When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, it was done so with the approval of the United Nations. But today, Israel’s enemies routinely challenge the legitimacy of its very existence. So, under international law, who’s right? Israel? Or its enemies?
Many countries came into being through war, bloodshed, and the conquest of neighboring territory, with little or no concern for international law or global opinion. There is only one country that was meticulous about establishing itself within a legal framework, yet whose legitimacy is constantly challenged. That country is Israel.
In this video, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz explains why Israel’s founding was legal, and how Israel’s enemies continually violate international law in their attempts to destroy it.
Presented by the Prager University.