News and updates about ICJ

Spanish government joins ICJ 'genocide' case against Israel

'Spanish government has lost its way, lost its bearings, lost their sight, and are deaf to Jews' right to defend against terror,' says European Jewish Association after Spain joins ICJ 'genocide' case.

Spanish government joins ICJ 'genocide' case against Israel

Aharon Barak steps down from ICJ genocide panel

Former Israeli Supreme Court President leaves International Court of Justice panel that is hearing South Africa's case against Israel for 'family and personal reasons."

Aharon Barak steps down from ICJ genocide panel

PA seeks to join South Africa's ICJ case against Israel

Palestinian Authority files application with International Court of Justice to join South Africa as a party in its Gaza genocide case against Israel.

PA seeks to join South Africa's ICJ case against Israel

South African Minister:

'America is next in line for prosecution'

South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor said a group of lawyers is working on a class action suit against non-Israelis who serve in the IDF.

'America is next in line for prosecution'

Chile joins South Africa's ICJ case against Israel

Chilean President Gabriel Boric accuses the IDF of using “indiscriminate and disproportional” force in Gaza.

Chile joins South Africa's ICJ case against Israel

Mexico seeks to intervene in ICJ case against Israel

International Court of Justice announces that Mexico has filed a “declaration of intervention” in the case brought by South Africa against Israel.

Mexico seeks to intervene in ICJ case against Israel

Attorney General:

ICC prosecutor disregards Israel's legal system

AG Baharav-Miara criticizes ICC Chief prosecutor Karim Khan for ignoring that Israel can investigate itself and creating moral equivalence with Hamas, and the ICJ attempt to charge Israel with genocide.

ICC prosecutor disregards Israel's legal system

EU foreign policy chief accuses Israel of disobeying ICJ order

Josep Borrell accuses Israel of violating ambigious order by refusing to end all military activity in Rafah despite ICJ judges' statements that the ruling does not contain such an order.

EU foreign policy chief accuses Israel of disobeying ICJ order

Israel and Diaspora Jewry's fates are linked together

Today we see and feel the unity and resilience of mainstream Jewry together with Israel.

Israel and Diaspora Jewry's fates are linked together

In wake of Hague?

IDF reduces forces in Rafah after ICJ ruling

Israel and Egypt reportedly will reopen the Rafah Crossing to allow humanitarian aid into Rafah as troops removed from the city.

IDF reduces forces in Rafah after ICJ ruling

Did the ICJ really prohibit Israel from operating in Rafah?

4 ICJ justices say ruling on Rafah merely obligates Israel not to engage in actions that violate its obligations under the Genocide Convention, not to desist from all military operations in the city.

Did the ICJ really prohibit Israel from operating in Rafah?

Human rights expert on ICJ:

'When genocidal terrorists praise ruling, justice was not served'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky tells Arutz Sheva that the IJC order on Rafah part of a 'cycle of violence' where terrorists murder Jews and then turn to the UN for justification and cover.

'When genocidal terrorists praise ruling, justice was not served'

'Ground-breaking order'

South Africa hails ICJ ruling on Rafah operation

South Africa's government welcomes ruling by the International Court Justice that ordered Israel to halt the operation on the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

South Africa hails ICJ ruling on Rafah operation

NSC and Foreign Ministry to ICJ:

'Charges of genocide are false, outrageous, morally repugnant'

Head of the National Security Council and Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry respond to ICJ ruling on Gaza: Israel will not conduct military actions in Rafah which will harm the civilian population.

'Charges of genocide are false, outrageous, morally repugnant'

Former Prime Minister Bennett:

'There are three options for dealing with Hamas'

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennet summarizes the ICJ verdict today and explains what it means - and what must be done now.

'There are three options for dealing with Hamas'

ISGAP:

South Africa further positions itself as a bad actor

ISGAP Responds to ICJ Ruling on Israel’s Actions in Gaza, Ahead of New Report on South Africa’s Ties to Iran, Qatar and Hamas​

South Africa further positions itself as a bad actor

Watch Live:

ICJ orders Israel to halt Rafah operation

Watch live as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague rules on request to order halt Israel's Rafah offensive in Gaza as part of a larger case brought by South Africa.

ICJ orders Israel to halt Rafah operation

ICJ to deliver ruling on Gaza war today

Hague court expected to issue ruling on South Africa's demand Israel be forced to stop war against Hamas this afternoon.

ICJ to deliver ruling on Gaza war today

Israel to Hague:

There're 50 tunnels between Rafah & Egypt - with hostages in them

Israeli delegation responds to South Africa's claims of genocide at the Hague, anti-Israel woman screams 'Liars!' at the Israeli delegation - and is removed from the room.

There're 50 tunnels between Rafah & Egypt - with hostages in them

ICJ hears South Africa's request to press Israel to stop Rafa op.

The United Nations’ top court opens two days of hearings into a request from South Africa to press Israel to halt its military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

ICJ hears South Africa's request to press Israel to stop Rafa op.

Israel to send defense team to International Court of Justice

Israel decides to send a defense team to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, which will discuss South Africa's request to take measures against Israel.

Israel to send defense team to International Court of Justice

ICJ to discuss South Africa's request for measures against Israel

South Africa last week submitted an urgent request to the ICJ, asking it to impose additional provisional measures against Israel over its actions in Rafah.

ICJ to discuss South Africa's request for measures against Israel

Foreign Ministry:

South Africa continues to be Hamas's legal arm

A statement by Israel's Foreign Ministry denounced the South African appeal against Israel's conduct since the last hearing in the Hague, claiming that the country was once again serving Hamas's ends.

South Africa continues to be Hamas's legal arm

Over Rafah operation:

South Africa asks ICJ to take additional measures against Israel

South Africa submits urgent request to International Court of Justice, says previous measures are not fully addressing the changed circumstances.

South Africa asks ICJ to take additional measures against Israel

Nicaragua lawsuit:

ICJ will not order to halt German arms to Israel

International Court of Justice rejects request by Nicaragua to issue Germany emergency orders to desist selling arms to Israel.

ICJ will not order to halt German arms to Israel

Former ICJ Pres:

'ICJ did not rule Israel plausibly committing genocide'

Former International Court of Justice President Joan Donoghue says media inaccurately covered interim verdict in January, which ruled on rights of the plaintiffs, not Israel's actions.

'ICJ did not rule Israel plausibly committing genocide'

Concerns in Israel:

Arrest warrants could be issued against senior officials

An emergency discussion was held in the Prime Minister's Office in which various scenarios were presented regarding the issuance of arrest warrants against senior Israeli officials by the ICJ.

Arrest warrants could be issued against senior officials

Germany at ICJ:

'Israel's security is at the core of our foreign policy'

Germany rejects accusations from Nicaragua at ICJ that it has been “facilitating genocide” in Gaza through its support for Israel.

'Israel's security is at the core of our foreign policy'

Israel fears:

ICJ may issue order to halt war

While a majority of judges in the court ruled against such an order, it was a thin majority of only two, and even those who ruled against it criticized the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

ICJ may issue order to halt war

Calling to end aid to Israel

ICJ to hear Nicaragua's case against Germany

Preliminary hearings open Monday at International Court of Justice in Nicaragua's case which claims that Germany is “facilitating” acts of genocide by Israel.

ICJ to hear Nicaragua's case against Germany

UK Lawyers for Israel rebut anti-Israel letter to PM Sunak

A letter to PM Sunak was published signed by a number of UK lawyers urging their Government to stop selling arms to Israel and to continue sending money to UNRWA, claiming that otherwise it may be in breach of international law. UK Lawyers for Israel responded.

UK Lawyers for Israel rebut anti-Israel letter to PM Sunak

Foreign Ministry on ICJ ruling:

'Israel places no limitations on the aid to Gaza'

Israel’s Foreign Ministry responds to ICJ decision ordering Israel to allow unlimited aid into Gaza: South Africa has failed yet again in its cynical attempts to exploit the ICJ.

'Israel places no limitations on the aid to Gaza'

ICJ orders Israel to allow unlimited aid into Gaza

In continuation of South Africa's genocide case against Israel, the International Court of Justice has imposed additional provisional measures on Israel.

ICJ orders Israel to allow unlimited aid into Gaza

'Enough is enough'

Ireland to intervene in South Africa's case against Israel

Irish Foreign Minister says Hamas' October 7 attack and what is happening in Gaza now "represents the blatant violation of international humanitarian law on a mass scale."

Ireland to intervene in South Africa's case against Israel

South African FM at it again:

'Israel setting precedent to defy ICJ'

South Africa’s Foreign Minister accuses Israel of defying ICJ interim ruling that it should take action to prevent acts of genocide as it fights Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

'Israel setting precedent to defy ICJ'

The world should be on trial - in Jerusalem

And Hamas terrorists, starting with their leader Yahya Sinwar, are not the only ones who should be on trial in Jerusalem and before history. Op-ed.

The world should be on trial - in Jerusalem

ICJ to hear Nicaragua vs. Germany case on Israel aid

International Court of Justice will hold hearings on April 8 and 9 in Nicaragua's case against Germany for giving military aid to Israel and defunding UNRWA.

ICJ to hear Nicaragua vs. Germany case on Israel aid

For the second time:

South Africa asks ICJ for measures against Israel

South Africa petitions International Court of Justice to impose emergency measures on Israel over "widespread starvation" resulting from its offensive in Gaza.

South Africa asks ICJ for measures against Israel

'Facilitating Gaza genocide'

Nicaragua files case against Germany at ICJ

Nicaragua launches case against Germany at International Court of Justice, claims Germany is facilitating "genocide" in Gaza by giving support to Israel.

Nicaragua files case against Germany at ICJ

Israel submits report on war to ICJ

Following hearing on South Africa's lawsuit against Israel, Israel submits report to International Court of Justice, detailing the steps it is taking to minimize harm to Gaza civilians.

Israel submits report on war to ICJ

US to ICJ:

'Don't force Israel to withdraw from Judea, Samaria'

US gives its views in ICJ case discussing Israel’s alleged “occupation” of Judea and Samaria.

'Don't force Israel to withdraw from Judea, Samaria'

ICJ rejects request to prevent operation in Rafah

International Court of Justice rules on South Africa’s request to consider whether Israel operations in Rafah breach the orders the court handed down last month.

ICJ rejects request to prevent operation in Rafah

In Hague:

Hostages' families to file complaint against Hamas

Delegation from Hostages and Missing Persons Families Forum headquarters to travel to The Hague this week to file complaint in ICJ against Hamas to secure arrest warrants against Hamas leaders, pressure terrorists to release hostages.

Hostages' families to file complaint against Hamas

What fuels the Biden and IJC attacks on Israel?

What is really on trial at the IJC - and what does Biden mean by "over the top"? After all, if israelis are really mass murderers, they are pretty bad at it. Op-ed.

What fuels the Biden and IJC attacks on Israel?

Nicaragua seeks to join ICJ case against Israel

Nicaragua files an application with International Court of Justice to join South Africa in its genocide case against Israel.

Nicaragua seeks to join ICJ case against Israel

During Israel trial:

Lebanese judge becomes Hague President

Judge Nawaf Salam, Lebanon's representative to the International Court of Justice, elected court president as ICJ continues to hear genocide case against Israel. Ugandan Judge Julia Sebutinde, who voted with Israel, elected Vice President.

Lebanese judge becomes Hague President

South Africa’s Foreign Minister:

'Countries obliged to stop Israel's actions in Gaza'

South Africa’s Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, calls on all states to stop funding and facilitating Israel's military actions in Gaza in wake of ICJ ruling.

'Countries obliged to stop Israel's actions in Gaza'

Pres. Herzog:

'Disgusted' by how ICJ hearing twisted my words

'Reality cannot be ignored: Gazans were involved in the slaughter, in the looting, and in the riots of October 7; crowds in Gaza cheered at the sight of Israelis being slaughtered and their bodies mutilated,' Israeli Pres. Herzog notes.

'Disgusted' by how ICJ hearing twisted my words

Britain:

'We have considerable concerns about ICJ ruling'

British government comments on ICJ ruling in South Africa's case: Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas.

'We have considerable concerns about ICJ ruling'

Canada calls for Hamas to surrender

A statement by the Canadian Foreign Minister in the wake of the ICJ ruling on the war calls for Hamas to lay down its weapons.

Canada calls for Hamas to surrender

Ambassador Erdan:

'The UN is weaponized to physically exterminate us'

Israel’s UN Ambassador rips the UN's anti-Israel bias: The ICJ proved to the world that the lessons of the Holocaust were not learned.

'The UN is weaponized to physically exterminate us'

Netanyahu:

'Our just war will continue until victory'

Prime Minister Netanyahu responds to the ICJ verdict.

'Our just war will continue until victory'

Following ICJ Ruling:

Israeli officials denounce Hague verdict

Israeli officials have dismissed the ICJ ruling as antisemitism, stating that the court seeks only to prosecute Israel.

Israeli officials denounce Hague verdict

ICJ verdict: No order to end fighting in Gaza

International Court of Justice (ICJ) issues ruling on South Africa lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide.

ICJ verdict: No order to end fighting in Gaza

Israel estimates:

Temporary ruling from ICJ won't demand end to war

International Court of Justice to announce decision on South Africa's suit against Israel; Israel prepares to respond.

Temporary ruling from ICJ won't demand end to war

Ahead of ICJ ruling:

Blinken speaks to South African foreign minister

Secretary of State and South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation discuss the conflict in Gaza.

Blinken speaks to South African foreign minister

As rebuttal in The Hague:

Israel declassifies War Cabinet protocols

The New York Times reports that Israel has revealed the orders to bring fuel and water into Gaza and more than 30 classified documents were submitted to the tribunal.

Israel declassifies War Cabinet protocols

The ICJ could go either way on genocide

Don’t dismiss a corrupt, down and out country. South Africa as an Iranian proxy can make bad mischief for Israel. Opinion.

The ICJ could go either way on genocide

Burying South Africa at the ICJ

Before it gets to its skewed allegations against Israel, South Africa must prove it is defending a people called Palestinians. Words matter. Op-ed.

Burying South Africa at the ICJ

The ICJ is a serial abuser of international law

At the same time the court monitors Israel’s every act minutely like a prisoner on death row. Opinion.

The ICJ is a serial abuser of international law