International Criminal Court

Abbas: ICC Membership will be Fully Active by April

PA Chairman says “Israeli settlements and assaults” must be brought before the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 1/25/2015, 5:20 AM

Graham: PA Could Lose Aid if it Sues Israel at ICC

Republican senator Lindsey Graham calls PA's application to join the ICC "incredibly offensive".Elad Benari, 1/20/2015, 6:15 AM

Israeli Poet Blesses Abbas's ICC Case

Radical and controversial poet Natan Zach takes out ad in Haaretz blessing Abbas on his way to the ICC.Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2015, 8:49 PM

Ya'alon: We are Fighting Hamas and The Hague

In a meeting with Canadian FM Stephen Baird, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon discusses regional issues and Israel's challenges.Yishai Karov, Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2015, 6:54 PM

Rivlin Calls on Abbas: Come to Jerusalem Instead of Going to ICC

During a meeting with American senators, President Reuven Rivlin calls on PA Chairman to renew peace talks.Ben Ariel, 1/19/2015, 2:14 AM

Netanyahu: ICC Inquiry is Height of Hypocrisy

At his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu discusses ICC probe, Japan PM's visit and the plan to raise Israel's minimum wage.Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2015, 2:03 PM

Livni: Netanyahu to Blame for ICC Probe

Continuing her accusations against the PM, Tzipi Livni blames Netanyahu's 'political concerns' for preventing deal with the PA.Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2015, 11:43 AM

Hamas Welcomes ICC Probe of Israeli 'War Crimes'

Hamas says it has proof "the Zionist enemy has committed horrible crimes against Gaza and against our people".Ben Ariel, 1/18/2015, 6:02 AM

Ya'alon: ICC Probe is 'Hypocritical and Outrageous'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says the ICC would be better off to investigate the PA's incitement and terrorism against Israel.Elad Benari, 1/18/2015, 3:57 AM

ICC Launches Probe into Israeli 'War Crimes'

ICC prosecutor opens a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed by Israel. Netanyahu: This decision is scandalous.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/16/2015, 8:12 PM

Obama to Netanyahu: The PA Isn't a State, Can't Join ICC

President Obama speaks with PM Netanyahu, reaffirms that the United States opposes PA bid to join the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 1/13/2015, 3:12 AM

UN Says 'Palestine' Will Join ICC on April 1

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Palestinian Authority will join the International Criminal Court on April 1.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2015, 6:12 AM

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction for Gaza War

In latest move to file war crimes charges against Israel, PA accepts Hague's jurisdiction for Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2015, 8:06 AM

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 9:08 PM

Rivlin Blasts Netanyahu for Freezing PA Funds

At meeting with ambassadors, Rivlin criticized PA for applying to join the ICC, while chastising Netanyahu for freezing funds.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/5/2015, 8:38 PM

Minister Blasts 'Sick' Palestinians for ICC Move

Sunday's Cabinet meeting heats up with a discussion on the PA's decision to apply for the International Criminal Court.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/4/2015, 2:12 PM

Israel Freezes $127M in Funds to the PA For ICC Bid

Netanyahu orders financial penalty against the PA, which is already struggling to pay off staggering debts, in retaliation for ICC bid.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 10:01 PM

Canada Condemns 'Dangerous' PA ICC Bid

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird slams ICC bid as 'provocative,' urges return to bilateral negotiations.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 8:53 PM

Source: Israel May File War Crimes Suits Against PA

Government source tells international media that counter-moves to the PA's litany of legislation against Israel are on the table.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2015, 6:03 PM

PA Presents ICC Membership Request to UN

PA envoy to the United Nations says PA seeks justice "for all the victims that have been killed by Israel".Elad Benari, Canada, 1/2/2015, 10:05 PM

Report: PA Preparing War Crimes Charges Against Israel in ICC

Arab media claims Ramallah already readying charges for the ICC, just two days after it requests to join the Hague.Tova Dvorin, 1/2/2015, 8:49 AM

PA Delays Delivery of Signed Treaties to UN

PA's UN mission delays the delivery of a batch of newly signed treaties until Friday, with no reason being given for the delay.Ben Ariel, 1/1/2015, 6:16 AM

Herzog and Livni: Turning to ICC Won't Achieve PA's Goals

MKs Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni criticize the PA's decision to turn to the ICC, say Israel will protect its soldiers.Elad Benari, 1/1/2015, 3:45 AM

Report: Hamas Praises PA ICC Bid

Hamas allegedly calls Abbas's request to the ICC 'a step in the right direction' - despite its opposition to the UN draft resolution.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 10:49 PM

'Abbas Only Able to Go to ICC as a Defendant'

MKs and Ministers spit fire over PA ICC bid, condemn Abbas as defender of murderers.Cynthia Blank and Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 9:45 PM

US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC Request

Washington calls Abbas's unilateral move 'counterproductive,' says it 'does nothing' for the Palestinian people.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 9:28 PM

Liberman: 'Abbas Doesn't Threaten Us'

'Even a deaf, blind, dumb judge knows' that the PA is 'the only one who commits war crimes here,' Liberman says.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 8:27 PM

Netanyahu: The PA, Not Israel, Should Fear the ICC

Netanyahu responds to Abbas's ICC move by noting the PA's pact with Hamas, vulnerability to prosecution for war crimes.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 7:56 PM

Mahmoud Abbas Files Request to Join ICC

Despite risks of being charged for war crimes itself, PA tries another desperate move against Israel after UN bid fails.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 7:37 PM

PA Envoy: We Want to Join ICC and Prosecute Israel

The Palestinian Authority’s UN envoy declares that the PA plans to join the ICC "at an appropriate time."Elad Benari, 12/16/2014, 6:13 AM

PA Becomes 'Observer' at International Criminal Court

PA named an observer at the summit meeting of the countries that are members of the International Criminal Court.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2014, 2:15 AM

Abbas Presents 'Plan of Attack' for Palestinian State

Details of Abbas's speech to the Arab League reveal full-fledged scheme to bypass Oslo Accords and declare Palestinian state.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 11:54 AM

From North Korean Prison Guard to Human Rights Advocate

North Korean defector Ahn Myeong Cheol, tells Arutz Sheva his incredible story - and how he hopes to take Kim-Jong Un to the ICC.Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2014, 10:51 PM

PA Threatens to Sue Individual Israelis at Int'l Court

PA official threatens to sue Israelis who "committed crimes against Palestinians" if resolution to "end the occupation" fails to pass.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 11/12/2014, 4:12 AM

War Crimes Complaint Filed Against Abbas in ICC

Civil rights firm accuses PA of war crimes, using Abbas's Jordanian citizenship - and on evidence Fatah was involved in Gaza war.Tova Dvorin, 11/10/2014, 9:47 AM

ICC Won't Investigate Israel Over Marmara Incident

The International Criminal Court decides against investigating Israel over 2010 flotilla, say documents seen by Reuters.Ben Ariel, 11/6/2014, 3:15 AM

Netanyahu Slams Ban Ki-Moon's 'Occupation' Remarks

PM fires at UN's muddling of basic facts regarding Gaza. 'There is no occupation of Gaza, because we withdrew,' he explains.Tova Dvorin, 10/13/2014, 4:53 PM

Islamic Bloc Supports PA Bid to Prosecute Israel

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says it supports Abbas's bid to prosecute Israel for war crimes at ICC.Ben Ariel, 9/28/2014, 6:11 AM

PA Official: Abbas Holding Off on Turning to ICC Against Israel

PA official says Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel in order to promote a new peace talks bid.Ben Ariel, 9/14/2014, 6:20 AM

Haniyeh Urges Abbas to Take Action Against Israel at ICC

Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh calls to hold Israel accountable for its “crimes in Gaza” at the International Criminal Court.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/13/2014, 12:15 AM

War Crimes Indictment Filed Against Hamas Head at ICC

Shurat Hadin civil rights group turns to International Criminal Court over Hamas's summary executions of dozens of 'collaborators'.Ari Soffer, 9/3/2014, 10:51 AM

Abbas Once Again Threatens Israel with ICC Action

PA Chairman declares that he will take Israel to the International Criminal Court unless it agrees to negotiate a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 9/1/2014, 6:14 AM

US Pressuring PA Not to Sue Israel for 'War Crimes'

ICC says PA and Hamas must resubmit charges against Israel, which would leave them open to war crimes charges as well.Ari Yashar, 8/18/2014, 2:21 PM

PA Continuing with Efforts to Join International Criminal Court

PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister meets ICC officials ahead of possible action against "Israeli war crimes in Gaza".Elad Benari, 8/6/2014, 1:15 AM

Russia to Veto Another UN Resolution on Syria

Russia says it will veto a UN resolution to refer the Syrian conflict to the International Criminal Court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2014, 5:46 AM

Call for Int'l Court Jurisdiction in 'Palestine'

Abbas urged by human rights groups to join International Criminal Court to sue for 'war crimes and crimes against humanity.'Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 5/9/2014, 12:15 AM

Former ICC Head: Hamas Not Immune from Criminal Court

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former chief prosecutor of ICC, says Hamas could be investigated for rocket fire and suicide bombings.Elad Benari, 5/8/2014, 5:44 AM

Muslim Brotherhood Complains to International Criminal Court

In backlash to Egyptian military crackdown, Muslim Brotherhood approaches ICC. Lawyer: Egyptian 'military regime' can be prosecuted.Tova Dvorin, 1/7/2014, 8:47 AM

Deri: We May Sue Over Budget Cuts in Intl Criminal Court

In a debate on the state budget Monday, Shas leader Aryeh Deri said that he might sue the government of Israel – in the World CourtDavid Lev, 6/24/2013, 7:26 PM

Abbas Agrees to Suspend ICC Action Against Israel

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will temporarily refrain from unilateral action against Israel to give peace talks a chance to resume.Elad Benari, 4/5/2013, 4:13 AM

PA Plans to Prosecute Israel Via International Groups

PA officials are clamoring to enhance the Authority's position in the international community as a tactic to pursue Israel.David Lev, 3/11/2013, 2:13 AM

PA Weighs ‘State of Palestine’ Passport

The PA plans to ride the wave of its UN success with a passport upgrade.Maayana Miskin, 12/5/2012, 3:46 AM

ICC Examining 'Legal Implications' of PA Statehood Bid

The International Criminal Court says it is considering the legal implications of the UN vote to recognize the PA as a non-member state.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/30/2012, 10:26 PM

Libya Says it Has Evidence to Try Qaddafi's Son

Libya has enough evidence to charge Saif al-Islam Qaddafi with crimes against humanity, lawyers tell Hague court.Elad Benari, 10/10/2012, 6:22 AM