Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War (Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law)

Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War (Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law)

Peter Berkowitz

Language: English

Pages: 113

ISBN: B007PG9ESQ

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The author argues that Israel stands on the frontlines of a new struggle over the international laws of war and exposes abuses of law that have been promulgated by international human rights lawyers, UN bodies, and intellectuals to illegitimately circumscribe the right of liberal democracies to defend themselves against transnational terrorists. The Goldstone Report, which was published by the United Nations in September 2009, and the Gaza flotilla controversy, which erupted at the end of May 2010, are examples of those abuses. This book criticizes the flawed assumptions and defective claims arising from both the Goldstone Report and the Gaza flotilla controversy, showing how the legal principles and conclusions advanced by many of Israel's critics threaten not only Israel's national security interests but the United States' as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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