Passing the tipping-point of opinion
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 @ 00:08
Israeli actions have gone beyond what is seen as
reasonable, says Paul Vallely
Israel is under attack, and has a right to defend itself. But
the argument "They fire rockets at us; so we fire back" is not
enough. A morality of equivalence is not enough in determining
whether a war is just.
Classically, there are six criteria for a Just War. The first
three demand that there must be just cause, good intention, and
legal authority. Israel can claim all those, although lawful
authority is incomplete; Israel may be a democracy, but many
Palestinians in the region ...
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