The Trump administration — the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is the ICC tied to the very anti-Israel United Nations. But the question has to be asked: What international law is the reference point that it uses? Sharia? Palestinian Authority leaders have more than once referred Israel to the International Criminal Court for so-called war crimes. Talk about gall. Like the UN, the ICC is essentially at this point an instrument of the “Palestinian” jihad. The Trump administration was right to withdraw from it.
“Trump: Israelis should be immune from Int’l Criminal Court prosecution,” by Ron Kampeas, JTA, April 13, 2019 (thanks to Wendy):
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration again named Israelis along with Americans as deserving immunity from International Criminal Court prosecution.
In a statement Friday, President Donald Trump declared victory after the ICC rejected a request to investigate U.S. personnel for actions in Afghanistan.
“Since the creation of the ICC, the United States has consistently declined to join the court because of its broad, unaccountable prosecutorial powers; the threat it poses to American national sovereignty; and other deficiencies that render it illegitimate,” the White House said in a statement it attributed to Trump. “Any attempt to target American, Israeli, or allied personnel for prosecution will be met with a swift and vigorous response.”
It’s the second time that the Trump administration has extended its vow to protect allies from the court explicitly to Israelis. Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ICC officials who prosecute Americans or Israelis would be denied entry into the United States.
The ICC is known to be considering whether to act on a request by the Palestinian Authority to investigate Israeli officials for war crimes….
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