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Looking Back At The Trial Of Saddam Hussein: Implications Of Indifference To Israel’s Earlier...

16 Tammuz 5769 – July 8, 2009
At a moment when Israel is under new jurisprudential assaults from those world leaders who would pay no attention to pertinent international law (most conspicuously, President Obama's commitment to a still one-sided "Road Map"), it may be a good time to recall previous episodes of more-or-less similar disregard.

If It Looks Like A Duck… Why Suicide Bombers Can Never Be Freedom Fighters

17 Av 5767 – August 1, 2007
We Jews know a terrorist when we see one. Surely we don't need the elegant refinements of international law to help us distinguish a suicide bomber from a freedom fighter. If it looks like a duck Nothing could possibly be easier to understand.

Prosecute Saddam For Crime Of Aggression Against Israel

5 Heshvan 5765 – October 20, 2004
One of the most elementary principles of law is known as Nullum Crimen Sine Poena: "No crime without a punishment." Stemming from at least three separate passages of the Torah (Exod. 21:22-25; Lev. 24:17-21; Deut. 19:19-21), the Lex Talionis or "law of exact retaliation" was absolutely integral to the Nuremberg Trial and judgment.

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