Posts Tagged ‘ICC’


Expert: Palestine Fails International Law Test For Statehood At ICC

editor 14 June 2018

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Experts need to continue to press back on the International Criminal Court’s recognition of Palestine as a state, because “there is still time and room to counter this,” international law scholar Andrew Tucker told The Jerusalem Post.

Tucker and Matthijs De Blois of The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation held a press conference along with NGO Monitor and its legal expert, Anne Herzberg, on Thursday night (June 7, 2018) to discuss their book Israel on Trial: The Role of the UN and the EU in Lawfare and the Delegitimization of Israel, which advocates for Israeli positions on a range of international law issues, including dropping the ICC war crimes probe of Israelis. [Photo top right: International criminal court logo].  (more…)


White House mulling possible move against Palestinian mission over ICC push

editor 24 May 2018

By Eric Cortelessa.. Administration official says Palestinian attempt to initiate war crimes proceedings against Israel at The Hague being ‘reviewed’ for possible repercussions on status of PLO embassy. WASHINGTON — The White House is considering action against Palestinian diplomats in Washington after Ramallah asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to investigate alleged Israeli crimes, The Times of Israel has learned. [Photo top right: The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Office is seen in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB)].  (more…)


Hague Criminal Court may open Israel war crimes probe, MKs reportedly told

editor 11 January 2018

By TOI Staff.. Israel’s National Security Council reportedly warned members of the Knesset’s powerful Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee last week that the International Criminal Court could open an investigation at some point this year into the 2014 Gaza war and West Bank settlement construction. Colonel Amit Aviram (res), a senior member of the committee, submitted to the Knesset committee a secret presentation entitled, “Strategic Situation Assessment for 2018,” Channel 10 news reported Monday (January 8, 2018). (more…)


Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for Netanyahu, Liberman, others

editor 19 November 2015

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Spain is just the latest member of the international community to accuse Israel of war crimes and pursue Israeli officials over the Mavi Marmara affair [Photo top right]. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials may be at risk of arrest over the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla raid if they step foot on Spanish soil after a judge, late last week, drew up warrants. Others who might face arrest include former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman; current and former defense ministers Moshe Ya’alon and Ehud Barak, respectively; former interior minister Eli Yishai; former intelligence minister Dan Meridor; and minster-without-portfolio Bennie Begin. (more…)


Is the International Criminal Court Biased Against Israel?  

editor 6 May 2015

By Eugene Kontorovitch.. In a prior post, I examined the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which contains an important provision directly designed to target Israel. Now we’ll turn to the Court as an institution. In the wake of the Palestinian turn to the International Criminal Court, several commentators have argued that there is no reason to think the institution is out to get Israel. (more…)


PA rejects Israel’s partial transfer of tax funds

editor 9 April 2015

By Khaled Abu Toameh.. PA president angry that Israel took out a third of the funds to pay for services rendered to the Palestinian population by Israel, including electricity, water, and hospital services. President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday (April 5, 2015) complained that Israel deducted one-third of the tax revenues it recently transferred to the Palestinian Authority after a delay of several months, and threatened to file a complaint with the International Criminal Court. (more…)


U.N. Names U.S. Judge to Lead War Crimes Inquiry Into 2014 Gaza Conflict

editor 10 February 2015

By Nick Cumming-Bruce.. GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (February 3, 2015) picked an American judge serving on an inquiry into possible war crimes in Gaza to lead its work to completion a day after the inquiry’s chairman resigned after Israel accused him of a “blatant conflict of interest.” (more…)


Schabas takes parting shot at ‘masters of ridiculous statements’ Netanyahu, Liberman

editor 7 February 2015

By Herb Keinon.. Netanyahu responded earlier in the day (February 3, 2015) to Schabas’ decision to step down by saying that the report that he was working on should also be discarded. William Schabas, the jurist who resigned Monday (February 2, 2015) as head of the UN Human Rights Council inquiry into the Gaza conflict because he was paid by the PLO in 2012 to pen a legal opinion on their behalf, lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman who applauded his resignation. (more…)


The ICC Decision to Open a Preliminary Examination: Cause for Concern, not for Panic

editor 23 January 2015

By Pnina Sharvit Baruch.. On January 16, 2015, Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced her decision to open a preliminary examination of the situation in “Palestine.” The significance of this decision should not be underestimated, though at the same time this is not a surprise. (more…)


Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

editor 21 January 2015

By PM Benjamin Netanyahu.. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (January 17, 2015) has issued the following statement: “Israel rejects the absurd decision of the ICC prosecutor. It’s absurd for the ICC to ignore international law and agreements, under which the Palestinians don’t have a state and can only get one through direct negotiations with Israel.
The rules of the ICC are clear: (more…)


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