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International Court Resists Palestinian End-Run (Townhall.com) April 17, 2012

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

For three long years, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has been trying to decide whether he has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza in 2008-09.  

Although the legal answer was clearly NO, he faced political pressures to acknowledge Palestine as a state, and to bring Israel, under the jurisdiction of international criminal law.

Finally this month he said no, Palestinian statehood is a question for the United Nations, not a criminal court, and therefore Palestine’s complaint against Israel could not be taken up.

There are good reasons why the U.S., Israel and 70 other nations have not joined this Court because, like many international tribunals, it is often more about politics than law.  It took far too long, but at least they got this one right.

To listen to the audio please click on the link:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/audioplayer/639975

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