Latest update: January 24th, 2013
Under international law, Israel has both the right and the obligation to protect its citizens from criminal acts of terrorism. Should it ever be forced to yield to Hamas perfidy in its war against Palestinian terror, Israel would surrender this important right and undermine this fundamental obligation.
The core effect of any such capitulation, a result recently made much more likely by the UN General Assembly’s ill-considered legitimization of Palestinian statehood, would be to make victims of us all.
About the Author: Louis René Beres, strategic and military affairs columnist for The Jewish Press, is professor of Political Science at Purdue University. Educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971), he lectures and publishes widely on international relations and international law and is the author of ten major books in the field. In Israel, Professor Beres was chair of Project Daniel.
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