Note, The United States, Israel and their Extradition Dilemma

Part I of this note will examine the different approaches taken by the Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits in their application of the Treaty’s political offense exception. Part II will discuss the conflict that may arise from Israel’s application of a domestic law which contravenes the purpose of the Treaty. Part III will address both the need for the United States and Israel to reconcile problems in applying the political offense exception through renegotiation and the dilemma arising from the failure of the Israeli government and the Knesset to coordinate policy with regard to the extradition of nationals.