Latest update: January 10th, 2013
Faced with multiple, and sometimes cooperating enemies on several fronts who often make no secret of their (literally) genocidal intentions, Israel has nonetheless managed to display an admirable respect for the law of armed conflict. Indeed, in starkly marked contrast to the conscious indiscriminacy of its terrorist foes in both Gaza and Lebanon, Jerusalem has actually been able to adhere to this law.
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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