08 Feb '16 17:51>1 edit
Originally posted by normbenignIsrael is a member of the UN and has bound itself to the Charter. If he wishes to ignore it and dozens of Security Council resolutions (which are also legally binding) it should leave the UN or be expelled.
The UN is a useless bureaucracy made up largely of predator nations, and the charter has no real authority.
So called "sneak attacks" are often initiated knowing an attack is brewing, and that striking first gains an advantage. Perhaps eventually Israel's neighbors will all recognize its right to exist, and stop actions like sending in suicide bomber ...[text shortened]... raeli territory. Until that time, I support the right of Israel to aggressively defend herself.
What you mean is you support the "right" for every nation to unilaterally decide whether to attack another one based merely on paranoia. This reminds of an Abraham Lincoln quote regarding claims that a President could start a war based his own assertion of "self defense":
Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Study to see if you can fix any limit to his power in this respect, after having given him so much as you propose. If to-day he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him,--I see no probability of the British invading us"; but he will say to you, "Be silent: I see it, if you don't."
Allowing Israel or any nation to wage aggressive war and seize territory is as inimical to international law as allowing the President to do so is contrary to Constitutional Law.