WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hague Odyssey: Israel's Struggle For Security On The Front Lines Of Terrorism And Her Battle For Justice At The United Nations (Bartleby Press, August 2, 2013; $27.50) is a ground-breaking book written by Richard D. Heideman, international attorney who represented hundreds of victims of terrorism throughout his legal career and has received for clients federal court judgments for billions of dollars against Iran and Syria as state sponsors of terror.
In The Hague Odyssey, Heideman presents a compelling, historical and insightful defense of the absolute right and obligation of the State of Israel – as every other nation - to protect her citizens. When Israel constructed a terrorism prevention security fence in an attempt to stop suicide bombings, the UN General Assembly – defying its own charter – requested an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice at The Hague regarding this construction. Israel's opponents question the legality of the barrier. Heideman presents a scholarly defense for Israel's need to fence out the terrorists and to construct the security barrier deemed integral to achieving peace and stability in the region.
WHAT: BOOK LAUNCH: THE HAGUE ODYSSEY
WHO: RICHARD D. HEIDEMAN
SENIOR COUNSEL, HEIDEMAN NUDELMAN & KALIK, PC
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 31ST, 2013
WHERE: THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
FIRST AMENDMENT LOUNGE
About The Hague Odyssey, former Director of Central Intelligence, Ambassador James Woolsey stated: "Richard Heideman's clear and persuasive chronicle of Israel's struggles over the last twenty years demonstrates with clarity and eloquence why the nation continues to face a two-front war: on one front the attackers wear explosive vests and fire rockets at civilians; on the other they dwell at the UN and The Hague and resemble no one so much as the bureaucrats in George Orwell's Ministry of Truth."
Former President of George Washington University, Professor Stephen Trachtenberg stated: "The Hague Odyssey is the work of a natural scholar informed by the training of a lawyer. Richard Heideman writes from knowledge enriched by personal witness as well as careful research. A must read for those of all persuasions who pray and work for peace in the Middle East."
SOURCE Bartleby Press