Author Archives: Simon Plosker


Palestinians Join the International Criminal Court

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority has officially joined the International Criminal Court as of April 1 opening the possibility that Israeli politicians and military leaders could face war crimes charges in the future. The Daily Telegraph asks what this could mean for Israel and the PA: The Palestinians intend to formally lodge two


NGO Files War Crimes Complaint Against Hamas Over Airport Rockets

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center) has filed a war crimes complaint against Hamas in the U.S. court system. The compliant relates to Americans whose flights were affected by rocket fire towards Ben-Gurion Airport during the Gaza conflict. According to Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Shurat HaDin, Hamas “intentionally targeted Ben-Gurion airport


U.S. to Put Pressure on Israel Through Support for French UN Measure?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Security Council is setting a deadline for a negotiated settlement of the conflict and the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, possibly within two years according to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The U.S. appears to be putting pressure on Israel by leaving the possibility open that it