International law, which is always a part of the law of the United States, is not a suicide pact. If this law is ever to create a genuine peace in the Middle East, it must not be based upon any authoritative codification of enemy cries to “Slaughter the Jews.”
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.