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'Describes an alternate reality'

UN report accuses Israel of war crimes

The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel claimed that Israeli authorities are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

UN report accuses Israel of war crimes

Mansour Abbas retracts:

'There are no wars without crimes against civilians'

After refusing to say in an interview whether he believes Israel commits crimes in the Gaza Strip, Ra'am chairman Mansour Abbas issued a clarification of his remarks

'There are no wars without crimes against civilians'

The ICC’s war crimes

If permitted to proceed unpunished for its actions on the global stage, the court will gain in power and stature.

The ICC’s war crimes

Buried facts about the Gaza war

Connect the dots: It’s America and Iran against Israel. The American appeasement of Iran has left many people mystified. They should have been paying more attention. Opinion.

Buried facts about the Gaza war

Challenges of War: Making sense of Jewish death and suffering

The Torah and Judaism do not hide from the topic of death and suffering and in fact early on in the Torah lay down the source of the problem in the first place.

Challenges of War: Making sense of Jewish death and suffering

Switzerland to try Assad's uncle for war crimes

Switzerland's Attorney General's Office says Rifaat Al-Assad will be put on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity dating back to 1982.

Switzerland to try Assad's uncle for war crimes

Op-ed:

Israel’s war is the least deadly conflict in region

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once reportedly quipped. The media's coverage of the Israel-Hamas war has offered plenty of all three. Op-ed.

Israel’s war is the least deadly conflict in region

Behind the War on Hamas

The two great evils of history: The Islamists and Hitler.

Behind the War on Hamas

UN experts:

'Hamas' acts of sexual violence are war crimes'

UN experts say crimes committed against civilians during Hamas' October 7 attacks on Israel amounted to war crimes and could qualify as crimes against humanity.

'Hamas' acts of sexual violence are war crimes'

Israel is within the bounds of international law.

International law is not a suicide pact. Regarding the current Gaza War, the pertinent truth that it is a necessary war, and is unambiguous.

Israel is within the bounds of international law.

Complaint filed in ICC against Hamas:

'If Hague ignores massacre, it has no right to exist'

Shurat HaDin files complaint with The Hague against Hamas for war crimes and crimes against humanity during their attack on Israel.

'If Hague ignores massacre, it has no right to exist'

'Probably genocide'

Dozens of intl. legal experts: Hamas committed war crimes

International legal experts issue joint statement saying that Hamas' intentional massacre of Jews probably constitutes crime of genocide.'

Dozens of intl. legal experts: Hamas committed war crimes

ICC chief prosecutor:

'We have jurisdiction over war crimes carried out by Hamas'

ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan tells Reuters the court can rule on "war crimes" by Israel even though it is not a member state.

'We have jurisdiction over war crimes carried out by Hamas'

Op-ed:

The rules of war

What Hamas is NOT, is a recognized armed force operating under the aegis of a duly-elected state. Op-ed.

The rules of war

B’nai Brith urges reforms to Canada’s extradition laws

Advocacy organization calls for Canada to either prosecute suspected war criminals or extradite them to relevant countries for trial.

B’nai Brith urges reforms to Canada’s extradition laws

Russian deserter:

Unit accused of war crimes are 'maniacs who enjoy killing'

Nikita Chibrin, who fled notorious Russian military unit, accuses fellow soldiers of killing civilians, rapes and looting.

Unit accused of war crimes are 'maniacs who enjoy killing'

Zelenskyy:

'Russia committed more than 400 war crimes in Kherson'

Ukrainian President says Russian soldiers committed hundreds of war crimes in Kherson, from which they withdrew late last week.

'Russia committed more than 400 war crimes in Kherson'

Sens. call for Russia to be on state sponsors of terrorism list

Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal to introduce legislation to add Russia to list that includes Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Syria.

Sens. call for Russia to be on state sponsors of terrorism list

Ukraine investigating 28,000 Russian war crimes

Ukraine accuses Russia of killing thousands of civilians, including nearly 400 children, along with kidnapping others.

Ukraine investigating 28,000 Russian war crimes

Ukraine probing 21,000 alleged Russian war crimes

Ukrainian Prosecutor General announces that 200 to 300 new cases are being reportedly daily.

Ukraine probing 21,000 alleged Russian war crimes

101-year old Nazi guard sentenced to 5 years for war crimes

Oldest person charged in Germany with Holocaust war crimes found guilty of accessory to murder while a guard at Sachsenhausen death camp.

101-year old Nazi guard sentenced to 5 years for war crimes

Ukraine war

'Nazi hunter' to head DOJ probe of Ukraine war crimes

US Attorney General announces Eli Rosenbaum, known foot his work in hinting ex-Nazis, to head team identifying war criminals in Ukraine war.

'Nazi hunter' to head DOJ probe of Ukraine war crimes

101yr old Nazi guard on trial in Germany may get 5 years in jail

Prosecutors in the trial of 101-year old ex-Nazi death camp guard charged in Germany with war crimes ask for five-year sentence.

101yr old Nazi guard on trial in Germany may get 5 years in jail

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first Ukraine war crimes trial

Russian soldier captured by Ukraine pleads guilty to war crimes in a Kyiv courtroom for killing of 62-year old civilian.

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first Ukraine war crimes trial

Watch: First Russian soldier in court for war crimes charges

A 21-year-old Russian soldier is accused of killing a 62-year-old civilian by shooting him in the head through the window of a passing car.

Watch: First Russian soldier in court for war crimes charges

UNHRC approves inquiry into Russian crimes in Ukraine

United Nations Human Rights Council votes 33-2 to launch inquiry into alleged violations committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.

UNHRC approves inquiry into Russian crimes in Ukraine

On Leaders and War: Post Ukraine transformation in the West

We have the opportunity to make the post-Ukraine world a better one with better values and ideologies and leadership by better people. Op-ed

On Leaders and War: Post Ukraine transformation in the West

EU chief in Ukraine:

'History will not forget the war crimes'

President of the European Council Charles Michel says there must be justice for war crimes committed in Ukraine.

'History will not forget the war crimes'

Biden ups the ante, accuses Putin of 'genocide'

Analysts say the U.S. may come through on their promise to supply Ukraine with fighter jets and that Putin may face trial for war crimes.

Biden ups the ante, accuses Putin of 'genocide'

Lapid: Russia is committing war crimes

Foreign Minister sharply condemned the Russians: "War crimes against a defenseless civilian population."

Lapid: Russia is committing war crimes

Diaspora Minister: Jews can't be silent in face of war crimes

Diaspora Affairs Minister Dr. Nachman Shai condemns Russian massacres of Ukrainian civilians.

Diaspora Minister: Jews can't be silent in face of war crimes

Watch: Gruesome evidence of Russia's war crimes

Warning: Graphic violence

Watch: Gruesome evidence of Russia's war crimes

New investigation into claims of Russian war crimes in Ukraine

French Holocaust researcher and Babyn Yar memorial center to probe alleged Russian war crimes.

New investigation into claims of Russian war crimes in Ukraine

The Siege on Kyiv is Tightening

Rescuing Remaining Jews Has Become Even Harder!No one imagined the horrors or the terrible war that is now taking place.

The Siege on Kyiv is Tightening

Pentagon: Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine

Pentagon announces that it will help to gather proof of Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Pentagon: Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine

Blinken:

'I believe Russia is committing war crimes in Ukraine'

Secretary of State says he agrees with Biden that war crimes have been committed in Ukraine.

'I believe Russia is committing war crimes in Ukraine'

US calls for war crimes probe of Russia

UK calls Russian bombing of Ukrainian hospital a war crime, as US calls for international war crime investigation of Russian invasion.

US calls for war crimes probe of Russia

ICC confirms launch of Ukraine war crimes probe

ICC prosecutor Karim Khan officially opens investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine.

ICC confirms launch of Ukraine war crimes probe

Intl. Criminal Court to investigate Ukraine war crimes

Hague Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan announces investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

Intl. Criminal Court to investigate Ukraine war crimes

96-year old runaway Nazi war crimes suspect goes on trial

Irmgard Furchner, who is accused of being an accessory to murders at the Stutthof death camp, attempted to flee her trial in September.

96-year old runaway Nazi war crimes suspect goes on trial

Radio host slams NY Times columnist for Israeli war crimes claim

Mark Levin calls Nicholas Kristof's statements on Israel part of a trend of “sickening and dangerous" thinking.

Radio host slams NY Times columnist for Israeli war crimes claim

ICC prosecutor threatens new 'war crimes' probe against Israel

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she is looking into whether either side is committing war crimes.

ICC prosecutor threatens new 'war crimes' probe against Israel

Western donors blind to level of hate in UNRWA textbooks

UNWRA camps also training child soldiers as young as nine – "a war crime in itself."

Western donors blind to level of hate in UNRWA textbooks

ICC gives Israel one month to seek deferral of probe

International Criminal Court gives Israel one month to prove it is carrying out its own investigations of "war crimes".

ICC gives Israel one month to seek deferral of probe

Bennett: ICC won't prevent us from defending ourselves

Former defense minister interviewed on Russian television after ICC announces war crimes investigation against Israel.

Bennett: ICC won't prevent us from defending ourselves

ICC authorizes war crimes probe in PA territories

ICC judges rule that Judea, Samaria, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem are within the jurisdiction of the court.

ICC authorizes war crimes probe in PA territories

Shock in Australia after soldiers murder Afghan civilians

Commission of inquiry finds elite soldiers committed war crimes against civilians outside of the context of battle.

Shock in Australia after soldiers murder Afghan civilians

ICC delays debate on Israel war crimes probe

International Criminal Court delays debate into whether it has jurisdiction to probe Israeli “war crimes”.

ICC delays debate on Israel war crimes probe

Netanyahu: Terrorists committing a double war crime

PM updates AIPAC delegation on Gaza, says Islamic Jihad guilty of a "double war crime" by firing at civilians while hiding behind civilians.

Netanyahu: Terrorists committing a double war crime

Israeli judges 'personally liable for commission of crimes'?

NGO Monitor scrutinizes B'Tzelem report holding judges themselves as possible war criminals for violation of human rights.

Israeli judges 'personally liable for commission of crimes'?

Nobel Committee announces winners of 2018 Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize honors 'courageous' laureates who put personal security at risk to help victims of war crimes.

Nobel Committee announces winners of 2018 Peace Prize

UN confirms: Assad used chemical weapons

UN investigators say government forces fired chlorine gas at Damascus and Idlib, committing war crimes.

UN confirms: Assad used chemical weapons

Bolton: International Criminal Court "dead to us"

US National Security Advisor threatens sanctions against ICC in response to war crimes probes against US military in Afghanistan.

Bolton: International Criminal Court "dead to us"

Head of UN Gaza probe resigns

Academic David Crane, tapped to head UNHCR probe against Israel which ignores Hamas, resigns, citing personal reasons.

Head of UN Gaza probe resigns

White Helmets will speak against Assad

Middle East expert says White Helmets will provide footage and testimony of Syrian Pres. Assad's war crimes.

White Helmets will speak against Assad

Watch: War criminal commits suicide in international court

Convicted Bosnian war criminal commits suicide on live television after losing appeal.

Watch: War criminal commits suicide in international court

'Serbia was a terrible tragedy, but it wasn't genocide'

Mladic conviction rekindles Holocaust historians’ debate on definition of genocide.

'Serbia was a terrible tragedy, but it wasn't genocide'

Anti-Semitic posters in Argentina ahead of Netanyahu visit

Anti-Semitic posters await Netanyahu in Argentina, comparing him to Hitler and calling for him to be tried for war crimes.

Anti-Semitic posters in Argentina ahead of Netanyahu visit

Arabs call on ICC to investigate Israel

Palestinian Arab lawyers and civil society groups urge International Criminal Court to speed up its investigation into Israeli "war crimes".

Arabs call on ICC to investigate Israel

US accuses Assad of burning thousands in crematoria

US reveals Syria regime has set up crematorium at prison near Damascus, executes up to 50 people at prison every week.

US accuses Assad of burning thousands in crematoria