Israel Kasnett is The Jerusalem Post's Magazine Editor. He has been published on a variety of topics including the war in Afghanistan, US-Israel relations and Israeli government policy.
Israel is a reservist in the IDF Spokespersons Unit, and lives near Jerusalem with his wife and five children.
The ICC “ignores international law by inventing a Palestinian state that does not exist and creates a crime that no one in international law has ever been charged with before: the crime of people living in places,” said Eugene Kontorovich, a professor at George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School.
While officials insisted that this was a “one-off” operation and that Israel does not intend to return to a campaign of targeted assassinations, it also demonstrates to Hamas that Israel is still perfectly capable of obtaining detailed intelligence and carrying out a precision strike.
“There’s a growing awareness among Gulf states that Israel will be a good partner and ally for them to bolster regional security against the persistent Iranian threat,” says Varsha Koduvayur, a senior research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C.