Yonah Jeremy Bob

International lawyer, constitutional law commentator, Jerusalem Post Correspondent, lecturer and more

Will new US policy hinder Israel’s war on terror?

After Obama’s speech curtailing war on terror, Israel may once again be alone in aggressive approach to fighting terror.

Ready or not, Israel’s relatively free hands in conducting its war on terror may finally be tied.

Since September 11, 2001, the United States’s much more aggressive approach to combating terror has often provided Israel with a blanket of immunity. Even as many groups and states criticized Israel for targeting killings and for the death of civilians during military operations, the impact of the criticism was always attenuated by Israel’s ability to quickly point out examples of recent US targeted killings and large civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more...

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