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The entrance to the International Criminal Court. Credit: robert paul van beets/Shutterstock.

Faith-based legislators lobby governments against ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

Saying he is “appalled and shocked” by the war-crimes accusations made by the International Criminal Court against Israel, Josh Reinstein, head of the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) and the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (CAC),...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in 2019. Credit: Michael Tubi/Shutterstock.

British prime minister affirms opposition to ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced the United Kingdom’s opposition to an International Criminal Court investigation into Israel for alleged war crimes. In an April 9 letter to the British lobby group Conservative Friends of Israel,...
ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the Munich Security Conference on Feb.14, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Security Conference.

Israel to reject jurisdiction of ICC, allegations of war crimes

Israel plans to formally reject the International Criminal Court probe into alleged war crimes perpetrated by the Israel Defense Forces against Hamas in Gaza as part of “Operation Protective Edge” in the summer of...
U.S. President Joe Biden signs a commission for Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce, March 3, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

Biden revokes Trump-imposed sanctions against ICC prosecutor

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday lifted the sanctions against International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that were imposed seven months ago by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump. The move was also directed at Phakiso Mochochoko,...
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. Credit: Wikipedia Hebrew.

Israel confiscates Palestinian minister’s VIP pass after he meets with ICC prosecutor

Israeli authorities confiscated the VIP border pass of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on his return to Judea and Samaria after meeting at the International Criminal Court, a Palestinian official told Reuters on Sunday. “This is the...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin with French President Emmanuel Macron at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, Jan. 22, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Rivlin urges France to stand by Israel, oppose ICC probe

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday called on the French government and other European countries to oppose the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate the Israel Defense Forces for war crimes. In a letter published...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (left) and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a joint press briefing after their meeting in Berlin, March 16, 2021. Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Israeli president’s diplomatic tour of Europe gets underway in Berlin

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin landed in Berlin on Tuesday, kicking off a diplomatic tour of Europe at the invitation of the presidents of Germany, Austria and France. Rivlin, who was accompanied by Israel Defense Forces...
The entrance to the International Criminal Court. Credit: robert paul van beets/Shutterstock.

‘Time to change anachronistic laws of war,’ says Israeli counter-terrorism expert

The decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to launch an investigation into Israeli actions warrants an urgent response that should include a push to reform the existing laws of war,...
The three Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaer (misspelled in above photo) and Naftali Frenkel, abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists on June 12, 2014. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Families of murdered Israeli teens slam ICC decision as ‘evil cynicism’

The families of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach—the three Israeli teenagers whose abduction and murder at the hands of Hamas terrorists sparked “Operation Protective Edge” in July 2014—released a letter to the public on...
Meretz Party head Nitzan Horowitz participates in an event in Beersheva on Feb. 29, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Meretz leader justifies ICC probe of alleged Israeli war crimes

Nitzan Horowitz, head of left-wing Israeli party Meretz, said on Saturday night that there “was room” for the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Israel for war crimes. In an interview with Channel 13‘s Ayala Hasson, Horowitz said,...