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Are Criminal Indictments of Israeli Leaders on the Way?

These last few days the press has been abuzz with rumors that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is on the verge of issuing indictments against Israeli leadership, and that Israel is engaged in furious behind the scenes diplomacy to head this off. Of course no one, including me, knows the exact truth about what’s happening, …

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Why Criticize Israel’s Targeted Raid on a Jenin Hospital?

Last week an undercover team of Israeli soldiers, disguised as doctors, patients, and even a woman carrying a baby, snuck into a Jenin hospital, entered a patient’s room, and killed three people Israel claims were terrorists. This brought international condemnation and accusations of war crimes. Usually we associate war crimes with targeting civilians or causing …

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Don’t Panic Over Accusations That Israel is Committing Genocide

All it means is that the definition of genocide has been watered down to the point that it applies in nearly every war Charges that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza come fast and furious from politicians, demonstrators, and unfortunately even human rights groups. Obviously, this upsets those of us who believe that this war …

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Today’s Land Mines May be smarter, but bringing them back is still a mistake

               In 1997, the use, manufacture, and stockpiling of anti-personal land mines was banned via what’s commonly referred to as the Ottowa Treaty. This was mostly as a reaction to the horrific damage land mines cause to civilians. Land mines are cheap and easy to deploy, and armies are able to scatter tens of thousands …

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Why We Can’t Target Iranian Cultural Sites

            As tensions with Iran rise, Donald Trump today threatened to retaliate against 52 potential Iranian targets should that country strike the United States. Evidently included on that list are non-military targets such as cultural sites. This has been harshly (and correctly) criticized by numerous military figures and political rivals as a war crime.             …

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