Biden, After Revoking Trump’s Order Against ICC, Claims Outrage at ICC Warrants Against Israel

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President Joe Biden claimed Monday to be outraged at the International Criminal Court (ICC) warrants against Israeli officials for the war in Gaza — after Biden revoked President Donald Trump’s executive order against the ICC.

Biden reacted to the announcement Monday that the ICC was seeking warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant — as well as against three Hamas terrorist leaders.

In a statement, Biden said:

The ICC prosecutor’s application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders is outrageous. And let me be clear: whatever this prosecutor might imply, there is no equivalence — none — between Israel and Hamas.  We will always stand with Israel against threats to its security.

However, in April 2021, Biden effectively gave license to the ICC to pursue Israeli — and American — soldiers and leaders over alleged “war crimes” in the fight against radical Islamic terrorists.

As Breitbart News noted Monday, in April 2021, Biden revoked a June 2020 executive order by Trump that slapped sanctions on the ICC for attempting to investigate American and allied soldiers who were not party to the ICC.

In a statement at the time, Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged the anti-American and anti-Israel bias of the ICC. But he professed hope in “engagement with all stakeholders” and “a broad range of reforms” at the ICC.

Those reforms failed to materialize.

One of the lawyers consulted on the ICC arrest warrants was Amal Clooney — the wife of Hollywood star George Clooney.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney attend the “Money Monster” premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The Clooneys are set to host a “star-studded LA fundraiser” for Biden next month.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, “The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it),” now available on Audible. He is also the author of the e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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