A war was launched in our region, one without clear and coherent
justification or international legitimization. Over l0 million
people around the world have taken to the streets in protest, and
we at the Palestine-Israel Journal, Israelis and Palestinians, add
our voice to this opposition.
A doctrine of illegal, "preemptive" war undermines the
international order established after World War II, and it must be
rejected. A Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction is a
necessary and worthy goal, but it should be achieved through a
process of negotiations and inspections, backed by an international
Regime change, when it occurs, should be the result of a free and
democratic internal process, not imposed by force from outside. Our
region needs a strong UN and relations between countries and
peoples based upon the rule of law.
War and violence are not the means for resolving
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