Tag Archives: International Criminal Court

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Gaza Conflict Day 6: Did Hamas Deliberately Attack Ramallah?

Gaza Conflict Day 6: Did Hamas Deliberately Attack Ramallah?

Today’s Top Stories 1. After a rocket a landed in Ramallah last night, the Globe & Mail‘s Patrick Martin suggests that Hamas deliberately fired at the PA. The notion that Palestinian militants in Gaza might fire on Palestinian authorities in Ramallah is certainly a new twist to the six-day rocket war being waged between Israel

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Gaza Conflict Day 3: Israel Calls on Palestinians to Evacuate Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Times of Israel: The Palestinian Authority took the first steps to formal membership in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Abbas did this while denouncing Israel’s military operations as “genocide.” Former ambassador Michael Oren explains why he’s worried: Abbas’s actions, including his threats to seek ICC membership so that he

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A Busy Day of Lawfare

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Britain granted temporary diplomatic immunity to Tzipi Livni so she can meet with her London counterparts. Israeli papers picked up on The Guardian‘s scoop. By using British “universal jurisdiction” laws,

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Prosecutor Warns PA on Taking Israel to The Hague

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. A former International Criminal Court prosecutor warned the Palestinians against pushing for war crimes action against Israel in The Hague. AP explains why: Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Wednesday said the Palestinians

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Abbas Suspends Unilateral Statehood Moves?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz got a nice scoop, reporting that Mahmoud Abbas agreed to temporarily suspend unilateral moves in international organizations. He wants to give US mediation a chance: Both sources gave the

Media Cheat Sheet 10/5/2011

Yesterday, I began blogging the daily media roundups I already prepare for the HonestReporting staff’s in-house use. It covers a lot of the issues, trends in coverage, and developments I see in the course of the day. Commentary • Brett Schaefer (National Review) says US should withhold funds from UNESCO if the organization accepts the

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The Palestinian Statehood Push and ICC Jurisdiction

An upgraded statehood status in the UN gives the Palestinians entree for lawfare against Israel in the International Criminal Court. How bad do the Palestinians want to wage a legal war? In 2009, the PA accepted ICC jurisdiction for “war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide” even though it isn’t a state. In The Weekly

Today’s 5 Biggest Smackdowns

Smackdown: 1. the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent; 2. a contest in entertainment wrestling; 3. a decisive defeat; 4. a confrontation between rivals or competitors Here are today’s five biggest smackdowns. 1. Bashar Assad smacks down Syrian lawyers, doctors, intellectuals, and other educated professionals. 2. The International Criminal Court smacks down

ICC Prosecutor: We Have No Jurisdiction Over Gaddafi War Crimes

I’m not a fan of universal jurisdiction, but this really takes the cake. Here’s a statement on Libya by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, on Libya. “The decision to do justice in Libya should be taken by the Libyan people. Currently, Libya is not a State Party to the Rome Statute. Therefore,

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