The authors, all working at the ICC, opine that it is in the interest of the State of Israel to engage with the ICC rather than ignore the Court.
Several US senators and representatives have signed letters contending that “Israel has an obligation under international law” to provide free vaccines for all Palestinians in the Palestinian Authority (PA). The claims are baseless, and they call into question the credibility of the legal experts who have been peddling them.
In this op-ed the author argues that recognizing “Palestine” as a state before it is in fact a state will not help resolve the Israel/Palestine conflict. In fact it will probably worsen it.
In giving itself jurisdiction over the “Situation in Palestine,” the ICC ignores previous treaties and delegitimizes its own authority.
Dr. Mark Goldfeder opines that the ruling is factually wrong, legally problematic, discriminatorily hypocritical and systemically dangerous.
In response to the Open Letter in Opinio Juris about the plans of the Israeli Government to “annex” certain parts of the “West Bank”, the author points at the misrepresentation of the planned act as ‘annexation’; you cannot annex territory where you already possess sovereignty.