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Biden’s ICC Indignation Contradicts His Own Policy Actions



The Facts

  • President Biden recently expressed his indignation over the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) arrest warrants against Israeli officials, despite revoking President Trump’s executive order against the ICC earlier this year.
  • The ICC is seeking warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and three Hamas leaders, a move Biden has called ‘outrageous’.
  • However, in April 2021, Biden nullified a Trump executive order that sanctioned the ICC for trying to investigate American and allied soldiers who were not party to the ICC, effectively green-lighting the ICC to pursue Israelis and Americans for alleged war crimes.

President Biden, in response to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) move to seek arrest warrants against Israeli officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, expressed his anger and disbelief. “The ICC prosecutor’s application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders is outrageous,” Biden stated.

“And let me be clear: whatever this prosecutor might imply, there is no equivalence — none — between Israel and Hamas.” He reiterated that the United States would always stand with Israel against threats to its security.

In a stark contradiction, though, Biden in April 2021 removed an executive order instituted by former President Trump that placed sanctions on the ICC. This action came as the ICC was attempting to investigate American and allied soldiers who were not party to the ICC. The revocation effectively gave the ICC a free pass to pursue Israeli and American soldiers and leaders over alleged “war crimes” in the fight against radical Islamic terrorists.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, while acknowledging the anti-American and anti-Israel bias of the ICC at the time, expressed hope in “engagement with all stakeholders” and “a broad range of reforms” at the ICC.

The arrest warrants sought by the ICC involved consultation with Amal Clooney, a lawyer and wife of Hollywood star George Clooney. Interestingly, the Clooneys are planning to host a “star-studded LA fundraiser” for Biden in the coming month.

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  1. Sandra

    May 26, 2024 at 9:41 pm

    Why isn’t Karim prosecuted for a crime against a minor?

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