Daniel Pipes loves Arab cuisine, Arab literature and the Arabic language. When working in his Philadelphia office, he often plays Arab music in the background.

That’s about as far as he goes. . .

What would a new deterrence look like? For one thing, no more parleys with Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers shaking hands across a table. Not until the Palestinians give up any notion of vanquishing Israel. “I refuse to discuss final status until our side wins,” Pipes says. “I see no reason to give carrots to Palestinians.”

He also advocates razing Palestinian villages proven to be sources of attacks against Israel. . .

Pipes declined to weigh in on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and well-known animus toward Israel. However, he has signed on with GOP presidential contender Rudy Giuliani’s campaign as a foreign policy adviser. (MORE)

SEE: Convention (IV) Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Part III: Status and treatment of protected persons #Section I: Provisions common to the territories of the parties to the conflict and to occupied territories


No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.

SEE ALSO: Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV)

Art. 50.

No general penalty, pecuniary or otherwise, shall be inflicted upon the population on account of the acts of individuals for which they cannot be regarded as jointly and severally responsible.


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