Series Archives: BDS and International Law

Law – 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series BDS and International Law

Until very recently, “international law” consisted of agreements (treaties, alliances, trade deals) negotiated between individual nations to cease hostilities, form alliances, or define political and economic spheres of influence.  While “nations” might refer to tiny city states of a few hundred thousand people or empires ruling millions, the treaty – a binding contract between the specific […]

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Law – 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series BDS and International Law

It’s easy to criticize and even condemn multi-national institutions, even the most successful of them. For example, today historians agree that NATO represents one of the most successful political and military alliances in human history.  But during its entire history, many leaders (American and European, Right and Left) complained bitterly about the institution, decrying it as […]

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Law – Fini

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series BDS and International Law

One of the most powerful objections one could raise to the critique I’ve been making regarding Israel and international law would be that it is a “shooting the messenger” – style argument.  “So what if the institutions condemning Israel as being in violation of international law are flawed or even corrupt?” the argument goes.  “If […]

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