Backspin points out that the recent ruling by the International Court of Justice on the Israeli Security Wall denies the right of self defense to the state of Israel because ‘”in the case of an armed attack by one state against another state”:http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/07/14/EDGVN7KDLB1.DTL’. I.e., the Palestinian terror attacks don’t count because they aren’t a state. Yet the claim of jurisdiction by the ICJ is based on a Palestinian state, since the ICJ can only provide rulings on issues between states. Much of the early part of the document is concerned with this, yet when it’s inconvenient it’s just discarded. And people defend this as some sort of “law” rather than political opinion.