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Prosecuting Israelis? (Townhall.com) September 30, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

Many close observers ofPalestine’s bid for statehood at the  U.N. believe their primary motive is to join the International Criminal Court and seek charges againstIsraelfor war crimes inGaza.  But it’s not at all clear that will happen.

The Palestinian Authority has worked for over two years to get the ICC to bring charges and the Prosecutor rightly seems reluctant to wade into those political waters.  Even at the U.N., the Secretary General has declined to comment on whether “observer state” status would permitPalestineto join the ICC, and some believe he will try to avoid the issue as long as possible. 

The fact is that U.N. bureaucrats and international courts should not decide the complex diplomatic, political and military questions that characterize theIsraelandPalestineconflict. These should be, and whatever the U.N. decides about statehood, will ultimately have to be decided through diplomatic negotiations.

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