Israel 365: US President Joe Biden removed sanctions on Friday that former President Donald Trump placed on two top officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reports France 24. The sanctions were among the previous administration’s more aggressive moves targeting international institutions and officials.
Pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC blasted the move warning that it could have damaging affects on Israel who is the target of an investigation by the Hague for war crimes.
In a tweet on Friday, AIPAC wrote: “We are disappointed the administration is revoking sanctions on the International Criminal Court officials who are pursuing a baseless and discriminatory attack on the Jewish state. We agree with the administration’s position that the Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the U.S. and Israel.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in in a statement that Washington still steadfastly disagreed with certain actions taken by the court, who is located in The Hague in the Holland and are responsible with handling war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. The United States is not a member country of the court.
“We believe, however, that our concerns about these cases would be better addressed” through diplomacy “rather than through the imposition of sanctions”, Blinken stated. Read more
Opinion: Israel will be tried and convicted by the ICC Kangaroo Court for protecting its citizens from relentless rocket attacks from the terror group Hamas in the 2014 war.
That US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is wiling to be diplomatic with a known anti-Semitic foreign court is a dangerous position that could place the US under divine judgment if Israel is harmed by the Court.
“I will curse those who curse you” Genesis 12:3