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    • Yankel
    • 28.08.06 | 08:39 (IDT)

    To Saguy in Sydney who wrote that there is no room for negotiation. He declares that "in times of war, to the victor the spoils." It should be explained to Saguy in Sydney, and to those who agree with him, that his principle does not apply under international law. In fact, the purpose of international law is exactly contrary to a world ruled only by the power of brute force. Jews believe in law. King David himself admitted that even the king was not above the law. If we want a world that operates by the rule of law, then we must respect international law, and live within its boundaries, not by the boundaries that our military power, and the pride and arrogance that come with such power. Military power will not save Israel. Only the law can save Israel, and the law cannot save Israel so long as Israel does respect the law.

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    First published 00:00 27.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.06
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