Jewish Federation Statement on ICC Prosecution

Jewish Federations of North America issued a statement on the International Criminal Court's (ICC) decision to prosecute Israeli leaders.
 

The ICC Prosecutor’s appalling and misguided decision to seek warrants for Israel’s elected leaders and defense officials is among the most perverse taken by an international body, and only serves to further undermine the court’s already fractured legitimacy. The idea that a democratic country’s decision and to defend itself against a horrific terrorist attack is on par with the genocidal terrorist organization that perpetrated that attack is beyond the pale. The prosecutor’s decision to single out the Jewish state, which goes above and beyond the requirements of international law to protect civilians, while the court has turned a blind eye to the world’s real human rights violators, is antisemitism, pure and simple. If the court has any interest in maintaining a shred of legitimacy, it will reject these unfounded warrants against Israel.

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