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Dershowitz:Ignore international law

by Alan Dershowitz, posted Jan 26, 2013

Alan Dershowitz  has said  that Israel should ignore international law when deciding how to deal with Iran. (Readers can see him say this in the video below).

International law is “a construct in the mind of a bunch of left wing academics,” he said, in a lecture at the Institute of National Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv recently “There is no basis for international law in any reality. It’s not based on legislation. Much of it is not based on treaty. It is the ultimate exercise in elitist non-democracy.”

Iran does not believe that its nuclear weapons program is in danger of being attacked, according to Dershowitz and it believes incoprrectly that Israel will not attack it unless the US gives it a green light.

The interim deal made with Iran in Geneva was “a mistake,” Dershowitz said: 

 

Iran “got what it wanted…China is already there in Tehran seeking business. Other countries are there seeking business. They see the end of the sanctions regime. The words may not be be that but the music is certainly in that direction.”

Iran has not been forced to given up anything in the deal, Dershowitz opined. Iran is still developing rockets that can carry nuclear weapons. There has been no slowing down in the work of enrichment centrifuges, no ceasing of the Arak heavy water plant’s activity.

The big difference between the US and Israel in this matter stems from the fact that the US is thousands of miles away from the Middle East, whereas for Israel, the Iranian threat is a much more serious one, said Dershowitz.

 
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