Penn State International Law Review

First Paragraph

Normally, students of international law approach the question of a Palestinian State from the standpoints of terrorism, self-determination and human rights. Although such an approach is altogether reasonable, it is also purposeful to examine the question of Palestinian statehood from the perspectives of Israel's national security, nuclear strategy, and regional nuclear war. With this in mind, the following article undertakes this second form of examination, thereby adding an essential jurisprudential component to a timely and urgent issue in world politics.