vergennes Institute, that he co-founded with Justice Antonin Scalia to foster cooperation between the US and French Supreme Courts. Briard now belongs to France's Institute for National Defense Studies.

Daniel Huff

He's Director of the Legal Project, an organization involved in "protect(ing) researchers and analysts who work on the topics of terrorism, terrorist funding, and radical Islam from lawsuits designed to silence their exercise of free speech."

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He's a former Senate Judiciary Committee counsel on matters of national security, civil, and criminal matters, and once was a management consultant for McKinsey & Co.

Douglas Murray

He's Director of the Center for Social Cohesion, a UK right-wing think tank, specializing in studying radicalism and extremism in Britain. He's also a freelance journalist and author of books including, "Neoconservatism: Why We Need It."

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