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  • Filed in: Israel   |   by Jay Sekulow   |   10:18 AM Apr. 4, 2012

    The ICC Gets It Right . . . Finally


    Common sense and the rule of law have finally prevailed. For the past three years, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been pondering whether the Palestinian Authority (PA) was capable of acceding to ICC jurisdiction. The process began in January 2009, immediately following the IDF operation in the Gaza Strip to halt the incessant rocket attacks on southern Israel, an operation for which Israel has been pilloried by the international community. In an attempt to ens... Continue Reading

  • Filed in: Israel   |   by David French   |   2:04 PM Apr. 3, 2012

    A Tremendous Victory for Israel at the International Criminal Court

    Flag of Israel

    Today, the International Criminal Court dealt a devastating blow to Palestinian terrorists and the “lawfare” efforts of the international anti-Israel (and anti-American) Left. In a short, two-page ruling, the Office of the Prosecutor declined to exercise jurisdiction over Israeli actions in Gaza and the West Bank on the grounds that it did not have the authority to define whether Palestine was a “state” capable of acceding to the jurisdiction of the Rome Statue (which est... Continue Reading

  • Filed in: Israel   |   by Matthew Clark   |   5:15 PM Dec. 22, 2011

    2011 Victories: Defending Israel from Legal Terrorism


    This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the hundreds of victories by the ACLJ in 2011. When Israel defended its borders from terrorist attacks in 2009, Judge Richard Goldstone led an investigation of the incident for the United Nations. The Goldstone Report falsely accused Israeli citizens of war crimes they did not commit. The ACLJ, along with our international affiliate the European Centre for Law and Justice, went to work exposing the flaws in this report... Continue Reading

  • Filed in: Israel   |   by   |   2:15 PM Sep. 20, 2011

    Palestinian Statehood Poses New Danger to Israel

    Jordanian supporters of opposition parties burn an Israeli flag and shout anti-Israel slogans during a demonstration in Amman

    It is becoming increasingly clear that one of the intentions of the Palestinian Authority in seeking unilateral recognition of statehood at the United Nations is to subject Israel to further frivolous war crimes prosecutions. As this article in the Weekly Standard points out the Palestinian Authority has already requested to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the only thing holding it up is that the Palestinian Territory is not a State. Recognition at the United Nations could give t... Continue Reading

  • Filed in: Israel   |   by Jay Sekulow   |   12:00 AM Oct. 20, 2010

    Standing With Israel at the ICC

    The world is watching. We're engaged in a vital case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) with ramifications that will be felt here at home - in the United States. I presented arguments to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC in defense of Israel - standing up for our most important ally in the Middle East. It was quite an experience. We were joined in court by some 30 legal organizations - all underscoring the grave consequences at issue here. Heres whats happening: The Palestinian Authority not even a legal nation has demanded a hearing at the ICC. They are wrongly accusing Israeli soldiers of committing war crimes - simply for defending their nation against Hamas terrorists. But this case doesnt stop there. If the ICC agrees with the Palestinian Authority, it will be an extreme breach of Israels national sovereignty. And it will mean that the ICC could claim authority over any nation, including the United States. We put forward a detailed, sophisticated legal anal... Continue Reading