International Criminal Court

Congress Urges Pompeo to Stop ‘Biased’ ICC from Probing Israel

TEL AVIV –  The International Criminal Court (ICC) is “unfairly targeting Israel” and engaging in “dangerous politicization” in its bid to investigate Jerusalem and Washington over unsubstantiated war crimes claimed by the Palestinians, a letter signed by 69 senators and 262 House representatives and sent on Wednesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers the keynote address at the Celebration of Israel’s 71st Independence Day, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2019. [State Department photo by Michael Gross/ Public Domain]

Australia Opposes ICC’s Anti-Israel Probe, Germany Supports

TEL AVIV – Australia has joined the U.S. in rejecting the top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court’s proposed investigation into Israel for unsubstantiated war crimes claimed by the Palestinians, while Germany, on the other hand, has expressed its support for the probe.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament House on November 25, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. Australian spy agency ASIO is investigating reports China tried to plant an operative as an MP in a seat in Federal Parliament. Fairfax Media …

Spurning ICC Threat, Netanyahu Vows to Annex Settlements

TEL AVIV – Amid the controversy surrounding the International Criminal Court’s proposed probe into Israel for unsubstantiated war crimes claimed by the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday repeated his campaign pledge to annex all West Bank settlements as well as the Jordan Valley.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex the Jordan Valley, which accounts for around a third of the occupied West Bank

Report: ICC Shunned Israelis but Met Palestinians Prior to Probe Announcement

TEL AVIV – The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor reportedly met with Palestinian groups to discuss unsubstantiated Palestinian claims of Israeli war crimes but refused to hold similar meetings with Israeli organizations before announcing her controversial decision to move forward with an investigation, Israel’s Channel 13 reported on Sunday.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says the International Criminal Court has information on the locations of three Libyan fugitives, including one of former dictator Moamer Kadhafi's sons

NGOs: Cuba Enslaving Up to 100,000 Doctors, Other Professionals Annually

Cuba’s communist regime is actively subjecting tens of thousands of doctors, musicians, professors, engineers, athletes, and other professionals deployed on international missions across the world to “crimes against humanity,” including “enslavement, persecution, and other inhuman acts,” two prominent non-governmental organizations (NGO) revealed on Tuesday.

An elderly patient at the Geriatrics ward of Comandante Manuel Fajardo Hospital in Havana, on July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rwanda Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Genocide

Rwanda began a week-long commemoration on Sunday of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in which some 800,000 members of the minority Tutsi tribe, and those who sought to protect them, were murdered in a three-month rampage by members of the majority Hutu tribe.

A man rides a bicycle on a road in the valley that separates two villages on adjascent hills, at the border between Musambira and Nyarubaka sectors of Kamonyi District, on March 4, 2019. - Two villages on adjascent hills are re-learning to share all they have, including a well-spring at …