Trump says Israelis should be immune from International Criminal Court prosecution

Ron Kampeas – JTA April 12, 2019

The Trump administration again named Israelis along with Americans as deserving immunity from International Criminal Court prosecution.

In a statement Friday, President Donald Trump declared victory after the ICC rejected a request to investigate U.S. personnel for actions in Afghanistan.

“Since the creation of the ICC, the United States has consistently declined to join the court because of its broad, unaccountable prosecutorial powers; the threat it poses to American national sovereignty; and other deficiencies that render it illegitimate,” the White House said in a statement it attributed to Trump. “Any attempt to target American, Israeli, or allied personnel for prosecution will be met with a swift and vigorous response.”

It’s the second time that the Trump administration has extended its vow to protect allies from the court explicitly to Israelis. Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ICC officials who prosecute Americans or Israelis would be denied entry into the United States.

The ICC is known to be considering whether to act on a request by the Palestinian Authority to investigate Israeli officials for war crimes. Like the United States, Israel is not a member of the court and thus its citizens are susceptible to court action only if they are in countries that belong to the ICC.

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3 responses to “Trump says Israelis should be immune from International Criminal Court prosecution”

  1. What evil rubbish, ” whats good for the goose , is good for the gander ”
    a military expression meaning you cant have one rule for one and another for the rest
    this wil increase hate against the jews
    no one is happy about how they behave in the world

  2. Proving once again who he works for, and that he like those before him are not different, but there to give you hope so you won’t revolt.

  3. No international law or conventions apply to them because they are Americans and Jews. The Zionist American and Israeli governments are the only legitimate governments on the planet. The Jewish people have been persecuted in the past and so the Zionists have an absolute right to persecute and wipe out any nation or person they want to. Besides they control the finances, the politicians, and the media of all the Western nations and that gives them an absolute right to lie, cheat, steal, maim and kill their way to get what they want, using exactly the same means as they used to gain their power in the first place, and we and the rest of the world just have to get used to it.