Netanyahu “Optimistic” Israel Can Use Political Pressure To Shut Down ICC War Crimes Probe

Mint Press News – by Whitney Webb

TEL AVIV — Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it would investigate war crimes committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank last December, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been attempting to rally Israel’s allies in a multilateral effort to stop the ICC’s probe. 

Those efforts have now left Netanyahu “optimistic,” with the embattled Prime Minister reportedly telling members of his cabinet that Israel’s efforts to lobby other countries against the ICC case is paying off, according to a recent report published by Reuters. “We are struggling against this [proceeding] and, at our side, I must say, are many friends around the world [which] joined the U.S. in a steadfast stand alongside Israel,” Reuters quoted Netanyahu as saying.

Those other friendly countries aside from the United States include Brazil, Hungary, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Australia, all of which have applied to file legal opinions with the ICC over its decision to investigate Israeli war crimes in occupied Palestine as part of an effort to prevent the ICC probe from proceeding as planned.

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One thought on “Netanyahu “Optimistic” Israel Can Use Political Pressure To Shut Down ICC War Crimes Probe

  1. We know Netanyahoo has lost it mentally, but I think the Israelis also must be losing it, too. All of those countries hate Jews. Maybe their governments like them and suck up to them, but the people most definitely do not.

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