The Israelis can expect the same kind of justice by the international community that meted out to black Americans in the once Democrat run segregated south.

The Mavi Marmara incident is a classic case of a state protecting a legal blockade of an area (for security reasons) and the international community using every trick in its book to rig a prosecution for political reasons.

Pro-Palestinian activists are seen onboard the Gaza-bound Turkish ship Mavi Marmara

And most shockingly, it holds that crimes have sufficient gravity to interest the court, even if they have very few actual victims, as long as they are widely covered by the media, and are subject to a lot of political activity at the UN.

The ICC declares war on Israel

JULY 16, 2015, 10:32 PM
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court, for the first time in its history, has ordered the ICC Prosecutor to pursue an investigation she has decided to close. The Chamber ruled that the Prosecutor was wrong to close the preliminary investigation into war crimes charges against Israel for crimes allegedly committed in boarding the Mavi Marmara and other vessels during the flotilla incident of 2010.

The ruling of the Pre-Trial Chamber is remarkable.

It holds that the Prosecutor should have taken into account facts and actions that are outside the jurisdiction of the court in deciding whether to bring charges.

It holds that the Prosecutor should assume the truth of even the wildest accusations in deciding whether to bring charges; in other words, there should be an irrebuttable presumption of guilt in the preliminary investigation stage.

And most shockingly, it holds that crimes have sufficient gravity to interest the court, even if they have very few actual victims, as long as they are widely covered by the media, and are subject to a lot of political activity at the UN.

Needless to say, none of these holdings are accompanied by any citation to precedent. That’s because they are without any precedent.

And it’s a safe bet that last two of these “rules” will never be applied to any non-Jewish, non-Israeli defendant. That’s because the rules, if universally applied, would require the Prosecutor to investigate thousands of non-crimes every year, making the prosecution of real crime impossible. And it would make the Prosecutor throw away legal standards and make her choices based on the most political UN proceedings.

There is a strong dissent to the Pre-Trial Chamber’s ruling by Judge Péter Kovács that addresses the issues far more persuasively. First, Judge Kovács points out, it requires serious distortion of both the facts and the law to come to the conclusion that Israel committed any crimes at all. As Kovács noted, “The injuries sustained by the individuals on board the Mavi Marmara were apparently incidental to lawful action taken in conjunction with protection of the blockade.” Kovács observes, “a ship that is non-violent and not resisting may nonetheless be captured because of its attempting to breach a blockade. It is clear that not only was it the Mavi Marmara’s intention to breach the blockade, but this was its main purpose, as an act of protest. With this in mind, Israeli forces had a right to capture the vessel in protection of their blockade. … Faced with a potential breach of the blockade, the IDF acted out of necessity.”


Because they weren’t killed in direct open conflict with the Jews.

Report: 3,000 Palestinians Killed in Syria, No ICC Investigation

Palestinian Authority officials have yet to comment on the nearly 3,000 Palestinians killed in Syria in recent years.

By Moshe Cohen First Publish: 7/13/2015, 4:26 PM

Palestinians waiting for aid in Yarmouk, Damascus

Palestinians waiting for aid in Yarmouk, Damascus

Palestinian Authority officials are quick to accuse Israel of deliberately “targeting innocent Arabs” when IDF soldiers fire at rock-throwers and others who engage in acts of terror against Israelis, but they have yet to comment on the nearly 3,000 Palestinians killed in Syria in recent years.

To be precise, at least 2,910 residents of Syria identifying as Palestinians have been killed since March 2011 through July 12, 2015 – the day a report on the matter was released by the “Action Committee for Palestinians in Syria” on the matter. Most of those deaths have been extremely violent, the report said – with hundreds killed each month inbombings, firefights, torture in prison, starvation, mass executions, and drownings as they try to escape to Europe.

The number – like other casualty figures from the Syrian civil war – only includes those Palestinians whose deaths have been definitively confirmed, and does not include those missing or otherwise unaccounted for – meaning the toll is likely higher still.

Information about the prison torture – in which, the report said, nearly 80 Palestinians have been killed – was smuggled out by a freed Syrian prisoner, who sneaked photos and videos of the torture out of prison. At least 46 Palestinians have been beheaded by ISIS, which took over a neighborhood of Allepo where many of them live.

More here. H/T: Ilya Meyer



They deserve each other.


Yet another highly corrupted international agency, they should thrive well together.

Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza as Hamas backs ICC bid

The war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has entered its 47th day, with Israeli air strikes countering Hamas rocket fire. Meanwhile, Hamas says it has backed a Palestinian bid to join the ICC.

 An Israeli police explosives expert removes the remains of a rocket which was fired from Gaza, after it exploded in the southern city of Gan Yavne August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (

Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing five Palestinians from the same family, as the conflict in the Palestinian enclave entered its 47th day.

Gaza health officials said the five people, including two children, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a house in Al-Zawayda in central Gaza. The Israeli military said it had carried out more than 20 aerial attacks on Gaza on Saturday.

Palestianian militants fired at least three rockets or mortar rounds into southern Israel, the Israeli military said.

Eighty-one Palestinians and a four-year-old Israeli boy have been killed since truce talks collapsed on Tuesday following nine days of calm.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the army would retaliate harshly for the killing of the boy, who was hit by shrapnel that tore through his home in the kibbutz Nahal Oz in southern Israel. He was the first Israeli child killed since the current conflict began on July 8.

More here. H/T: Fjordman



The extremist Norwegian government needs to be ostracized if it refuses to mend its ways.

Only through international pressure will the Norwegian government be forced to curb its radical agenda. It’s Labour party PM openly cavorts with anti-Israel activists within the indoctrination camp of their youth, while other members and former members of government have taken an entirely hostile approach towards Israel.

It still hasn’t dawned upon the Norwegian faux humanitarian government, that by taking a completely hostile and irrational attitude vis-a-vis the Jewish state, they remove themselves from the playing field of statesmen considered to be honest brokers. Israel, regardless of the major party in question, cannot take them seriously.

NOTE: The Palestinian NGO should rename itself the Palestinian Centre for the Future Genicide of the Jews (PCFGJ). It’s a more accurate title that suits their mindset and objective, than the current misleading ‘human rights’ monikor. In that they are taking a page right out of the Norwegian handbook.

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This article was originally published in the Norwegian paper, VG, now translated in both Hebrew and English.

Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Will Norway help Palestinian NGO destroy ICC?

Op-ed: ‘Human rights group’ using Oslo funds in pressing Int’l Criminal Court to target Israel
Gerald M. Steinberg

Published: 08.16.13, 12:53 / Israel Opinion

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established by the Rome Statute in 1998, with the important goal of bringing the worst tyrants and human rights abusers to justice. However, as an international body, it is subject to abuse for political purposes, as seen in ongoing efforts to use the ICC mechanism as part of the political war against Israel. For the past four years, the previous ICC Prosecutor Ocampo carefully avoided such campaigns, realizing that political exploitation would mark the end of its independence and credibility.

But recent developments, through the efforts of a group known as the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), whose activities are funded by Norway, may lead the new ICC prosecutor to capitulate on this complex issue. In April 2013, PCHR issued a public statement demanding that the Palestinian leadership join the ICC for no reason other than to prosecute Israeli officials.

If the ICC bows to this pressure and begins proceedings against Israelis based on double standards and false claims, this will end its moral mission and turn this body into yet another political battleground.

This political process is also likely to destroy the efforts to renew negotiations towards Israeli-Palestinian peace, led by US Secretary of State Kerry. At the beginning of the current talks, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agreed to an Israeli request to suspend the political warfare in the ICC, as a confidence building measure, and the Netanyahu government quietly halted settlement construction. However, PCHR, with Norwegian funding, is pushing the ICC campaign, with or without coordination with the PLO, and if this continues, this will bring an immediate end to the Kerry mission.

While this is not the international role that Norwegian taxpayers and government officials seek to play, the funding and cooperation with political advocacy NGOs such as PCHR has unintended impact, much like “collateral damage” in a shooting war. The Representative Office of Norway in Ramallah is listed as one of PCHR’s main sponsors (the annual amount provided is unclear) and Norwegian officials meet frequently with the PCHR leadership. In 2012, the leaders of this Gaza-based NGO met with Norwegian government officials, as well as the Norwegian Refugee Council, on at least seven different occasions, reflecting a high degree of cooperation. PCHR is one of the Norwegian government’s main Palestinian partners, and every action and initiative promoted by the NGO is facilitated by Norway.

Political warfare

In this context, the campaign that PCHR is leading in politicizing the International Criminal Court as part of the effort to expand the demonization of Israel is of central importance. For many years, PCHR has used the façade of human rights to lead the international campaign designed to label Israelis as “war criminals.” This is a form of soft-power or political warfare, adopted in the NGO Forum of the 2001 UN Conference in Durban, South Africa, with the explicit objective of “the complete international isolation of Israel.”

More here.




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Mr Esfanani did take a swipe at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (1).  The OIC will undoubtedly take up his idea with glee despite his criticism as it fits with that organisation’s modus operendi.  The OIC is not shy in demanding that the fear of God be put into any and all who dare to question Islamic dogma.  Indeed the prime purpose of an international sharia criminal court would be to punish critics of Islamic doctrine.  Such an institution has been unknown in Europe since the days of the Inquisition.  The OICs aim is not to allow Muslims to peacefully practice their faith, but to impose that faith on those who do not want to have anything to do with it!  In any case, Mr Esfanani’s comments come on the eve of the OICs 12th Summit that takes place in Cairo this week (2).

More here.

Whining Arab Alert: Qatar is Dissapointed With ICC’s Warrant For Sudan’s Mass Murdering President……!

But President Hassan al-Bashir is a Muslim!

I first got wind of the Muslim world being insulted by the ICC decision at Jihad Watch, and then after looking around, I find out that Qataris are as disappointed with the ICC’s decision as the Iranians are!

Qatar disappointed at ICC ruling against Sudanese President

DOHA, March 5 (KUNA) — The State of Qatar voiced on Thursday “deep regret” over the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Wednesday.”The ICC arrest warrant is by no means conducive to security and stability in Darfur region, west Sudan,” Qatar News Agency (QNA) quoted a Foreign Ministry official as saying.”The move could only hamper the Qatari efforts aiming to stabilize the troubled region in cooperation with the Arab League, the United Nations and the African Union.


Riyadh, (SANA)- Secretary-General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdul-Rahman Bin Hamad Attiyah, has expressed his deep regret over the International Criminal Court decision against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir warning of its serious consequences on peace process in Darfur . In an exclusive statement to Qatar News Agency /QNA/ al-Attiya pointed out that in accordance with international justice and statues of International Criminal Court ,the Prosecutor should take a legal and moral attitude represented in same current measures based on the court system against flagrant war crimes and gross violations of International Humanitarian Law committed by Israel against Palestinian people and those committed by America at Abu- Ghraib prison in Iraq.