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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

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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

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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...
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

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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,...
Kamala Harris when she was a California senator with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017. Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Harris to Netanyahu: America stands against ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, assuring that the United States stands against the International Criminal Court’s war-crimes probe of Israel. According to a readout from the Prime Minister’s...
U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price holds a daily press briefing on March 1, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain.

State Department: America firmly opposes ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

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The U.S. State Department said it “firmly opposes” the announcement by the International Criminal Court of the opening of its investigation into Israel and the Palestinians over war-crimes allegations. “We will continue to uphold our strong commitment...
International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in December 2019. Credit: Mike Chappazo/Shutterstock.

ICC opens war-crimes probe; Netanyahu blasts it as ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘hypocritical’

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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague announced on Wednesday her intention to open an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by Israelis and Palestinians since 2014. The announcement was strongly...
U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken. Credit: mccv/Shutterstock.

Senators urge Blinken to more strongly condemn ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

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Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are urging U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken to take a stronger position against the International Criminal Court’s ruling that it has jurisdiction to open a...
Karim Khan, elected on Feb. 12, 2021, to replace Fatou Bensouda as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Credit: U.N. Photo/Loey Felipe.

Karim Khan elected to replace Fatou Bensouda as ICC prosecutor

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The Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute elected British attorney Karim Khan as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday. Khan, a criminal lawyer and human-rights expert, is currently...
Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit speaks at an event in honor of retired judge Yaacov Tirkel, at Bar-Ilan University. March 4, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Israeli attorney general: ICC has no authority over Israel

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Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday dismissed the International Criminal Court’s ruling last week that it has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for war crimes, saying the court has no authority over the Jewish...
Gab Ashkenazi on Feb. 19, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

In latest call, Ashkenazi and Blinken discuss ‘outrageous’ ICC ruling

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Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Monday, where he thanked Blinken for American support in the wake of the International Criminal Court’s decision to open a...